Christine E. had rescued and owned Siberian Huskies for thirty years when she decided she needed a new pal after her last one went to the Bridge last November.
She looked into Shelties and Pomeranians, “two favorites since childhood”, but worried about their potential health problems. “Siberians are Sherman tanks on four legs, they rarely get ill. All of mine lived well beyond their expected lifetime of 8 – 12 years to 15 -16 years.”
“I began looking around, remembering how in recent years I’d become enchanted with Corgis and their engaging personalities, as well as being “big” dogs in small bodies. After four months of looking and several errant disappointments, I walked by a sweet and very dejected little Pembroke in an L.A. pound.”
“After several delays, he was mine forever. I took him home and named him Blue.”
“It’s a good thing the Huskies ‘broke me in’! A Corgi fills a Husky’s shoes — I’m amazed at how similar in some ways Corgis and Siberians are!”
“They definitely don’t know they’re short stacks, but it’s so wonderful to be able to pick them up and also to have them “fit” on my lap vs. half a Siberian.”
“I saw it on Home and Garden TV! You like?”
“One of the most hysterical things (among many) about Blue is how I can lull him into a heavenly sleep/coma by rubbing his tummy. Kind of like tales of a crocodile.”
“I break out laughing every time he gets excited, shaking all over, tail wagging uncontrollably and he begins to pop off the ground like a rabbit. I can’t contain myself — it’s so funny! “
“I do miss my Siberians but Corgis really can fill their “snow booties”!”
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Welcome to The Daily Corgi, Blue!
You are full of Corgi magic and mischief!