Do you know what day is today? Yes, of course is Tuesday, but it’s August 27th, which means somebody I know is celebrating his 5th Birthday! I’m talking about Wally of Daily Dose of Wally.
For his Birthday, so far, Wally got his own Facebook page (show him some love and wish him Happy B-Day!) and a featured post on the CorgiDogs blog! Some pretty neat presents, I’d say. 🙂
So without further ado, here’s Wally’s story and how his parents, Cynthia & Marc D., became Corgi addicts:
“My wife, Cynthia, who was my girlfriend at the time, had just moved in with me after we’ve been dating for a little over 3 years. So as our 4 year dating anniversary approached, Cynthia had the idea for us to get a dog. I was a bit skeptical because I’ve never personally owned a dog, but Cynthia had owned 2 dogs before.
Neither of us had any idea of what type of dog we wanted. We both knew we liked dogs with pointy ears and about medium size. So we had a list of dog breeds with such qualities which obviously included a Corgi. We did our research to see if the breed is a good match for us. Several weeks of research led us to a local Corgi breeder. Upon calling the breeder, we were told that they only had one male Corgi available, just about 8 months old. We made an appointment to meet the little guy. The breeder brought out this goof ball of a Corgi and he took a liking to us.
It was during this meeting that the breeder told us that they had just decided to try to find a forever home for him that same week we called. The breeder ran him as a show prospect, but they decided he would make a better pet for someone. What were the chances? It seemed we were at the right place at the right time. As we drove back home, Cynthia was excited and I was still a little iffy about getting a dog. But by the time we got home, we were ready to make the phone call to let the breeder know we wanted to give that puppy a home. It just felt right.
A few days later, we brought him home with us. We named him Wally after our favorite Disney Pixar movie, Wall-E. The name suits him very well. We’re very lucky to have him. Everyone loves his huge ears. He’s super friendly with everyone and every dog. He’s very patient and very obedient. But of course there were some days when he was younger when he just felt like chewing a pair of shoes or baseboard moulding. He doesn’t do that anymore after we disciplined him a few times. Nonetheless, we love him and we’re obsessed with him. We’ve been called Corgi addicts before, but we don’t see anything wrong with that.”
I’m a Corgi addict, too! Welcome to CorgiDogs, handsome Wally! Thank you so much for sharing your boy’s story with us, Marc and Cynthia!