CorgiPals has just posted an update on Yoda HERE.
This lovely boy is still waiting in rescue (with Middle Tennessee Corgi Rescue) for his new home, and in the meanwhile he has been given some not-so-great news. The vet says he’s got advanced degenerative disc disease, and possibly also the beginnnings of DM (Degenerative Myelopathy).
Medications are making him comfortable, and “the main goal now is to keep Yoda comfy and happy for as long as possible, while maintaining his quality of life. Right now, he still gets excited for food and snaps at flies, so he is happy.”
Is yours that special home Yoda is looking for, somewhere he can live the rest of his life in the comfort and safety of loving arms? He could have months or years, it is hard to know. Do you have experience with Corgis who struggle with these physical challenges? Is this canis snugglebugus’s face one you’d like to wake up to every morning?
I just KNOW the perfect place for him is waiting! Please contact Tavia at Middle Tennessee Corgi rescue to discuss welcoming Yoda into your heart and hearth: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading, and please pass this on to as many caring animal folks as you can.
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Howdy, Corgi People!
Yoda’s the name, loyal (occasionally grumpy) ol’ man is my game.
Let’s start with all that’s fantastique about me, shall we?
I am very sweet to any person I meet. I offer everybody an equal opportunity to pat my head or give me a good back scratch, because I’m generous like like that. Anybody who wants to give me treats is welcome. I don’t turn my nose up; in fact I accept them all graciously.
In spite of my senior status, I’ve got some play left in me and will tease you with my toys. When I drop a toy your feet, I may snatch it when you try to get it from me … just to keep you on your toes!
Although I’m very good at being left alone when my foster Mom has to leave — she leaves me out of a kennel and I haven’t left any unwanted “presents” — I really just want to be with people. Surely we can all be grown-ups about this kennel thing!
I am a bit overweight because I spent a lot of time alone with my last family. Over time, three kids and two cats joined my household, and I wasn’t getting enough attention. My foster Mom Kayla calls me “under socialized” (whatever that means) and says this could have caused minor food aggression issues.
I don’t care much for walks, but right now I’m getting least two a day, and I think the neighborhood appreciates the sight of a handsome elder statesdog around town. (I’m ten most excellent years old).
I just got a clean bill of health from the vet, a helpful sort who gave me steroid shot and antibiotics for my itchy skin. While my previous family turned me into a shaved sausage, when my coat grows out it will surely be magnificent! I happen to have the LARGEST feet you’ve ever seen on a Corgi. They resemble fuzzy hamburger patties (alas, inedible — don’t go getting any ideas).
My sub-species is canis snugglebugus, which means I require (and give) a lot of cuddling. I have no problems grumbling when there isn’t enough petting and cuddling going around, so no worries on that front. I’ll let you know!
How you could resist me at this point I have NO idea, but here’s the stuff the humans have to put in to cover their unfortunately nub-less butts:
“Yoda definitely needs to be an only dog or live in a home with only one other small dog who is older and calm, same with children (either no kids or older ones who wont drive him crazy). He is fine with cats, he lived with two in his previous home and basically ignored them. He desperately needs a quiet home where he can chill all day and not be stressed out too much. The current stress of living in a foster home with a very hyper puppy has led to a few scuffles between them, which has made this issue very urgent. He needs to find a home ASAP where he can live stress free.”
(In other words, I’m short, shaved and basically quiet).
“We think Yoda would be perfect for someone wanting to try a Corgi for the first time, or an older person looking for a companion. If you can make him your number one, please consider giving this sweet senior dog a home; he’ll give you years of love and dedication (and the occasional crackly old man howl).”
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If you are interested in meeting me, please click HERE and follow-up soon.
Middle Tennessee Corgi Rescue thanks you for your time, and so do I!
p.s. I have no idea why spell checker dinged The Daily Corgi on “canis snugglebugus“. It is a real thing. Just ask me, I can easily demonstrate!