In February this year, we lost our beloved 13-year-old Pembroke “Dodger” (see The Daily Corgi’s Dog of the Day post of Septmber 24, 2010). The outpouring of support we received at that time via The Daily Corgi and Facebook helped to heal our spirits and truly made us feel a part of Corgi Nation.
It seemed providential when we contacted nearby breeders Ann and Warren Phillips of Sunline Kennel and learned that they had a retired, nearly five-year-old female conformation champion who couldn’t be bred. She had lost her only litter to Fading Puppy Syndrome, and they couldn’t bear the thought that she might have to go through that again. They wanted to find a placement for her where her gentle nature would be nurtured by a lot of attention and love. Her registered name is Am. Ch. Sunline Royal Trude. She instantly became Trude.
I would love to do therapy work with Trude, but for now she’s working her therapy on us. We are so happy to have a Corgi for Christmas.