Zoey (full name Kenleigh’s Zealous Zoey, RAE, NAP, NJP, NFP, NJC, CL1-F, CL1-H, FDCh-G, TF-1, HCT) is a five-and-a-half year old Cardigan Welsh Corgi with a true zest for life. She’s her Mom Kristine’s third Cardi and everything she’d hoped for –athletic, spunky, driven and smart. She’s also quite the sassy girl. Can you tell from the photos?
Kristine and Zoey have competed in obedience, agility, rally and herding, but Zoey’s current favorite sport is flyball. She runs as a full-time height dog for flyball team ‘The X-Fidos’. She also loves to perform tricks and has quite a repertoire of them, including jumping on a trampoline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHQ8mkICqp8). Zoey accompanies Kristine to work at Reed College every day, where she delights in entertaining the students (as well as staff and faculty) with her trick routine. “Sometimes I think it’s impossible to describe in words how much I adore this dog”, writes Kristine.
(Ed. note: that’s a photo of Zoey on the blog’s right hand sidebar, the one where she’s “saying” Calling All Corgi People!)
Rugby was born in March 1997 and was Kristine’s first Corgi. “He’s never been a particularly easy-to-live with dog, but I love him with all my heart nonetheless.” Rugby was the first of her dogs to train and compete in all the various dog sports Kristine loves. Before retiring from competitions in 2007, Rugby earned 21 titles in a number of sports. His ‘official’ name is: Cayuse Rowdy Rugby, CD, RE, AXP, AJP, O-OAC, OJC, NJC, TG-N, TN-N, W-FD (MF), R1-MCL, TG1, FFXG.
Realizing he still needed a ‘job’, Kristine began teaching Riley tricks and soon learned this was where his talents truly lay. In 2006 he appeared on, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” where he could be seen riding his skateboard down the hallway outside Kristine’s office at Reed College (http://tinyurl.com/ylgkrrc). In 2007, Riley won second place in a national dog trick competition by slam-dunking a basketball. Riley’s ‘official’ name is: C-Myste Kamikaze, CD, RA, OAP, OJP, NAC, CGC.