I know all Corgis have a myriad of verbal, aduitory and visual cues that trigger all kinds of amusing reactions. One of best triggers Gunny has is when I sit at the kitchen table paying bills . He sits by my feet watching intently.He listens carefully for when I tear a check from the check book. He will then run to the back door in anticipation of me exiting to go to my car for a trip to the bank or to the postoffice. He seems to know that he will be taking a trip in the car to a place where he often gets a snack bone( to two or three) ! They even give me bones to bring home to him when I go to the bank without him.
When he hears aluminum foil or plastic wrap being torn he runs to his food dish. Why you ask?Because I have, in the past, picked up his food dish if he has left the food uneaten for very long ( wet food gets yucky if left out) and I covered it with one of those wraps before putting it in the frig. If I tear the wrap material and his food dish happens to be empty he will whine and run around the kitchen. Bonkers!
What are some of your Corgi's amusing triggers?
I walk in the pantry/laundry room and the boys assume they are getting a meal or a treat-even if I have a laundry basket in hand. Doorbells on the tv send Redford into a barking fit. They send Butler running to the door (that's how he got his name).
Sophie gets riled up when hubby turns off the TV at night before her last nighttime meal and then potty trip; apparently she thinks we won't remember to feed her. She also goes nuts in the morning about 10 minutes before we leave for work because she gets a Kong full of treats when we leave. If we are running late she lets us know it's time to leave (which is handy) but if we don't have to go in quite as early, she still barks like mad (not so handy). She goes nutty when she sees us putting on shoes and me putting on lipstick because that means we're going out and she might get to go along. Our first corgi, Asta --who is no longer with us :o( -- did this same thing.
I forgot to say that Asta, our first corgi, would FRAP and do figure eights around the dining room table, then around the kitchen, if anyone said a nickname that one of my students gave her, "Walter Pup-a-lumpus." She'd just go absolutely nuts. If she was getting antsy about something or too nosy about what we were doing, we'd be able say it to have her burn off steam with a good FRAP.
Whenever my phone starts ringing, Ellie goes nuts. She runs around in circles until I answer it, and if I don't answer it fast enough, she'll start barking at me. Very difficult to start a conversation with a barking Corgi in the background. I think she does it because it's also my alarm clock, and when it wakes her up in the morning she knows she's getting cuddles and then a walk.
Also, pant legs. Whenever Ellie hears me getting dressed, she zooms into the room and has to sniff the pant legs until she's content. If I don't give her enough time to sniff, she'll step on the fabric and hold it in place until she's done sniffing.
Boo Bear will sing with the daily 6 pm and noon whistles. His voice is low, and sounds like a seal so when he does sing it's hilarious... He continues during the sirens and when done, he looks at us for approval and we clap and laugh.. This seems to satisfy his ego.
When I put food in his bowl, he has to make sure that all the food is even. So he nudges his food with his nose, if he can't get it perfectly even, he takes his nose and shoves some out of the bowl (which he'll eat that right away), then returns to his bowl to even it out some more. Once done, he again looks at us for our approval. "Look what I did mom, isn't it just perfect?" Then he goes about eating his food very carefully not disturb the "evenness" of the morsels.
He cracks me up several times a day.