Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Picture of Howie, a male Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Home:Rockford, MI  
Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Howard (when he's misbehaving), Big Boy, The Nut

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

November 6th 2002

drinking water (by the gallon), bones, sitting on top of his Mama (24/7), annoying his sister Katie, looooong walks, sumo wrestling, belly rubs, ATTENTION of any kind, fetch, frapping, and hike-and-seek (he's very good)

the mere notion of someone trying to take his bones, telling him to get away from the water bowl, the baby gate, when Mama tells him she needs a little space (he gives her "the look" and then moves over one centimeter)

Favorite Toy:
a plush squeaky raccoon, anything he can chew apart/conquer/destroy, anything that Katie happens to be playing with

Favorite Food:
EVERYTHING-- but carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and Greenies top the list

Favorite Walk:
ANYWHERE, harness him up and he'll pull you to the next city

Best Tricks:
I'm afraid Howie is all looks. He doesn't retain ANYthing. *snicker* The entertainment of Howie is watching him appear to re-learn everything each day. He does do "lay down." Although it looks more like "hit the deck."

Arrival Story:
We thought our older Corgi needed a playmate, so we found Howie through a series of acquaintences. The second I laid eyes on him it was deep, mutual love at first sight. He was absolutely adorable, with one ear that hadn't quite popped up yet. But he was a HANDFUL-- energy I have never experienced! Katie didn't quite know what to make of him, and the transition was rough on her. He followed her EVERYWHERE. She developed a new facial expression that told us exactly what she was feeling when he was all wound up (we found it hilarious, Katie did not). Howie is ALWAYS happy; his little tail nub is always wagging. He has taken headers off stairs and run full blast into walls-- and that smile is always there. We often shake our heads at him and ache from too much laughing; he never ceases to amaze us.

When Howie was six months old, he became very ill. He wasn't able to digest anything and suffered from vomiting and diarrhea for three months. We struggled trying to find anything to help him and took him to three doctors. At our wit's end, we found a vet who knew exactly what was wrong with him: exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Basically, his pancreas stopped producing the enzymes his little body needed to break down food. The doctor prescribed a powder to sprinkle over his food with every meal, and he was back to health in almost 24 hours! Since then-- not one problem. Well, with his health. His wild behavior and lack of common sense will always be a challenge! :)

The Groups I'm In:
Corgi Love, Furry Friends of West Michigan

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 27th 2004 More than 12 years!

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