I can still feel him with me.
His presence is still felt. I long to hold him and that feeling when he would cling on to me. I used to love burying my face in his fur behind his neck.
I miss how when I laughed and he knew I was laughing at him, teasing him…he would playfully bark at me with that sparkle in his eyes, letting me know he was full well on to me.
He was a poser for my camera. A tireless perfectionist, scouter of the property and wise beyond his means. Larger than life and enjoyed everyday with a real carpe diem attitude. Yes, that was my Docker-D.
Ate his carrots and enjoyed yogurt…a true Corgi appetite. How I miss all the coaxing and begging I used to have to do in order for him to cooperate for bath time, even though he loved his baths. He had the thickest coat – what a shedder. Even after being drenched in water, he’d just shake it off and be dry in no time!
I miss my boy, my friend, my Dockers. Happy Birthday to my beautiful, loving Doc.
Remembering My Dockers on Corgi Tales®.
It’s been longer than I meant for it to be since the last update on Corgi Tales. Much to share in the next posts. Sweet Cody puts up with much rough, but loving play from the youngling Wiley. Unfortunately, that roughness can sometimes lead to injuries like the small ear hematoma I discovered in Cody’s ear last night. He’s not scratching it much and isn’t shaking his head a lot to aggravate it so I’m keeping close watch as to its recovery before having to take him to the vet.
I love these two images because it demonstrates how these two buds play and how sometimes they are so into it that they forget that I’m around with an annoying contraption in front of my face (the camera!). Cody has that sweet Corgi, bear-like face. Wiley’s eyes are absolutely striking – he reminds me of a little fox sometimes.
We were subject to unusual and frightening winds the other day and night. It was so loud and threatening that the boys made sure I didn’t get any sleep as I calmed their nerves while trying to get some much needed shut eye.
A new year and hopefully more frequent updates here – Cody and Wiley at Corgi Play on Corgi Tales® .
It’s at this time every year around the holidays and a day before our wedding anniversary that I remember that magical day when my Nikita came into this world. Just hours old is when I first met him. Sweet and wise beyond his years, he filled our lives with unconditional laughter, happiness and love.
I had taken a slew of images one evening – the lighting from the sun was just beautiful as I followed Nikita around with the camera. Always the most perfect subject for the camera and so photogenic, I clicked away. Little did I know that it would be the last time I’d be capturing my boy from behind the lens. This is one of those cherished images. Even after all these years it’s still difficult to look through them while tears well up all over again.
Remembering Nikita on his birthday and always – on Corgi Tales.