Hi everyone! I just joined mycorgi.com because I am hoping to become a Corgi mom soon. I have been doing a lot of research and all the information and advice on this site has already been extremely helpful!
My boyfriend and I live together - and his family had a corgi when he was younger but I didn't meet my first Corgi until a few years ago and it was love at first sight! I have been waiting until i moved out of an apartment and had my own place and some more room. I now live in a row home in a dog friendly walking town, have a (small) fenced yard and feel ready to add a dog to the family.
I am sure I will have tons of questions as I go but right now my biggest concern is my cats. I have a 9-month old kitty named Smooshie - she is a snugglebug and loves everyone she has ever met. Kitters is 2 1/2 years old and can also be very affectionate towards people she knows and loves but there are a select few people that she really just doesn't like which results in an attitude. She took a little while to adjust to the kitten but now they get along well and play together quite a bit.
My cats greet me at the door, follow me around the house, snuggle - they aren't super independent aloof cats. I would feel terrible if my cats really changed after bringing a dog home or if they always just hid upstairs and didn't feel comfortable any longer. I am feeling a little guilty about upsetting their little lives.
I am going to meet a 7-month old female pembroke corgi this weekend. (I attached pics of her at 3 months - all I have) The breeder kept her to show but she is a little behind in size and it looks like she will be a few pounds below breed standard - also the breeder mentioned she is a tad too shy for shows. She also said she is very well behaved and very affectionate - completely crate trained, house broken, etc. I am hoping it works out with this little girl but I can't stop worrying about the cats!
Sorry this is pretty long but I wanted to introduce myself and thank you for all the information I have gotten from reading through the forum. Please share your experiences and advice about bringing a corgi home to resident cats. Also if anyone has advice about brining home an older puppy that would be appreciated - I am sure the adjustment is different than for a 8-12 week old baby. Thanks!