Brigadune passed away on June 14, 2007. We miss our girl. Please visit her page at Rainbow Bridge.
After searching through a whole heck of a lot of wonderful breeders, Heidi flew west to Idaho to get our sweet Mimosa! Her breeder, Kathleen Mallery, was the first breeder to contact us with pictures. We thought we should look closer to home, but apparently the big man in the sky thought otherwise. We wanted a female fluffy, but the right one just did not appear. Then we found out this little girl was still waiting for her forever home. After much talk and many more pictures, Heidi and Kathleen agreed that both felt Mimosa was destined to come home to North Carolina. One of the best decisions of our lives! This gal is a little slice of heaven who slid down on a sunbeam to light up our household. Heidi's arthritis left the day this pup pranced into her arms. Our house is happy again now that little tufts of corgi fluff are floating on the air currents. The girls are entranced with their first "puppy," and Chris can't hold back his smiles when Mimosa charges up to greet him with feathery little kisses each night. Mimosa has bonded quickly with her new Mommy, who is looking forward to many many years of fun and love.
Here are some more of our wonderful, beloved "furkids." Perry, my orange and white tabby boy, entered as a buddy for my cat Sprite (now at that big smorgasbord in the sky). He was abused, then abandoned, then used as a transfusion cat at a vet's for a year. It has taken him many years to overcome his fears, but now he's a big love who comes running when he hears us. In October 2002 we got Paisley, a darling little cat who salved the wounds from Sprite's leaving. She was found with her four kittens, and no one wanted her, since her little tail is broken in three places. She is quite original looking with that tail!
And here are our other darlings - the outside crew. But don't feel too sorry for them - they have a 12 X 12 foot section under the deck roofed in, so there is always a dry place to hang out, a nice large doghouse complete with lighting and a heat source, half an acre fenced in to roam, and soon a kennel under the kitchen (yes, we had a special dog door put in the foundation of our new kitchen to make sure the dogs stay comfy in the winter). Our winters are pretty mild anyway - not even a sprinkle of snow in 2006! Heidi gardens as a hobby, and the kids love to play in their sandboxes and playset, so they have lots of company every day. Heidi's favorite thing is to lie down in the grass and snuggle the whole crew.
Oliver is a big old teddy bear. He is part Cardigan corgi, part Bassett hound. That does result in a mighty crooked fellow :) He is a big lap dog with a tongue about a mile long. Sanibel is an aussie mix, the smartest little lady this side of the Mississippi. She is very gentle, but very protective - no one approaches the children with Bell on guard! Bart is not quite ripe yet. But apparently he is as ripe as he's gonna get :) He is a sweetheart who loves everyone, wants to be alpha (although he appears to be omega), and is just never going to figure out that you cannot run through closed sliding glass doors. He appears to be corgi/pug.
Please visit Rainbow Bridge (link above) to see some of those who are waiting for us.