My corgi is a chow hound. The breed basically comes in 2 settings: they are either intensely finicky or they will eat anything and everything. Elsa is the second type.

So in order to sloooooow down meals, we feed her in a treat dispensing ball or wobble toy. She has different tactics for each. The treat ball gets passed between stumps until all food is consumed.

If I really want to be a jerk, I put something too big to come out in there. It keeps her busy.

My family reunion/grandparents 65th anniversary was last weekend and Rob and I chose to experiment with taking Elsa with us. We loaded her into her crate, secured her in the backseat, and away we went. 

It was a nightmare. 

Elsa doesn’t like riding in the car. At all. I thought that she might do better in her crate. Nope. She barked, whined, and whimpered for 2 hours each way. She really liked being at my mom’s house, but getting there was the biggest tragedy of her life from the way she acted. So, corgi is getting boarded next time or we get her some sort of doggie downers. We had to stop at the dog park on the way home to help us all relax.

My family reunion/grandparents 65th anniversary was last weekend and Rob and I chose to experiment with taking Elsa with us. We loaded her into her crate, secured her in the backseat, and away we went.

It was a nightmare.

Elsa doesn’t like riding in the car. At all. I thought that she might do better in her crate. Nope. She barked, whined, and whimpered for 2 hours each way. She really liked being at my mom’s house, but getting there was the biggest tragedy of her life from the way she acted. So, corgi is getting boarded next time or we get her some sort of doggie downers. We had to stop at the dog park on the way home to help us all relax.

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lemonsthecorgi:

wafflethecorgi:

Anatomy of the Majestic Corgi
(as I’ve come to know them, courtesy of my precious corgi, Waffle)

Radars: Detects the sound of food bags opening, dropped food, food on plates, skateboards, scooters, etc.

Poker: Used to get the attention of a corgi’s human.

Taster of All Things: Food inhaler, food goes in here.

Majestic Poof: Used to charm humans. Touch for good luck.

Stumpers: Used to frap.

Nub (or floofy tail on some corgis): Happy meter.

Tush Skirts: Used to distract or hypnotize humans during walkies.

Drummies: Essential parts of a sploot.

Note: Scritch spots and rub spots may vary from one corgi to another.

Amazing. I want to buy it!!

Elsa has a weird internal clock. 10:30 is bedtime. This stems from my usual “I have to get up at stupid o’clock because I’m a teacher” schedule I operated on from the time we brought her home until June (for summer school, I keep late hours and suffer the consequences). She puts herself in her crate and glares at me, wondering why I’m still up when it is clearly bedtime. Tonight she came upstairs to let me know the time, just in case.

Elsa has a weird internal clock. 10:30 is bedtime. This stems from my usual “I have to get up at stupid o’clock because I’m a teacher” schedule I operated on from the time we brought her home until June (for summer school, I keep late hours and suffer the consequences). She puts herself in her crate and glares at me, wondering why I’m still up when it is clearly bedtime. Tonight she came upstairs to let me know the time, just in case.

Six months of corgi ownership. Neither of us has managed to kill the other by this point (but from the way she trips me up on the stairs, it’s clearly not from lack of effort on her part). She’s so full of energy and sass, crazy smart, and ridiculously pretty. and just look at those ears!

Corgis are definitely not a breed for the faint of heart, and some days are a challenge, but she’s one of the best parts if my life.