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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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The Best Gifts

Every year ForPaws Corgi Rescue receives numerous Christmas cards from the owners of dogs we’ve placed in new homes. They always remind us that each of these homes has been an incredible gift for the dog involved. ┬áThere’s nothing better for a rescuer than seeing these dogs go from rags to riches.

One of the most extreme stories is that of Scooter, an incredibly sweet male Pembroke whose owners said they “couldn’t do a thing with him” (couldn’t get him to respond to their commands) and ended up leaving him outside 24/7 for an extended period of time. Ultimately they took him to a shelter where the rescue coordinator knew that he needed someone who “got corgis” and contacted ForPaws.

By that time Scooter had gained an incredible amount of weight, due to the poor quality food and lack of exercise. The muscles in his rear legs had atrophied. Evidently he just sat on the porch step all day, asking to be let into the house. His regular veterinary maintenance had been sadly neglected for quite some time. He was in need of intensive care.

Over an extended period Scooter lost weight and regained his health. By the time he found his new home he was well on his way to being the dog he was meant to be. His new parents made the eight-hour-drive from Southern California to get him and it was love at first sight for all involved. Scooter’s new home could not have been more perfect for him!

Recently we got a Christmas card with this photo of Scooter.

Honestly, I wouldn’t have recognized him! He’s gone on to lose more weight and his multiple daily walks have re-established his muscle tone and aerobic fitness. Oh…and the report of “not being able to do a thing with him” couldn’t have been more wrong. This sweet dog will do anything to please and adores everyone he meets!

For Scooter it couldn’t have been a better holiday season!

Thank you to his new parents and all those involved who made it possible for Scooter to have the home of his dreams!

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A Very Corgi Christmas!

Every year one of our ForPaws Corgi Rescue foster people takes ALL of her corgis to see Santa. The result looked something like this for 2011.

 

 

Not to be out done, two of our adopted puppies had their own Christmas portraits to share.

Here’s Dodge, looking a little worried about the situation.

And here’s his sister, Viola, looking pretty – as always!

Happy Christmas to all!

Breathing through the Holidays

For most of us the pre-Christmas season is a busy time of stress, filled with too much to do. This morning Denali reminded me to savor the moment. I came around the corner, cell phone in hand, and found…this

After eight years, she still makes me laugh every day. An upside-down sleeping corgi, still funny! Thanks for giving me a smile and a moment to breathe Denali!

Now I’ll go wrap presents!

Important Holiday Question for Dog Lovers

Day After – Recovery Mode

Following guests around and being on the lookout for falling tidbits on Thanksgiving day was hard work. Last night the dogs hit the pillows and didn’t move all night!

Today recovery continues with a nice nap in Sage’s favorite sun puddle.

Another ForPaws Dog goes Home for Thanksgiving!

Last Saturday Lada, our nice Cardigan Welsh Corgi girl made the trip to her new home, just in time to get to know her new family for Thanksgiving.

Today it was Pepper’s turn to fly! If she looks happy, it is because she is.

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Unfortunately we don’t have a photo, but if the telephone report is any indication her new family was smiling just as enthusiastically when they picked Pep up at the airport!

Happy Homecoming ladies! Have a great Thanksgiving and a happy, healthy life!

Needed – A Home for a young Cardigan Boy!

“Romeo”

Available for adoption. Fostered in Wichita, Kansas.

Currently ForPaws Corgi Rescue has this handsome 17-month-old Cardigan boy available. He is neutered and up-to-date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative.

He is a typical teenager – full of energy, happy, affectionate and in need of all of the typical training and socialization that goes with raising a nice young Cardigan. He gets along with other dogs, plays well and understands the cues. Being a teenage boy, he’s a bit full of himself and would not work with an alpha male dog. He has not been cat tested. We also would not place him in a situation with young children, as he’s pretty rambunctious.

Ideally, we would love to find a “cardi person” for Romeo. Another female corgi, or dog of similar size, as a companion would be wonderful. Any new owner should plan on basic obedience training and continued socialization for Romeo.

With the holidays coming, there are always more dogs in rescue and we’re really overloaded right now. If you’re aware of anyone who might be right for this boy, please send him our way.

Interested and qualified parties should submit an application through ForPaws Corgi Rescue.

Please help find Romeo a wonderful new home for Christmas! (Thanksgiving would be even better!)