Czarina E. and her husband were newlyweds when they decided to add a dog to their family in February of 2012. “I had wanted a Corgi since high school” Czarina says “when I met one for the first time.”
“Gatsby was born on December 10, 2011, the biggest pup and the only boy in a litter of four. It was love at first sight when we met him as a five week-old puppy and a thrill to finally bring him home three weeks later.”
said he would grow up to be a very handsome boy. She was right! Of course, we may be a bit biased.”
where to begin. He is our perfect
little boy. He’s a friendly guy, though you’d never know it
meeting him because he does tend to be quite shy around new
people. It doesn’t take him long to warm up, though. Before long he’s nudging your hand, asking for pets. Gone are the folded back ears, out come the nubbin wiggles for people he likes. I have yet to meet someone that Gatsby did not like. He’s a happy go lucky ham.”
“Our good natured boy gets along with every dog he meets. We like to take him
to as many Corgi meetups as possible, often making the nearly two hour
drive to attend San Diego meetups. We’ve also been to two SoCal
Corgi Beach Days. Gatsby loves going to meet ups, though he’s not too fond of the water. During beach meet ups, we’ll often see him just hanging out relaxing in the shade.”
patient when it comes to getting his picture taken. He knows how to pose and
the camera just loves him. Gatsby serves as my model for the doggie bow ties, collars, and bandanas I
sell in my Etsy shop, Itsy Bitsy Gatsby. (Yes, the shop is named after him).”
“We named him after (you guessed it) F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. We love the name, mainly because we wanted to be able to refer to him as “The Great Gatsby.”
When he turned one, we decided we needed another Corgi in our lives. After all, they’re like potato chips; you can’t just have one! So we began looking for his “sisfur.” In April of this year, I contacted a breeder I’d heard many good things about and sure enough, she had a female available: an outgoing, super sweet one.”
and it was love at first sight — all over again. I just knew this round ball
of fluff was the “sisfur” we’d been looking
for. A few weeks ago we brought her home and named her Scout.”
AKC name is Jean Louise’s Lady Mockingbird. Scout is named
after the Jean Louise “Scout” Finch character in the novel To Kill A
Mockingbird, my favorite book of all time. As a sassy, bossy, fearless girl, our Scout is every bit
her literary namesake.”
just five seconds, Scout will investigate places she’s not supposed to
be — like behind the TV wall unit.”
coming home, Scout has been happily adjusting to her new life with us. Perhaps too well! She’s been trying to boss her big brother around, climbing on him, tugging on his ears or
gnawing on his paws. Sometimes she’ll stick her entire face into his ear
because she knows just how much he hates it. But Gatsby,
being the gentleman that he is, never gets angry at her. He lets her
get away with a lot of things.”
play together pretty much 24/7. They are getting along so wonderfully
and we couldn’t be more thrilled; they’re well on their way to
becoming the best of friends.”
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Virginia Besthoff says
Gatsby are Scout are the CorgiBest!!
All of these photos are beautiful, but the puppy pictures make my heart beat faster. Congratulations on building such a wonderful family.
Nancy P. says
What a gorgeous pair!
omygosh i'm in love. with the hams and the story! i'm so excited to get my first corgi, hopefully sooner than later! ~Thanks for sharing!!
Two of my favorite corgis!!! just love this article!
They are ridiculously cute! Scout definitely looks like a little firecracker.