Meet Lily, the Corgi Of The Month!

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

My Name Is Lily

Meet Lily, the Corgi Of The Month for July, 2016 and the creative inspiration for what is perhaps the most incredible Corgi Pillow ever designed (see below).  Now, July is my favorite month though I suspect, given the heat, it may not be the favorite month of many Corgis.  Lily just turned 12 this past month, making her a senior (and dignified) member of

Lily, the corgi

Meet Lily, the Corgi of the month

Here is what her own, Carrie, has to say about Lily:

“She’s the most affectionate, and gentle dog I’ve ever had. We got her when she was 5 from a breeder who used to show her dog shows. She’s had 2 liters of her own and now her daughter and grand daughter have had puppies too! Her 12th birthday was this month and she now is a great grandmother! Lily’s favorite hobby is making friends with any human who she comes in contact with. She also likes to naps around the house in bathrooms, on couches, and in her bed. She enjoys walks, chewing on her dinosaur and riding in the car. I love her more than words can describe and want to wish her a happy birthday!”

Lily the pembroke corgi

Hi there!

We too wish Lily a (belated) happy birthday from!  It sounds like Lily and Bling have quite a bit in common – the lounging on bathroom floors, presumably to stay cool, the taking naps, and of course the care rides.

Carrie also wanted to pass along to information about her Etsy Shop featuring one of a kind, hand painted gifts in addition to home decor based off of original artwork.  There is everything from unique painted purses to earrings, to made to order pillows that feature my art and painted ballet flats that can be custom designed!    There is of course at least one item that caught’s eye:

Now, as a fine connoisseur of Corgi merchandise, we here at felt that we had already seen every awesome Corgi pillow.  In fact, we thought that we had already blogged about it here.  Boy, were we wrong.  Carrie’s original Corgi pillow puts all other Corgi pillows to shame!  Check it out at her Etsy site!

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Just A Heart Warming Border Collie Hero Story

There are only a few things in life that you can count on.  Death.  Taxes.  And local news stations featuring heart warming features masquerading as “news.”  You now, the “late breaking” story of the little boy who found the bucket of cash and returned it to the rightful owner.  Or the headline about the Church Choir that raised enough money to travel to Panama to sing songs with destitute Panamanians.  Normally, I have no patience for local news for this exact reason (what can I say, I’m a cynical, cynical person).  But when that heart warming story on Channel 5 features a dog, particularly a Border Collie, well then I’m buying what Local Station XYZ is selling.

And, with that intro, here’s a heart warming tale of the heroic stray Border Collie named Angel who saved a little girl from being struck by a car…as told by a few neighbors and bystanders, and a news reporter just pining for his Pulitzer.


So there you have it, a Border Collie hero story, fresh from the front page of the local newspaper, ripped from the headlines if you will.

Now I’ll be honest.  I don’t consider bravery to be one of Lexxie’s top 10 attributes.  Not even one of her top 20 attributes.  We at HQ like to joke that if we were ever attacked by a bear during our walks in the woods, Lexxie would run away while Bling would stay by our side.  Lexxie of course, would return to find our mauled corpses, and we have no doubt that she would be very sad.  Her loyalty, after all, isn’t in question.  She would definitely lick our lifeless bodies, whimper in hopes of reviving us, but alas, we would be dead.  Bravery does not define Lexxie as it may for Bling.  So it is rather shocking to discover the bravery, nay, the heroism, exhibited by one of Lexxie’s brethren.

Border Collie Hero

I’m No Hero

Bravo Angel, Bravo.  You are now an honorary Corgi.  Brave, Loyal and A Herder.

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Corgis Are The Bravest Dogs, Period

Look, it isn’t easy being a 25 pound dog, tasked with hearding creatures that are 40-50 times larger than you.  But, Corgis are always up to the challenge.  Pound for pound, the bravest dogs I’ve ever seen, here’s a picture of Bling going toe to toe (or head to toe as it were) with a beefy (pun!) cow!

Bling going up against a Cow

The Bravest Dog (Pound For Pound)

Now, Bling’s exploits against violent, semi-wild cats have already been documented.  This picture documents her attempt to herd a cow.  Fearless as ever, even at the ripe young age of 10, Bling charged head on into the cow field, barking incessantly (of course), until the cow backed down.  And she (the cow) did.  She’s the bravest dog I know.

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