Anne F. has always loved dogs, particularly Corgis. Her first grade “boyfriend’s” family raised them, but it wasn’t until many years later that she had the opportunity to have a Corgi (or two) of her own.
“Enter Kirby. His registered name is Fine Creek’s Hall of Famer (named after Kirby Puckett). He was one of two pups in the last litter for his mom, Sneaky Pie, born in May 2001. Kirby has the cutest buck teeth (overbite) ever. Kirby came home with me in August of 2001, with one ear up and one ear down.”
“About a month after bringing him home, we went back to the breeder, who taped his ears up with duct tape! Naturally, he didn’t like it, and his beagle cousin Jiggy helped him get the tape off the next day. So Kirby’s ears don’t stand straight up, but outwards; it’s always “quarter to two”.
“A year later we added Dillen to the family. She was from a litter of eight, but the litter was unregistered because her father was considered “too young” at five months. Kirby was frightened of all the puppies at one time, but helped pick her out. He loves his sister. She was so small compared to him that we called her The Pipsqueak, and so now she’s often just Pippi.”
“The two of them have very different personalities. Kirby is very reserved and doesn’t immediately go up to people. Dillen runs up to people and rolls over for a belly rub. They are both very vocal. Neither plays very much, but they do run around outside. They don’t like toys, but they like to gnaw on bones.
And of course they love to eat.”
“In 2006 we added a Corgi/cattle dog mix, Otto, and in 2007 Lady, an All-American mix, joined our family. Unfortunately, Kirby doesn’t like other male dogs, so he and Otto have had their disagreements that have resulted in various trips to the vet for stitches. Usually they can get along, when Kirby isn’t bullying Otto.”
“Kirby and Dillen like to go to their Aunt’s house on the river. Kirby will wade in the water, but Dillen actually swims. They also go to visit their Grandmother in a nursing home, and will also visit the other residents. Dillen loves to ride in the car, and is the official “dump dog” when taking trash to the dump.”
“Both are quite comical. Kirby (aka Sir Kirby, Knight of the Kibble Quest) has his own facebook page. They are spoiled rotten, but they would never admit it. And whenever my sister points out their quirkiness, I tell her “but they love their mother”. And that’s all that matters.”