Presenting Mr. Calvin Hobbes, proud winner of FaithBark’s Best Buddy Photo Contest! This handsome guy from Virginia was the top vote getter in an event that raised $250 for CorgiPals and CorgiAid … way to go!
Calvin, let’s begin with the basics.
What foods are your favorite, and is there ANY food you absolutely refuse to eat?
Naturally, I love people food: brie, salmon, ice cream … I sit close to Mom when she eats in case she spills any, which she does often. I think there was something I refused to eat once. A veggie of some sort, probably.
Do you have a special lady friend?
Oh yes, my gal pal is the inimitable Pippa Golightly! She’s such an imp. I’m older than she is, but she was flirting and said age makes no difference. Because I’ve loved her since I first met her, I let my heart rule — now I’m so happy! My Mom recently won a dress at auction and let me send it to my Pippa.
Who’s the boss at your house? (I know, silly question).
Well of course I’m the boss, but I let Mom think it’s her. She’s a softie. With some things she’s really boss, and in others I am. It’s all about the balance.
When I’m busy playing and Mom calls me for potty or bedtime, I walk as slowly as possible, stopping every few steps, giving her the saddest eyes I can make. When she tells me to put the toy down, I look at the floor and back up at her, just to make sure she’s serious before I drop it.
A dog’s gotta have ways of getting his point across!
What’s your monthly toy budget, and is it adjusted for inflation?
No toy budget. I like toys, but don’t really play with them that much. There are NO indestructible toys where I’m concerned! Mom got me the tightest, firmest soccer ball she could find, and I skinned it, little by little, ’til I finally flattened it. I’ve got lots of old toys and especially enjoy chewing on the squeaky ones so they make a delightful staccato of noise.
Who loves you the mostest, like total crazycakes love?
My Mom loves me most, and I love her most. She sings to me, talks to me, and sometimes she even cries when other dogs are hurt or go to the Bridge because she knows one day I’ll go there, too.
What’s your take on dog clothes?
Don’t like dog clothes generally, but I like my red bow tie, bandanas for my neck, and I enjoyed my St. Patrick’s Day hat. Mom has looked at some Japanese boy’s clothes, but I think we’re going to have to talk about that. I do let her put the Thundershirt on me.
Do the words “drummies”, “frog dog”, “flying squirrel” and “dual exhaust” mean anything to you?
Nothing. I can’t take those positions! I may have hurt my thigh when I was small, and have never put my legs behind me. Mom thinks it’s so cute, though. At least she doesn’t tell me I’m NOT cute when I can’t do it.
It’s a Friday night, time for weekend fun. Somebody gives you a bone. What do you with it first?
Mom puts down a towel before she even takes a bone out, because she knows I’ll want to huddle with it on the rug. I start salivating and pacing where she wants to put the placemat. As soon as she sets it down, I get to gnawing, and if she comes anywhere near me I put my chin on the bone so she can’t take it away. Mine! Sometimes I try to take it upstairs to my crate, but she won’t let me. Again I say … mine!
If humans were not involved in the decision making, how many meals each day should the average Corgi be eating?
Corgis should be able to eat whatever they want, any time they want. It’s hard on us to smell good things cooking and then get a bowl of kibble!
Do you prefer shorter humans or taller ones?
I love my Mom’s grandsons; they run and play with me. But they tease me too, and keep the ball for too long, I like adults and still jump up on them, so they think I never get any attention.
Pools, ponds, puddles … what’s your position on water?
Don’t like water. Nope. Won’t even pee if the ground is wet. Mom actually put me in a pool once, and I scratched her up from trying to keep hold of her. Don’t like snow, either. If there’s some on the ground, I carefully make a path and stay right on it every time after that. Sometimes I think about stepping somewhere different, but always change my mind.
Have you read the Harry Potter books?
Nope. No Harry Potter books. Mom liked them, but I don’t care to read. I prefer to sniff out my news and information.
Are there other Corgis in your house?
Nope, no other Corgis or dogs here. Which is fine by me. I’m scared of other dogs and don’t want to share my Mom. She had a cat when I first moved in, but it died. So I was happy. Now there’s another one. Mom thinks we’re starting to get along, but I’ve learned how to slip the little twerp a certain look so she runs away. Problem is, now I have to sleep in the crate so the cat can sleep with Mom and get some time with her that way — and I can’t get to the yummy litterbox!
Is there any truth to the rumor that you might be a write-in candidate for the 2012 presidential race? What would your first White House decision be?
I wouldn’t want to be President, but I think animals would be much better at the job because we have good, caring, loving instincts. We cooperate and get along most of the time!
Any parting words, Calvin?
I like having my picture taken almost as much as I like playing — which is a LOT!
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule for an interview with The Daily Corgi, Calvin Hobbes! Congratulations again on your win!
Molly The Wally says
Calvin and his girlfriend Pippa Golightly BOL funny. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
thanks for sharing your story with us – you are a pawsome handsome gentleman Corgi – luv Shorty & Reba
Thank you! I have such great friends!
Well, now I am in the know about you, Calvin. You are a snappy dresser, have a great attitude toward life and seem to be a deep thinker. It is great that you like to have your picture taken because you are definitely the photogenic one! Keep enjoying your life and hugs to your Mom.
Thank ypu, Susan!
Mr. Corgi Waddlebutt says
Great job Calvin! You are truly an interesting man to know! Thank you Laurie Eno for continuing to be a true Corgi hero!