I don't know how many of you remember that I rescued two Corgis on Mothers Day 2011...I was losing my Emma Anne to DM and was heart broken and God answered with showing me this Corgi rescue here in VA close by.  Katie (her name before was K9!!!) had been attacked by a large animal and almost died from infection/maggots since her former owner did not take he to the Vet til the last moment...her son Jack (formerly Prince Arthur) was OK but obviously negelected.  Both these Corgis were scared to death and we had an uphill job to  help them heal and become REAL Corgis!  Jack came around first altho he is still petrified of crumpling bags, ripping alum foil and scarey noises like that and gets nervous with thunder and gunshots (they lived outside in a run...such an awful life!)...Katie would hide all the time and after awhile would only come to me after I chased her around for a while.  They both were afraid when my son would come home (being 6'plus and a typical loud 26 year old!), they would hide in the closet...again Jack came around, but we never see Katie if Eric was around.  Well here is the good news!!!

 

This past week he and DIL came over to watch Bears/Packers game....Katie actually came out in the family room and GOT ON THE SOFA with me and him!!!!   Hooray for small miracles! 

 

And since they were never socialized and Kate esp is afraid of everyone, when I can I take her to events...she's been fine at friends houses, just hangs around me....Tonite was the BIG test...I took them both with me to hubby's hunt club for the family picnic and she not only didn't hide, she let KIDS pet her and give her treats!!!  SUCCESS!!!

 

So I guess the point to all this is for those of you that have rescued a Corgi that is shy, scared, nervous....just be patient, give them room and LOTS OF LOVE!!!!  It does work out, and I am so happy for it! 

 

Wish I had my camera for pics...they were so cute sitting together looking at all these ppl:)

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Comment by Jennifer Markley on September 16, 2012 at 2:07pm

It is so awesome to see them come out of their shells and enjoy life!!  I was just telling Amber when we got home how cute it was to see Jackson wag his little nubbin....He didn't do it for the longest time, and when he does, he does it really slow--like he's trying really hard but doesn't quite know how to.

Comment by Lois B. Allen on September 16, 2012 at 12:54pm

Nancy,  That is a wonderful story. Consistent love does do wonders but some times it takes a long time. It is unbelievable what people will do to animals.  

I adopted a 16 mo. old cardi in 1995.  She and a littermate sister had been sold to a couple in the military.  The husband had wanted them and the wife didn't.  They were returned to the breeder because their fur got on the couple's uniforms.  Wendy, the cardi, was quite thin and when I took her to be spayed, the vet told me she had apparently had been kicked and the overy, ligaments, tendons and who knows what on one side were nectrotic (dead and dying).  It turned out she was vert afraid of me so it seemed she had been abused by the woman.  It took 7 years for her to stop flinching and jumping backwards when I picked up the TV remote or cordless phone.  She was dog aggressive and people fearful. I held her and petted her even though she didn't want me to.  She would crowd herself between the TV stand, a love seat and speaker at her back.  That way, she was protected on 3 sides.  When she was 3, I got a baby pem and that was the joy of her life.  She became a mother and began to raise the baby.  She did become attached to me and would have fought to the death for me if needed.  I was always astounded that it appeared that her abuser must have been a woman, which I thought was very unusual.

Comment by Beverly Butler Redford & Tucker on September 16, 2012 at 11:03am

Good job!!!  I've got 2 rescues too and the little things like seeing them play with a toy are heart-melting moments.  They clearly feel safe with you and are getting to enjoy a wonderful, caring family.

Comment by Anna Morelli on September 16, 2012 at 10:58am

You have the perfect recipe and the results to prove it.  Well done!

Comment by Ellen Andersen on September 16, 2012 at 7:08am

Thank you so much for your patience and perseverance with these two sweet poopsters!

Comment by Gromit, Sparkle, and Doug on September 15, 2012 at 10:29pm

Congratulations to Katie and Jack for adapting to their new and better life.  And a big arrroooo to you and your husband for taking them in and giving them a chance to be happy Corgis.

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