Come on now, it's time for Tuesdays' Show & Tail' over at Angela's West Virginia Treasures! If you have a cute pet to show off, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in her new meme! Check her blog for the rules, post away, and link with Mr. Linky over THERE when you are ready!
The picture above is one of my Pembroke Welsh Corgis (I have 4 of them!) - her name is Prairie Princess...aka Prairie Dog! Look at those eyes!! Isn't she a beauty? We adopted her from a family who brought her to us (nearly a 2 hour drive, I believe) looking for a perfect re-homing situation for her. They had moved into a smaller house in a new town, and Prairie was a challenge for them in that situation. She made a great country Corgi, but in the city, it was not working out so well for them or for her.
Prairie can be a challenge, but a delightful one. She has an amazing herding instinct - she constantly tries to haul me out the door with her in the morning by nabbing onto my pant leg, tugging and dragging me, if I'm not quick enough with a reprimand! She likes to herd the other Corgis, and will make sure they are out of the house, then she'll slip back inside and scoop up any kibble that might have gotten overlooked when the breakfast bowls were filled (or consumed). She is pitifully thin, don't you think?
Being a photography subject on many of my paper products, we have to keep her looking good. I never know when I'll need a new snap shot of her for a project I'm working on, like the blog headers that are changed every now and then. She gets crabby when she poses, and it can be difficult to keep her attention at times. The other day, Classy Chassy (my etsy shop) got an order for Prairie's recipe cards to be shipped to Norway - how COOL is THAT!!! My new customer visited this blog during our convos on etsy, too, and if she happens to pop in to read this post, I want to express a big thanks once again for her order, because it allows me to help Lakeshore Corgi Rescue with a percentage of the sale. She said the recipe card sets were going to be used for their Corgi Club's yearly lottery....I neglected to ask if a 'lottery' was a raffle drawing? I am assuming it must be something like that, but how wonderful - Prairie Princess will have her picture on recipe cards overseas!
Even with those innocent eyes, Prairie can be a little stinker! I used to think it was a myth that dogs bury bones in the yard, as none of the dogs I've owned in the past have ever done such a silly thing. One morning I noticed Prairie up on the couch pawing at a throw pillow. She was vigorously intent on moving it. And then I saw the awful truth - - - she was trying to hide a rawhide bone from the other Corgi 'son of a guns'! When I foiled that attempt, she ran downstairs into our bedroom, in the back of our open closet door, and got yet another rawhide bone from behind the laundry basket, headed towards our bed - and tried to slide it underneath the foot board! She didn't want ANY of those evil Corgis to find her 'stash'!
We truly love her very much - she has quite a way about her, you can't help but be drawn to her beauty and personality. We are so thankful that we were allowed to add her to our happy home. It's a Corgi Crazy House, that's for sure!