Mama Kilya means “mother moon” and is the name of the moon goddess in Incan mythology. It’s also the name of a busy, bubbly year and-a-half old Corgi living in Virginia.
In addition to fetching the newspaper, Kilya helps her Mom Harriet with the horses, walking in the woods, swimming in puddles, giving the business to deer and squirrels, leaping over logs, running as fast as she can in big circles (frap!), and getting her fourteen year-old Corgi brother Dylan Thomas to chase after her.
“Mama Kilya has an adventurous and creative spirit and an uncanny, typically Corgi ability to interact with and understand her people” writes Harriet. “I think she really would enjoy doing agility because she’ll go out of her way to climb anything available and jump over things that are not necessarily in her path.”
“She is our second Corgi. The first, who we still have, has been the most wonderful companion and family member, but he has had two major back surgeries and some other orthopedic problems. At fourteen he’s doing well and enjoys going for long slow walks in the woods with us. We got Kilya from a friend whose dogs we knew and who were tending to be smaller, not as long bodied and with slightly longer, straight legs.”
“She is very different from him — more high energy — but very smart and responsive and can be beautifully cuddly and quiet when she’s finished racing around the house. Kilya is a loyal companion, going to work with me at the stables almost every day and pretty much everywhere we go.”
“We’ve shared many adventures with Kilya in the past year, including trips to Maine, to the beach and hiking in the mountains. She greats everybody with a yip, a full body wag and a hug and a kiss if she’s able to get that close to their face.”
Welcome to The Daily Corgi, Mama Kilya!