At nearly two years old, sable and white Fluffy Nia is petite (21.5 pounds) but “full of sass and love.”
She shares her home in Leominster, Massachusetts with Nancy and Bob P. and their two cats Havoc and Bob.
Nia has lots of nicknames:
“Nia is a bit possessive and tries to herd the cats away from me” says Nancy. “She doesn’t understand why they don’t cooperate and always looks shocked if she gets a bop, which does happen occasionally.”
Bob the cat gives Nia the evil eye.
“If a kitty does make it’s way onto my lap, Nia must lay against me and if I’m scritching the kitty, Nia must get scritches, too.”
“Every morning before she goes outside to potty, I sit on the floor while Nia lays between my legs and I rub her belly and sing silly songs about the Princess Puppypants.”
“Nia’s name means radiance and brightness in Welsh and she certainly has brightened up our home. Nia’s predecessor, Ivy, passed away shortly before Nia came to live with us at four months old and she was exactly what the doctor ordered. She’s a very cheerful, curious little girl. Her first love is playing ball. Any ball, anywhere, anytime, with anyone.”
“Being a Corgi, food is also one of the loves of her life and so is barking. Nia loves stuffed toys but she disembowels them in about ten minutes so we save them for special occasions. My father sent her a stuffed mouse and she absolutely loved it. I tried to make it last but she wound up killing it anyway.”
“Her favorite toy when she was a puppy was a stuffed cat with chewy hands. I called it Miss Kitty and she literally loved her to death, though it did take a while.”
“We live on a corner and Nia believes that it’s her duty to keep the neighborhood free of strollers, skateboards, the mailman, bicycles, other dogs, cats, the UPS truck and especially the Fed Ex truck. She’s very diligent in her duties and will happily run from the front door and back door letting the offenders know that they’re lucky there’s a door between them and a fierce little Corgi.”
Yeah, fierce! Don’t mess with this!
“Nia loves to come with me wherever I go and when I go out without her, there’s lots of barking as the door closes behind me. I try to explain that they don’t allow Corgis in the grocery store, etc.”
“We do go shopping at Pet Smart and Petco and there’s also a little pet store downtown that we’ll walk to. The nice lady there gives Nia homemade treats and lots of attention.”
“Nia and I walk every single day and she’s made lots of friends. Everyone loves her and she loves them right back. She’s very happy to give out kisses in exchange for a few belly rubs.”
“Of course, we think that Nia is the most beautiful, wonderful little girl in the world. And I tell her so multiple times a day.”