I've always wanted a corgi. and i mean ALWAYS. Growing up in NYC, i would see them on the streets and they simply grabbed my attention. I used to refer to them as the 'teddy bear dogs'. As a child, i never granted a 'teddy bear dog. So as an adult, i was determined to have one of my own.


I routinely check my local craiglist, because i help with several dog rescue groups. Typically i'll foster them for a bit while we arrange transport. Well, a few months ago i saw another 'free puppys to good home' add. I clicked on it, expecting to see a littler of cross bred pups, because someone forgot to spay their female dog. Instead, i found an add posted by a lovely older couple that had adopted a pair of corgi pups from a friend, and due to bad health were unable to take care of them. I check the location, and made a phone call- they lived just a few miles up the road. I told my fiancee, and with a bit of pleading, crying, begging, whining, and bribery- we were on our way to go get my dream corgis.


When we pulled up, the couple was outside with the corgis in their backyard- they had been staying there since the couple had been in and out of the hospital with failing health, and unable to work on potty training. Merlin bounded up to us first, soon followed by his sister Morgana. They were ADORABLE. I was thrilled to see their tails had not been docked, and they were in overall good health. Granted, they both needed nail clippings, puppy shots, etc- but nothing we couldn't fix right up. we scooped them up, and took them home with us.


we slowly introduced the babies to the rest of our pack, as not to overwhelm them. We didn't have a think to worry about!  Merlin quickly decided that our big malamute, Sokah was his new best friend. Morgana preferred to play with our basset hound, Freyja.


At the same time, my heart dog, Sparta was leaving my life. Sparta was an 8 month old deaf great dane we had rescued from a local breeder. He was diagnosed with EPI at 5 months of age. Unfortunately, diagnosis came too late, and his pancreas was unable to heal from the damage. As his soul passed on, the corgis were there to comfort me through the hard times. i tossed myself head long into their care- puppy training, potty training, trips to the bark park- etc. Many people were used to seeing me at the bark park with my big, white deaf dog- and were sad to hear of his passing. However, they were thrilled to meet the corgi twins!


More blogs to come! i'll do one for each of the pups, telling a bit about them individually :3

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Comment by Teresa Gilpin on October 13, 2011 at 4:43pm
I too am very sorry about the loss of Sparta, but I am so happy about Merlin and Morgana!  It was a lucky day when you came to see them!  I love the pictures you have posted of them and your whole furry family!  It looks like you are going to have a very exciting household!  By the way did you name them Merlin and Morgana after The Legend of King Arthur?
Comment by Alison Prasavath on October 13, 2011 at 3:20pm
I'm so sorry to hear about Sparta and I'm glad the twins are keeping you busy and entertained. I can't wait to see pictures and hear more about them.
Comment by Ellen Andersen on October 13, 2011 at 6:45am
I'm so sorry about Sparta but I'm thrilled you found the two pups!  Can't wait for pictures!  I agree with Jane...this was all meant to be.
Comment by Nancy Bauer on October 12, 2011 at 11:22pm
We are so sorry to hear about Sparta, waiting for you at the bridge...it is never easy even when we tell ourselves its for the very best.  I still miss my Jordan (11 years - Britanny) and my Emma (Pemmy..just 10 with DM), will never forget them but have my others to take care of, namely Trav 12 (lab), Squirt English setter (11) and my 2 rescue pemmys...Kate (4) and Jack, her son, (2)...interesting getting rescues and "older" dogs..housebreaking, socializing, etc. but wouldn't trade them in a minute.  I am sure Merlin and Morgana feel like my two..."wow, where did we land?  This isn't Kansas anymore"...LOL  Love and licks and snugs to them from mine  :)
Comment by Yuki & Ellie on October 12, 2011 at 8:26pm
So sorry to hear that you lost your Dane.  They are such gentle dogs.  And congratulations on your adoption of Merlin and Morgana!  Ellie, Yuki and I can't wait to hear of their adventures!
Comment by Jane Christensen on October 12, 2011 at 8:26pm
Congrats...what a story...I'm the kind of person that believes things happen for a reason and I think that has happened for you!!!!! Enjoy your new additions and I am very sorry for the loss of your Sparta, it's never easy!

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