I love ephemera — especially when it involves dogs! Even better when those dogs are Corgis. An eagled-eye reader recently sent me this booklet, published in the U.S. and dated 1956. Although the earnestly authoritative tone feels dated and the Cardigans are given short shrift in the visuals (though they are discussed), this is a fun example of the kind of pet shop guide our parent or grandparents may have bought as new pet Corgi owners.
Be sure to read the captions in the photos. Readers were duly advised to keep their Corgi off furniture “where they do not belong”, and to feed their dog regularly to prevent him from bothering them at mealtimes. Hmmm. Did the person writing this book ever actually meet a real, live Corgi?
Interesting to note how much black muzzle markings were prominent in the adult red and sable Corgis, isn’t it? As for the spelling of “Corgies”, well … I haven’t a clue. Do you?