In June, only a few short weeks after his 10th birthday, Liz and Steve M.’s wonderful Corgi Fred went to the bridge. When they told his breeder of his passing, they learned that their other Corgi (Lily’s) breeder had a nine month-old male she was hoping to place.
“Lily missed Fred and we thought it might be good for her to have a companion as soon as possible. Just five days after losing Fred we went to “look” at the pup, and out came a wild puppy who dashed up to Lily to see if she would play. The answer was a resounding no, but the way he backed down and treated her with respect told us all we needed to know. Of course we went prepared so he came home with us that day.”
“On the way home after many texts with suggestions for names flying back and forth with our daughter, we decided on Gus as his new name. His sweet disposition and goofy sense of humor helped heal our broken hearts.”
“We boat every weekend on the Chesapeake Bay in Northern Maryland. We worried about how he would take to boating, but he fit in so well it was hard to believe he’d never done it before. Maybe Fred had whispered something to Gus about all the adventures he would have.”
“I decided to take him to obedience class which he absolutely loved. He did very well, though he still needs a bit of work on not surging at heel. He tends to get very excited. We are signed up for the next level since it was so good for both of us.”
“Gus loves going in the car, especially if it’s going to the park for a walk. He loves to snuggle with us on the sofa in the evenings. He and Lily get along beautifully. She tends to take a motherly/aunt role and has shown him how things work around the family.”
“Gus has a sweetheart named Trude (a fellow Daily Corgi alum), whom he met via facebook.”
“When Gus saw her picture it was love at first sight. She is such a lovely lady of a Corgi and so much like Lily in looks and temperament he felt he knew her from the start. He is planning to meet her in person very soon and looks forward to it!”
The fetching Trude!
“Losing Fred was a terrible shock, but Gus really has helped fill the huge hole in our lives.”