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Sweet Pea 2013 – The Dogwarts Express!

DSC_0011Congratulations, and thanks everyone, for another super fun Sweet Pea Parade day! Special thanks to Michele and Corey for providing and driving the truck/trailer, and to all who helped on costumes and decorations! It was amazing to see the great costumes that everyone showed up with.

Let’s keep in touch and have a play day soon! If you’re just now learning about the Gallatin Corgi Club, let us know if you’d like to be added to our email list.

Our facebook page is at

If you’d like to buy some corgi club goodies, you’ll find them HERE!

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Join the Dogwarts Express in our “Hairy Pawter” themed Sweet Pea Parade Entry!

The Sweet pea Parade is Saturday, August 3! We are very excited to have a Corgi Club marching group and float this year. We would like as many Corgis and their families as possible!

Anyone who has a Corgi can march in the parade with us, and if you are not able to march a mile, please check in with us about riding on the float (in costume as a witch or wizard).

Our Corgi Club float will be a “Hairy Pawter” themed  “Dogwarts Express” since the theme for the parade is “It’s Magical!”

We will begin float decoration at the old Safeway parking lot on 9th and Main at 8am. The parade starts at 10.

Come help decorate! Or just show up before 9:30 to march with us in the parade!

We will have simple costumes on hand for your corgi to wear (ties, glasses, scarves, capes), but please feel free to dress up your corgi in one of the 4 Harry Potter house colors (Green, Maroon, Blue or Black) if you’d like to exercise your own creativity. You can find ideas here.

To give us an organized look, we ask that humans wear white tops (or the white Gallatin Valley Corgi Club gear if you already own some). There will be white Gallatin Valley Corgi Club hats available for sale for $12 each, or Corgi Club buttons for $2 each that you can purchase during float staging, while they last.

Please remember your leashes, poo bags, and water!
Peet’s Hill, behind the library parking lot is an off leash dog park where we can meet for a play date afterward. There’s also a stream where corgis can cool off.

Bring your corgi! We hope to see you there!

Join Corgi Sweet Pea Parade fun! 9am.Aug 3.2013

The Sweet Pea Parade is upon us!

corgi paradeWHEN:  Saturday, August 3rd at 9 am (Parade starts at 10am)
WHERE: Meet between 8th & 11th on Main St. (Look for the corgis!)
THEME: It’s Magical! 
(The majority chimed in on a Hogwart’s Academy theme for our corgi float)
BRING: Water, leash, poop bags, sun protection
(costuming etc. TBA)
POST-PARADE: Peet’s Hill, behind the library parking lot is an off leash dog park where we can meet for a play date afterward! There’s also a stream where corgis can cool off.

ALL CORGIS and their owners are welcome to walk with us as part of the Gallatin Corgi Club contingent, regardless of whether or not they are “club members” (Actually, there is no official club membership – just an email list!)

Seeking Volunteers!

Corgi Parade Creative team and helpers: Meet and execute parade theme for our corgi group and round up volunteers to carry it out. (Last year we had a banner that said “The queen loves her corgis and so do we” and a mini queen of England was our leader. We also gave out dog biscuits to dogs along the parade route which was a big hit. Some ideas for this year have already been gathered on the Facebook page, so it’s just a matter of coming to a consensus on design and getting ‘er done!) If you have any time or energy to devote getting this float put together, please contact us RIGHT AWAY! 
To get involved, email (remove hyphens)
We’ll meet early in the week of July 29 to  pinpoint specifics, so please let us know ASAP if you can help!

(For additional general info about the Sweet Pea Parade, go to and download the entry PDF form: Page 2 has parade details and rules.)

Thanks, and hope to see you volunteer or participate in the parade!

Corgis in the Snow FUN Agenda Feb 23 2013

CCorgis only posterorgis in the Snow Outdoor Community Fun Day for Corgis & People — Sat., Feb 23, 2013 1-3pm at the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter’s WESTPAW DOG PARK (directions)

1PM: Let the fun begin!
Have fun, and please keep your dog safe and supervised at all times! (Please be aware that you and your pet attend the event at your own risk, and GV corgi club assumes no responsibility for injuries or lost items.)

In addition to meeting and greeting corgi friends, take turns visiting each station, enter and vote on contests, and don’t miss the Great Corgi Race at 2pm! (Don’t forget to bring bag of kibble as a suggested donation to the Food Bank — and maybe bring a dollar or two for raffle and “betting,” which also benefit the Food Bank’s pet food supply.)

