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3-week old Corgi puppies learning to climb! (SLYT)

One day I will make a post that is not about puppies. Today is not that day.
posted by elizardbits (79 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite

 
OTIS IS PLEASED WITH HIS ACCOMPLISHMENT.
posted by The Whelk at 12:10 PM on October 17, 2013 [11 favorites]


"Never leave a man behind" -- true for soldiers, true for Corgis.

I wonder if other dogs secretly mock Corgis for their cartoonishly-short legs?
posted by davidmsc at 12:16 PM on October 17, 2013


It is not in secret, oh no....
posted by Navelgazer at 12:16 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Hey so you're an animal photographer too?"

"That's right. I just spent eight months in the Himalayas to get eight minutes of quality snow leopard footage. What do you do?"

"Corgis. Today I spent about... eight minutes... to get eight minutes of quality footage."
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:21 PM on October 17, 2013 [41 favorites]


I always think of Too Cute as being the internet, only on my TV, only now it's on my internet, and I'm not sure what to make of it, other than that corgis are adorable, obviously.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 12:23 PM on October 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


best part
posted by elizardbits at 12:23 PM on October 17, 2013 [24 favorites]


FAKE. I do not see a single pee or poo stain on that pristine carpet, and the couch hasn't been gnawed on by like 100 tiny teeth
posted by danny the boy at 12:23 PM on October 17, 2013 [7 favorites]


I think I'm dying from the feels. The cute stumbling feeeeels. Look at their little stumble-falling over adorableness! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
posted by halcyonday at 12:25 PM on October 17, 2013


Oh man, the other video I considered posting was an army of golden retriever puppies in a (waterless) kiddie pool and the camera operator had to keep adjusting the angle of the shot in order to crop out the poop corner that was being repeatedly trod upon.
posted by elizardbits at 12:25 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey, this isn't my Corgi FPP, so I can link photos of our Corgi Ein!

Baby Ein: 1 2 3

Ein with big sis Tag: 1 2 3
posted by kmz at 12:26 PM on October 17, 2013 [22 favorites]


I really need to know what happened to Charlie. Did he ever climb the thing? Did he catch up to the other puppies? Is he okay??
posted by Metroid Baby at 12:30 PM on October 17, 2013 [16 favorites]


Translation: life is harder when you're a corgi because your body is shaped all dumb and you have the tiniest feets omg where thoes feets give them to me I will nom them because you're so small and flopsy little silly corgi omg
posted by phunniemee at 12:31 PM on October 17, 2013 [15 favorites]


1:06-1:08 is my favorite
posted by showbiz_liz at 12:31 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


wow such climb
good
climb

so falls


struggle on
kawii
live N learn

wow
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:33 PM on October 17, 2013 [13 favorites]


OH GOD SO MUCH CUTE.
posted by rmd1023 at 12:33 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Some days when I'm driving home I drive past a lady walking her Corgi, who evidently owns an array of stylish outfits. One day when it was raining, the dog was wearing an adorable yellow rain slicker, and I wrote a song, the entire lyric of which is, "Corgi in a rain coat." It sounds sort of like Devo.

Also sometimes my wife won't let me put Too Cute on because she can't handle the cute.
posted by uncleozzy at 12:34 PM on October 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


such cute wow
great doge
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:34 PM on October 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


I swore up and down our household pet limit was two. I am now wondering what the trade-in value for our cats is.
posted by backseatpilot at 12:38 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cats are like pianos, you have to pay somebody else to take them away.
posted by uncleozzy at 12:39 PM on October 17, 2013 [8 favorites]


You know, if you push them down a flight of stairs they also sound pretty much the same.
posted by backseatpilot at 12:41 PM on October 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


Those thing were making the most ADORBS noises. I love how Otis went back and snuggled w Charlie.

If I had a house and patience i would raise puppies and kittens because SQUUEEEEEEEEE
posted by sio42 at 12:41 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


eee synchronized puppy tumbles
posted by jetlagaddict at 12:42 PM on October 17, 2013 [6 favorites]


...I wrote a song, the entire lyric of which is, "Corgi in a rain coat."

