You’ve probably seen Sparky’s “Kibble Dancing” videos on youtube. If not, here’s a “best of compilation” — required viewing!
Sparky lives in Oregon, where he’s been with Annie and Steve S. for seven years. “We think he was maybe three when we got him from a Corgi rescue in Colorado Springs” writes Annie. “Sparky’s a great Corgi (aren’t they all?) “He loves his daily walks and playing fetch, especially with his hedgehog (AKA best toy ever).”
“He has a whole range of happy dances, happy barks, yips and arrrooohs when a walk is mentioned. He created the kibble dance a few years ago, and at first he would only do it when we were out of sight — we could hear the tapping, but he would stop whenever we came into the room. Finally he allowed us to observe the kibble dance, and eventually got it on video. He still does the kibble dance almost every morning, but never for dinner — if it’s dinner time, he just stands by the bowl and stares at us until we add some gravy.”
“Sparky loves everyone he meets, and expects the proper degree of admiration and petting from everyone we see on our walks. He’s been known to plant himself in their path like a speed bump, or sit on their feet, if he doesn’t think he has gotten sufficient attention. He likes to visit his Corgi friends Duff and Ebby, two red and white Pembrokes at one end of the neighborhood, and KC and Hogan, two tri-colors (a Cardi and a Pembroke puppy) in the other direction. Lots of the neighborhood cats like to come say hello, but Sparky wants no part of this. He just tries to ignore them and heads in the opposite direction.”
“We are so happy to share our life with Sparky, he makes us smile and laugh everyday.”
Annie made a quilt portrait of Sparky … beautiful job!
This post originally appeared on The Daily Corgi in September, 2010.