    Say hi to your corgi pals and enjoy your own toys and toys provided by Barkenhowell’s
    Each dog can have a turn at finding 5 hot dog pieces buried in the snow-pool. Can your corgi beat the fastest time on the tote board?
    In corgi soccer, the only rule is “play nice!” The corgis make the rest of the rules. Have fun!
    Don’t forget to enter the raffle to win a great prize! Prizes will be announced after the Great Corgi Race!
    Corgis are highly accomplished shedders!
    1. From 1-2pm, brush your corgi and save the brushings in a baggy.
    2. Write your dog’s name on the bag and clip it to the “Shedding Wall of Fame.”
    3. Vote for “Best Shedder” by writing your choice’s name on a paper slip. Include your OWN name too, to be in a free prize drawing!
    Corgis are known for their shapely behinds and mega-ears!
    Vote for your favorite corgi in each category by marking a smiley by their name on the appropriate tote board. (We’re using the honor system!)
    Sign up at the Camera Club’s table to have a photographer take a portrait or catch your corgi in action! (They can email you the photo/s.) $5 donations go to support CORGI PALS (an organization
    that helps needy pet owners cover the expense of corgi
    medical crises).

(& post parade with Michele Koenig, emcee!)
Who is the Fastest Corgi in Gallatin Valley? Let’s find out!

  1. RACERS: Sign up on the roster at the gate as you arrive. We will put a “betting jar” for your corgi at the race table.
  2. EVERYONE can place bets* any time before the race. To “bet,” purchase a betting ticket for $1. Write your name on the ticket and place it in the jar of your choice. (There is no limit to how many corgis you can “bet” on, or how many times you can “bet!”) *Bets are actually donations! They will be used to purchase pet food for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank’s pet food supply.
  3. RACERS: At 2pm come to the race table and pick up your corgi’s name tag /“racing silks”
  4. Next, there will be a post parade when “gamblers” can see the corgis on the racing field and make final “bets”
  5. Last Chance to make final votes for Cutest Corgi Bottom, Best Shedder, Biggest Ears and to buy raffle tickets!
  6. RACE TIME: (Each corgi runner will need a holder and a caller. They will all start at one end of the field with their holder, and on “GO!” the holders release them and the callers call them. The first three corgis to cross the finish line are winners!

The owners of the top 3 corgis will receive fabulous prizes!

If you “bet” on the fastest corgi, return to the race table for a doggy-bag prize. One lucky “better” will be drawn from the winning jar to receive a gift certificate!

HOSPITALITY/RESTROOMS Inside the Animal Shelter building will be snacks and restrooms. Feel free to visit adoptable pets while you’re there!

The 2013 agenda is also available in PDF format: CITS SCHEDULE

To stay in touch, like Gallatin Valley Corgi Club on facebook!

Corgis in the Snow Play Day Saturday Feb 23, 2013 1-3pm

Bring-dogfood Our event planning volunteers are getting the details pulled together for a fun time this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013!

In addition to silly contests like “Who’s the best shedder?” and “Vote for the cutest corgi bottom” there will be open fetching and soccer play areas, snacks, and low-key opportunities to enjoy corgi social time. And don’t forget the “Great Corgi Race!” Corgi owners will line up on one end of the park, while friends hold the dogs at the other end. On the word “Go!” the owners will call their corgis! Will all of the corgis cross the finish line? Any? Who knows!

Whether or not you are a member of the club (which really only means that you’re on our email list — we’re a pretty easy going bunch) you’re welcome to BYO corgi, have some fun, and maybe win a prize! Camera Club of Bozeman members will also be on hand to take corgi portraits for a $5 donation to Corgi Pals (an organization that helps needy owners pay for corgi medical crises).

Even if you don’t have a corgi, you’re welcome to come out and enjoy the shenanigans, which will include “betting” for prizes on the Gallatin Valley’s first-ever Great Corgi Race! ($1 “bets” will go to purchase pet food for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.)

Let’s reserve the limelight FOR CORGIS ONLY from 1 to 3pm in the WestPaw Dog Park on Feb 23, 2013 (though non-corgi dog breeds are welcome to enjoy other parts of the Heart of the Valley’s canine trail and park facilities during those hours).

Don’t forget: All comers, with corgi or without, are invited to bring a bag of kibble to assist the Gallatin Valley Food Bank in helping families with hungry pets! See you there!