Gail B. of West Chester, Pennsylvania writes that eight month-old Elwood is “the first Corgi I’ve ever owned, and he’s an absolute joy to have around. I was introduced to the breed at horse shows when I use to ride, and have to say that Corgis are the smartest dogs I’ve ever met.”
“Elwood is extremely easy to train; I only have to give him a command a few times before he got it. During basic puppy training he’d get bored once he’d mastered a command, then scout around the room to see if he could “help” the other puppies. Needless to say, the other puppy parents didn’t always appreciate his helpfulness.”
“Upon graduation from basic training, Elwood quickly and conveniently forgot everything he’d learned. He’s a little obstinate about listening … I’m told this is a breed trait. He definitely has a mind of his own and lets it be known when he isn’t happy about being told to do or not do something, but he’s learning. He really does want to make us happy and always has a smile on his face.”
“My boy is always exploring and nothing is beyond his approach. He’d love to herd our three cats (Rocky, Revlon and Rogue), who prefer to have nothing to do with him — and he’s got the claw marks on his nose to prove it.”
“Elwood believes everyone needs his help in the bathroom. Nobody can shower without a Corgi nose poking past the shower curtain to make sure there’s no drowning in there and everybody remembers to wash behind their ears.”
“He’s got a thing for ice cubes, and nobody gets a glass of ice from the freezer without sharing with Elwood. He loves to zoom around the house while I chase him, which basically involves me stomping my feet at him while he whizzes past in a blur.”
“He loves to get out in the yard to chase bugs or just tear up the grass around where they disappear to. Since we’re innudated with them here in this part of Pennsylvania, stink bugs have become one of Elwood’s favorite toys. He rolls them around in his mouth until the legs fall off, then drops and rolls on them until he smell like a stink bug. I don’t participate in this game, except catching the pests in a tissue and flushing them away.”
“He’s growing up into such a fine boy. I just can’t wait ’til the teenage years are over though and my socks and shoes are safe again. (Ed. note: don’t hold your breath!) Everywhere we go people want to hug and play with Elwood and he’s become a hit at the local Petsmart and his vet’s office.”
“Elwood has been a definitely challenge for me but I love every minute I’m around the little dude!”
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Welcome to The Daily Corgi, Elwood!
You sound like 101% Corgi to me!