a bench with a view

a bench with a view

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.

39 comments:

The Brown Recluse said...

He is definitely a pretty dog. Those ears!! How do they stand up?! I have to admit, that was a pretty good way the little girl described him!

Rob-bear said...

"A weiner dog mixed with a German shepherd." That's a fairly astute observation by someone who doesn't know what a Corgi is. The Queen, who keeps Corgis, might respond to the suggesting by saying "we are not amused." But the kid was good.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Has he been sneaking out to the doggie hair salon when you're not watching? Be careful, he'll come back one day with a mohawk!

jack69 said...

I am certainly glad we met and you introduced Koda here on the net. I had never heard nor seen a Corgi! since then I have had the privilege of appearing knowledgeable in RV parks, when seeing someone walking a Corgi. I always tell them I know Koda! LOL

Martha said...

a wiener dog mixed with a German Shepherd - now that's cute! I've missed you and Koda lately. I just finished catching up from when I last read here and following you on Pinterest now too. I have a few Corgi shots on my puppy love board and just added one of Koda. Enjoy the weekend :)

Linda said...

LOVE IT! We had to put our fun loving, too smart, border collie down three weeks ago..I will love hearing more Koda stories!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your Koda is handsome! I love how he carries himself proudly on those short little legs. Hope you have a super Saturday!

Linda B. said...

Thanks to you and Koda, instead of saying cute dog, I can say "what a cute corgi!" Funniest one was last month, a corgi out jogging with a couple. Boy, were those little legs moving!

Karen Greenberg said...

A German Shepard mixed with a wiener dog- that would definitely be an interesting combination.

Jeanie said...

Whatever "brand" people think he is I bet Koda likes getting the attention. I love the picture on the rug...Koda looks very regal.

banning brewd said...

very cute

Renegades said...

We have toy austrialian shepards and people all the time are saying look at the puppies. We are like they are over a year old.

Dana said...

Kids say such cute things!

Betty WSch. said...

He is a handsome fella. And since kids usually tell the truth, you know he is cute! :)

JosephAlsarraf said...

I agree I think he looks better now!
: )

Mevely317 said...

Have to admit, I didn't know much about corgis until a few years ago; now, I'm discovering what a great breed they are!
Your Koda is one handsome lil' dude!

Chatty Crone said...

I love Koda and I love his little short legs. So he was dark when you got him and now he is tri-colored? I love his coloring too! sandie

Lynn Proctor said...

that's cute--and he is such a handsome fellow!

Claudia said...

You're Corgi's cute. I'm not good with dog breeds. I would have agreed with the German Shepard-Weiner Dog label. ;)

Rita said...

I think that is the best comment yet--a weiner/shepard mix--LOL! That was closer than a beagle! Koda looks handsome with the dark fur on his head or the lighter. :)

Funny in My Mind said...

He reminds me of a bunny in the bottom photo.
Did you see the Queen with all her cute Corgis? I think wiener dog mixed with beagle with dash of German shepherd is a good description (don't tell Sir Koda I said that)

Lynda said...

I like the red-haired look, too. That is funny about the kids' observation. I can understand why they thought that but never would have thought about it on my own.

Juli said...

I'm sorry but that is a good description for someone who doesn't know the breed. (Like me.)

My friend has a small dog as well. She is a mutt rescue dog, but she does look exactly like a miniature German Shepard. Maybe she has some Corgi in her...

SweetMarie said...

Koda is so adorable! Stop by my new post, I left something for you. :)

Bica said...

Cute, cute. I have trouble identifying some breeds...I know some of us come by this honestly. :)

Marianne said...

I'm a big fan of red hair myself. You've got quite the cute dog there!

Big Mark 243 said...

He looks so smart and dapper with the reddish-brown!!

Kelly said...

Wiener/German Shepherd...so, so cute! A friend of mine has a wiener dog. There's definitely a resemblance in the bottom half of the two breeds, LOL! Adorable.

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pembrokeshire lass said...

Lovely dogs with lovely natures. Glad you're having so much enjoyment with him. Joan

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Hollie said...

He's a pretty boy!! I've never heard that expression either.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is so cute. I love those comments! We were told that Skye's color could change up to four years and she did!

Seriously Though said...

I loved this post. It reminded of when we would Princess and the joyful laughs we would sometimes get from people. We did hear the German Shepherd-Weiner Dog mix comments. Or a German shepherd with no legs. I know you are enjoying Koda and so happy is doing well.

Caroline said...

So cute !!

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE Koda. Kids do say the darndest things.

Melanie said...

That is so cute!
I'm glad Koda is doing so well. :)

gracies tough journey said...

That is so cute. I never really realized but Koda does look like a German Shepard. You should have told the kids, "no Koda is a German Shepard, we just cropped off his legs." lol....Wonder what their reaction to that would have been.

Toriz said...

That's so cute; I love the things kids come out with!

Intense Guy said...

Redheaded Weiner Dog...

Or is that a "red hot"?

:)