So, Christmas is coming again; and with it the fleeting hope of maybe, just maybe, I could get a cute little pup under the tree. Deep down I know I'm not getting one, but a small childish part of me still longs to dream for a corgi with a red bow on Christmas...sigh...

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Comment by Yuki & Ellie on December 5, 2011 at 7:36pm

Good idea, Gromit & Doug!  I absolutely agree that, in this case, getting a rescue might be well worth it.  Another option, Cassondra, is getting an older dog from a breeder.  It could be an older (6 month to 1.5 year old) pup that didn't take to the show ring or a retired breeding dog.  The dog would be healthy, housebroken and probably fairly well trained.  Puppies are lots of fun, but they're also lots of work and it ends up costing lots of money during that first year (countless chew toys, collars, training treats, puppy shots, wellness visits, etc.)

I know it gets frustrating.  I was there from 2002-2005, myself, and I would just about tear up whenever I saw a litter of puppies advertised in the paper.  Unfortunately, we didn't have a house or the finances to get a dog during that time so I had to wait...and wait and wait and wait.  It was worth every last second of it, though, because I ended up with my handsome Yuki.  He's wasn't the corgi I had wanted (my oldest daughter was just 1 year old then, and I wasn't confident I could handle the corgi personality back then), but he is a snuggly ball of fluff who has the patience of a saint.  My daughters literally roll all over him and he just lays there enjoying every minute of it.

Comment by Cassondra Wilkins on December 5, 2011 at 7:26pm

i'm willing to get a rescue, but i'm not willing to settle for a mix. not that theres anything wrong with mixes, expecily corgis cuz corgi blood makes every breed cute. but i want the dream i've had for years of my red and white corgi with the blaze and collar. i just don't want to settle on any corgi. and corgis are so hard to find in shelters near me as is...

Comment by Gromit, Sparkle, and Doug on December 5, 2011 at 6:34pm

Perhaps it's time to consider a rescue, Cassondra.  Pups are great fun but can be expensive.  A rescue Corgi would get you started and then when you're ready, add a pup to the family.  Two Corgis are 4x as much fun as one.

Comment by Cassondra Wilkins on December 5, 2011 at 5:45pm

the thing is, i've been waiting atleast 4 years for my little pup, i was suppose to get one from my father when i completed college, but my dad died and i dropped out. then i was going to get one for my birthday from my boyfriend, but money and such happened so we couldn't do that...i've been waiting since like 2007 to get a corgi, reading up on them, on puppy care, on the breed, watching videos, looking at pictures, following breeders....its getting to the point of depressing.

Comment by Zigward & Kimberly on December 5, 2011 at 4:54pm

Awh:( Yeah that really would make for the best Christmas ever... A stumpy little chubby midget pup heehee

(Though it also would be kind of a downer, because then you wouldn't get to pick out your pup and watch it grow at the breeders, waiitng in anticipation for the worthwhile reward of being able to bring it home, etc.)

Maybe one day it will happen though and you will get one for Christmas..  look at my waiting as my perfect puppy hasn't been born yet:P Maybe yours hasn't been either.

Comment by Gromit, Sparkle, and Doug on December 5, 2011 at 4:18pm

Corgis are special and worth waiting for.  When you least expect it one will appear in your life.  Be ready!

Comment by Yuki & Ellie on December 5, 2011 at 9:36am

I know that feeling well.  I always had a secret little hope that my husband would surprise me with a puppy on Christmas Day.  :)  It never happened, but he did surprise me with a puppy (Yuki) a few days after my birthday one year.  And since my birthday is 2 weeks before Christmas, it was close enough for me.  I will say this, though:  Getting a puppy in December in NY is not the best of ideas.  I loved having a new puppy to play with, but boy was it rough having to take a puppy out in the freezing cold in the middle of the night for a potty break!

Comment by Jane Christensen on December 5, 2011 at 9:21am

Keep on dreaming and when the time is right you will have a little one:) I noticed your from of my best friends lived there for years:)

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