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FACT: Corgis are the best.
May 3, 2011 9:53 AM   Subscribe

Corgi in a swing don't give a shit.

Corgis playing tetherball.

Corgis on a treadmill.

Corgi curling.

Corgi swimming.

Anglophile Corgi.

Five Corgi puppies.

Corgi tricks. (A lot more of the amazing Goro can be found on the uploader's page.)

Corgi investigates an iPad. (And the iPad 2.)

Corgi and Nigerian Dwarf goat.

Lazy Corgi.

How to Talk Like a Corgi.

Lobster Corgi stands guard.

For more corgi awesomeness, there's Fuck Yeah! Corgis!, Obsessive Corgi Disorder, The Daily Corgi, and Corgi Fridays on Warming Glow (warning: ad-heavy site), among many many other Corgi-focused sites.
posted by kmz (78 comments total) 101 users marked this as a favorite

 
I have an 11 year old Pembroke named Basil. This...this is good.
posted by ShutterBun at 9:55 AM on May 3, 2011


Wot, no mention of the world's most famous Corgi fancier in this time of Royal Weddings?

"The Queen’s corgis travel with her to the various residences, with Her Majesty looking after them herself as much as possible given her busy schedule."
posted by MuffinMan at 9:58 AM on May 3, 2011


A friend of mine is discussing adopting a Corgi with her husband, kinda on the fence still. I'm sending her everyone of these to push her over the edge.
posted by dabitch at 9:58 AM on May 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


every one. nagdangit autocorrect
posted by dabitch at 9:59 AM on May 3, 2011


That "lazy corgi" clip is one of the top 5 things in the world.
posted by penduluum at 9:59 AM on May 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Dang, that dog really knows how to swing.
posted by kinnakeet at 10:00 AM on May 3, 2011


These are adorable, but none of them are a Corgi Flop!
posted by Blasdelb at 10:02 AM on May 3, 2011 [12 favorites]


That Corgi may not give a flying hoot, but I"m sure these do.
posted by stormpooper at 10:03 AM on May 3, 2011


And this deeply sleeping puppy cracks the top 10.
posted by penduluum at 10:03 AM on May 3, 2011


You forgot Kibble Dancing Corgi!

also Butterball Going Downstairs

also also Corgi Puppies Herding the Cat

oh my god I love Corgis
posted by castlebravo at 10:06 AM on May 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


That lazy corgi is remarkably bad at being lazy. Cats, even when awake, are routinely better at being lazy. We're being lazier than it every time we watch the stupid video.

Lazy corgi is lazy at being lazy, maybe.
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 10:06 AM on May 3, 2011


I'm categorically in favor of any dog that, like the Basset, measures half-a-dog high and a dog and a half long.
posted by Pickman's Next Top Model at 10:07 AM on May 3, 2011 [10 favorites]


The queen so devastated by the recent deaths of two of her pets, she has decided not to get any more.

Interesting article about Her Majesty and "a bitch called Susan".
posted by Danf at 10:10 AM on May 3, 2011


Somewhat embarrassed about how many of those links were highlighted as "already visited" when I opened this post....
posted by schmod at 10:11 AM on May 3, 2011 [11 favorites]


When I was a kid, our neighbors had a corgi that would play croquet with us. The corgi would play defense.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 10:11 AM on May 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


(Oops. . .that link is bad. . . here is another shot at it.)
posted by Danf at 10:12 AM on May 3, 2011


Corgi & goat, love it. "Herd, darn you! HERD!"
posted by leotrotsky at 10:16 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


You forgot Kibble Dancing Corgi

Yeah, I actually left out some of the major popular ones because they don't personally do anything for me. This list is like my curated favorites. :)
posted by kmz at 10:16 AM on May 3, 2011


And I did actually include Corgi Flop, it's just named Corgi Swimming up there. I probably should have left that title alone.
posted by kmz at 10:17 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Great. Now my wife wants a Nigerian Dwarf goat. GREETINGS! I AM TOP GOAT OF FEDERAL CONTRACT REVIEW PANEL AND BEG TO SOLICIT YOUR UTMOST CONFIDENTIAL COOPERATION IN TRANSACTION WITH THIS CORGI.
posted by The Bellman at 10:22 AM on May 3, 2011 [17 favorites]


