I am a married mom of 4 dogs and a rotating foster dog. We usually foster for several cattle dog rescues here in SC, I have joined the forum because we have one quirky little corgi mix that everyone wants to steal away from us and keep; we want to know if your corgis have weird quirks too.
We also have extensive knowledge on dealing with troubled dogs that no one wants, HW+, fear aggressive, feral, abused, forgotten. Sometimes I feel like the Ellis Island of foster homes.
Colbert is our first and failed foster. He was feral and abused. He is still afraid of many things, lights at nights, strangers, and sirens freak him out a little bit.
He sings to us, and we sing back.
He sleeps on his side and his leg falls asleep.
We tell him he has furry hobbit feet and that he is getting a lion cut this summer if he keeps (whatever it is he is doing) up.
The first few months we had him he lived in his own room by himself holed up in a dogloo not wanting anything to do with us, regardless of what we had to offer, and we tried everything from rawhides to dog food and treats right on up to chicken, beef, and bacon.
He still doesn't come up to us unless we are lying down on the couch or in bed, and even then you'd better not make any sudden movements.
He LOVES butt scratches, even better if you rub his whole body with your foot (feet cannot grab like hands can).
He emits what I call the Colbert funk when you pick him up. What's up with that?
He prefers my husband over me.
Colbert has his own blog (my website) which I have continued with info bout our current fosters.
Welcome! Colbert is adorable! Three cheers to you for being a foster family! My corgi Caleb is a rescue and was fostered by a wonderful lady who saved him from a shelter that was going to put him down because he had heart worm. He's now healthy, happy, and the joy in my life, and we owe it all to the lady that took care of him and fostered him until we found each other!