Age: 12 Years Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
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Puff MaLuff; Riley Roux; Wookie-noodle; Roosta-Shoosta, Rooster Cogburn; Ri-Ri
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January 29th 2005
Riding in Daddy's Truck
Shake Paw and Tell me you love me. I can yodel and Mommie says I sound like Chewbacca!
In late 2005 my first corgi, Roxanne, a rescued Pembroke Welsh Corgi, developed seizures and after months of trying every treatment I could come across, I had to have her put down. Losing Roxanne left a huge hole in my heart. You see, she was devoted to me and so very obedient. I couldn't have asked for a better friend.
My grief overwhelmed me and I just could not think of how I could get through this tremendous heartache. I contacted Anna Wyatt, and she helped me understand that only another dog could fill the hole in my heart. She said that Roxanne would not have wanted me to be so sad. She referred me to Carrie Harris. When I finally worked up the courage to call Carrie she was very kind and talked to me about Roxanne. Carrie also told me she thought another dog would be the best way to turn my grief into joy, to take all that love and give it to another.
Carrie didn't have any young adults available at the time but referred me to Michelle Pohl who had a 13-month-old male available. I contacted Michelle and after hearing about this dog I knew I had to meet him. A week later I arranged to go up to Pennsylvania to meet Michelle and her special boy. When I got to Michelle's house this big goofy gorgeous male Corgi greeted me. He was so happy and smiling! I was completely taken aback by his magnificence. I asked him if he wanted to come live at the beach, and he just looked at me as if to say, "Let's go!"
His name was "Micah." But I saw in him a valiant spirit and changed his name to "Riley" which means "valiant." Riley has this incredible way of looking at me, almost as if he is just going to start talking. He is very obedient and devoted to me. Riley has an innocence about him that is so heart warming. And he doesnt mind at all that I have so much love to give. He is always ready to play and be as close to me as he can. We have gone through obedience training and he took right to it. He is so joyous and carefree that he reminds me not to take life too seriously. My family keeps telling me how magnificent looking he is, but I know that the most magnificent thing about Riley is his valiant spirit.
Last year was a very tumultuous year for him and me. I went through some personal trials, and he had to have surgery on his left leg in April 2007. And although he was on strict crate rest during his 12 week recuperation, he never stopped being the happy "goofy" prince I love. Through it all he remained just as devoted as ever. That smile of his brings me joy that I cannot describe.
I rescued Roxanne, but Riley rescued me. The hole in my heart is healed, and while Corguard Valiant Renard Roux will never be a Champion in the show ring, he will always be the Champion of My Heart.
In June 2007 Riley received the "Champion of My Heart" award from the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Potomac.
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June 27th 2008 2:22 pm
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Mommie took me to Dr. Rowan today and I really like him. Mommie talked with him about me and he asked lots of questions. Dr. Rowan then started touching me and feeling my bones, it felt good and I was very relaxed. Mommie said she was very happy because Dr. Rowan said I definitely did not need surgery. Woo Hoo!!! Mommie and I are both happy about that!!!
I am kind of sleepy now so I am going to take a nap.
June 26th 2008 7:21 pm
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Well I just have not had a good week. A couple of dark times ago I was just playing with my bone when my right arm suddenly hurt really bad. Becca called Mommie and she hurried home to help me. My arm hurt so bad. Mommie thought it was my elbow and tried to fix it but I didn't like it and wouldn't let her touch me. Soooo... we had to go to the vet. When Mommie carried me in they put us right in a room. Dr. Vrooman came in and told Mommie it wasn't my elbow it was my shoulder. He said I would have to stay there for a little while so he could take some pictures. He gave me some medicine that made me so sleepy. I don't remember much after that but all of a sudden I heard Mommie's voice and I just cried and cried. Mommie carried me home and let me rest for the night. The next day my arm still hurt real bad so Mommie carried me up and down the stairs. I could just tell Mommie knew how I was feeling. But then Daddy came home and I just forgot all about my arm. I just love Daddy so much!! But he left again and today my tummy got upset and I had an accident in my crate. I know Mommie was upset but not at me. She felt really bad for me. I got pasta for dinner!! But I had to have a bath, don't tell Mommie but I actually liked it. It feels good to be clean. So I am resting now. Mommie said I have an appointment with a special doctor tomorrow. He is apparently a holistic doctor. Dunno what that is so we will see how that goes. Mommie said she hopes he is nice and can help with all my front end issues and maybe the tummy stuff too. I will write again and let everyone know how it goes. I am tired and going to bed now. Good night.
June 20th 2008 6:38 am
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Beenie is visiting and she brought Tuesday. Man, it is really hard keeping tabs on everyone. It is MY job to make sure everybody is behaving and doing what they are supposed to. Mommie gets frustrated with me when I bark because she says I am so loud but how else am I gonna manage things. Sometimes it's the only way people will pay attention to me!!
We are going to Maryland for the Corgi Picnic tomorrow and I am so excited because not only are we riding in the car but I will get to see Momma Michelle and all those other family members!! Last year we went and I wasn't feeling to good but this year I am so..... WOOOO!
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