I'm hyperventilating and the only cure is a corgi to cuddle. Someone... please... stat...
posted by jph at 10:22 AM on May 3, 2011


Corgi & goat:

"Herd!" *headbutt* "HERD!" *headbutt* "HEERRRD!" *headbutt*
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 10:24 AM on May 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


I love corgis. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. It's corgi's on a treadmill that sucks all my time away, though. I carefully did not link to the looping gif version of it because once it's open I'm guaranteed not to do any work for the rest of the day.
posted by stoneweaver at 10:25 AM on May 3, 2011


Corgis sing happy birthday
posted by inigo2 at 10:26 AM on May 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Excellent.
posted by OmieWise at 10:26 AM on May 3, 2011


I get really annoyed when I catch myself using Cute Overload-ese, but whenever I see that video of the five Corgi puppies, I can't think of another word for their tails and legs but "stubbular."
posted by Gator at 10:27 AM on May 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


That's not a bad term for it. The Corgi community is rampant with overt cute-speak (bunny-butts, etc.) so that's a good alternative.
posted by ShutterBun at 10:30 AM on May 3, 2011


I was going to drop in on this thread and say something about it being a weak SLYT, but on seeing all of what's beyond the fold.... well done.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:31 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


heh, I had the corgis on a treadmill animated gif as my desktop background at work.
posted by baxter_ilion at 10:31 AM on May 3, 2011


Kayle Corgi Does Obedience Competition her Own Way
posted by The otter lady at 10:32 AM on May 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


omg, how to talk like a corgi and the happy birthday corgis have made my day. thanks!
posted by liza at 10:42 AM on May 3, 2011


I just rescued a 2-3 year old chi-corgi mix named Cookie and wow. I've loved Corgi's for years, but never had one and this little girl is a bundle and a half. I'm sure part of it is the joy of being at home after 10 months in the shelter (how people didn't adopt this dog in a heartbeat I have no clue)

I've never had a dog who is: sweeter, smarter and/or faster. And she's about half the size of a regular corgi. Which means she's even more willing to jump up in your lap and demand attention and playtime.

Photo: http://www.facebook.com/drew.beechum#!/photo.php?fbid=10150175933415606&set=a.126606545605.103386.661280605&type=1&theater
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:42 AM on May 3, 2011


Sigh..

Photo
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:42 AM on May 3, 2011


One of my recent favorites is a corgi sneaking onto a golf course.

Having a corgi in NYC is AWESOME. For some reason, my corgi mostly says hello to actor-owned dogs. If he were a person, that would make him an asshole, but he's a corgi! And he's cute! Most recently, Deacon played with Charlie Rose's labs in Central Park. Except Charlie's Rose's dogs ran into the lake and all the dogs got muddy and I had to give Deacon a bath. *shakes fist* ROSE.
posted by spec80 at 10:46 AM on May 3, 2011 [6 favorites]


I want Randall (of Honey badger fame) to do a voice over on this.

"This is a Corgi. Watch it swing in slow motion. It's pretty cute. Look, it swings on a swing. Corgis have really big ears, fyi, and golden brown fur."
posted by Solomon at 10:47 AM on May 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Can't see your photo, drewbage1847, are they set to friends-only?
posted by Gator at 10:56 AM on May 3, 2011


My favorite corgi story involves my significant other's work friends, a couple that owned two corgis. The male, who routinely does what I'll refer to as "goofy corgi stuff"for shorthand, is the higher strung of the two. After a three-day weekend vacation away from home, with the corgis being cared for by a friend or relative, the couple returned home. The wife, somewhat tired from the long car trip, collapsed onto the living room couch, and the corgi was so excited to see her that he leapt right up onto her lap and vomited profusely all over her chest, tail wagging uncontrollably all the while.
posted by infinitywaltz at 10:57 AM on May 3, 2011


Yo. What up, dog?
posted by RhymesWithToaster at 10:59 AM on May 3, 2011


Okay, corgi-people -- will someone define "frap" for me?
posted by jrochest at 10:59 AM on May 3, 2011


Frantically Running Around Playing. (a short burst of energy lasting about 2 or 3 minutes, often at the same time each day)
posted by ShutterBun at 11:00 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't forget Corgi Puppies in the Snow!
posted by sararah at 11:01 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


jrochest, if you look at my link about the golf course and theotterlady's link - that is frap. You're just walking along and your corgi is off leash and then BAM. He's off like it's a racetrack. And then he gets really tired and staggers next to you. And then like 30 seconds later, he'll blast off again.
posted by spec80 at 11:03 AM on May 3, 2011


Thanks spec80 and ShutterBun -- I had an inkling, but wasn't sure.

