Monday, June 15, 2009

You'd Never Catch A Corgi With This

I know I haven't blogged for a month (edit: make that a month and a half! Oh my! Did I mention I'm totally important at work lately and have a million people annoying me with a million things all day? I do...). I've already been properly chastised by my mother. You can blame my laptop-hogging husband. But never mind that! Have you seen this? Um, probably not, since it's not a Corgi blog. But you must go to that link and see this hound dog sleep its way through food morsels! It's hilarious! I had to share the cuteness immediately.

Would that actually work with any of your Corgis (or other dogs, I don't discriminate)? I know for Theo it never would. He doesn't sleep that soundly, ever. If I walk near him when he's sleeping, he wakes up. If I take a picture of him while he's sleeping, he wakes up. If I'm rummaging through the fridge to get food to even try this trick while he's sleeping, he wakes up and comes running. But man, it would be funny if I could try this on him.

In other Theo news, we went to the local dog park yesterday for a mini meetup with a few Corgi owners in the area. It was sunny, but by no means scorching. This was by far the most hilarious meetup I've been to. They finally added additional benches to the park (previously, there was one per pen, right by the entrance), so we all huddled at the far end of the pen around a bench in the shade. All the Corgis (about 8 of them), cuddled right up to us people-folk, and didn't do much besides chase off any non-Corgis looking for trouble. Seriously. Other people were commenting about the Corgi-club in the back that wasn't allowing non-Corgis to join. It was pretty funny. There was one Beagle who kept trying to come and say hello, and every time there were 2 or 3 Corgis that would chase him away. Theo, of course, didn't have anything to do with such anti-social behavior. He was too busy being glued to me (giving me dirty looks when I was giving love to the other Corgis), or glued to the girl who snuck in treats (he loooooves her...can't understand why...). About an hour in I looked over and Theo was curled up beside me on the bench in the shade about 2 seconds from falling asleep! My dog fell asleep at the dog park! What a dork!

It was definitely the most sedate group of Corgis I've ever seen. It was nice and peaceful. Not exactly the point of taking your dog to the dog park, but oh well. It was a nice afternoon in the sun, surrounded by dogs. I can't complain. Of course, as I predicted, once we got home, Theo was a bundle of fetching energy. Oiy.

There's one thing I just don't understand about Theo. He goes head over heels when we arrive at the dog park. He cries and whines with excitement when we pull into the parking lot. He shoots into my lap the minute I put the car in park. We pulls me the whole way until we get to the pen. And then once we're in...plop. He just chills. After about 90 minutes yesterday I asked Theo "are you ready to go home?" He popped up, eyes alight with excitement, and started barking. Everyone agreed it was definitely a "yes". He even got indignant with me when I stopped to talk to a person while we were leaving. Why does he get so excited to come and then want nothing but to go home? I'll never understand, but in the mean time, he's darn cute!

(By the way, mom. I know you like regular updates on your grand-puppy, but I also have another blog I update weekly. I know it's not exactly your thing, but I talk about you sometimes on that one too.)


a corgi said...

thanks for the update on Theo; I was wondering how you guys were doing. I did go and look at that dog sleeping through food inches from his nose. No way would Koda be like that. He can hear the rustle of a chip bag a mile away.

too funny about the dog park. Maybe Theo is just a bit shy when around other corgis. So typical corgi, though, that he would love the lady with the treats!!

isn't this weather nice?? I'm liking the long-drawn out June gloom we are getting this year; Koda is too; he and heat do not get along at all


JuLo said...

I wouldn't say Theo is shy around other dogs. He'll always go and say hello. He just doesn't have any interest in playing with them. I think it's partially that he likes watching other dogs play.

The weather has been wonderful. I hope it stays overcast, but not quite raining all summer! Hehe. Ok, a few days of sun is nice, but the temperature has been just perfect.

Kelly said...

Maybe Theo thinks it might be a fetch session at the park, but when it's not he wants to go home so he can get to his fetching duties :)

Gibson is a pretty sound sleeper, but I'm pretty sure any morsel of food would wake him up. I swear he can smell food a mile away, his nose is amazing!

JuLo said...

Haha. No, that's funny though. He actually won't play fetch at the dog park anymore. Don't know why. He'll run to the ball once, bring it back about halfway, then drop it and walk away. But he's not walking too anything. He doesn't seem distracted per se, just disinterested.

Maybe Gibson would like tracking. :)

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

That dog's hilarious!! It only happened to Bryson one time, that was when we were hiking in the Sierras in the snow and he was pooped at the end of the day. :)

Maybe there's some "unspoken" rules between Theo and his pals at the meet up... you know, where they all just agree to chill in the heat? :D

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

I have one Corgi who will hop in the car, can't wait to go anywhere but as soon as we get there he can't wait to go home. Don't you wonder what goes on in those little Corgi brains?

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