Julia and Chris are cRaZycaKeS about their Corgi Oona. Here’s their story, in their own words …
and as a result never made it to the show ring. Instead, she landed a
home that left food out for the dogs all day long! Naturally, this lead
to a VERY fat Corgi, weighing in at 40 pounds by the time she reached her first birthday!
good situation for Oona, and arranged for her to fly from Northern California to Boston to
live with us. Within just a few months, Oona
was back down to a healthy 25 pounds, enjoying an active lifestyle of
daily walks and romps at the park, weekly hikes in the woods, swims in
the lakes and oceans, and even trips to the White Mountains of New
Hampshire (Who says a Corgi can’t scale a mountain?!)
accustomed to the city sounds of buses and trains, and loves people and dogs
of all shapes and sizes. She even loves her sister Mooka, the cat.
course, they both know that Mooka could lay the smack down at any given
time, so there is a mutual respect.
Because Oona was the runt,
she was able to spend the first few months of her life cuddling in bed
with the breeder, rather than the pen with the rest of the show dogs. Which
made for a VERY lovey Corgi.
Her exceptionally short legs make her
easy to sleep alongside of, and of course her lack of tail makes her even
more pleasant (no swatting!) for cuddling.
loves to be held like a baby, and even tolerates being swung around in
the air a bit. (Ed. note: Do not try this at home :-).
Her favorite activity of all time — besides
eating — is chasing squirrels! She has yet to get one, but comes verrry
close. She’s super quick (go short legs go!) and will also chase turkey, bunnies, anything that runs.
highly intelligent. Her favorite tricks include “down”, “over” and “high
five!” Last Summer she even learned to swim out to the deep part of
the lake with the big dogs to chase a stick, or at least to chase the
dog chasing the stick.
each new person with an open heart and a big smile. We think of her as a child, and try to bring her to all the social functions we can.
We compare Oona
to fox-pig fusion, sometimes with a little bit of hamster or seal …
pretty sure she’s actually an angel with fur.”