*seaches Youtube for "Parry Gripp corgi"*

What, nothing? C'mon!
posted by jcreigh at 12:47 PM on October 17, 2013


So this is what the movie trailer guy does between jobs!
posted by Kevin Street at 12:47 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


In a world where everyone has little stubby feet and the furniture is a hundred feet tall, one puppy must find the coffee table and lead his pack to their destiny...
posted by Kevin Street at 12:52 PM on October 17, 2013 [7 favorites]


My wife is a huge fan of Corgnelius and Stumphrey. We have three cats and are fairly convinced that they would joyfully welcome a Corgi puppy. We're less convinced we have the time to give a puppy the attention she or he deserves. So, instead, we will Squee to this video.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:54 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am on Team Synchronized Corgi: We're going over that coffee table cliff. Get ready.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:56 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


I expect that, like all reality shows, this was heavily scripted.
posted by procrastination at 12:59 PM on October 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


what, what? Corgi butt!
posted by drewbage1847 at 12:59 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Corgis are so great because they are little dogs made up of all* big dog parts.

*Except the legs, which is what really brings the whole Corgi gestalt together.
posted by OmieWise at 1:00 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


they cannot do anything without tumbling all around

and cuddling on each other

it is ridic
posted by sweetkid at 1:04 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Watching my dog watch this show is one my favorite things!
posted by VTX at 1:36 PM on October 17, 2013


A few months ago we went camping and our campsite neighbors had a dog that was part corgi and part black lab. He was like a black lab from the knees up, personality included, but his legs were well less than half as long as they should have been.

It just seemed so wrong.
posted by mudpuppie at 1:45 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Huh. Apparently corgi mixes are a thing.
posted by mudpuppie at 1:47 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Most corgi crossbreeds look like teleportation accidents yes.
posted by The Whelk at 1:47 PM on October 17, 2013 [34 favorites]


corgi mixy previously
posted by elizardbits at 1:53 PM on October 17, 2013


I think this show will be an adequate replacement for Breaking Bad. Its just as gripping.
posted by anazgnos at 2:00 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just (a few months ago) I got a Corgi puppy as a wedding gift for nephew and niece-in-law. My Facebook newsfood is now nothing but Corgis.

Here is Ralph the Corgi, not to be confused with Ralph the Corgi.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 2:03 PM on October 17, 2013


I am not a dog person, and my geriatric cats would staunchly disapprove of any pups in the house. Nevertheless, there is nothing like ROLY POLY CORGI PUPPIES to bring on the squee.

Most corgi crossbreeds look like teleportation accidents yes.

Right up there with the German Shepherd/Basset Hound cross my parents once encountered. They were...bemused. Also a little unsure about the mechanics involved in its production.
posted by thomas j wise at 2:04 PM on October 17, 2013


I have my chorgi. She still looks a little strange, but damned if she isn't the best dog in the universe.
posted by drewbage1847 at 2:09 PM on October 17, 2013


Those pups are adorable, and I'm not even really a dog person.

I have to hand it to the writers of that show. It must be quite the challenge to have to constantly create appealing variations of the same narrative of lots of babies born, one is the leader, maybe two, and one is the runty one, and just of all these babies doing what trillions of babies have ever done.
posted by droplet at 2:10 PM on October 17, 2013


Will it go round in circles, will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
posted by jamaro at 2:18 PM on October 17, 2013


My husband has many responsibilities in our house but basically his most important one is curating the internet for me so I get all the most lovely pictures and videos and GIFs. Corgis and red pandas feature largely in this category.

I note that he has posted previously in this thread but I have no yet received word directly from him about the existence of this video. When he gets home, we shall have Words.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 2:24 PM on October 17, 2013 [9 favorites]


THIS DOG EXISTS?! WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED SOONER?!
posted by VTX at 2:27 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Following the Morrisseyfest today, I can not get "Corgi in a rain coat" to the tune of "Girlfriend in a coma" out of my head. At all.

