Meet Amelia


My dream has come true. I’m now the official dog mama to a baby corgi named Amelia.

That’s right, Amelia…like Amelia Bedelia. Amelia is a really pretty name–it’s child-worthy, actually–but dude, did I loooove those books as a kid.

Amelia Bedelia did her housekeeping duties so literally, like that time she put sponges into a sponge cake. And this baby corgi is literally the cutest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on. The name fits.

When I first saw her, I cried. I’m guessing it was one part charming and one part terrifying. There was just so much raw Adrianna-LOVES-corgis-emotion running through my lil’ body that I just couldn’t help it.

This blog post is all about her first walk. I was an epic one. (Not really.) And I’d like to introduce you two…

The thing about puppies that you don’t realize is that they’re like babies. BIG babies.

They need constant attention, they sleep in only 3-4 hour increments and they cry whenever they’re confused.

Amelia is incredibly confused about reflections. The mirror is her enemy!

Amelia is also confused with collars and walking in an orderly fashion.

She’d much rather walk in a jig-jag pattern sans order.

She also doesn’t understand why she can’t chew my shoe laces as she’s walks down the street.

That would be an ideal situation for her!

This is her “I think walking a lot is stupid” face. She’s tired and lazy and wants to take a break.

So she does. And looks ridiculously cute while doing so.

We called her name excitedly, tugged and pulled her collar with no luck. Amelia was tired, man. She was over it. So she got her way and was carried the rest of the way home.

I have to say, 2012 was one of the best years yet. It was filled with some challenges, for sure, but it also was filled with so much food, friends, Joshua and now, Amelia.

I’ve never been so excited for the future.

Wishing you all the very best in 2013. Thank you so much for being here. I appreciate you!


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  • Reply Bekah March 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I stumbled across your website from pinterest, looking at your lemon pizza. Now I have seen the cutest corgi ever and will be a devoted follower. I love lemons and corgis! PS it is my dream to be a corgi mamma one day.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme March 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      HAHA she’s one part cute, one part terror. She’s much bigger now (almost a year and a half), but I love looking at these pictures of her. Hope you become a corgi mama one day, it’s so much fun. Glad you found me! xo

      • Reply Bekah June 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm

        I finally got my corgi puppy!!! She’s 9 weeks old and her name is Rory, she’s the cutest thing! Im so happy I could burst, shes lazy like Amelia too lol. Keep posting about Amelia!

        • Reply Adrianna Adarme June 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

          OMG! I’m so jealous. Ugh. The puppy smell goes away too fast. Give Rory a big kiss for me! xo

  • Reply Susan Johnson January 9, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    OMG!!! She is precious! I have grown up with corgis and just had to put my gorgeous and special soul, Tyler down b/c he had ALS (rare in Corgis!)
    Where did you find Miss Amelia? I’m in the search for a new pup.

  • Reply flaca April 30, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    hola! i just stumbled across your blog, making your Dad’s Arroz con Pollo for dinner tonight, and i came across this post. my 2 year old daughters name is Amelia! you picked a great name! stylish, class and independent! woot!

    i’ll be back to post on how my Amelia enjoyed her arroz! 2 years old are picky!

    we are family with two Dachshunds… but after seeing the Corgi I think our next dog will be a Corgi!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme May 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

      Ha! Ohhhh. I hope your 2 year old loved it! I’ve been actually thinking of getting a second dog (yes I’m crazy) and my first choice is a Dachshund! I love them so much.

  • Reply Angela April 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Just discovered you blog!! I was already dying over your posts and then I read that you have a corgi… now you are my new favorite!! I have had my little corgi, Callie, for 12 years now. Hope your time with Amelia will be as long and as full of love as mine has been with Callie!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme April 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Omygoodness. That’s so awesome. What a pretty name. Amelia is a lot older now (she’s 6 months) and she’s the raddest thing to ever have come into my life.

  • Reply Yin April 14, 2013 at 5:37 am

    OMG! Amelia is possibly the cutest lil pup I’ve ever set eyes on. Plus your description of her is way adorable! She looks so cosy in that last photo. haha. Thanks for sharing! x

  • Reply Camille January 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    My precious little kitty is named Amelia! It must be a good luck name, because your pup and my cat are surely the cutest animals to have ever been born. (This is not a delusional parental feeling, right?) If I ever see you walking her in LA I am going to squeeeeeel!


  • Reply Evi January 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Awww, so cute! Love the name! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures with the puppy!

  • Reply Sarah January 9, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Love, love, love your new corgi! I’ve always been a huge fan, but we were blessed to find a random little mutt at the pound last Christmas and we’re obsessed with her. Having a puppy is tough work and it *is* just like having a baby, although I have yet a “real” child, but I can imagine. I’m so happy for you and your new addition to the family!

    • Reply Adrianna January 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Having a puppy has made me more scared about having a child. SO MUCH WORK. Hope you’re cute, little mutt is doing well–I love mutts!

  • Reply Alessandra January 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Amelia is the best. My corgie did the same- they hate walking. But if you train them by walking with them, holding the leash really close to your side, they start walking with you. Now my dog tugs the leash!

  • Reply cindy January 6, 2013 at 7:51 am

    ahhh! baby puppy Amelia! congrats Mama!

  • Reply Alice January 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Hi! I come to your blog a lot, looking for recipes and ideas and stopping by today I wasn’t expecting this! She is soooo cute! I am really happy for you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Christine January 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    That last photo is just a killer…SO CUTE! After 30 years of Siberian Huskies all of whom I loved to pieces, I finally got my beloved Pembroke from a horrid shelter in LA. He was 3 or so they guessed. He’s the best thing on earth and makes me laugh and smile constantly. Congratulations on your excellent choice of a pup. Love Ms. A’s name! My Mr. is called Blue ’cause he’s red (apparently Australians refer to redheads as blue or blues), per my Aussie pal. Enjoy the ensuing shenanigans! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carla January 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

    CUTEST puppy ever! I can see why you cried, she totally melted my heart at first sight!

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