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    It's very simple. Dogs and cats and other talented animals have tails; their tails, with their thousands of flourishes, provide them with a wonderfully complex language of arabesques, not only for what they think and feel and suffer, but for every mood and vibration in their feeling tone. We have no tails, and since the more lively among us need some form of expression, we make ourselves paintbrushes and pianos and violins..." _Hermann Hesse
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    C-Myste Denali RAE3,CGC (a.k.a. Wild Woman!)

  • Kenai – Our First Cardi

    Trust 'n Luck Keep an Eye Out (The Funniest Dog in the World)

  • Elbee – Our Teeny Pembroke Princess 1998-2010

    Bridgecreeks Little Bit, CGC

  • Sage – Our Perpetual Puppy!

    C-Myste Baledwr Redwood Sunrise RN

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    Toreth Spirit in the Sky BN, CD, RAE, CGC

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It’s a very Happy Halloween for Nolan!

By far the most under-socialized (shy) of our recent CastAway/Puppy Mill rescues, Nolan gained a lot of confidence by having a Role Model. Here pretty tri-color, Ghillie, (also a formerly-shy rescue girl) shows him that meeting new people can be a lot of fun!

Nolan’s confidence has also been boosted by the bond he’s formed with his foster mom, K.D., and the excellent care she’s given him. After a nice bath Nolan shows off his beautiful coat. This was his first time on a grooming table…a big accomplishment and a true statement of the trust he’s built in K.D.

Here’s something we never thought we’d see so soon! Nolan showed enough confidence to go to a Halloween Costume Party, accompanied by K.D. and his best canine friend, Ghillie. Commando Nolan made an appearance and was a great hit among the Therapy Dog Group’s party attendees. He didn’t even mind wearing the goggles…go figure!

And here’s Ghillie in her costume. You’d never know from that smile that this little dog was too frightened even to approach a person when she first entered rescue! Today she’s a social butterfly, thanks in large part to the patient work K.D. has done with her over the years! We never thought a “shy dog” could accomplish so much. They never cease to amaze and inspire us!

As if there was any question, as to who is Top Dog at this party?

To complete the picture, of course K.D. had to dress to match Nolan and Ghillie. Think Nolan is having a good time? Who has the bigger smile?

If you haven’t figured it out by this time, Nolan has been welcomed as a permanent resident into K.D.’s home. The connection between this dog and his foster mom has been incredible from the start. We can’t force a bond like this. It is a special gift when it happens.
Recently K.D. said, “I look at Nolan and he just makes me smile! I can’t imagine him living anywhere else!”
And neither can we!
Congratulations Nolan – you couldn’t have found a better home and we couldn’t be happier for you!
Big Hugs, and Happy Halloween, from ForPaws Corgi Rescue!
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It’s a very Happy Halloween for Nolan!

By far the most under-socialized (shy) of our recent CastAway/Puppy Mill rescues, Nolan gained a lot of confidence by having a Role Model. Here pretty tri-color, Ghillie, (also a formerly-shy rescue girl) shows him that meeting new people can be a lot of fun!

Nolan’s confidence has also been boosted by the bond he’s formed with his foster mom, K.D., and the excellent care she’s given him. After a nice bath Nolan shows off his beautiful coat. This was his first time on a grooming table…a big accomplishment and a true statement of the trust he’s built in K.D.

Here’s something we never thought we’d see so soon! Nolan showed enough confidence to go to a Halloween Costume Party, accompanied by K.D. and his best canine friend, Ghillie. Commando Nolan made an appearance and was a great hit among the Therapy Dog Group’s party attendees. He didn’t even mind wearing the goggles…go figure!

And here’s Ghillie in her costume. You’d never know from that smile that this little dog was too frightened even to approach a person when she first entered rescue! Today she’s a social butterfly, thanks in large part to the patient work K.D. has done with her over the years! We never thought a “shy dog” could accomplish so much. They never cease to amaze and inspire us!

As if there was any question, as to who is Top Dog at this party?

To complete the picture, of course K.D. had to dress to match Nolan and Ghillie. Think Nolan is having a good time? Who has the bigger smile?

If you haven’t figured it out by this time, Nolan has been welcomed as a permanent resident into K.D.’s home. The connection between this dog and his foster mom has been incredible from the start. We can’t force a bond like this. It is a special gift when it happens.
Recently K.D. said, “I look at Nolan and he just makes me smile! I can’t imagine him living anywhere else!”
And neither can we!
Congratulations Nolan – you couldn’t have found a better home and we couldn’t be happier for you!
Big Hugs, and Happy Halloween, from ForPaws Corgi Rescue!

