I am totally a dog person. And to be more specific, I am totally a Pembroke Welsh Corgi person. Since as early as I can remember, I’ve had a Corgi in my life. First, we had Shotsey. Then, I got the best Christmas present I could have ever asked for when I was 10 years old, Abby. And now, we have Zoe, who we hope will become Claire’s best friend.
When Abby passed away, I was so upset that Claire would never be able to meet her. She was a huge part of my life and I wanted her to share in the love that I have for Abby. So the best way to do that, is to give her the opportunity to fall in love with a little furry best friend of her own.
We searched for MONTHS to find available corgi puppies to purchase (I personally like to say “adopt” but, I learned in my search that you only use that term when you are getting a rescue dog…who knew!) with no luck until late June. I didn’t realize how hard it was to find pure bred corgi puppies. The litters can be spoken for months in advance and breeders don’t always have one litter right after another. I eventually just emailed the list of breeders on the Corgi society website and found one breeder who pointed me to another who had two adorable little 10.5 week old sisters available. It was SO perfect because my mom and I had talked for a while about wanting to get two sisters, one for my parents and one for us. That way, they would have a friend to play with when we’re out of town. So we were so excited to finally find puppies available and picked them up after we returned from Vermont.
Some people might think we’re a little bonkers for getting a puppy at the same time as having a baby but there are definitely some advantages. For one, we’re trying to house train Zoe and it helps that we can take her out to relieve herself while we’re doing the middle of the night feedings. It’s also nice that Claire isn’t mobile yet so we only have one “little one” running around the house. The most important reason why we got a puppy right now is we wanted Claire to grow up with her little furry companion. As for Claire and Zoe are doing together, they’re doing great! Zoe will sniff Claire or lick her toes and then prance off. Claire just stares at Zoe and she’s probably wondering what the heck she’s looking at.
We’re starting a puppy training course next weekend!