Thanks, Metafilter. Thanks a whole lot.
posted by Devonian at 2:29 PM on October 17, 2013 [13 favorites]


If my daughter ever sees this video, I will hear the question "can we get a Corgi?" several hundred times a week, which is somewhat more specific than the question "can we get another dog?" that I already get several hundred times a week.
posted by davejay at 2:49 PM on October 17, 2013


Funny, when I saw the phrase "Corgi in a rain coat" I heard it to the tune from "Mirror in the bathroom".
posted by mogget at 2:51 PM on October 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


Funny, when I saw the phrase "Corgi in a rain coat" I heard it to the tune from "Mirror in the bathroom".

I am surprised to learn the correct lyrics to what I THOUGHT was the classic tune "Meet Her in the Bathroom." Huh.
posted by slmorri at 3:02 PM on October 17, 2013


that teeny howl got me right in the feels.
posted by Lemmy Caution at 3:16 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Funny, when I saw the phrase "Corgi in a rain coat" I heard it to the tune from "Mirror in the bathroom".

Just for the record, this is more or less how it went. Somewhere in the Police / English Beat realm.
posted by uncleozzy at 3:19 PM on October 17, 2013


Please please please let me get the corgi I want.
posted by The Whelk at 3:20 PM on October 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


Just had to go and give my two corgis a hug!
posted by matty at 3:23 PM on October 17, 2013


A few weeks ago I curated a bunch of corgi gifs for the website where my byline sometimes appears.
posted by pxe2000 at 3:28 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


And yet, as adorable as these pups are, and as laughable as their woefully short legs are, ... yet an adult corgi can hunt and kill adult raccoons.

Do not piss off a Corgi, if you are under 2' tall. Ever.

Fortunately, baby humans are incapable of this.
posted by IAmBroom at 3:33 PM on October 17, 2013


Corgi in a rain coat
Corgi on the highway
Corgi on the front porch
Corgi on the highway
The Corg Shack is a little old place where we can snorgle corgis
Corg Shack baa-aay-beee
posted by Metroid Baby at 3:34 PM on October 17, 2013 [9 favorites]


You guys!! You guys! Wolf Corgis you guys!

(On preview: Squeee Squeee, on the floor baby . . . x! x! . . . I can't hear you . . )
posted by petebest at 3:38 PM on October 17, 2013 [7 favorites]


Maybe I'm old and cynical, but I found the narration incredibly condescending, and strongly suspect the the narrative was constructed from random footage.

BUT I STILL LOVE PUPPIES!!
posted by milkwood at 3:58 PM on October 17, 2013


There's a Corgi Ranch? Do they have little Corgi rodeos, with kitten cowboys? I hope so.
posted by Fig at 4:06 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


What's the genetics on the crosses? Are short legs just very dominant? Do any corgis have long-limbed offspring?
posted by jaguar at 4:06 PM on October 17, 2013


Those cute corgis will fuck you up.*


*if they belong to the queen
posted by srboisvert at 4:13 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


So cute. I needed that today.

And am I the only one who thought the narration was very retro---like from a 1960's nature show?
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 4:58 PM on October 17, 2013


You are not. I expected the happy frolicking nature music to come up behind every statement the narrator made. And the really saturated early color film to kick in.
posted by the sobsister at 5:14 PM on October 17, 2013


like from a 1960's nature show?

WHILE I STAYED IN RELATIVE SAFETY BEHIND THE COUCH, KEN HELICOPTERED IN TO GET A CLOSER LOOK AT THESE MAGNIFICENT CORGI PUPS.

OTIS SURE FINDS CLIMBING THAT COFFEE TABLE A CHALLENGE. AND WHEN YOU FIND LIFE IS A CHALLENGE, ITS GOOD TO HAVE THE PEOPLE AT MUTUAL OF OMAHA TO TURN TO.
posted by petebest at 6:03 PM on October 17, 2013 [11 favorites]


Exactly!
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 6:21 PM on October 17, 2013


We call my sister in law's corgi a "low-rider"
posted by gagglezoomer at 6:55 PM on October 17, 2013


You people refusing to do my homework for me made me go look it up myself.

It looks like the gene responsible for the short legs in corgis, dachshunds, pekinese, and basset hounds is a retrogene related the gene responsible for dwarfism in humans. I'm as yet unable to find information about its heritability.
posted by jaguar at 7:19 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Ah ha! Dominant allele with incomplete penetrance. I had to look up "penetrance," but it looks like the allele for shortened legs is dominant, but doesn't always express itself even when present. Which explains why I saw a number of posts on message boards saying they had long-legged corgi mixes.

