Presenting Nick, International Man of Mystery!
“Allow me to introduce myself.”
Corgi Mom Liz B: “We have an 11-1/2 year old Cardi named Rufus, and I had been thinking for a while about getting a second Corgi, but I figured my husband would probably be less than thrilled at the prospect of a second dog.”
Rufus, Corgi number one.
“Then in August of 2010, I lost my beloved father after a long battle with cancer. It left such a hole in my heart and soul that I could barely breathe. By some providence, shortly thereafter I found a breeder who had owned one of Rufus’s relatives. Through a few conversations, I was able to meet other breeders and finally Janet, Nick’s breeder.”
“Four months and a day after my father’s death — on December 13, 2010 — Nick was born. His full registered name is Mockingbird Could This Be Magic. Anyone who meets Nick would agree that yes — he IS magic!”
(No argument from The Daily Corgi).
“Nick is one of eight, dubbed The Ocho by their loyal followers. The breeder named the puppies after the kids in the old sitcom “Eight is Enough.”
“Since he was one of the biggest puppies, he was dubbed “Big Nick” … here he is stacking at three weeks!”
At six weeks: Working all the angles!
“As I watched him grow on the webcam, I loved seeing Nick interact with his brothers and sisters. He was definitely the loving one, but he also had a fun-loving side too. And of course, when you see a puppy sleeping, who can help but fall in love?”
Kissin’ Mama at three weeks old.
“Eventually I noticed that he and his sister Abby were different; they looked like they were potentially fluffs. Secretly I was thrilled, because I knew that it meant I might have a chance at getting this sweet little boy.”
“I traveled to Chattanooga in February to see The Ocho and it was beyond words. Not only was I completely in love with all the bundles of joy, I met so many other people who love Corgis as much as I do and who welcomed me into their fold. And through my friendship with Janet, I’ve met so many wonderful people and made some great friends.”
“Of course, I did meet one very special friend too.”
“About a month later, I took my husband and son to Chattanooga in order to bring Nick home. Our son had no idea until we were leaving on the trip exactly what was going on, but he was so happy to have his very own puppy.”
“Nick was happy to have his Very Own Boy. They are best buddies. Nick is snuggly and goofy and just loves his Very Own Boy to pieces.”
“They love to play games together outside.”
(Ed. note: I’m guessing heaven looks a little bit like this :-).
Behold the fabulous flying Cardi squirrel!
The evidence is purely circumstancial.
“Nick inherited what his human Grandmas term the “baddog gene”. He has done extensive remodeling in our master bathroom (chewed through drywall and door frames — and the door!) and is a sucker for anything made of cardboard, wood, or plastic. Nothing is safe!”
“He likes to help around the house and has a talent for unloading groceries.”
“We tend to give a lot of nicknames in our family, so Nick has his proper share: Nick-Nick, Snickanick, Snickerdoodle, Snickers, Nicky, Nick-knack, and so on.”
Making sure the boogeyman isn’t lurking here. Or maybe somebody slipped a biscuit under the bed. A dog never knows!
“Rufus (aka The Woofenheimer) has somewhat begrudgingly welcomed his new fluffy brother. Their personalities are quite opposite so they get along well most of the time, unless treats are involved!”
Toy? I don’t know nuthin’ bout no toy!
“Every now and then Rufus will steal one of Nick’s toys and gut it, just out of spite. They balance each other out very well.”
“Personality-wise, Nick is just a big fluffy marshmallow. He’s laid-back, wears a perpetual smile, and loves to snuggle. He is definitely a Mama’s boy. When I had mono this Summer, he would stick to me like Velcro all day and curl up on my feet to keep me warm.”
(Thank doG for the love of good dogs).
“Nick has never met a stranger and adores being loved by anyone he meets. He loves handing out “hugs” and kisses, and even when we’re having a family hug he’ll worm his way into the middle and stand on his back legs in order to be inclued! Eventually I came to the conclusion that somehow my Dad must have sent Nick to me in order to try and fill the void left in my life when he passed away … honestly, Nick has my Dad’s personality! It’s really strange but beautiful.”
“Nick has his own blog (Nick the Cardi, International Man of Mystery), and his own Facebook page as Nick Blanks (HERE). He loves new friends, so please stop on by some time!”
“He is friends with Jon Farleigh (his great uncle) and Dewi (Daily Corgi alums!) They’ve had a few playdates together.”
Whooo-hooo, Cardi train!
He’s also met Jimmy and Wilson of A Tail of Two Cardis.
“Sally (Nick’s sister), Jimmy and Nick wait for a treat.”
“Nick meeting Wilson, and I think that’s Sally getting in the mix of things again!”
“We love Cardi Parties!”
Ed. note: Nick’s birth Mom and Dad are also irresistible … he’s got excellent genes:
Lovely Scout, who made it to the big-time at Westminster last year!
Handsome Chase, who’s spent a lot of time in Tennessee honing his herding skills.
“Nick has brought so much love and laughter into our lives, I can barely remember what it was like before he became a member of our family. We have immense gratitude towards Janet, Penni (Nick’s other grandma) and all the forces of Corgi Nation that brought us together.”
“We love you, Nick!”
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Nick, what else is there to say? You’re pretty much perfect.
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