Daily Corgi reader Susan Mooring joins us today for an update on Trude, the five-year-old Pembroke who joined her family just six weeks ago and made her first appearance on the blog a few weeks later.
So … Trude Alert!
“As Trude continues to weave herself into the fabric of our daily lives, Jim Cooke and I repeatedly ask ourselves how we got so lucky to find this gentle, loving spirit. Ann Phillips, co-owner with her husband Warren of Sunline Kennel, breeds for temperament and a soft expression, and Trude is proof of that!
Her manners are impeccable and her eyes are so expressive and loving.
Trude attracted the attention of a young male in Corgi Nation right away. Gus Maudlin spoke up right after she came home with us and now he and Trude are a devoted Facebook couple.
We are eagerly planning their first meeting.
She does show a will of iron in the heeling department, however. We’ve begun basic obedience classes, and she often flatly refuses to move. She takes the title “retired champion” very seriously!
Her favorite positions are the “Please rub my belly — you know you want to” spread eagle and the “You don’t mind if I sleep in your favorite chair, do you?” snuggle.
Trude is so happy when she hears us waking up, she asks to get into bed with us, where she likes to lie still on her back and receive belly rubs. Generally, she is the quietest of Corgis, rarely barking and only making a low, appreciative growl of a “Barooo” when she’s about to get her breakfast. Then she’ll frap all around the bedroom until I’m ready to head downstairs with her, where she fixes me with the “It’s time to feed me” stare.
The most ladylike of Corgis, Trude has an elegant, asymmetrical swirl of white on the back of her red head, almost like a veil.
Trude is a devoted homebody, and wiggles with joy when we arrive back after an errand:
She bounds up the stairs like a gazelle!
We can’t imagine life without our Trude now, and she has us right where she wants us: wrapped around her lovely little paws!”
Wendy Stengel says
I thought "gee, that pretty one looks reminds me of @puckthecorgi." And then I saw…she's from Sunline! So, they're cousins.
Ann and Warren are great people, who raise wonderful dogs.
Sweet dog, sweet story!
sooz weissberg says
Soooo beautiful. I get a sense of her personality just from the photos. You certainly take wonderful care of her coat!! Good on you guys ♥
What a little sweetheart!! I don't know how one breeds for breeds for "temperament and a soft expression" but Trude sure fits that ticket. Her eyes remind me of my boy's.He and Trude would do well together.
Trude is beautiful! I love how she also likes to have her morning snuggles (that is what we call it at our house). If he isn't already on the bed, our corgi enjoys having his morning snuggles once both mommy and daddy wake up. He bounces on the bed and then rolls over to get bell rubs while he gives us kisses.
What a beautiful story!
My Corgi Nigel might like to have a sibling and I live in Maryland (Takoma Park). Can I get Sunline's information? You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! Kathy
Trude is such a sweet tempered, soft little bundle! It was a pleasure meeting her at Christmas! She's a darling and a charmer!
Lady C says
I feel like I know trude now! I hope I get to see her -and you and jim soon! What a sweetie. xo
My dog Adventure is Trude's sister :)!!!! She comes from the same litter and they look exactly alike, looks, expressions, and all! We knew her as Terra for the first few years. She looks beautiful! I'll let Adventure know her sister is nearby in Fort Meade. So happy for her!!!
Hi, Rebecca! Yes, we renamed her because we liked her AKC name "Royal Trude" better than Terra. How nice to hear from you! We'd love to get together with you and Adventure sometime so that the sisters could have a reunion!
My email is email@example.com. Jim and I would love to hear from you!
And thanks to everyone for your kind comments. Trude continues to be such a blessing to our lives.
What a giggle I got from your pictures. Trude looks just like our two corgis also from Sunline. We get many remarks about their sweet personality.