Introducing midwest Corgis Tashi and Tucker, cover dogs extraordinaire!
photo: Liz Kaye
These two joined the fold when the family went to pick up Tashi at the breeder’s and laid eyes on Tucker, perfectly marked and playful. “My husband pulled me aside and told me he couldn’t leave that beautiful little boy puppy there all by himself.” writes Tracy P. “I had always read that getting littermates was a mistake, because they would bond with each other. What a bunch of hogwash. It was one of the best things we’ve ever done, and we’ll probably do it again.”
“They were easy to raise and are devoted to all of us. Tucker the Wonderdog is especially outgoing and confident, so he became the 4H candidate for our oldest daughter. This Summer will mark their 7th year in 4H. Tucker has been the grand and reserve grand champion in obedience and agility multiple years in our very large county dog project. Unfortunately, we have very few pictures of Tucker competing because we “distract him” and are thus banished from the area.”
“Tashi, while not quite up to Tucker’s level, has done 4H for several years with another one of our daughters. We’ve even convinced her not to bite the judge. :)”
“They are both insane ball chasers. Tashi has been known to bit Tucker’s cheek or ear and even his tail stub in full run, to show her unhappiness at not having the ball. They love snow and will only tolerate their Collie sibling Mistle, believing themselves to be of higher lineage.”
“This year, Tucker has chewed the tennis balls so hard that he has knocked out all of his top “tiny teeth”, which only adds to his silly character.”
“He cleans the floor, the cabinets, my shoes, anything with spillage on it, arriving as soon as I say “oops”! Tucker is my favorite kitchen tool. He is also convinced that if he licks the back door, it will open. Without a doubt, he is the finest of the five Corgis we’ve owned over the past 20 years. We’re so thankful we didn’t leave him behind!”
“Two Summers ago, professional dog photographer Liz Kaye took portraits of all our dogs for possible calendar shots. And we got the news right before Christmas that not only were our Corgis in a calendar, they were also on the cover! We couldn’t be more delighted.”
“Tashi and Tucker are not our first Corgis. Before we had children, I convinced my husband that Corgis were big dogs in small bodies. So we got Miles, and soon after, his “pet” Codiferous Pooh Bear (Cody). Miles once got to meet Tasha Tudor, who called him a “fine Corgi”. After Cody passed at age 11, we knew we had to get another Corgi while Miles was still around to train it.”
Whole lotta Corgi-a-lorgin’ goin’ on!
Cute x 2! You've got some serious T'n'T (Tashi 'n' Tucker) going on there!
Lisa Harris says
So special. Love the story if not leaving Tucker behind.
They are both just so adorable – obviously they were meant to stay together that day at the breeder's! I've already ordered the calendar – can't wait to get it, now that I know the story behind the photo 🙂
Adorable corgi's that you have! My corgi knows to come running (even though he isn't too far away if someone is in the kitchen) when we say "clean-up". He knows we dropped something on the ground and that it is his.
As a 4-H leader of a dog club here in PA, I highly approve of this post (and these adorable Corgis)!