Angel’s Trumpet – Lookin’ out my Back Door

Angel’s Trumpet – Lookin’ out my Back Door

CastAway Update – Wilson and the Fall Colors!


Time to assess the progress 
our CastAway Rescues have made! 
1. Kelly – This nice fellow has gone to his new home in New Mexico and prospers there with his new human mom and canine sister.
2. Charlie – Our Wild and Crazy guy is calming nicely. Still the most enthusiastic and adventuresome, this guy will need an owner who has had experience with a busy, strong-minded corgi. Make no mistake, Charlie is a real sweetheart, but is like a teen needing “tough love” at this stage in his development.
3. Nolan – Proving to be the shyest or the four, Nolan continues to make great progress in his socialization efforts. And there is a Big Surprise in Nolan’s future! Stay tuned to learn more about it in the next few days!
4. Wilson – Our handsome little tri-colored boy has also proven to be a bit on the shy side. Getting used to all of the new people, places and things in the world outside of a puppy mill environment is more of a challenge for him. He will take a little longer than Charlie or Kelly to acclimate to the Big World. Wilson will need a home with someone who has had a history of working with a shy dog.  He’s a very sweet fellow and is slowly blossoming in his foster home.
Below: Wilson gets a chance to explore the gorgeous acreage of his foster home (with his German Shepherd companion for moral support). These photos were taken early in October.

What’s this? A bucket…what does it do?

Heading out for a big adventure!

Hmmm…sure smells good here!

Can you say Corgi in Heaven?

And more Heaven!!!

This is my favorite: Looks more like a painting and makes me want to be there!

Thanks for hanging out with me!

Wow!  This is really cool.  Can we go around again?

CastAway Update – Wilson and the Fall Colors!


Time to assess the progress 
our CastAway Rescues have made! 
1. Kelly – This nice fellow has gone to his new home in New Mexico and prospers there with his new human mom and canine sister.
2. Charlie – Our Wild and Crazy guy is calming nicely. Still the most enthusiastic and adventuresome, this guy will need an owner who has had experience with a busy, strong-minded corgi. Make no mistake, Charlie is a real sweetheart, but is like a teen needing “tough love” at this stage in his development.
3. Nolan – Proving to be the shyest or the four, Nolan continues to make great progress in his socialization efforts. And there is a Big Surprise in Nolan’s future! Stay tuned to learn more about it in the next few days!
4. Wilson – Our handsome little tri-colored boy has also proven to be a bit on the shy side. Getting used to all of the new people, places and things in the world outside of a puppy mill environment is more of a challenge for him. He will take a little longer than Charlie or Kelly to acclimate to the Big World. Wilson will need a home with someone who has had a history of working with a shy dog.  He’s a very sweet fellow and is slowly blossoming in his foster home.
Below: Wilson gets a chance to explore the gorgeous acreage of his foster home (with his German Shepherd companion for moral support). These photos were taken early in October.

What’s this? A bucket…what does it do?

Heading out for a big adventure!

Hmmm…sure smells good here!

Can you say Corgi in Heaven?

And more Heaven!!!

This is my favorite: Looks more like a painting and makes me want to be there!

Thanks for hanging out with me!

Wow!  This is really cool.  Can we go around again?

Never Work Alone – When Corgis are in Residence!


A Sunday Project – Building a Ramp for our Senior Dog, Bart

Bart is 16 years old. He’s our senior Cardi/Aussie mix who is now having a bit of trouble negotiating stairs.  Nevertheless, he’s still the canine pack leader and does a good job watching over his two “girls,” not to mention the humans in the household. 
Bart is our “first dog.” Joining us in 1997 as a rescue, many thought that 5-year-old Bart was “too old” to adopt at that time – ha! Guess he showed them by living to a ripe old age, as many corgis are these days! 
By showing us just what a wonderful companion a rescue dog can be, Bart inspired the formation of ForPaws Corgi Rescue. He has literally saved “hundreds” of lives!

Here’s Moe, building a porch ramp for Bart, to span the steps. Working in peaceful solitude…but oops…those are Cardigan Ears. Nothing gets past Denali!

Corgis are nothing if not curious!

Every construction project needs a supervisor…or at least an audience.

Now that sister, Elbee, is finished touring the backyard, she’s here to perform the foreman duties. OK, that’s close enough to that saw young lady. (See small dog get whisked into house!)