I'll stop talking to myself now.
posted by jaguar at 7:33 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


You guys!! You guys! Wolf Corgis you guys!

What I love about this one is that the lady clearly has at least one fresh wound on her hand from constant chewing with little needle teefs. But does she care? No. She just keeps on petting the puppies. There's plenty of time later for Neosporin. Right now is puppy time.
posted by Countess Elena at 7:48 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Puppies are always cute, even the ones that grow up to be silly looking Corgis.
Sorry, short legs with attitude has never done anything for me.

I wonder if other dogs secretly mock Corgis for their cartoonishly-short legs?
Well, my heeler does, but I'm sure she picks up this prejudice from me.

OK, I'm leaving now. No need to give me the evil eye.I can't help it I don't like short dogs. They're just bigger ankle biters is all. I SAID they were cute as puppies.SHEESH!
posted by BlueHorse at 8:44 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Corgis are one of the breeds from which heelers were developed, aren't they?
posted by jamjam at 10:36 PM on October 17, 2013


A few weeks ago, season one of Too Cute showed up in the "Recently Added" section on Netflix streaming. It was the best day.
posted by vytae at 11:26 PM on October 17, 2013


Corgis are one of the breeds from which heelers were developed, aren't they?

Uhhhhh, no.

They're a rather recent mix breed developed in Australia--dingo, various sheepdogs, Kelpie, whatever local mutt would herd cattle.

Corgis originated in the British Isles in the early middle ages. Welsh folklore says the corgi is the preferred mount of fairy warriors.
posted by BlueHorse at 12:55 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Welsh folklore says the corgi is the preferred mount of fairy warriors.

YES! The white marking on the back of many corgis is called the fairy saddle.








Corgis are FIERCE, man!
posted by baniak at 4:56 AM on October 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


We have a full-blooded Corgi and a half-lab/half Weimeraner (sp?) mix and they adore one another. When we let them out, they charge to the back of the yard - Zeus (the biggun) lopes along on his long legs, chewing up the landscape - and Apollo (the one with the Behind of Squeeee) charges along way behind, chugging those stubby legs as hard as he can.

And they chase one another around the yard too. Zeus scampers away and Pollo herds him, cutting angles like a CHAMPION. And when he catches Big Ole Buddy, BOB rolls on the ground and lets Pollo rassle him.

Our six cats don't stand a chance squee-wise.
posted by Billiken at 7:05 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


There is a super-adorable corgi in my puppy's obedience class. Yesterday, the instructor was telling us that corgis are one of the few dogs that are still bred to do the job they were "designed" for, herding.

Actually, his class is full of herding dogs, which is amusing during playtime. Lots of running in packs in a sort of oval formation, and lots of "I'm herding YOU!" "No, silly, I'M the herder here!"
posted by lunasol at 7:05 AM on October 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


Corgi in a raincoat, I know, I know, it's ridiculous.
Corgi in a raincoat I know, I know, it's ridiculous.
There were times when I could have named him George.
But I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him now.
No, I don't want to squeeze him.

Do you really think he'll get wet?
Do you really think he'll get wet?

Corgi in a raincoat, I know, I know, it's ridiculous.
My, my, my, my, my, my Corgi, oh my.
There were times when I could have let him get wet.
But I'd hate anything to happen to him.
Yes, I do want to squeeze him.

Do you really think he'll get wet?
Do you really think he'll get wet?
Let me buy a plaid raincoat, please, I know it's ridiculous.
posted by jennaratrix at 9:29 AM on October 18, 2013


You'd think Otis would have just taken the elevator.
posted by radwolf76 at 10:45 AM on October 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


The string of puppy posts almost make me wish we had a litter on the ground so I could reactivate the puppycam.

Then I remember the poop. And the more poop. And the poop beyond that. Poooooooop. And the blood loss to the tiny needle teeth.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:14 AM on October 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I hear "Corgi in a raincoat" to the tune of "Canary in a Coal Mine"-- so there's another Police song for our album. We can record it Terrier Style.
posted by GrammarMoses at 2:56 PM on October 18, 2013


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