Favorite Walk: with Mom in the morning around the block
Best Tricks: conning you out of a treat
Arrival Story: Cassie came to us when my little Yorkie crossed the bridge and my daughter told me I just HAd to get a Corgi. i had a friend who knew a breeder who was trying to find a home for a 2 yr old dog she did not wan t to continue to show(seems her toes turn out about a quarter of an inch too much...gee that really matters to me right????) So we went to meet her, taking our elderly aussie with us. It was big keenel with lots of corgis . We fell in love with Cassie right off and brought her home. I took her in the house and she freaked out. She had never seen a cat. She jumped into my lap and shook. I finally calmed her down and she got down and started to make this weird sound, like choking. i realized she was trying to bark. i called my friend, who raises corgis, and said "this dog has something really wrong, she can't bark" My friend said"oh that breeder debarks all her dogs with laser surgery" GAK! what..I never had heard of such a thing. Poor dog...anyway, over the years the scar tissue has slowly healed and her bark has almost returned in full. poor dog...I guess I can understand if you have a kennel in suburbia...all that barking...it just seems weird though to me anyway.
Bio: Cassie has been such a delight over the years. She adores her mom and goes everywhere with me. She comes to my studio and curls up in a chair while I work. She sleeps by my feet every night, though she has to be lifted up on the bed now. She is very active and healthy for her age, which I attribute to all the exercise she gets...she walks with me in the morning and she takes long hikes with Dada and Jasper before lunch every day and then again in early evening. She has to come down to the barn and "help" with the horses every day. She is my constant companion and friend. She is losing her hearing so that makes it hard because she will wander off on a tangent and you can't call her back you have to run after her...sometims I think she has selective hearing. BOL....she has a mind of her own. It has been interesting to have the two herding dogs...I think the Aussie is more front and center on top of what you are doing and the cardigan Corgie is more independant. i love having the Cardigan...she really looks like a combo of breeds...people rarely see a cardigan and don't know what they are. I like them better than the Pembroke..i think they are calmer and more easy going.