I begin my efforts to get a second Corgi back about this time last year. Life events and nature conspired against me and I'd about given up, telling Gromit he would just have to wait for another playmate until maybe the Fall or Spring.
There was an opportunity to get a female Pembroke pup back at the first of April but at the last minute that didn't work out.
But then a few weeks later the breeder called me and said the little female was available to me. Oh happy day! Gromit and I piled in the car yesterday and drove up to Clarkdale, AZ to visit Maria Brady and her husband who breed and show Corgis as Bramanor Corgis.
Long story short: "Bramanor Black Diamond," now called "Sparkle," came home with Gromit and me.
And just to keep it all in the family, Sparkle's grandpa is Gromit's dad, Ch Twinan Another Chance for Solvenik, ROM. Gromit and Sparkle share the same great-grandpa, Ch Sandyshire's the Phantom, ROMX, who is the sire of my first two Corgis, Watson & Tinsel. So it's worked out that all the Corgis I've owned/own are related. Since I don't show or breed that doesn't mean much except that I think it's fun; I like the consistency of it..
Sparkle is 15 weeks old and a real love bug. She crawls readily into my lap to snuggle which makes Gromit a little jealous and then he crawls into my lap and it gets a little crowded but only in the best way.
Gromit and Sparkle actually played together last night after a little coaxing by me and a squeaky tug toy. I could see all of a sudden it clicked with Gromit, that this new pup could PLAY and when Sparkle caught on they went tearing around the living room in fine Corgi fashion. It was huge fun to see Gromit acting like his old self again racing around and with Sparkle trying to keep up.
More pictures to come, you can count on it!