how I failed as a dog parent (and still have the greatest dog in the world)
I feel like so many people try to cover up their struggles with their dogs, because EVERYONE on the internet will be like — OMG YOU ARE THE WORST HUMAN EVER. I figure it’s time for some real talk.
Pudge is not crate trained.
Pudge and loose leash walking on a flat collar is a joke.
Pudge is leash reactive (we’ve made huge progress).
Pudge doesn’t really do fetch.
Pudge has absolutely zero drive, which is unusual for a corgi.
Pudge really doesn’t have dog friends, he tolerates their existence.
But Pudge has no separation anxiety, he calmly remains in the kitchen quarantine when we leave and sleeps. He makes really cool noises and vocalizations. He really loves humans and human affection, and even adores tiny sticky humans. Pudge really enjoys naps and nap time. He greets you with trills and ridiculous cries of joy. He takes less than 1 minute to go out and pee, no funny business. He pees and poops on command. He is patient during bath time and fluff trimming. He recalls like a boss. He’s never bitten anyone or anything, not even the vet or vet tech (he just cries like a big baby). He is too big and stumpy to really ever climb on things (plus he’s afraid of heights). He doesn’t destroy things, he doesn’t pee in the house, but he will bark. Oh does he bark. He’s smarter than the average dog, but by no means the smartest. He plops his butt down at every intersection waiting for his release command. He waits until we are up before he starts his morning boofs for pees/food, and he can be patient for walkies on the weekends.
So he doesn’t do some doggie things. And he’s totally not a perfectly behaved dog, he’s got some issues. But he’s a fantastic companion.
HE IS THE GREATEST DOG. The sweetest most snorgliest pile of fluff. Straight up chill.
I love this dog. No regrets.
Pudge won an Espree dog shampoo contest. We get a fun basket filled with stuff. Pudge wins more baths!
More importantly, don’t you think Pudge should be on a dog shampoo bottle?
I think Archie and the famous Pudge Derpoopster are separated at birth. Too cute!!
LOOK! TINY BEARS! Archie actually looks more bear-like. Wow. What hamsome hams.
(I am not a small lady, but Pudge is an ENORMOUS DOG)
Oatmealfied Pudge by Amanda Conrad
I nearly peed myself when I saw this. LOVE YOU AMANDA!
Pudge on vacation. Look at that drool fly.
Miss my fluff nugget!
Here is my baby on NBC! He was featured in a halftime special. My father in law even mentioned that he saw Pudge on TV! Too cute!
Was Pudge featured on NBC's soccer coverage sporting an Everton scarf? If not, there's a soccer-loving Pudgealike out there.
I think he was!! AND I MISSED IT
The amazing Pudge! Commission for Deanna, who runs* the awesome Corgi Addict blog! :)
HIS EAR FLUFF! And his magnificent stance. Cannot stop giggling.
*Runs with lots of help from her dedicated corgi ladies.
I don't have a question, I just want to tell you how envious I am of you for having Pudge in your life. I just discovered him a couple of days ago and he is without a doubt the most beautiful dog I've seen in my life. Probably because he's a corgi with colour and coat that is reminiscent of Bernese mountain dog (my two favourite breeds). All glory to Pudgester! Greetings from Croatia, signed, VB.
Best note ever. Thank you, VB in Croatia.
I absolutely love Berners, and if I ever got one I would name him mini-Pudge. ;)
Sticking my hand into the pen to rub Pudge’s belly meant I was now fair game to be chomped on by Captain Bitey McPhearsome.
Little Bitey was a serious chomper. But Baby Pudge!