Blossom’s a Pennsylvanian Corgi on wheels, and since we don’t get too many of those here on The Daily Corgi, her “Smiler” post is going to be an expanded special edition!
Mom Nina Mc. E shares Blossom’s story:
“It’s easy to see from her expression that Blossom loves to go “carting” as Terry her walker calls it. She won’t have any part of a leash and will refuse — as only a Corgi can — to go forward, prefering her independence. I walk in front of her with some treats to keep things moving in the right direction.”
“She’s now totally dependent on her wheels for mobility You can tell from the picture of her in the snow (February ’10) that she was doing well just a few months ago. Her vet Dave suggested we try the cart this Spring while she still was on all fours. She took to it right away thanks to the excellent guidance from the manufacturer (positive attitude and treats!). It’s been a lifesaver!”
“We get some odd looks on our walks but most of these quickly turn to smiles and questions. Today a contractor in the neighborhood stopped and said “it makes my heart happy to see how good her quality of life is.” It’s nice that she is sending a good message.”
“Blossom is as lively and bossy at fifteen as when she was a puppy. She was named before she was even concieved and it was eerie when I learned that her mother’s name was Flower. Her brother Foxy lived under Blossom’s rule for ten years until he died after ten great months of remission following four tough months of chemo for lymphomyloma. She missed him at first but likes being Queen Bee and at least dear Foxy is finally in real peace and away from her bossing.”
“Moi, bossy? Does this look like a bossy face to you?”
“In addition to her vet and dog walker, Blossom’s people include Tom, her house sitter/best friend, Cindy her chiropractor, Don and me, and two cats, one of whom is so devoted to her that he sits at the door and cries until Blossom comes back from her walk/cart.”
“Two years ago we moved to a new home that was very coincidently on Blossom Alley — what could be more perfect?”
(Every Corgi should have a street named for them, right?)
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Keep on rollin’ Blossom!
Thanks for the Fluffy love, Nina.
Blossom is a very beautiful fluffy. Wonderful story.
Yaaay Blossom! You go girl! What a beautiful little girl she is and how special her master(s) take such good care of her. No wonder she's livin' large at 15!
Wow!!! I have a 12 year old fluffy corgi too that also has a cart! Does she have degenerative myelopathy too? Did you have trouble with the cart at first? Nice to see another great dog being spoiled 🙂 Melissa
Jane R. says
Wonderful! She is a beauty, a real queen!
What a Beautiful girl! Our Princess was a cart-corgi, too. She enjoyed every adventure of her cart-life as much as she did her 4 legged life. We lost her last summer. Blossom, you are truly a gal-on-the-go! Woofs& Wub fron the Pringang in Houston……..