Saturday, June 23, 2012
heard at the park today
So I'm walking Koda at the park this evening. There are two little girls on the playground equipment. They look over at him and start to laugh; not mean laugh, happy laugh, surprised laugh to see a dog with short legs like he has.
One says to the other "wow, a weiner dog mixed with a German shepherd".
I had to laugh.
Hadn't heard that one before. Usually kids will say something about "look at the cute puppy" or "how cute" or "how sweet" but this was a new one for me.
I said "no, he's a corgi; that is a dog breed".
They said "oh, sorry".
I said "its okay, he is meant to have short legs". And we keep walking.
I think the funniest thing anyone ever said was one time we were walking where we used to live in Laguna Niguel in Orange County. I wrote about it one of my previous journals.
We are walking by this house and two little girls come out, obviously on their way to school. One little girl looks at the other and says.......
"Oh my gosh......there's a beagle........"
Five years later I still chuckle when I remember the look on her face and the way she proudly announced what kind of dog Koda was.
(above picture was taken about seven years ago when we lived in Montana in our back yard, the sprinkler was on at the time :)
This picture was taken this past March. Notice the difference in his forehead coloring? When he was younger, he was all black fur between his ears; as he grew he became the color he is now; he is known as a tri-colored redhead Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
I'm glad he became a redhead; I like that look better than the black fur.