Oh, and here's an actual working corgi herding what appear to be Norwegian Cows.

I like the fact that the frantic barking and running around like a mad thing appears to be a feature, not a bug.
posted by jrochest at 11:07 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


In what amounted to a sort of serial and vaguely creepy lack of inspiration, a friend of my mother's owned a succession of Corgis all named Cory. For convenience he maintained a private index (I believe the last one he owned was Cory VI), but as far as I know their birth certificates would all have read "Cory" plain.
posted by invitapriore at 11:10 AM on May 3, 2011


What I love about theotterlady's link is that the corgi is successfully herding the two people in the enclosure.
posted by dismas at 11:13 AM on May 3, 2011


Fourth Happy birthday corgi don't care. Fourth Happy birthday Corgi's all, thanks stupid other corgis, you bark and I'll get all the credit for being in this video too. Thanks stupids.
posted by sweetkid at 11:15 AM on May 3, 2011


I love that at one point in the Corgi & Nigerian Goat Dwarf video, you see a cat come out from behind the couch, take one look at what's going on, is all like " A dog? AND a MIDGET goat? Oh, HELL no!" and then disappears.

Smart Cat.
posted by KingEdRa at 11:25 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


If I had a really fat corgi, I would name him "Tempo".

Because then people would ask "Hey, why is your dog named Tempo" and I would be all "SLOW AND LOW, THAT IS THE TEMPO".
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 11:26 AM on May 3, 2011 [30 favorites]


If I had a really fat corgi, I would name him "Tempo".

Because then people would ask "Hey, why is your dog named Tempo" and I would be all "SLOW AND LOW, THAT IS THE TEMPO".


This is the BEST idea. Especially because if he's really fat he's already let him go, let himself go.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:32 AM on May 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


I used to have a corgi mix. She was a super-smart dog, and very obedient, but I could never break her of her habit to herd children. Basically, any child running away from her was going to get chased. It made her sort of a terror at family gatherings.
posted by Gilbert at 11:35 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have to disagree with the idea that Corgis are the best. In fact, Collgis - Corgi-Border Collie crosses - are the best. All the shape and bumbling hilarity of the Corgi, but with a Collie's head and tail glued on each end.

Although I must admit, Corgi Flop had me giggling like an idiot.
posted by ZsigE at 11:37 AM on May 3, 2011


Don't forget Corgi Puppies in the Snow!

Oh crap, I totally forgot about one of my favorite Corgi video subgenres!

1 2 3
posted by kmz at 11:40 AM on May 3, 2011


Okay, corgi-people -- will someone define "frap" for me?

Vallhunds do this too: Frenetic Random Activity Period.

More colloquially: The Shitheads. As in, "Lift up your feet, Tish has the shitheads again."
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:50 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


fuck yeah
posted by facetious at 11:52 AM on May 3, 2011


Do Vallhunds have the same goofy personalities as Corgis?
posted by jrochest at 11:52 AM on May 3, 2011


They're similar in lots of ways since they're both little cattle heelers.

I'd guess that vallhunds are maybe a bit more boisterous and rough-playing, especially with each other. But they can be pretty goofy.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:01 PM on May 3, 2011


Okay, then they go on the List Of Dogs To Own Someday. :)
posted by jrochest at 12:05 PM on May 3, 2011


ok, that video really made me want to put my cat in a swing. i don't think the reaction will be as mellow.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 12:13 PM on May 3, 2011


Oh, that reminds me! Last night I went to take pictures of the sunset at one of my favorite little beaches, and they have a small nonprofit wildlife center there. People drop off injured wildlife, they take care of them, and release them if they're able to be released. It was closed of course, but the chainlink fence still lets you see some of the wildlife from the outside, and they have this new enclosure for raccoons, and in the enclosure they've got a baby swing. One of the racoons, after determining that I wasn't going to slip him any snacks through the fence, went and climbed into the swing and put his back feet through the legholes, just like a baby. I gritted my teeth and cursed my dead batteries for not letting me get a video of it. Sigh.
posted by Gator at 12:17 PM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


If I had a really fat corgi, I would name him "Tempo".

