We have had a few “two for the price of one” posts but today you are benefiting from a 3 for 1 special!! Introducing Bunny (Yasashiikuma Diggin Up Daisies – DD Litter), Scotch (Yasashiikuma Olympic Torch – Olympic Litter) and Bear (Yasashiikuma Brown Sugar Bear – Concert Litter) as told by Sabrina!
Bunny is our little miracle puppy, Shelley and her helpers will tell you the story of keeping “little miss small but mighty” alive in the beginning. She was small, but she was here and you were going to hear her! Bunny came home with us the end of July 2011, she was our first corgi and first canine addition to our family.
The learning experience with Bunny was effortless she came home to us potty trained and never had an accident in her crate.
She was endlessly energetic and we learned quickly Bunny’s favourite past-times were RUNNING and meeting every person and dog at the park.
We lost our 2nd cat early after Bunny came home and she very quickly became best pals with our cat Kairi. To this day they enjoy cuddling for a nap and Bunny always takes care to clean Kairi’s ears.
Bunny is by far a Daddy’s girl and gets right up close to him in bed or on the couch. She’s amazed us with her intelligence, too. She topped her puppy class albeit with some grievances from the trainer since Bunny wanted you to know she was there and ready to perform. As the trainer would try to instruct treat in hand Bunny would bark, she wanted her to know she was there and she could do the task!
We’ve gone on to do some great off-leash training with Bunny, and when sleigh bells were hung at the door for Christmas a few years ago she quickly figured out ringing the bells meant going outside so she started ringing them herself to ask to go out…Christmases have past but the bells haven’t come down since.
My Mom was quickly smitten with her little “grand-puppy” Bunny, we had grown up with a German Shepherd/Black Lab cross who had past away a few years ago and my parents hadn’t yet found the right dog to fill that gap. Once they got to know Bunny and the Cardigan breed they found a lot of the traits they loved about owning Amber, but in a smaller package so Scotch politely came home with them in November 2012.
We’re a close family so Bunny and Scotch have been together a lot, they speak(bark) on the phone to each other when we’re apart and as soon as there is a whiff they might visit each other their excitement builds.
Scotch is a sweet, gentle and loving soul. He is a family centred dog and happiest when both my parents and brother are home. He carries a Torch (hah!) for my Mother. Scotch is her doting companion, there are times I would call them soulmates.
As you can see by the pictures he is an alert watch dog either perching on the chair at the front window or lying across the stairs overlooking the front door so he can protect the family.
He’s a very silly guy with lots of unique howls and growls we call his “Chewbacca nosies”. Scotch also loves to carry a ball in his mouth when playing, he’s not interested in you throwing it, but play time = ball in mouth, even if that means muffled barks because of it. He’s a great addition to their family and a really loving soul.
Bear (16 – 32)
My husband and I had test run having two dogs around thanks to Scotch and knowing it was the last litter for Dolly we decided we wanted dog number two to be Bunny’s half-sibling.
Dolly gave me the best birthday present ever bringing Bear into the world one day after my birthday on Dec 25, 2014. I remember talking about Bear coming home and we wondered if he’d be more like Scotch or Bunny, we quickly learned corgis DO NOT come in only two flavours. Bear is entirely his own unique personality.
Introductions went very well with Bunny and Bear, she didn’t hold back on him and since day one introduced him to tug-of-war and chasing in the backyard which they continue to enjoy daily. Bunny is the boss of the house and did a great job of deflecting and moving away when Bear’s puppy excitement was too much for her. He caught on quickly and is happy to be her number two, but he gets his licks in by biting her tail and having her drag him around.
Bear is a big ham, tail always wagging and he loves every person he meets. We call him “Grizzly Bear” since he is a very unique vocalist and he makes growls and moans whenever you give him an energetic pet.
He really is a big softy though and loves to have his paws held and pet, and his daily morning routine is to leap on my lap before I can even finish sitting down for his morning massage. He’s a big change from owning Bunny, but together our family feels full and rewarding.
Bunny and Bear can look forward to November when we are moving to a new home in London (with a lot more space inside for them to run around), and a great patio door that walks out from my office to the backyard.
I’m looking forward to watching them get their favourite outside playtime in each day. We’re looking forward to doing some additional obedience training with Bear & Bunny once we move, and we hope to get Bunny into fly-ball one day soon.