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Herding Trials for some of the CastAway Boyz!!


Accompanied by their Pembroke Pal, Miss Ghillie, and their foster mom, K.D., CastAways, Nolan, Wilson and Charlie all had a taste of what it is to do the job for which you were bred – herding! 

Time to meet the sheep, kindly made available by their owner, JoAnna, and Steve, their trainer, who graciously provided herding instinct testing for our Rescues. – Thanks Joanna and Steve!

What’s your guess? Who had the herding genes in the group? Check out the photos below and see!

Getting one-on-one attention is never a bad thing for a Corgi.  Steve shares some herding advice before the sheep enter the scene. Dog and shepherd must be in synch for this to work well!


Foster mom, K.D. shows Nolan and Wilson how it’s done.

Whoa…Nolan is a natural!

Perfect Nolan, round ’em up!

Hey, wait a minute!

Nolan takes a moment to inspect the perimeter 
and savor the beautiful day.

Meanwhile, Wilson has work to do, with the help of Steve’s corgi, Sammo.

OK Wilson…these are the sheep, it’s up to you now!

You’ve got it Wilson, that’s the way to get those sheep in line.

Thanks Sammo…and you’re a great teacher!

Good job Wilson!

Run Wilson, run!

Watch carefully Wilson!

Go get ’em Sammo!

Someone looks like a tired Corgi.  Showing your new buddy what it takes to be a real herding dog takes its own kind of energy!
Oh, and for the record…no photos of Charlie wasn’t a coincidence. He and Ghillie are like-minded on this one, showing no real interest in the sheep. Much more fun to play with the humans! 
And thanks again to Steve for giving us an absolutely gorgeous November morning, complete with show dusting in the air, and the opportunity to see which of the Boys possesses natural herding talent!
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Herding Trials for some of the CastAway Boyz!!


Accompanied by their Pembroke Pal, Miss Ghillie, and their foster mom, K.D., CastAways, Nolan, Wilson and Charlie all had a taste of what it is to do the job for which you were bred – herding! 

Time to meet the sheep, kindly made available by their owner, JoAnna, and Steve, their trainer, who graciously provided herding instinct testing for our Rescues. – Thanks Joanna and Steve!

What’s your guess? Who had the herding genes in the group? Check out the photos below and see!

Getting one-on-one attention is never a bad thing for a Corgi.  Steve shares some herding advice before the sheep enter the scene. Dog and shepherd must be in synch for this to work well!


Foster mom, K.D. shows Nolan and Wilson how it’s done.

Whoa…Nolan is a natural!

Perfect Nolan, round ’em up!

Hey, wait a minute!

Nolan takes a moment to inspect the perimeter 
and savor the beautiful day.

Meanwhile, Wilson has work to do, with the help of Steve’s corgi, Sammo.

OK Wilson…these are the sheep, it’s up to you now!

You’ve got it Wilson, that’s the way to get those sheep in line.

Thanks Sammo…and you’re a great teacher!

Good job Wilson!

Run Wilson, run!

Watch carefully Wilson!

Go get ’em Sammo!

Someone looks like a tired Corgi.  Showing your new buddy what it takes to be a real herding dog takes its own kind of energy!
Oh, and for the record…no photos of Charlie wasn’t a coincidence. He and Ghillie are like-minded on this one, showing no real interest in the sheep. Much more fun to play with the humans! 
And thanks again to Steve for giving us an absolutely gorgeous November morning, complete with show dusting in the air, and the opportunity to see which of the Boys possesses natural herding talent!

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!

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!

Live…from Minnesota – Corgi Summer Olympics!!!

New World Records set by Competitors without Tails!!


Updated events have just been filed by the CPI (Corgi Press International) from Minnesota where the Corgi Summer Olympics are taking place this year. Senior Correspondent, K.D., reports on the action:

TRACK & FIELD COMPETITION
Charlie has been practicing running laps and I told him it paid off!  He won a SILVER Medal for his “SPEED” and ability to “LEAP” straight in the air and land on the other side of the finish line, without breaking stride.  He also is quite talented at kicking up a lot of dust to throw off the competition!

SPLISH SPLASH IN THE CORGI CUBE
Wilson has perfected the NEW swimming stroke that is done on land.  Have you all heard of this one?  It is an incredible new event called “Alligator Man”?  The dog is jumping up and down with his front legs and bowing at the same time while his mouth is snapping and he makes a little growling sound. Well, our own Mr Wilson seems to be quite a natural “alligator man”.  You should see him in action!   The unbelievable movement landed him a SILVER MEDAL. We will see this guy again in 2012, and you better believe he’s going for the Gold (Did somebody say Solid Gold…where’s the food?)

NEW EVENT THIS YEAR – INTRODUCING,  “AND YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD DANCE – OLYMPIC STYLE!”
Kelly (Hey Gene Kelly look out! You aren’t the only one that can dance!) Kelly won a SILVER Medal in FLOOR Exercises with his incredible “Foot work,”  complete with verbal expressions! The judge was quite impressed with this talented “Young” (in fact the youngest in the field) competitor. This one has a brilliant future ahead and we’ll be looking for him again in 2012!
EMOTIONAL BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORIES, AN EXCLUSIVE AS TOLD TO CPI
Nolan competed in a very special class where most dogs could not enter.  It is a most special class and he excelled.   It was called the “HEART” contest.  No one else even came close.  This “Little Man” touched the judge’s hearts and it was clearly visible by the tears in her eyes.   The amazing depth to this little guy is staggering.  Needless to say, he didn’t have to stagger to the top of the platform, but hopped up with ease to accept his GOLD MEDAL! Nolan, you’re our Hero!

A Better Time for Nolan

Nolan’s first venture into the big world of social situations verified our observations regarding his status as the “shyest” of the four. He was clearly uncomfortable and not yet interested in meeting strangers. He wasn’t nearly as happy to be the center of attention as say….Charlie!
So we thought we’d give Nolan a little morale boost by letting him run around a bit with his new little friend, Ghillie. Typically the presence of another non-threatening corgi does wonders for a dog like Nolan. And sure enough, Ghillie really brought him out of his shell. 

Things started out in a low key fashion with a little relaxation 
next to a gorgeous bed of summer flowers.

But Ghillie was ready to explore, 
so Nolan decided to follow along.

OK, fine…you’re not the only corgi who can run fast 
on those short little legs!

Whew! You’ve had a little more practice with the fast running 
than I have.  Let’s stop & catch a breath.

There’s always good stuff to sniff here Nolan – check it out!

Wow…my first kiss….it’s really nice – can we do it again?

A Better Time for Nolan

Nolan’s first venture into the big world of social situations verified our observations regarding his status as the “shyest” of the four. He was clearly uncomfortable and not yet interested in meeting strangers. He wasn’t nearly as happy to be the center of attention as say….Charlie!
So we thought we’d give Nolan a little morale boost by letting him run around a bit with his new little friend, Ghillie. Typically the presence of another non-threatening corgi does wonders for a dog like Nolan. And sure enough, Ghillie really brought him out of his shell. 

Things started out in a low key fashion with a little relaxation 
next to a gorgeous bed of summer flowers.

But Ghillie was ready to explore, 
so Nolan decided to follow along.

OK, fine…you’re not the only corgi who can run fast 
on those short little legs!

Whew! You’ve had a little more practice with the fast running 
than I have.  Let’s stop & catch a breath.

There’s always good stuff to sniff here Nolan – check it out!

Wow…my first kiss….it’s really nice – can we do it again?