Our old neighbors have one. His name is Casey. It is both sad and amazingly funny to watch him bounce (because he can't quite walk right). He looks like a miniature body builder, constantly on pose.
posted by yerfatma at 12:44 PM on May 3, 2011


I would like to see a Venn diagram displaying Corgi lovers and fans of dwarf tossing. One circle or two?
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 12:49 PM on May 3, 2011


I've never heard the term FRAP before -- only "zoomies" which apparently are the same thing.
posted by suchatreat at 12:53 PM on May 3, 2011


I'm sorry but border collies do it better.
posted by stormpooper at 1:16 PM on May 3, 2011


I've never heard the term FRAP before -- only "zoomies" which apparently are the same thing.

Also "bumdowns."
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:26 PM on May 3, 2011


What a great post. I just adopted a corgi puppy a few weeks ago, Tegan. She makes all the noises in the "talk like a corgi" video, and she barks at all kinds of large non-people things. I thought it was fear, but it looks like that's the corgi way. But I don't think she'll get very much satisfaction from trying to herd the windshield wipers, which she just decided to treat like public enemy #1. Stubbular is pretty apt. Hard to believe that she'll grow up to be as burly as the corgis in the videos; seems like they get even MORE comically proportioned as adults than as puppies.
posted by lostburner at 1:41 PM on May 3, 2011


I recently moved to Australia, and left my 11 year old Pembroke (Frye The Dog) behind due to my new job's travel demands. Dammit, thanks a lot for making me miss my pal this morning.
posted by GamblingBlues at 1:47 PM on May 3, 2011


When you're a corgi, you're the swingin'est thing.
posted by Johnny Assay at 1:51 PM on May 3, 2011


Corgi in Space.
posted by Atreides at 2:48 PM on May 3, 2011


Corgi in Space.

Our Pembroke is, like many others, named Ein.
posted by kmz at 3:01 PM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


MyCorgi.com 2011 Calendar.
posted by clavdivs at 4:03 PM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


kmz, there is an Ein in the calender. He is from Milan and quite the sight.
posted by clavdivs at 4:11 PM on May 3, 2011


In fact, Collgis - Corgi-Border Collie crosses - are the best. All the shape and bumbling hilarity of the Corgi, but with a Collie's head and tail glued on each end.

I never knew this was an actual thing. There's one on my neighborhood. I've always felt really sorry for the guy, because it seems like a cruel joke to have to go through life as a border collie in a corgi's body.
posted by mudpuppie at 4:17 PM on May 3, 2011


When I worked at the animal shelter a few years ago, we had a dog brought in that was apparently a Corgi/Rottweiler mix. Really. She was a beautiful, sweet-tempered dog that looked just like a smallish Rottweiler, but she had those (...sigh...) stubbular legs. She was an absolute hoot to see.
posted by Gator at 6:25 PM on May 3, 2011


When I worked at the animal shelter a few years ago, we had a dog brought in that was apparently a Corgi/Rottweiler mix. Really. She was a beautiful, sweet-tempered dog that looked just like a smallish Rottweiler, but she had those (...sigh...) stubbular legs. She was an absolute hoot to see.

Heh, you just described my neighbor's dog, except it's a he, and he ain't really smallish. He looks like a barrel, with four tiny little legs. He's awesome.
posted by inigo2 at 8:00 PM on May 3, 2011


I loved watching my landlady's corgi, Rufus and its butt waddle away from me. May you rest in peace, Rufus...
posted by of strange foe at 10:28 AM on May 4, 2011


He looks like a barrel, with four tiny little legs.

Now is the time on MeFi where you post a pic.
posted by Gator at 10:41 AM on May 4, 2011


No good ones, sadly. I'll see if I can get one this weekend.
posted by inigo2 at 10:52 AM on May 4, 2011


I've never heard the term FRAP before -- only "zoomies" which apparently are the same thing.

When cats do it they call it The Rips.

When children do it they call it ADD.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:14 PM on May 4, 2011


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