Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Eva The Diva of Kentucky: Truly Corgi - licous!

Outgoing Eva has an "I'm fabulous" personality and a general addiction to people and affection.

"It's all about moi!"

Says Mom Susan R." "Even being spayed and forced to wear the "cone of shame" didn't come close to dampening her charming personality." 

(I'd say it reflects her natural radiance!)

"Eva was a surprise present from my husband James for my birthday last April." 

"Because my birthday falls on April 15th and James is a CPA, I've learned not to expect much ON my birthday. In fact, I had actually asked him the night before if I could expect any present or dinner the following day. He said no, but promised to order shoes after the deadline."

"He lied.  When I came home at the end of my long and busy birthday, Eva met me at the door and I was a goner!" 

(Clearly, James had already submitted to her will).

"Eva was the only member of her litter who wasn't show quality.  She wasn't particularly fluffy, her ears hadn't pricked and she didn't have the forehead blaze of her brothers and sisters, but she chose James!  The pull of her powerful personality was too strong."

(And those puppy dog eyes don't hurt either).

"She came to work with me the next day and became the mascot for the show I was costuming at the time. Proving to be the perfect theatre dog, she sat through rehearsals with out a peep -- napping through the first act, waking up at intermission for a bathroom break and then sleeping or sitting quietly through the second act."

"Eva's name is from the Pixar move "WALL-E" (EEEEEE-VA). She was originally going to be named Cari (as in, Careful what you wish for!) but when I found myself saying "careful" the entire first weekend she was with us, we decided she needed a different name!"

"The "Diva" part came later, when we realized that she was completely incapable of not looking up when she heard the camera turn on!"

"Her favorite toy is a Kong Wubba.  She's gone through about seven of them in her time with us, but she knows the squeak of a Kong over anything else!"

"Eva is the star of her training classes and is currently studying for her AKC CGC test, which she will -- of course -- pass with flying colors."


"The trainer will even call us in to help with problem dogs, since Eva has shown she can pretty much get along with everyone, even my dear friend's spoiled French Bulldog Madeline."

"Eva likes to go for walks, particularly downtown where there are more people to admire her. She's a fixture at school and even has a warning sign on the door of the costume shop where I work (Corgi Tripping Hazzard) so that people know of the cuteness they are about to encounter." 

"My boss, besides being awesome enough to let her come to work with me, also offers her home when Eva needs to run off some steam. Her husband, daughters and two dogs have grown completely used to Eva wandering in once a week or so, and she's treated like family there."

Will put up with this for peanut butter!

"Our girl enjoys playing fetch but prefers keep away, which my husband taught her and we have yet to be able to UN-teach her. Her mortal enemy is the vaccuum cleaner."


"Eva just celebrated her first birthday and of course had a cake -- though no party, since Mom was working a show and of course, art must come first."

"By the way, the recipe for Eva's Birthday Cake can be found HERE."


"Besides, the amount of treats and toys she didn't have to share more than made up for it!"

"If someone is napping, she must be there. She considers it her job to be the bed warmer every night and often wiggles under the covers to make sure they're nice and warm. Her favorite spot is the exact center of the bed, but if she must, she'll settle for curling behind someone's knees."

"She longs for Summer to come again so she can chase and kill another exercise ball …

... like she did last Summer!"


"Anything I knit has to be given the Eva stamp of approval -- everything from scarves to afghans is thoroughly inspected and slept on, if she's allowed to. This is in return for her not chewing my needles to pieces ever again after the blowup when it happened the first time. She'll still run away with balls of yarn if not suitably bribed with treats."


"Eva's favorite place in town is the Bluegrass Barkery, whose people love to spoil her rotten every time she comes in.  She expects this; it happens everywhere from the vet to the groomers to the middle of campus. When she heard they were doing a Christmas fundraiser for the Canine Cancer Reasearch fund, she made time in her busy schedule to have her picture taken with Santa for the cause!"

"Spoiled is my middle name."

"I found The Daily Corgi in the midst of studying for my doctoral qualifying exams in Voice. Your blog and Eva The Diva kept me calm and laughing through an otherwise grueling and miserable process!"

"We've since added another Corgi to our family; our rescue boy Sir Winston Piccolo, Gentleman Adventurer.  It takes a pretty special dog to keep up with Eva the Diva, but Winston has wrapped himself around our hearts and has settled in for good -- and we couldn't be happier!"

Ed. note:  You can read Winston's story at CorgiPals here!


"Eva the Diva is a crazy bundle of fur who keeps us on our toes and laughing hysterically, even when she's been bad. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present!"

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Eva, The Daily Corgi is honored to introduce you to a soon-to-be-adoring worldwide audience!

Corgi ON, baby!

This post first appeared on The Daily Corgi April 7, 2011.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Get Your (Unofficial) Summer On! #Corgis in Kayaks and Canoes

Yes friends, it's a float-y, festive kind of Friday. The beginning of Memorial Day weekend, when many of you will put your boats (and paws) in water for the first time this year. 

 Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to wear your safety vests! And Corgis, watch for falling hot dogs and hamburgers.

 Seriously, keep an eye out. ;-)

The blog will return on Tuesday, May 26th with a return to the Real Men Love Corgis feature. 'Til then, CORGI ON!

The Corgis and Their Gear.

my new paddling partner

Canoeing Up the Big River


via mycorgi.com

my new paddling partner

On the lookout

66667_Canoe Corgi

via flickr / lg evans_images

Tilley, Thistle and Watts

Mom assures that all three have passed their swim test and know to return to the paddleboard, not go for shore.

Teddy relaxing in the canoe

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday #Corgi Adoptables: Doc of Minnesota

Doc is a sweet gentleman, of a certain age. However, don't let that dissuade you from wooing him to your side. As Mark Twain once said, "age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter".

An old dog is much like a fine, aged cheese … a little funky, a little fuzzy, but with a richness of character that leaves you lingering over the memory. 

Doc is looking for a mature family. One that takes time to smell the fire hydrants and appreciates many of the other fine things in life.

Since we have not had an opportunity to let Doc speak for himself, we'll let other distinguished men of culture speak for him. 

"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of Eighty and gradually approach eighteen. " -- Mark Twain

"If you feel the urge, don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?" -- Will Rogers

And finally, "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it is too dark to read." Groucho Marx

If you wish to meet this fine fellow in person, first check out his Secondhand Hounds profile page HERE. (Note: Doc may be listed as a female there, but make no mistakes. He's all man. So to speak).

Then, you'll need to fill out the on-line application, available at the Secondhand Hounds site HERE. 

So. Whatcha waitin' for?!


The Daily Corgi thanks Gretchen Anderson for her unfailing good humor in the service of bringing these fabbity fab profiles to the blog. Big ol' sloppy kisses for YOU, Mizz Gretchen! You and your fancy words and literature and such, fancying up the joint. A bit of that spit and polish is always welcome!