Back on May 5th, I blogged about a joint effort between Minnesota’s Secondhand Hounds and Corgi Connection of Kansas to visit a breeder’s auction and buy several Corgis, with the aim of giving them new lives as pets, enjoying the comforts of home, hearth and family.
Well, friends, look who’s barking now!
Despite a few grumbles at the other dogs and incontinence and/or lack of housetraining, Star’s foster family is working hard to help her settle in. Word is she’s extremely cute (calling Captain Obvious!) and wiggles her entire butt to make up for the absence of tail. Once she gets her stitches removed, Star will get her first bath, probably not a moment too soon for her for-now family. 😉
He is slower to find his feet, this guy. But with time, we might just see great strides for Comet! His foster reports:
After getting home Saturday night we introduced him to our other dogs and it went well. He tried to mark a lot in the house so the belly band has been put to good use. Comet pecks at his food, even with the canned mixed in. He isn’t treat motivated at all, and not a big eater. Comet does well crated overnight (not surprising if this is all he knows). Yesterday we cuddled on the couch and I started to notice some guarding behavior; he would bare his teeth when our other dogs would get near me. His marking attempts are gradually lessening and he’s starting to recognize his name. Still, Comet spends most of his time hiding under the table.
He just got a good brushing and seemed to like it. We heard his low and raspy bark for the first time as he followed our dogs to bark at a neighbor. Recently he snapped at one of our dogs during feeding time. No issues with me petting him during eating though. Separate feeding from now on. We have spent lots of outside time with Comet in the yard, but he prefers curling up in a corner by our backdoor. We’ve just been giving him space.
On Nova’s first walk: “She did pretty great! She walked behind me the whole time, but she walked! Tuffy and Hobbes were not happy with the slower pace, though.”