Yoda’s Mom Risa B. says he “acts exactly like he looks — like an evil genius.”
“Yoda’s six years-old but still acts like a young’un. The last time he was at the vet’s they couldn’t believe how old he is!”
“In 2004 we were looking for another dog to add to the family. Fenris, the Ridgeback we had at the time, was exceedingly hard to get along with, if you were another dog. He liked to use his feet to play and almost every kind of rescue dog we tried to hook up with found him totally obnoxious. I knew about and loved Corgis because my Aunt has had them for several years. We were determined to adopt a rescue and began looking.”
“Unfortunately, we were told by one rescue person that we were not an appropriate placement because our Ridgeback was unneutered. I tried to explain that he had chronic pneumonia from puppyhood — he subsequently died from a clotting disorder — and therefore couldn’t be neutered until his lung walled off the affected part of his lung. Nope. So we gave up on that rescue.”
“Not long after that we got a call from a rescue saying that a Corgi was in a shelter but they weren’t willing to pick him up because he had a tail, and “no one on our list wants a Corgi with a tail.” I thought that was just silly, so off we went. We introduced our in-house monster to the new monster, and they got along just fine as long as Fenris realized who was in charge!”
“Yoda hadn’t been socialized with other dogs very well; he picked a few fights at daycare and almost lost an ear. Despite being a little brat around other dogs, Yoda has managed to get his CGC, passed his herding instinct test and passed and has an ILP number.”
“I brought him numerous times to the nursing home when my Grandmother was there, and he was a big hit with the residents because he loves people and is totally adorable.”
“After Fenris passed, Yoda got a new sister in Chloe, a rescued Saint Bernard.”
“Between my husband and I, we’ve owned approximately fifteen dogs, and Yoda is by far the smartest one we’ve ever had. We refer to him around the house as “the Evil Genius” and alternatively, “The Devil’s Footstool” when he is being a little too bossy.”
“All in all, Yoda is a success story and is a poster dog for the virtues of rescue and how resilient Corgis can be.”
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Welcome to The Daily Corgi, Yoda!
You are one barOoOoOotiful boy!