Cocosette will be turning one year old next month!  Time flies when a corgi is around.  Feels like I've had her for much longer, can't imagine life without her.  I've had two dogs in the past, Gertude who lasted 10 years and Laika for 16 years, and I loved those dogs like crazy.  But I don't think either of them have ever been as much my dog as Cocosette has become. 

When I was researching corgis before I got Cocosette, the most common warning I came across was not to overfeed them and to guard against them becoming overweight.  I must have accidentally acquired the one finicky-eater corgi because at 11 months now Cocosette only weighs in at 15.4 lbs.  Granted, her mother was a mere 18 lbs, but I expecting to adopt a food vacuum.  There's not one single food stuff that Cocosette will gobble up consistently.  She loves a bite or two off our plates ( a practice I've tried to keep to a minimum) but will leave a bowl full of kibble alone for days.   We've gone through several brands of kibble --Blue, Taste of the Wild, Puppy Chow, various canned-- but she's not big on any of them.  She does like plain old Milk Bones but I worry because they are not nutritionally complete.  Does anyone have any advice?

Despite the finicky eating, my girl is strong and always full of energy.  She loves to jump on the furniture.  We're going to have to work on discouraging that, I know.  It's hard right now though because she jumps with ease and seems to love it.  Her favorite maneuver is to race across the living room, jump and slide across the ottoman and then land on the sofa (or the unfortunate sitting on the sofa at the time), all the while grinning like maniac. I'm beginning to wonder if this is her way of telling me she'd like to do agility training.

This warm weather we've been having has been a blessing, making trips to the park much easier.  Cocosette runs big circles around me as I walk the track.  Last week Cocosette found a live crawdad in the yard that must have been washed out of his (her?) hole.  The two of them put on quite the show, doing battle.  Cocosette has the heart of a matador(a), each time daring to come in closer and closer for a nip while avoiding the claws, lol. She went searching for the crawdad the next day, but it looks like a bird or a cat got to it.  Only half was left, poor thing.

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Comment by Durri Bakht on March 18, 2012 at 7:04pm

@Geri --We haven't tried Natural Balance yet.  Still making our way through the last bag of Taste of the Wild. We'll try that one next.  It's just so weird how finicky she is. 

Comment by Durri Bakht on March 18, 2012 at 1:26pm

Hi, Jane.  I'll definitely keep trying to find one she likes.  It's thrown me for a loop, not a problem I expected at all with a corgi. 

Comment by Geri & Sidney on March 18, 2012 at 1:36am

we went through several brands with Sidney and finally found one he'll eat. Keep trying. He gets a few spoonfuls of canned food, topped with kibble (turns out it is Natural Balance Alpha Dog that he likes) and a squirt of skin and coat oil on top.

Comment by Durri Bakht on March 16, 2012 at 6:52pm

Hi, Jane.  I tried doing that when she was eating Blue Buffalo but it didn't seem to make much difference to her.  I'll try again, it's been a while.

Comment by Jane Christensen on March 16, 2012 at 5:50pm

sage is a finicky eater and I add warm water to her food just before giving it to her...it helped her. I feel like the kibble for her is too dry and the water added helps as she isn't a big drinker either!

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