When Trotter’s Mom Erin met him, he was four months old and sitting in the bottom drawer of a kitchen cupboard.
“Trotter didn’t like people much, but we bonded instantly. He came right up to me, stuck his tiny tongue in my ear, and it was love.”
“He still likes to play his favorite game “Get the Ears”, where he puts tongue in our ears, and the more we fight him off and squeal, the happier he gets trying harder to get to them. This is usually when he “chuckles” …
… it’s a strange noise, made from the bottom of his belly out of pure joy.”
“When he was a puppy, I nicknamed him Trotter Bear on account of his little bum. From behind he looked like a little bear cub.”
“While my husband was a self proclaimed non-animal lover, all it took was a week with Trotter to change his tune.”
“He’s three now, and even though he’s lost all traces of the puppy I fell in love with, he’s an amazing adult who surprises me every day with the sweet and wonderful things he does. Just the other day he decided that the house would look better if he redecorated, so he scattered shredded toilet paper rolls everywhere and began moving the pillows from the couch to the floor. Whe was done, he sat proudly smiling on the pile of pillows.”
“Master Stuff-ectomist — that’s ME.”
“Trotter is an only child and he likes it that way. Trotter runs the house. He wakes us up every morning, escorts us to bed every night, and does his security rounds of the yard several times a day to keep out cats and squirrels.”
“He’s an avid recycler: toilet paper rolls get promptly chewed when empty, and we’ve made a habit of saving the stuffing he rips out of his toys so we can refill and sew them back up. Gutting them must be a Corgi thing.”
“We travel a lot and have lived internationally, but Trotter always loves the new adventures on the road, especially to places where he can swim and play in the grass. He’s our little gypsy boy.”
“He’s tenacious in his efforts to sit in the drivers seat any chance he gets.”
“Trotter enjoys playing catch, treats (especially stuff he shouldn’t have like cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets), and best of all, napping on the couch with Mommy and Daddy.”
Frolicking in the snow is pretty fun, too!
“Trotter caught the acting bug while I was in college, and I made a short film about him that went on to win the Gold Coyote Award at the Oregon Sesquitennial Film Festival. He was eight months old and already knew how to work the camera.”
“We’re proud to say that last year at the Portland Corgi Walk in the Pearl, Trotter was recognized from his YouTube clip and people wanted to take their picture with him. This is especially funny, since I’m a filmmaker and my husband is a musician, yet Trotter is the celebrity of the family.”
“Our son is a sweet, intelligent, loving critter who loves to laugh. He’s helped us through ups and downs, death, health problems, and when things seemed hopeless, he was always there to lick our ears and make us smile.”
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Trotter Bear, you ROCK!
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