Well, Jack has been here for just about 24 hours now. And I can honestly say, I love this puppy!
Jack was a show prospect before he came to live with me, so he's never learned any of those "silly" things like "sit" or "stay". But he's one of the most polite puppies I've ever met! He doesn't try to eat everything, and if he does, a stern "no" will usually deter him. He does lick... kinda a lot though. Not sure if this will be a problem or not, since I'm not a huge fan of dog slobber all over me. Haha. He also takes a while to go potty after we go outside. But other than that, he's been great. Most of the time if I'm not paying attention to him, he'll just go lay down somewhere.
He also seems to be in love with my bathroom. He likes to sit on the towel that I have on the floor, and he brings his toys and rawhide in there to chew. Haha. He doesn't seem to love toys very much though. We'll have to work on that. But he does love the mirror. He'll whine, and paw, and stand up in front of it. Poor boy can't figure out why the corgi in the mirror just keeps copying what he does!
As soon as I can find some bells (I looked when I was at walmart but couldn't find any...) I wanna teach him to ring a bell to go outside. He barely ever makes any noise! I haven't even heard him bark yet. We're taking care of some dogs for the guy that used to rent my room, and his dogs have been barking up a storm. But not even a peep fro this guy. I thought he would wake me up in the morning when he needed to go out, but nope. He didn't. All I heard was him crunching on his bottle toy. And when I got up finally, he had peed already. Good thing I listened to the breeder and got him belly bands!
He seems to be adjusting really well. He's met one of my housemates as well as 2 of my friends, and he's great with everyone. I thought he would need more time to adjust to moving to his new home, but he seems just fine. He loves to cuddle. I'm kinda tempted to let him sleep on my bed tonight. Or at least, not close the crate door. He's doing so well that it almost scares me. Haha.
He does move around a lot when he's not sleeping, making it hard to take pictures. So my friends have gotten better pictures of him than I have. I'm waiting for them to send me the pictures they took. But for now, here's one of him sleeping. He likes to sleep next to my hand. It's pretty cute. Haha.
I'm really undecided about his name... I do like the name Jack, and it seems that a lot of people I know do too. But there're so many corgis named Jack! I'm kinda tempted to change his name to Mickey, and make him a sorcerer's hat. Since I love sorcerer Mickey, and I think sorcerer corgi would be pretty adorable. Buuut I don't know. Feel free to give me suggestions. I'm so bad with names!! (I hope I never have kids. Haha.)