Saturday, January 10, 2009

Say hello to Maud

We took a drive with Nora today, the last act of The Maud Hunt. Ever since about three months after we got Penderyn, Cathy's been agitating for a second Corgi, a female, that she could name Maud. I'm not sure why, to tell the truth, but she is my wife, and I love her, so we hunted, on and off, for a female Corgi. We finally honed it down to wanting a tri-color, a Corgi with black, brown, and white hair (which means her shedding will now show up on everything we own, but hey, whatever). And after the holidays were over, and Cathy's job situation was secure, we started looking.

After looking at two great-looking litters right on the Lancaster-Chester county line (both raised in homes by families, no puppy mills), we made a very tough decision (which, um, included serious consideration of some great little non-tri-color pups...) and chose the little beauty you see here. We stopped by my folks to show them the new addition, then brought her home to meet Penderyn. He was a bit anxious at first, and curious, but they've settled down already after less than an hour.

Sigh. We must be nuts, but puppy time is here. Better get me a beer.

9 comments:

Rob said...

And here I was, reconsidering why I spend my time with the whole "reading beer blogs" thing when you had to go and do this, pulling out the puppy pics. Nicely played, sir. Nicely played.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God--what a cutie!! She is a darling!! Good luck.

Kelly

WelshCorgiHome said...

Lew, welcome to the multiple corgi family! Enjoy twice the hair and twice the FRAP! Where did you get Maud (and Pendryn)? Both of mine came from the Lancaster area, as well.

Lew Bryson said...

WCH,
Yeah, we've got a case of MCS (Multiple Corgi Syndrome). We got Pen from a home breeder down in the farm country north of Baltimore in Maryland (she's not breeding her Corgi any more), and Maud came from another home breeder -- their second litter -- near Honey Brook, PA. The two litters we looked at yesterday were only about 7 miles apart!

Thanks, guys. She is a sweetie.

Mike said...

ZOMFG Cute!!!

I'm pondering a Corgi myself, due to their excessive cuteness, but being a novice dog owner I'm reluctant to actually get one as working dogs need to be occupied lest they find something to occupy themselves with (which is never a good thing).

Plus, my wife is inconsistently allergic to dogs. One dog will set her off, the other will be fine (this has nothing to do with hypoallergenic breeds, per se).

For now, I shall look upon you with dawgie lust.

Lew Bryson said...

We're waiting to see how Maud shapes up, but Pen mostly occupies himself with being cuddled (he's a glutton for it) and indoor ball-chasing. He gets good walks three or four times a week. But he's not bouncing off the walls.

K-Sher and the Norinator said...

OMG, that puppy=cute. :D
You're so lucky.

Lew Bryson said...

Methinks my daughter may have put a link up on her Facebook page...

Hey kids, remember: by reading this page, you acknowledge that you're 21 years old and won't sue Mister Bryson for exposing you to pictures of beer!

roan22 said...

Lew, I wish it were that easy trying to get cats to co-exist...