The Daily Corgi is all about the ways Corgis make our families better, richer, more meaningful and more fun. For me there’s nothing better than learning about people’s bonds with their dogs; it’s a topic that never gets tired!
The folks at Subaru of America understand the importance of dogs in our lives, too. Each year they celebrate the love between owners and their dogs with a canine-centered campaign. With clever videos like these — a shepherd shopping the lot for the perfect dogmobile — and this growing family with cuddly cargo in tow — they’ve got their paw on the pulse of what people and dogs want in a vehicle. Howzabout a dream job as a Canine Sales Associate?
(That. is. awesome.)
They’ve got a very cool dog lover’s facebook app I’m having fun with and will review next week.
It’s a SuBaRoOooo-tiful thing.
Like all dogs, Corgis can challenge us, make us laugh, move us to tears of joy (and sometimes frustration), teach us, exercise us (if we let them) and soften our hearts with their tenacity, enthusiasm, charm and smarts. For many, they are nothing less than members of the family — maybe even a best friend.
“Gabi puts herself to bed every night. She’s our alarm system, announcing the arrival of all mail and deliveries before they even stop at our
house. Put her on a leash and she transforms into a sled dog. Oh, and one more thing: she’s taught us that the vacuum is evil.” — Emily Y.
“Our three year-old Hannah is friend and confidant to my sixteen year old
daughter, walking buddy and caregiver to my fourteen year old daughter, and
playmate/plush toy for my ten year old daughter. For me she is a
kind, forgiving soul who gives me peace of mind and love when I need it —
and even when I don’t!” — Tracy F.
“Sidney is my fitness coach and social conscience. He’s a living reminder of the need to keep my body
healthy and contribute to the world, helping make it a better place. Also, he reminds
me that naps are a good thing.” — Geri S.
“Our Corgi is my husband’s favorite toy. Together they have concocted all sorts of fun
games that have left our kitchen linoleum in shreds. As my comfort and snuggle buddy, she gets 30 snout kisses every night before bed. I
love her.” — Eliza M. D.
keep three other Corgis (Mo, Peep and Lexie) in line, as well as three GSDs, not to
mention those errant humans and their livestock! He
understands everything we say and responds appropriately. Rex allows
one human to sleep on his king size bed. If told to bark loudly (in
German) he will! (He was never trained in German). This dog is the light of our lives!” — Rebecca D.
Pembroke George gets to go to work with us. We own a western store. He
is our greeter. We walk at least two miles a day. This Winter has been
hard to keep up but he walks on the treadmill too. George is better than
Prozac!” — Sherry H.
“Trudy and Woody Corgi make our life better because they join us on long road trips, camping
vacations, family gatherings, and our most favorite swimming holes in those
long, hot Summer months. Corgi Love is the best!” — Kelly P.
is three years old. He loves his two dads, his pap, and misses his
gram. We love to hike and swim together all summer. London loves
skineez toys and has quite the collection; we play and practice tricks and commands every day — no exceptions because he loves
working, the attention and the rewards. His only flaws are he knows he’s handsome and he’s spoiled, so he works that angle fairly well. London is pretty much our child.” — Mark Allen S.
first week I got Kirby she rode with me from Fort Myers, Florida to
northwest Georgia, then back to Fort Myers and then back to northwest
Georgia to help family in Georgia take care of my sick
grandfather. The trip was over 650 miles one way! The smile she brought
to my grandfather’s face was priceless.” — Michael T.
boy Madoc is my best buddy. I take him with me everywhere I can. He
also does security, and since we live alone, that helps me rest easy.
Being disabled and dealing with fibromyalgia makes life tough sometimes
and because of him I have to get up, get out and walk. He is super
intelligent, funny, always happy to see me, loves me unconditionally,
always likes what I cook, and is a very good listener. Love me, love my
dog!” — Michelle R.
one ever told my darlin’ lil’ Ella Mae she was a dog. She’s no less than an
equal family member in great standing, one who never asks for the car keys or the remote. Best kid ever!” — Janetlee P.
Corgis are my kitchen assistants, therapists, movie partners, exercise
companions, playmates, bodyguards, apartment security personnel,
office assistants, video game buddies, and when necessary comedians.
They are my best friends and I don’t know what is do without them.” —
Corgi kids Rex and Chica (and Molly and Willie before them) are
really no different than my human kids. I brush their teeth. I make them
“cookies.” We go to the park. I take them shopping (even if they do
have to stay in the car sometimes). They get their “schooling” every day
as well as their exercise. And at the end of the day, after the human
kids get their stories before bedtime, they get their “mommy time” and
we snuggle and play. I really have four kids. Five if you count my
husband.” — Melissa F.
My Corgi “Picasso” is my strength. I suffer from depression and anxiety
and he helps me keep going. He makes me laugh and is always there for me
when I have a bad day. With him by my side I was able to relocate recently
for a new job. We do agility, which he
loves. Picasso is very funny. I could never express how much I love him.” — Kasha R.
the moment we got Roxie from the rescue, she was a part of our family.
We take her with us to as many places as we can and are working towards
therapy dog certification so she can visit my work. Roxie brightens my day with
her enthusiasm and intelligence. I look forward to coming home to her
each day and being greeted by her little wiggly bunny butt.” — Erin M.
has done many things of amazingness in the year and-a-half we’ve had
him. He’s taught us about Corgi jobs, whether it’s ripping up the
grass to help when Mum is weeding, or putting clothes dropped on the
ground back in baskets. Charlie is my first Corgi (Corgi mix actually) and has ensured I will always have a Corgi. He has taught me Corgi Love.” — Eleanor W.
compensated for helping spread the word about the Dog Tested. Dog
Approved.™ campaign. As always,
The Daily Corgi only shares sponsored news for things I support, and —
true story — a Subaru Forester is my dream dog mobile. Hey Subaru, are
you listening? 🙂