Rita spent the five hour journey to her new home cradled in Mom’s arms.
(Let’s all bask in the thought of holding a Corgi puppy for five hours straight, shall we? Kumbaya!)
Perhaps this early coddling accounts for Rita’s “Queen of the Place” complex.
(Or it could just be that she’s a Corgi).
“Is my tiara showing?”
Although they’d done their research and wanted a tri-color male, Lee says when she and her husband arrived at the breeder’s “this red-and-white female came flying toward us and tucked herself under my husband’s arm … it was LOVE!”
“Rita is now slightly neurotic, though you’d never guess it from that beautiful face.”
“Our girl has her quirks. She hates the freezer, where the dreaded ice cubes live. When the freezer door opens from miles away, she comes charging, barking madly and jumping. The DVD player, microwave and garbage disposal are also her sworn enemies, regularly provoking eruptions of yapping.”
“Rita goes into a frenzy when we sneeze, sing, whistle, dance, snap fingers or puff out air!”
(Uh, do you mean breathe? 😉
“She’ll even wake from her sleep to let us know she heard it.”
“We recently adopted Dave, a Cardigan Corgi Bassett rescue from a South Carolina shelter. He’s quiet, cuddly, unfazed by anything … we call him the “regular dog” because he’s so unlike Rita!”
“They get along fine, though I swear Rita the Queen always looks at Dave like “Is he still here?”
“We adore her, quirks and all. How could you not love that face?”
The (poofy) End.
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Rita, you are royally AWESOME.
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Rita Honey, meet your North Carolina counterpart Pippin ! With him, doorbells, ringing phone, carrying ANY thing, invokes a verbal reaction…..ah well, one look at his face :-)……….Rita is scrumptious !
Rita is a total cutie! Lily in Atlanta is in the Corgis Against Dancing movement, too! It cracks us all up, but if anyone's dancing in the house (because you know spontaneous dancing happens), Lily will come and "dance," too! Sometimes she leads w/ her teeth . . . 🙂
I feel so very lucky. My boy is 180 degrees from Rita. Noting bothers him…well, except if I drop a bag of Doritos. Then he'll clear the coffee table getting away from them!
Most females seem tobe like Rita-don'tknow why that is.:) She is a cute little girl and may she live to be 25.
Oh stop, could Rita be any cuter?? That poofy drummies pic is fantastic. Send the ice cubes to Montana because our corgi Dill loves them! Rita, you were a darling baby and you grew into a beautiful dog, quirks and all!
she sounds a lot like Princess Lita in NE… Wonder if it has to do with the names. Rita…Lita
Rita, you are funny with your quirks. I also adore your brother, Dave and you must as well since you are allowing him to remain in your house.