Jessica E. remembers clearly the day she picked up her fuzzy little handful Mac.
“She was the only girl in her litter of six.”
“Mac was the first dog my husband and I had, and man did we get a handful.”
Two pretty girls!
Mac shares a home with Jessica, her husband and their 15 month-old daughter.
Like most Corgis, one of Mac’s great loves is food.
“We really have to limit what she eats, because she loves everything. She’s gotten into chocolate way too many times (luckily only one episode required a trip to the emergency vet). Mac once pulled a venison steak off my father-In-law’s plate when he turned his back.”
“She’s also pulled food off the table.”
“Of the people food we allow her, Mac’s favorites are carrots, peanut butter, anything our daughter throws to her, popcorn, and the treasures under her “grandfathers” recliners when we visit.”
“Mac’s favorite toys include her squeaky duck — it’s the only plastic toy she hasn’t destroyed. She also has a purple football she adores. She destroys anything with a squeaker.”
“We bought the “indestructible” toys (seat belt type fabric) from Bamboo when they still were around, because they’d replace them if they were destroyed. Mac would destroy them in about five minutes. After we pulled the stuffing out, they’d survive another month or so before they were totally destroyed.”
“Mac is very tuned in to our routines and has developed a routine of her own. Some of the things that really make her special reflect her ability to pick up on our habits. When I get ready in the morning (or anytime during the day), she knows it’s time to go into her kennel lie down. She knows the baby’s toys aren’t hers. She also knows she has to be gentle with the baby, and she drops her toys and listens to the baby a heck of a lot more than she does to my husband and me!”
“Every night around 8:00 she goes into our bedroom and either sleeps on the bed or climbs into her kennel for bedtime.”
“As she’s matured, Mac’s become pretty lazy. I work from home most of the week, and she mainly sleeps on the couch, chair, in the sun and on the bed during the day.”
“She absolutely loves to go on walks and marks her territory like a male. She enjoys chasing after the turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, birds and deer we have in our yard, but the animals all know she can’t get through the fence and most don’t run away from her, which just makes her angrier.”
“Mac is a little strange. She loves to lie in the sun on the block retaining walls.”
“She hates being groomed. At bath time I have to use leashes to attach her to the tub, and as soon as she can get out, she escapes as fast as she can.”
“Mac knows she’s really a big dog with short legs. She has a few puppy friends, but most are more than twice her size.”
“She’s so special to us, just a treat to be around. She has such a great personality, and even when we get mad at her (like when I have to go outside and herd her back in because she doesn’t like to listen to us) she is the cutest, sweetest thing ever and truly makes our lives happy.”
“Mac loves being around us, accompanying us on vacation trips to my parents and my husband’s parents … those are her spa days, when she gets extra walks, treats and love.”
Now this is the LIFE!
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Welcome to The Daily Corgi, Mac!
You are some kind of Corgi-powered wonderfulness!
p.s. I’d like to thank Daily Corgi reader / Nia’s Mom Nancy P. for graciously lending her time and talent in creating this post. I’ve been writing all the posts myself since the blog began, but in recent days my Corgi-esque stubborn streak has eased up enough to allow a smart, funny and generous person like Nancy to pitch in while I’m under the weather.
I think she’s done a bang up job, don’t you?