Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Show and Tail

For the first time, I am joining Angela over at WV Treasures by participating in Tuesdays Show & Tail. I learned of this meme from my friend Sandie at Chatty Crone.
Ms. Chelsea Kabob
Taken a couple of days ago, out in the drive, in the sunshine.
Look at that smile!
Initially, I thought that the name of the meme was Wags and Tails...Chelsea doesn't have a tail, so she can't wag. She does "wag" (or wiggle) her stump. In Britain, there is a ban on removing the tails of Welsh Pembroke Corgis. If it were up to me, I would not have done it, but by the time we met her, at three weeks, it was done. I even said to the breeder, "I don't want her tail docked." And the breeder said "um, it has already been docked." Chelsea was born on June 30, 2008. It is hard to believe that she will be two years old this summer. She has settled down a lot. Don't get me wrong, Welsh Pembroke Corgis have a lot of energy. A couple of weeks ago, I took her out on the rails to trails for seven miles and she came in and started tearing around the house like a crazy person. I have learned, it isn't the distance that wears her out, but rather, the speed. I picked her, or rather, she picked me (she licked my arm) when she was three weeks old. Then we went to the farm to see her at five weeks and one more time before we took her home at eight weeks. She weighed three pounds and we have a video of her walking around on the kitchen table and at the end of the video, she walks right up to the camera. She weighs around eighteen pounds. She was the next to the smallest of the litter. (The "runt" didn't make it.) She is an unusually small Corgi and people always think she is a puppy. I am one of those moms that loves to dress her up. As of late, she has been sporting a jaunty lavender and pink bandanna. She always gets a lot of attention and compliments whenever I take her out. We belong to a local agility club called "Flying Paws." This will be her second summer. She does a lot better than I do. I am the one that holds her back.
She is the joy of my life. She always gives me kisses and runs to greet me every morning.


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Your sweet little girl is a much younger, and trimmer version of our 8 1/2 yr. old Addie. I just commented today how the sunshine made Addie smile. Jake is 10 tomorrow, so we're celebrating with a plain double cheeseburger and a new ball. I agree about the tail thing, or lack of...want to have a Cardi sometime. Jake has a stump to lift and wiggle, but Addie was docked much closer. Jake was 5 mo. when we got him, and Addie was given to us, from the same breeder, at age 2.
Lordy, life would be so sad and blue without them in our lives!
Hail Corgis~

Chatty Crone said...

Oh that is the sweetest story ever. I can tell it's a love story that goes both ways.

I love Pugs and now Corgi's - as I have learned about them from my blog friends. I think they have adopted me.

I have tried to have a dog a few times and my allergies just don't allow it.

Anyway she is a doll - I didn't know they had their tails removed. Like boxers I guess.

Seven milse - wow - tired just reading about it.

Welcome to Show and Tails.


Laurie said...

Awww thanks for sharing! Chelsea is so cute, and I am glad you found each other. I know how amazing it is to find that special doggie.

Pam said...

She's adorable! This was a great story and I can imagine how much you love her! We must see a pic of her all dressed up though! I'd love to have a Corgi, don't know how well that would work with our 2 cats though. Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Welcome to Tuesdays' Show & Tail! Thanks so much for joining in today!

Chelsea is beautiful! She is way smaller than my corgi named Jazz. They do wag their tails that aren't there! lol I believe that they dock their tales when they are around 3 days old. I've been told that some actually are born without the tails. All I know is that they are just so gosh darn cute that I can't stand it! lol

Thanks for sharing about Chelsea!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

ClassyChassy said...

Beautiful post and such a lovely little girl!!!

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