My breast pocket is full of sweet potato and duck cookies: Pocket get as many treats as she wants on her birthday!
Pocket is 4 years old today. Born to Fiesty, a striking 20 pound corgi with a wide white blaze over one eye in Bandera, TX, Pocket has always been a country girl at heart, though she started life in a small backyard in Austin, shared with 4 hens bigger than her. She hated the traffic and longed for an open space long enough to chase a flying frisbee without bashing into the fence. She’s always been a great helper, though i do think she thinks she’s a chicken…
Lucky for her and us, she now calls 17 acres her territory, including her own creek to splash in. I’d never had a ‘house dog’ before and must admit not enjoying potty training in Texas July, aka still 90 degrees at 1 am for the third potty shift. Now, i can’t imagine not having a corgi at my side everywhere i go, from the studio to the bathroom to the barn…. She’s the best sidekick!
She’s always been a little thing, difficult to keep weight on her athletic frame. She runs fast enough to be an ideal Flyball dog and isn’t afraid of 11 mile hikes. We switched her to a whole prey raw diet several years ago and she has flourished on it! Ranging between 20-21 pounds and rippling with meat tearing muscles, she’s as healthy a corgi as i’ve seen.
Pocket on her ‘gotchya’ day, at 2 am, after hours in San Antonio traffic:
My diligent obedience training began day one and has truly paid off: she can now go most places leash free and be trusted to be calm and gentle with even the smallest charges to look after. We hope to continue her herding training soon so that she can be a true working corgi on our farm – we need her help with all these pesky critters!
With no human children of our own, Pocket is truly our fur-baby. She’s also the muse for my small business, Fiber Friends and helps me to connect with corgi lovers all over the world. I hope we can celebrate many more birthdays with our sweet red and white Texas girl.
I love you, Pocket! Happy birthday!