Official Corgi Craigslist Response From

There has been a lot of buzz in the North American Corgi world regarding a particular Corgi Craigslist post looking to hire a bunch of Corgis for a wedding ceremony.  Other, lesser blogs, such as Jezebel have already weighed in.  Now the editorial division of knew it had to offer perspective, we just didn’t want to rush into it.  So, after much discussion and thought, here is Bling’s official response:

Dear fellow Corgi owner,

I am writing in response to your Craigs List post “Looking for six corgi rental for wedding (southie).”  I am the proud talent manager of a well known tri-color Corgi, who headlines the internationally renowned website  Bling, as she is known around the world, would be happy to make a guest “celebrity” appearance at your wedding.  Bling has significant wedding experience, having been featured in my own wedding a few years ago (see below).

Corgi Craigslist post

Bling normally charges for such celebrity appearances, but would be happy to be featured in your wedding for a nominal donation to a mutually agreed upon Corgi rescue or shelter.  Sadly, as she does not have an entourage, her manager (myself) can only offer you the services of a single Corgi.  For additional information about Bling’s relevant experience, additional pictures, and bio please check out her website:  Her formal CV can also be found on

Now before she definitively commits to an appearance, Bling herself has a few questions for the bride: 

1.   Do you have a preference for bi-color or tri-color Corgis?  Bling herself is a tri-color but has no problems appearing with two toned like dogs.

2.  We are operating under the assumption that you are looking for Pembroke Welsh Corgis.  If Bling could manage to round up a few Cardigan Corgis, would that do?

 3.  Bling has a strict clause in her appearance contracts that she be held by the bride, and no one lesser than the maid of honor.  She refuses to work with parents-in-law, second cousins, and the reject table set in the far corner of the room.

4.  DJ or band?  Bling can do dances and tricks for a small additional sum (mainly, a slice of cake). 

5.  You mention renting the Corgis for a “two and a half hour ceremony.”  That’s awfully long.  Would Bling be able to do a reading (or barking as it were)?

Let us know if this works for you.  Thank you. Talent Management Department

We here at are still waiting a response from the Corgi Craigslist poster.  Fortunately, the wedding isn’t planned for months…

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Here Goes Nothing: My 2015 Westminster Dog Show Press Pass Application

To sum it all up, I’ve spent the last two Westminster Dog Shows sitting on my couch, blogging about the blatant Corgi neglect at the event and envisioning a scenario where makes an appearance at the world’s pre-eminent dog sporting event.  Not this time.  Not for the 2015 Westminster Dog show.  It’s time to put my money (the cost of a stamp) where my mouth is (writing posts on this blog).  Here goes nothing.

Let me reveal my 2015 Westminster Dog Show press pass application:

2015 Westminster Dog Show Credentials Application

This looks pretty official

Now let’s review a few points of the application.  First, I didn’t know whether to list myself as a writer or photographer.  Unfortunately, “blogger” wasn’t an option – apparently the Westminster Kennel Club hasn’t entered the 21st century!  Personally, I think blogger is a more comprehensive title since I do all my own writing and photography.  I don’t have a team of people dedicated to prose and another team dedicated to imagery.  I’m a one stop shop.  I ended up selecting “photographer” since first and foremost I hope to get some great Corgi pictures.  Stories can come later.  I also checked “internet” to hedge my bet slightly.  I then doubly hedged my bets by listing “writer” as a credential.  Oops!

Here’s a question: does listing myself as my own editor add credibility?  Should I have listed Bling as my assignment editor instead?  After some negotiation, she has given me a daily food and lodging allowance while on assignment thanks to new revenue streams on  Also, I’m not entirely sure I’d call a publication, I think of it more as a holistic experience.  I hope the Westminster Kennel Club understands.

Perhaps my favorite question on the application however was, “Do you have a topic selected for your coverage this year?”  Um, how do you say…YES!  I want to see Corgis.  Lots and lots of Corgis.  Duh.

For the record, I will probably have to bury this post once I actually send in my application so you might want to bookmark it (like all my other posts you’ve undoubtedly bookmarked).  2015 Westminster Dog Show here we come!

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Corgi Toilet Training and Bathroom Humor

I honestly don’t know what to say about this Corgi toilet training video.  Is it funny?  Yes.  Is it bathroom humor?  Definitely.  I mean, I guess I never considered sharing the bathroom with Bling and I certainly didn’t know you could toilet train a Corgi.  But does a toilet trained Corgi pretty much defeat the purpose of this advertisement?  Is the next step teaching your Corgi to flush?  I would imagine it is a lot of work to train your Corgi to use the toilet and then you have that huge ramp cluttering up your bathroom…

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