It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cutter; our New Pembroke Welsh Corgi


His eyes are brown and he has more dark color on his face than Carl does. He's 5 months old. He's been to Oregon and back. He is cautious and smart; two Corgi traits. But this little guy is a lover and when he gets in your lap he wants to hunker down and put his head under your arm..., or he leans back and puts his head up and licks your face. He is just a sweet little dog.

When we got Cutter home, he and Carl played on the lawn and ran around the yard together. They wrestled and growled and stared each other down and then wrestled some more. Cutter is going to be so good for Carl. When Carl wanted to play with Maggie she couldn't do it. Now he has met his match. They play hard and then they rest...

...and then they go at it again. All the posturing.verbal exchanges, snorting and heavy breathing starts every time one of them looks at the other. It's hysterical!!
By today they seem to have come to some agreement. They sit together and watch the activities around them, pretending to be fierce watchdogs. I shouldn't say "pretending". That will hurt their feelings. They really are good watch dogs, as long as an intruder doesn't see them first. They can look really mean (upper right photo) in their own Corgi way, but they are the proverbial "bark is worse than their bite" dogs.
Carl is being very good about all of this. He has become the "uncle" and I think he rather likes the title.., until, of course, Cutter takes the BIG WHITE BONE and starts chewing on it. I can see the dilemma in Carl's eyes. Should he let this new friend play with and chew on his favorite bone or attempt to take it away? Some things are sacred. Some things shouldn't be shared. I'm sure that they will work this out. In the meantime we have given Cutter some other toys to play with. He seems to be OK with just about anything.

It's livelier around here. Two young pups keep us hopping and when summer comes it's all about the Rattlesnakes again and we will have to confine the dogs and restrict their movement around the property but, for now, it's OK. We love these little guys and we know we made the right decision to bring Cutter home. Carl is not sure.., yet but I'm sure he'll be fine. He just needs a little time.
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11 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

I just love him he is adorable! How are they doing with the cats?

Heidi Ann said...

They are absolutely adorable together! I am hoping Carl gets used to the whole idea sooner rather than later!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

god gave me two hands to scratch behind two greats guys ears!!!!! :) LOVE IT AND sounds like there needs to be a second big white bone :)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Cutter looks so intelligent!
Not that Carl doesn't,
(Hope they can't read but I wouldn't be surprised)

Eve said...

Both are such handsome boys! I hope they turn out to be best friends!

jojo said...

Welcome Cutter! I think you've found a pretty great thing here big guy. Take it easy on Carl now, he's a good one too..;p

Chicken Boys said...

I love their big ears and big heads on the short, stubby legs. Sounds like Cutter is exactly what everyone there needed. I'm happy for the whole lot of you.
~Randy

ClassyChassy said...

What fun for you all!!! What a pretty Corgi, and a great new addition to the fam!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

WOW! Looks like they are just starting to get up to no good! So much character in their faces...who couldn't love that...have fun...

Tatersmama said...

Ohmigosh! Isn't Cutter just adorable!? I'm glad that Carl and Cutter have now found "best buddies" in each other, because I always figure that dogs (and cats too) need an "always buddy" to hang around with... :-)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh....he's so handsome. And he's absolutely adorable, too! I'm so very happy for you. I *love* those photos of your two boys playing together. Congrats on your new baby! :-)