You’ve probably seen Sparky’s “Kibble Dancing” videos on youtube. If not, here’s a “best of compilation” — required viewing!
Sparky lives in Oregon, where he’s been with Annie and Steve S. for seven years. “We think he was maybe three when we got him from a Corgi rescue in Colorado Springs” writes Annie. “Sparky’s a great Corgi (aren’t they all?) “He loves his daily walks and playing fetch, especially with his hedgehog (AKA best toy ever).”
“He has a whole range of happy dances, happy barks, yips and arrrooohs when a walk is mentioned. He created the kibble dance a few years ago, and at first he would only do it when we were out of sight — we could hear the tapping, but he would stop whenever we came into the room. Finally he allowed us to observe the kibble dance, and eventually got it on video. He still does the kibble dance almost every morning, but never for dinner — if it’s dinner time, he just stands by the bowl and stares at us until we add some gravy.”
“Sparky really enjoys life, he’s always up for play, or a walk, and he knows how to relax, too. He does the classic Corgi legs-up-the-wall sleeping posture, and likes a good nap on the couch, with or without his people.”
“Some tricks he has taught us are “gimme five”– he likes this one so much he turns it into the secret Corgi handshake — first one paw, then the other, then back to the first paw. He also does “where’s your tail?” (spins in a circle). After many years, his people have finally figured out how to play fetch properly. It requires at least two toys, otherwise, he runs for the toy once and brings it back, only to play keep away.”
“Sparky loves everyone he meets, and expects the proper degree of admiration and petting from everyone we see on our walks. He’s been known to plant himself in their path like a speed bump, or sit on their feet, if he doesn’t think he has gotten sufficient attention. He likes to visit his Corgi friends Duff and Ebby, two red and white Pembrokes at one end of the neighborhood, and KC and Hogan, two tri-colors (a Cardi and a Pembroke puppy) in the other direction. Lots of the neighborhood cats like to come say hello, but Sparky wants no part of this. He just tries to ignore them and heads in the opposite direction.”
“We are so happy to share our life with Sparky, he makes us smile and laugh everyday.”
Annie made a quilt portrait of Sparky … beautiful job!
This post originally appeared on The Daily Corgi in September, 2010.
I can't tell you how many times I've watched this on YouTube and laughed my head off! I've gotten a lot of joy outta Sparky's "Kibble Dance!" Thanks for sharing it with all of us corgi-lovers! Sparky looks great for 7- my Plato (also a 7 y/o Pem) looks good- he just needs to dance more- he's a little on the fat-side!
I loved this video, thank you for the uplift of the day. My Lil Reba (pembroke corgi) is in surgery as I write this. She tore a ligament in her leg and is getting it operated on. we miss her so much and she has only been at the vet since yesterday afternoon. These little dogs have the most personalities of any dog we have ever owned. Corgi's Rule!!
Hahaha!! omg I LOVE HIM!! <3
He is so handsome! Thanks to Sparky's parents for sharing…what a joyful little guy he is!
Jane R. says
Sparky sounds fantastic. A real character. Great pics, and WONDERFUL quilt. You are so lucky to have him, and he you. Thanks so much for sharing him with us. LOVE his dance, and the extra facts about how he used to do it in secret! LOL
I first saw the "Kibble Dance" a few months back and had to watch it half a dozen times. It was great entertainment and I think he should be on Broadway!! What a little guy! My best to him and may he dance forever and get as excited over his kibble five years from now as he did when the video was made…long live the Spark!!
what a character! I am blown away by that quilt though!! What talent & love went into that!!
Di from Little Legs Rescue says
Sparky's Kibble Dance makes me smile, no matter how many times I watch it. What a cool Corgi you have and I love the fact that he's a rescue dog, too 🙂
At first, I was laughing like heck, then I just had to sit and watch in amazement. Corgis are the most incredible dogs! I just love this, so thanks for sharing.
I can watch Sparky's Kibble Dance a million times and I would laugh just as hard each time!!!
I already have a link to Sparky's Kibble Dance (to music) on my website and also enjoyed this one. He is just so cute.
And the quilt, whoaw, it is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.
I'm so happy to see this video of Sparky doing his famous kibble dance once again 🙂 I don't know of any other corgi that does this so royally!