"MAHM IS THAT A QUESADILLA? MAHM. MAHM. MAAAAAAHM!"

Photographic proof that Scout cuddles with me sometimes.

Yes, Scout. I was talking about you today.

(I told her how I told everyone on Tumblr earlier that she used to not love me.)

A message from Anonymous
Hi there Scoutsby mama! I just have a question regarding my corgi pup. I brought him home about a month or so ago. I feel like he doesn't like me. When he's around other people, he loves them and plays with them, but when he's around me, all he does he chases after me and bites me. He doesn't wag his tail around me or listens to me. Any advice on how I can work through this? It makes me upset because I really love him and it isn't mutual. Thanks!

^ That. All of that. That was me when we first brought Scout home. 

I was convinced that Scout hated me. She’s very independent. She’s just into doing her own thing. I felt exactly how you’re feeling when she was a puppy. She was always SO excited to see and meet new people. She’ll shower them with kisses and want to play with them. And yet…when it’s me…she was more intent on eating my face and biting my hair. I definitely had moments where I was like, “Ugh, fine. At least Gatsby loves me.” One day, I just told myself that maybe with some dogs, a bond or connection isn’t instant; that it can take time. So, I decided to spend more time with her one-on-one.

We enrolled her in obedience classes where corgdad and I took turns handling her in class, so she learned to listen and take direction from both of us. I started teaching her little tricks (again, spending some one-on-one time here) and I just tried to make spending time with me a positive, happy experience for her. As she got older, she started bonding with me more and more. I mean, she’s still a daddy’s girl through and through, but at least nowadays, if she gets in trouble and I scold her, she goes up to me and gives me kisses (as her way of apologizing). She now happily trots up to me when I come back from running an errand or something. She now asks to be let up on the couch if she sees me sit down and she’ll happily sit on my lap and watch TV with me. At night, when I first get into bed, she sleeps on my stomach until I fall asleep. All of these things she didn’t do at first.

So, I guess my advice is really just be patient. It can take time. You’re still getting to know one another. Find something fun to do together — whether it’s going on long walks, hiking, daily fetch sessions, enroll in puppy/obedience classes, etc. Spending time one-on-one can help strengthen your bond. I know it may not feel like he loves you, but trust me. He does. He may just have a different way of showing it. :)

"What you feel is what you are, and what you are is beautiful."
"What you feel is what you are, and what you are is beautiful."
"What you feel is what you are, and what you are is beautiful."

"What you feel is what you are, and what you are is beautiful."

Tonight, after our last complete run in corgility class, one of our trainers said to me, “Beautiful run. Absolutely beautiful.” I wish corgdad was there to videotape because it was a completely clean run.

This corg, man. He makes me so proud.

The most handsome corgi in all of Westeros in his house sigils GoT bandana.

A message from Anonymous
Gatsby and Scout are absolutely adorable, I love getting to see photos of them pop up on my dash. Now, my question is; What kind of harness do they have/wear? I've been trying to find my three Corgis (April, Commander, and Hugo) a new type of harness for a while now and am just having no luck. Thank you :)

Oh man. Commander is a GREAT name for a corg!

Both Gatsby and Scout have only ever worn Puppia harnesses. Gatsby wears an XL and Scout currently has two size large harnesses, though I’m going to be upgrading her to an XL as well. (She’s a Corgzilla.)

Something is clearly offending him from afar.

I got two new Honest Kitchen recipes to try. Keen is their turkey-based recipe made with whole grains and Love is their grain-free, beef-based recipe. The Keen is for Scout (since Gatsby has a grain and poultry sensitivity). They absolutely love the Zeal recipe (fish-based), but uh, it’s quite expensive. :(
I got two new Honest Kitchen recipes to try. Keen is their turkey-based recipe made with whole grains and Love is their grain-free, beef-based recipe. The Keen is for Scout (since Gatsby has a grain and poultry sensitivity). They absolutely love the Zeal recipe (fish-based), but uh, it’s quite expensive. :(

I got two new Honest Kitchen recipes to try. Keen is their turkey-based recipe made with whole grains and Love is their grain-free, beef-based recipe. The Keen is for Scout (since Gatsby has a grain and poultry sensitivity). They absolutely love the Zeal recipe (fish-based), but uh, it’s quite expensive. :(

"It’s Monday, you say?"

Exhibit #2 of Sam being regal and Scoutsby being….Scoutsby.

When the corgs pose for a photo with Sam, it makes me laugh. Sam is often very serious in photos; he’s always looking regal. The corgs on the other hand….
(Enjoy the Sam photos. *cough* Emma’s mama *cough cough*)
When the corgs pose for a photo with Sam, it makes me laugh. Sam is often very serious in photos; he’s always looking regal. The corgs on the other hand….
(Enjoy the Sam photos. *cough* Emma’s mama *cough cough*)
When the corgs pose for a photo with Sam, it makes me laugh. Sam is often very serious in photos; he’s always looking regal. The corgs on the other hand….
(Enjoy the Sam photos. *cough* Emma’s mama *cough cough*)
When the corgs pose for a photo with Sam, it makes me laugh. Sam is often very serious in photos; he’s always looking regal. The corgs on the other hand….
(Enjoy the Sam photos. *cough* Emma’s mama *cough cough*)

When the corgs pose for a photo with Sam, it makes me laugh. Sam is often very serious in photos; he’s always looking regal. The corgs on the other hand….

(Enjoy the Sam photos. *cough* Emma’s mama *cough cough*)