Thursday, January 12, 2012

Worn out from some serious frapping! :)

I  know I don't post much except pictures, so I thought tonight I would share the cool story(at least I think so) of how we got Ginger. I'd say maybe a year, or year and a half ago I first discovered Corgis. I am an avid cross stitcher and read a lot of cross stitch blogs- a couple of the ladies have Corgis, and I think that's how I first was introduced through them- through Corgi Cottage I am pretty sure. Prior to this I was pretty much a cat person.  We had a dog, Wolf, a beautiful American Eskimo Spitz, but I never really bonded with him like my husband did. I alway felt like Wolf was "his" dog, since I liked cats better.  We had to put Wolf down a couple of years ago, at the ripe old age of 15. :(
Anyway- I would look longingly at the pictures of the Corgis online, and I even found someone who bred them, but I couldn't afford one.  Even if I could, given our other expenses I couldn't justify spending that kind of money, even for a Corgi.  We are usually on a pretty tight budget.
My kids and I would always go into the local pet store, even after Wolf passed.  My daughter liked to look at the fish and sometimes they would have cute kittens to look at. Forgot to mention we couldn't get a cat because my husband and daughter are both allergic to cats. Well one day I got into a conversation with a lady who worked there.. I ended up telling her about Wolf and how now I wanted a Corgi.  Well it turned out she had a Corgi, a Pembroke which is what I wanted, and she and her husband were thinking about getting a male sometime down the road and might breed a litter.  She said she wouldn't be charging as much as most breeders.  Her dog is a pure-bred and had papers and she planned on getting a male that was the same. So I gave her my business card and asked her to call me when she had some puppies.  She said it would probably be awhile and at that time it was fine because at that time we weren't financially ready to get one anyway.
So time passed and I put the conversation in the back of my mind, but didn't forget it. :)  Imagine my surprise and excitement when she called me in November and told me they had puppies! And here is what I think is the neat part- first- we actually had the money at the time she called to get a puppy, and she was charging a very reasonable price. Second- at the pet store she works at, they wear different aprons at different times.. and shortly after the puppies were born, she put on a different apron, and it was the one that had my card in the pocket, which jogged her memory of our conversation. Three- my husband said yes to buying one, even though he joked about Corgis being "mutant" dogs. (And now Ginger has him wrapped around her paw. ;) ) Four- we wanted a girl puppy and there was only one girl in the litter. :) Now tell me it wasn't meant to be that we have Ginger! :) She's only been with us about two months and I can't imagine life without her now. ♥

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely story about how your sweet Ginger came into your lives. She's a beauty and it was truly meant to be that your paths would cross. I have a similar story of my first Corgi. I had Corgi on my mind for over two years before we were blessed with one (but before that I had never even heard or seen a Corgi dog before). Thanks for sharing your story. :)