There’s a rule in Paula’s house against dogs on the sofa during TV time. Some rules are made to be broken!
Resistance is futile.
Corgi Mom Susanne B. of Hannover/Lower Saxonia says there aren’t many Corgis in Germany. “People exclaim over her, but they don’t know the breed. “Cute, but what is it?” they ask. “Welsh what?!”
“Although I always loved dogs, I was never keen to own one by myself” writes Susanne. “Instead of dogs I have two beautiful cats, until my boyfriend moved in with his shepherd mix. We lost the old lady in February, and although I still have the cats I began to miss the company of a dog. Recalling the beautiful Welsh Corgi I had met a few Summers ago, I decided to start the search for a breeder.”
“To be honest, my boyfriend wasn’t too keen on Corgis, but when we went to Paula’s breeder nearly a year ago to choose a puppy, he was totally impressed by Paula’s grandfather Percy. And of course even this bold guy couldn’t resist all the lovable, adorable puppies! Paula is allowed to sleep on his belly while we watch TV in the evening, and things worked out just fine.”
“I’m not sure if I chose Paula or she chose me. She was adorable and wanted to be petted all the time — still does! She is completely different from our former dog, who just loved us and obeyed unconditionally. Paula is more independent; she loves us but she is a Corgi. If you call her, she looks at you and considers whether it’s worth running to you or in the direction of something more interesting!”
“What can I say about my Welsh stubborn? We did go to classes together, but she is naughty teenager. During our walks outside, everything is much more interesting than Mum. I can’t attract or bribe her with special food. Chasing birds or playing with other dogs or just finding a special smell on the ground is much much more interesting. And Paula loves the forest. It is so funny to see her jumping and running around. Everybody says this behavior is all normal and will change after her first heat. I cross my fingers and hope they’re right.”
“Paula makes friends easily with children, whom she loves. If she hears kids’ voices, she has to stop and look. My daughter Sophie holds a special place in her little Corgi heart. The two are best friends, a great team who love to play and relax together. Every day when I get home from work, Paula and I take a walk to pick up Sophie from the school bus. She listens to all the different voices to be sure which one is Sophie, then I let her loose and she runs to her girl.”
“Both of them love to relax and cuddle. Every night when I bring Sophie to bed, she asks for a last kiss of the day from Paula. Because she sleeps in a bunk bed, I have to pick up Paula for their good night kiss!”
“Because of my job, we went to several horse shows during Summer. Paula is the ideal dog for such events, absolutely no problems with lots of people or other dogs. We also visited two of her sisters, now living in North Germany. Very funny to see the puppies playing. When the sisters saw each other, all other dogs were forgotten and there were only the sisters.”
“I’ve shown her twice and Paula has done well. She’s made Corgi fans of our whole family and is everybody’s darling. Even my brother-in-law, who is more familiar with bigger dogs, loves my Corgi. He make all the typical jokes about her, the short legs and the big ears, but deep in his big heart he loves her. Its obvious! Of course, such a big guy and businessman cannot admit that he likes such a small funny dog.”
“This past New Year’s Eve was Paula’s first and she was so good — much more interested in staring at the cats than the fireworks. She made sure to guard us while we prepared the dinner. (Can you see the big Spanish ham?) I was so proud of my little Corgi!”
“This past weekend, Sophie and Paula premiered in Junior Handling …
— and they won! I’m as proud as can be of the both of them.”