UPDATE: So I'm seriously toying with the name Houdini. This little bugger is the ultimate escape artist and I'm guessing that is how he ended up as a stray to begin with! I've had to block parts of my patio fence that I wouldn't even begin to imagine a corgi could fit through but he will run outside and squeeze under until he's almost to his shoulders. I have blocked all the possible patio escapes. He has also escaped the house twice now. Once with my mom and once today with me. Luckily he is a chaser and Franklin is a master herding artist so between me running away from him and acting excited and Franklin running out to intercept him, we have caught him both times without incident. Today he was even leashed when he escaped, just jerked the leash at the exact right moment. AND I have an ex-pen for him set up in my room with not one, but TWO locks on it. I put him in there when I left with toys, crate, water, etc and came back to be greeted at the door by 2 corgis! I checked the pen and all locks were in place, I have NO idea how he got out! The crate is placed away from the edges of the pen and up against a wall so he couldn't have climbed on it. Anyway, luckily I came home to a nice clean house and my guess is he had to go potty (since he's had diarrhea so bad) and broke out to go potty. He is SUPER potty trained, which is so awesome and I've already taught him to use the dog door. He is REALLY smart. Einstein was another thought for name since he has his fluffy hair and is a genius. I am guessing he is closer to about 7 months than 10-11 months. Based on his size, teeth, and bladder capacity. He can't hold his urine for a full night without needing to go out, even though he goes potty right before bed. The last 2 nights, right around the 7-8 hour mark he starts frantically whining and tearing up the pee pads that line his pen. I let him out and he jets right out the dog door to pee. I've always heard they can hold their bladder as many hours as they are months old and that's what makes me guess also that he is 7-8 months. He's just so small but his feet are BIG. He looks JUST like Frank's sister did at around 6-7 months and she is now 28 pounds, Franklin's size. How much would you guys feed a dog his size? Right now he is getting just chicken and rice since he still has diarrhea. I've basically been feeding double what I feed Frank and that seems ok, but I just don't remember how much puppies eat!
Well today was the big day when I met the rescue from Bakersfield who was posted on here about a week ago. He is very cute and sweet. The shelter said he was 10 months old but I have a feeling he is much younger. He is quite skinny (like young dog skinny), only about 15 pounds, and his teeth are super white like a very young dog. Franklin hated him for about 5 minutes and then tried to get him to play. The pup is VERY nervous about Frank's barking and growling so he needs to get used to how Frank plays. He is really overwhelmed with everything and came right in the house and pooped in the middle of the floor, clearly he has no concept of potty training. His behavior is EXACTLY like Franklin's sister's, A LOT of nervous energy. He is so overwhelmed with everything he's been through in the last week so he's going to need quite a bit of time to adjust. He was in the pound, then put in a rescue with 5 other dogs, then neutered, and now is home with me. Poor guy just doesn't know what to think! I need to get him a new crate, he has taken over Frank's. I was thinking wire, but he seems to really like the airline type crates. When he gets overwhelmed he goes into the crate and watches the world from there. He met one of my cats and was SOOOOOO good. His personality seems like it is EXACTLY what I am looking for, just needs time and training and exposure to new things. He has the personality and training of a 3 month old pup, but that should make him easier to train and work with I think. I am so happy with his personality and I really do think that with a few weeks with me he won't be a nervous boy, just too much has happened to him in such a short period of time, poor guy.
Also, I know there have been a lot of discussions on here about weight but I can't find him. As I said before, the shelter said he was 10 months old and he's around 15 pounds. Just wondering if this sounds normal? Trying to estimate his age based on average weight since its hard to tell by teeth at this age. He has all his adults which means he's at least 6 months.
Also, he needs a name! I can't figure out what to name him yet, he came with the name Bob but that will be changed.
I'll get better pictures once it's day time and he stays still longer.
Congrats!!! When we brought Tucker home, we would gate Tucker in the kitchen a little each day, so he could adjust being in a new home with a new dog.
It's great that he seems like a perfect fit:D
I wouldn't have any idea on age and weight---but I'm sure someone on here will!:D
I vote you should go with another "F" name, but that's because I like things to have similarities, it just makes me smile:P(Felix, Farley, Fitz, Fletcher, Freddie-or any variations of Freddie, for that matter-of course, I'm probably just weird:P)
congrats on your handsome new guy:) I would get him a crate like Franklins if that's what he likes. He will be skinny for awhile and I can't look back at my records but the weight doesn't seem unordinary.
Have fun, remember he will take at least a month to learn the ropes and to take it nice and slow for his sake. Thanks for helping him out!
Ellie is the same age (born May 3rd, 2011) and she is about 20lbs. It's possible that he's just small for his age. As for his name, maybe one will just pop out after you've spent a day or two with him. :) It always takes me forever to come up with names, but if you want you could have their names go together (like Benjamin and Franklin.)
Congratulations on your new little guy! It's so great to hear that you finally found the corgi you had been wanting!
Lol I was thinking of naming him Benjamin but that's my best friend's husband's name. I was wanting to do either a) something to reflect his ENORMOUS ears b) something that meant something like little brother or friend or c) something to go with Frank (like Ernest and call him Ernie). Can't think of anything. Right now he is just so nervous and overwhelmed by everything its hard to know what he will be like. I need a name for him though so I can call him, he is responding to a whistle which is good for now.
It just dawned on me... Franklin (Roosevelt). Teddy (Roosevelt). Franklin and Teddy! And I think he looks like a teddy bear. ;) Just my thought, anyway, hehe.
The world could always use more corgis named Teddy. :)
Congratulations! He is very cute but you can tell that he is nervous in those pictures. I always wait a week or two before naming my newly rescued fur-kids so that I can see a bit of personality first. I still feel like the dog I adopted 6 months ago is new to me.
Yea the poor guy is just TERRIFIED. He has been through so much in the last week and a half I hardly blame him. He is a super submissive boy (always showing his belly, licking your hands, etc) which makes me think he will be super easy to train. Last night he woke me up to tell me he had to go outside! I was so proud of him!
Oh super!! He's already showing such promise, what a good boy. Best of luck Melissa and Frank!