Five year-old Holly is a quirky ball of fur and “the biggest scardey cat a dog can be.”
Mom Lizzie H. writes: “When we first brought her home she’d bark at practically anything, from the squeaky noise the outside hose faucet made when someone turned it on, to people wearing hats or putting on shoes, to Frisbees (yes, my DOG is scared of FRISBEES.)”
“She’s calmed down a lot now. Holly loves everyone in our family to death. When her favorite people are around she follows them and ‘doots’ them on the heels with her nose. She goes crazy barking and growling when any outsider enters the house, unless she’s seen them before. If we all settle down together, then she can get used to them fairly quickly.”
“Other dogs are a big problem. She’s not evil, she doesn’t bite or attack, but she gets very defensive and scared around other dogs. She’ll growl loudly and bark ‘I’m a tougher dog than you’ show.”
“Holly, a.k.a. Holly Bear, Boo Bear or just Boo, loves to play with me and her plush squeaky toys and tennis balls, though we’ve never been able to teach her how to fetch. When she wants us to throw something for her after she’s done chewing/squeaking it, she’ll drop it in front of her, give it a slight nudge with her nose, then look at us, pleading.”
“I’m pretty sure she’ll eat anything except for a few vegetables like carrots and celery. She LOVES cake. When she hears the song ‘Happy Birthday’, she jumps up on the chair and starts begging for some. Holly always knows when there’s a cake in the house, and once she even fell asleep waiting under the table where we’d placed a cake!”
“We laugh at Holly all the time. She mistakes her reflection for another dog and growls at it if she sees her image in the sliding glass door. She has an immense tolerance for pain and has been hit on the head with balls and ran into walls without a peep. She loves to play out in the snow on winter days and eat the snowballs I throw to her.”
“Sixteen week-old Holly was a present from my parents for my eighth grade graduation (because I’d begged them for a dog all my life). Only a couple of months after we got her, I became very sick with Crohn’s disease. While I was home, Holly was one of my biggest comforts; after my Mom and I came back home from months at the hospital, we got the biggest welcome party any dog could have ever given!”
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momma loves 2 corgis says
Loved your story about Holly. The scaredy dog thing is too funny. I have a corgi that is like that too. She does not like when I chew gum ?? Or if anyone sneezes…or thunder or just sounds that shes not sure what it is. Our dogs know when we are sad or sick. My corgis were a great comfort to me when I broke my wrist last October. I had alot of love from my fuzzie friends.
I have an amazing Corgi named Cooper who is the love of my life! He is a tri color 6 year old and I cannot imagine life without him. My daughter in law was a breeder and so we are a Corgi family. When we all get together, we have as many as 8 dogs playing in the yard, 5 of them Corgis and it's SO much fun to watch! I LOVE your blog and I'm so glad I found it! Marie