I've been lurking around this place for some time now, so I guess it's about time I introduced myself.
Corgis have been my favorite dogs since I was about 8 or 9 years old - sometime around when I began studying the dog breeds books at the library. I didn't actually meet a Corgi til a few years ago, but that just sealed the deal! Although I'm a total horse-crazy 25 year old (caught the obsession when I was 10 and am now training/showing Haflingers for a living), I'm discovering that I'm also a closet dog person :)
Now that I've been out of school for a few years and am starting to be an "adult" (haha), I have been reminded of my love for Corgis, and this year, I started to think seriously about getting one - especially over the past few months. I haunted Petfinder and every other site I could think of. My first thought was to get a puppy, because, seriously, Corgi puppies are completely irresistible. The picture in my head has always been of a red & white Pembroke male, with big white face markings.
Over time, I realized I really wanted to rescue a dog, but most of the ones in my area where older, and I didn't think I was in the right situation for an older dog at this time in my life. I rescued a pony last year and have enjoyed working with her, so I liked the idea of a similar bond with a Corgi. I decided that if I found one around age 3 or younger, that would be ideal.
That's when I discovered my little guy! Although he technically isn't mine yet - I'll be picking him up sometime between now and Christmas. He was wandering the streets when the shelter picked him up and sent him to the local Corgi rescue - underweight, infested with all sorts of lovely parasites, and un-neutered. When he comes to me, he'll be heartworm/parasite free, vet checked, and neutered.
In the meantime, I've been doing the usual - gathering supplies for my new kid! The only picture I have of him is currently my avatar, but obviously I'll be taking a gazillion more when I pick him up. He's about 2 years old, sable, Pembroke, and has a TAIL! Never thought I'd end up with one looking like him, but he's super sweet, happy-go-lucky, and freakin' cute as a button. I'll be calling him Avery and I can't WAIT to bring him home. He's gonna be my barn buddy at work everyday, as well as my cuddlebug when we're home at night. Hopefully he's up to the challenge ;)
So there you have it, everyone!