Sir Winston of Sussex was born on February 9, 2010 in Harrington, Delaware. “Looking back” he recalls, over a dish of his favorite vittles, “my young life was typical: playing, nomming, sleeping, nomming (I was always hungry — even then) and trips to the vet. Then one day, while I was sleeping, these two complete strangers came along, picked me up and took me home with them.”
“Luckily, the joint I ended up at in Delaware was tailor made for a guy like me. The first few months flew by, and the cool new people Mike and Candace R. learned my ropes pretty quickly. (I’ve got to hand it to them). Of course, looking like THIS didn’t hurt. I mean, I’m not one to boast but … I am a Corgi. I hear the rumors. I see the internets. We are easy on the eyes. Reaaal easy.”
“Why anybody would want to mess with all this by mixing it with water and goop is way beyond me. And I’m smart! But you already knew that.”
“I remember the first time I met Winston. At first he was cool. He kept trying to sniff me, which I wasn’t totally OK with, but I figured it might make him leave me alone. Little did I know it was on like Donkey Kong!”
“I don’t think Winston liked me very much at first. I always had to watch my back but I wasn’t about to take his flak! I never knew when he would start with the chase, but I was always ready! I think I eventually won him over. Now we’re starting to be friends.”
“Yeah, I remember when Daddy left. I only got to know him for a few months, so I hope he comes back soon. Winston says he will, and Mommy tells us both every night that he loves us, so I know he’s out there somewhere. All of us are proud of him. Winston and me agree that Mommy is our rock. She loves us, and we love her. She’s always here for us when we need a pet or a hug. I think sometimes I give her too many kisses (is there such a thing?) but I can’t help it!””We have the best humans. I heard them say they couldn’t imagine their lives without their two best friends. And then I realized they were talking about us. I ask you, how lucky can two dogs GET?”
(This post was first published on The Daily Corgi in July of 2014).