01 3 / 2014
gladosandwheatley asked: Hi! Just wondering, did we meet you at the Atlanta Piedmont dog park today?
Hi! Nope, you didn’t meet us. We live in Florida. Lol. But that’s awesome to hear that Zelda has a doppelgänger out there in Georgia though! Now I kinda want to see this other corg nugget. :P
20 12 / 2013
We received Zelda’s Secret Stumpers gift in the mail today. I don’t think that she’s too happy that we are waiting til Christmas to open it. She keeps laying under the tree next to it. What a brat. :p
16 12 / 2013
Anonymous asked: Would you recommend a corgi for a first time dog owner? My boyfriend and I are looking into getting one because, well they're corigs. That's enough reason. He has had several dogs throughout his life, but I haven't had any pets that didn't live in tanks or small cages (guinea pigs, turtles,etc.) Are corgis difficult to train or take care of?
Would I recommend a female PWC for a first time dog owner? No. They are sassy and stubborn! Especially as young pups. (just ask emmathebean, she’s all sass all the time). There are talks of a Humans who live with female PWC support group.
General statements are general.
Wanted to clarify and just add some general thoughts.
In the world of Hamkrakkens, Females are more dominate than than Males. Males are known for being goofy, and huge potatoes. While, their Female counter parts are like little Lionnesses. They are smarter, but their attitude is more “What Can You Do for ME?” (This is in regard to Pems only. I do not know about Cardis.)
In regards to my experience, I got Emma at 8 weeks old. No other dogs in our household. From Day 1, she has been Queen Bee. She’s incredibly smart, incredibly stubborn. I mean, I’m stubborn (former only child for most of my life), but this 22 lb dog gives me a run for my money some days. You can ask Sawyer’s Mom, that I will literally be at work scheming on how to get my dog to behave. Most of the time, you have to negotiate or trick her into thinking that behaving is her idea, and that she is clearly superior still to you. (I hear that Huskies operate in a similar manner.)
Exceptions to the Sassy Corg Rule: 1) There is a boy in your house (they work/bond better to Men) 2) When you already own a trained dog (Scout and Fatsby are a perfect example here)
Things I would recommend should you get a Corglady: Be Stubborn, Be Consistent and get into Training classes. (That’s really general advice for any Corgi though, lol.)
Also, yes a Support Group. Seriously. Some days…ugh.
Edit: I’ve told other people this. Even though she is a pain some days, I love my dog to death. I really don’t know what I would do with a dog who wasn’t challenging and listened all the time. (I could not own a Border Collie. I’d be like STOP STARING AT ME. GO DO THINGS.) It works for some people, and doesn’t work for others.
THIS IS A THING?!?! And all this time I just thought Zelda was an asshole!