Today’s guest blogger is Gretchen Anderson. The Daily Corgi has been lucky enough to have her pen a few posts for Thursday Adoptables. With any luck, we’ll see more of her work for going forward!
When not attending to the needs of Pie, her rescue Corgi, Gretchen is a doctoral candidate at a Midwestern university. A total softie for senior dogs, she is grateful for the opportunity to serve our Benevolent Corgi Overlords and the Corgi Nation, through her contributions to The Daily Corgi and Corgi Connection of Kansas.
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Today’s adoptable comes with her own soundtrack:
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own.”
Rescued by Corgi Connection of Kansas, Summer is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi working hard to overcome her past. With eyes kind and bright, ears up and twitching, sweet little Summer desperately wants to love, but she is just so afraid. Summer watches humans with her body straining to move, forward yet backward, all at the same time.
Before rescue, Summer was a breeder. She spent eight years of her life in a filthy pen with four other dogs (male and female). With no beds or blankets, the dogs had only their own filth to separate them from the concrete flooring. Living with so many other dogs, and being small for her breed (20 pounds), I can only imagine that Summer never had enough to eat.
While Summer’s fosters initially described her as “shy”, it is so much more than that. Socializing this girl is going to take a lot of work and patience. It is unlikely she will be ready to be placed any time soon. That being said, I look forward to following and reporting on Summer’s ascendance into her true Corgi nature over the next couple of months. Stay tuned to The Daily Corgi for installments on her progress!
Much like anyone who grew up in a crowded house, Summer loves her alone time, but she has also learned to get along with everyone. She appears to be a “live and let live” kind of girl. She romps and frisks with her fellow Corgi, lives in peace with the house cat, and is warily respectful to the resident humans. Wary enough that she will only rarely accept a treat when it is handed to her. Her current response to humans is to shut down; she remains docile, even when handled or groomed.
Now, Summer is making a new life for herself. Sadly, she is not yet comfortable entering a room where there is a human. However, using low muttering grumbles, she has learned to politely ask her humans to step away so she can enter a room and attend to her business (retrieve a toy, enter her crate, or simply return to the house from the yard after attending to “that” business).
A big thank you to Summer’s foster family and to Corgi Connection of Kansas for helping this girl start her new life.
It is Wintertime in the Midwest and we dream of Summer; but what does Summer dream of?