Jake was Jessica L.’s first Corgi, and since then she’s adopted two more, proving you really can’t have just one!
“We got Jake on Labour Day in 2008, when he was ten weeks old.”
“He started fetching young: frisbees, balls, sticks … whatever you can throw.”
“He’s a real sweet guy who loves everyone and gets along with all other animals.”
“Jake’s now three years old and a registered Therapy Dog through the Saint John Ambulance service here in London, Ontario. We go weekly to visit a nursing home and twice a month to a local Detention Centre for young boys age 12-17. We also go to the University of Western Ontario during exam time to de-stress the students. Jake is a hit! Many of the students took his picture and said they now want to own a Corgi some day. There are some new Corgi lovers in the world.”
“Coco the Cairn Terrier/Jack Russell mix joined the family on Jake’s first birthday. Jake was very attached to me, and I thought if I got him a buddy, he would pay more attention to her than me.”
“Though they’re best friends and love each other dearly, it didn’t cure Jake’s separation anxiety. He still barks and whines when I go out, which is why I put him into the Therapy Dog program.”
“I made a video chronicling their first year together.”
“One year ago, we adopted Jake’s mother Chloe. I found out by chance that she was retired at six from showing and breeding, and since Jake was the only puppy she’s ever had, I just couldn’t let her go to any other family. I guess I was meant to have her.”
“Chloe was overweight and very shy. Since I walk my dogs three times a day (in the Summer), she had no choice but to get with the program and has lost about three pounds. She’s much more active, trodding along with the others without a problem. Chloe’s a sweetie and a cuddly bear who sleeps with me every night.”
“Corgi number three is Sally, our five year-old tri girl who was adopted by a friend at the same time as we got Chloe. I’d told her about Sally who was up for adoption on a breeder’s website. The breeder was on her way to a dog show here in London and stopped by to drop off both Sally and Chloe.”
“After three months, my friend decided not to keep her. I felt bad for Sally because she’d been around to three other homes in the past, was bred twice and had two litters of ten puppies. I just couldn’t see her re-homed again, so even though our city by-laws only allow three dogs per household, I took a chance and kept her. If I’m ever found out I’ll have to move, but I’m prepared to do that rather than see her go to another home or shelter. Sally is a real sweetheart. You can do anything to her and she just submits to whatever: trimming nails, brushing, brushing teeth, bathing … she doesn’t mind.”
“She plays all the time with Jake and Coco.”
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That’s quite a crew you’ve got there!
Welcome to The Daily Corgi, kiddos!
Marlene aka LuckyDog says
so happy for you and your furry family!!!
I already said something on Fb, but I figured it wouldn't be too annoying to cover my bases. I have Callie, one of Sally's puppies from her second litter. She was born on January 1st, and was named Kally because her mother is named Sally. We changed it slightly, to Callie, in order to call her California Girl, officially. But she's her daughter. It would be so wonderful to possibly to a meet up of some sort. I live in Detroit, and thought we could meet up here, there, or inbetween. I've been freaking out since I looked on Glencoe's website and saw the same picture of the 4 dogs as on here!
what happy dogs! Jake is a great smiler.