The Day We Got a Corgi

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Today is a very special day. This is the anniversary of the day we brought little baby Joey home. (Edit: Yesterday was the very special day. I’ve come down with a nasty bug that hindered all productivity yesterday, including this post.)

Mr. B and I spent the better part of a year weighing the pros and cons of getting a puppy. Some days it was the best idea ever, and other days we considered the responsibilities of puppy training and thought “nah, better not”. We researched breeds, scoured rescue shelter websites, and talked about the joys and messes that another dog would bring into our lives.

Mr. B fell in love with Corgis, and after considerable research, we decided a stubby little herding dog would be a perfect fit for us. Still, we weren’t sure we were ready for the commitment of adding another dog to our busy, on-the-go lifestyle. It wasn’t until the beginning of last year that we were once again perusing tricolor Corgis on the internet, that Mr. B declared that was what he wanted for his upcoming birthday: a puppy. I didn’t give it much thought, he’d been making similar declarations for a year, and the dedication to this particular decision never lasted very long. This time was different, though. The next morning, the first words out of Mr. B’s mouth were “I’m getting a puppy!” Holy crap, I realized, he’s for real this time.

And so, it was an unseasonably warm Sunday in January when Mr. B and I made the three-and-a-half hour journey to visit a Pembroke Welsh Corgi breeder. As we pulled into her driveway, the breeder stood on the stoop holding the puppy that we immediately fell in love with. From the moment we met him, Joey stole our hearts. He was friendly, sweet and playful, not to mention so stinkin’ cute! We couldn’t believe no one had snatched him up yet – so we did just that. We loaded him in the car and brought him home. (And took about 3,937,569,348 grainy phone pictures of him.)






Over the last year, Joey has brought so much joy to our lives. He is the happiest, kindest, friendliest soul, and I can’t imagine our little family without him in it. Bringing home a new puppy is a huge commitment, but even with all of the chewing, the dog hair, the obeying-commands-only-when-he-feels-like-it, I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. The love I have for this fuzzy little creature is at crazy-obsessive levels. HE’S JUST SO CUTE.

Thanks for making us smile, Joey. We love ya, little buddy!


  • Meg

    Aww. He is a cute little fella!

  • Paige @ Sticky Note Addict

    He is so sweet! I feel the same way about Gatsby! Even though I just caught him eating the plastic handle of a paring knife (like, how did he get his paws on that?) last week, I don’t know what I would do without that sweet little stumpy-legged corg!

  • Ohmygoodness those pictures…. so cute! Happy anniversary (give or take a day)!

  • Katie @ A Beautiful Little Adv

    Happy adoption anniversary day! He’s such a cutie!

  • the fussy britches

    Aww so cute! Getting a puppy is a lot of work, but I would do it again! Actually I want another one even though I already have one right now. Puppies are just too cute.

  • Jessica Shannon

    awww happy anniversary, he is super sweet and adorable!

  • I love corgis!!! Hims was so widdle!!!!!!!!!

  • Congratulations on the Joey anniversary! He’s completely adorable. I’ve been reeeaaally wanting a dog more and more lately- I think it’s only our apartment’s no pets rule that’s keeping me from going to the local shelter!

  • ashley Meixner

    Joey is the cutest!! Dogs really do bring so much joy and happiness to our lives. I am crazy obsessed with my dog too!

    Ashley, Married to the Game

  • Samantha Krause

    Happy puppy anniversary! Super cute- I’ve got an English bulldog back home!

  • Cute! We had corgis when I was growing up, they are the most awesome little dogs! Happy SITS day!

  • Your puppy is so adorable! Happy anniversary to Joey! I found you at the SITS girls website! Happy SITS day!

  • Nicki Lewis

    He is adorable! Love animals! Came here from SITS girls. Happy SITS Day

  • Vicki M. Taylor

    Joey is the sweetest little blessing any couple could get. He’s found his furr-ever home.