My mother and I are long time corgiphiles (and Tasha Tudor fans). I'm also a big supporter of corgi rescue!
About My Corgi(s):
I have one black-headed tri-color Pembroke. Her name is Mollie but no one ever calls her that and she probably wouldn't have the first clue who you meant if you did. She goes by a dozen different nicknames but mostly Corgyn or Snout. She is undoubtedly the dictator of our household--working her magic on my parents and I. I consider her part mine, but she technically lives with my parents. (I live in an apartment in a semi-urban area, and am at work six days a week-- it just wouldn't be fair to leave a corgi at home alone 3/4 of the time just so I could enjoy the other 1/4.) She is definitely a very active corgi, but looking at some of these old photos it seems she has gotten a bit thicker around the middle--it could be the cottage cheese she loves so much! :)
Mollie was rescued by the Mayflower Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club in Massachusetts (which is how she came by the name Mollie. I find it doesn't really suit her personality, but someone else gave it to her and we wouldn't want to take away her identity). We know her lineage, but we don't know any of her history. All we were told was that her previous owners handed her over and said "We cannot wait to be rid of this dog." With that kind of attitude I'm glad she's rid of them, but I'm not sure she felt the same way. I think the sudden change in situation left her with some deep-rooted emotional stress. She absolutely detests all other animals, especially squirrels, and anyone/thing else who might distract her people from her (i.e. children, the vacuum etc). Unfortunately, this means that we can't participate in corgi meet-ups, play dates or rescue more corgis. While this sounds awfully high maintenance, we're happy to give her all the love she demands and more!
Favorite Activities: Indoor Steeple Chase (careening over, under, and around the furniture and people in the two living rooms with a speed increasing straight-away in the hallway between), poking people with her slimy squeeky blowfish toy, teasing for food, riding the tractor, and lying on mom's feet while she's cooking or sewing.
Least Favorite Activities: Pedicures, being left at home by herself.
I really wish I had more photos to share, but unfortunately she absolutely hates the camera, and of course knows exactly what it is--I can't even trick her with my cell phone. I will definitely keep working on it though.
Kate: Your pictures are fabulous and we love the tractor girl! My Tasha is definitely jealous of Ms. Snout's vehicle. I went to Bennett College in Millbrook, NY and visited Albany during my college years. How I miss the Hudson Valley.... My fluffy Linus is from Anne Bowes, a member of Mayflower. Have you ever read their publication, the Corgi Cryer? It's my favorite. My own daughter, Kate, is on mycorgi.com (Kate Leupold) and Squizzy is also a corgi rescue. Do check on her - she's about to graduate from Virginia Tech. Please extend my compliments to your family on such a beautiful home, too.. Corgi high fives from Bear, Tasha and Linus and Nancy, the resident human
I love your home place! Cool colonial cedar house, country farm with carharts :) and what a view... you guys are living the good life. I am sure it is hard for you to leave to go back to your apartment.
Hi Kate & Mollie! We have had Katie since April and I could not imagine life without her. She is my first pet and I she has completely ruined it for me because she is perfect. We will get her a little brother at some point but no dog will ever compare. People that meet her and admit to not liking dogs fall in love.
Too bad play dates are not an option....maybe we can "accidentally" run into you :)
Hey There Kate! Thanks for posting on my page and I love all your new pictures. Mollie looks like a very happy corgi. I would highly recommend a dog trainer! I've been getting private training sessions so that I will feel comfortable going into a group class. My confidence is growing and I am no longer freaking out when I see a stray dog walking down the street!
Tigger has been making progress and we've had a couple of play/walking dates with my friends. Last weekend, I took Molly and Tigger out to my barn and my friend brought her corgi. I didn't think she would get along with Tigger but it went really well. My sister and I meet weekly to take our dogs on walks together too.
If you ever feel like Molly would ever accept another corgi- and you want to do a rescue, I would highly recommend going through a corgi rescue. The people are usually corgi people, breeders, owners and are good about matching up personalities and behavioral issues. But then again, some dogs are like Mollie and want to be the only DIVA in the household- and that is okay too!