Corgi wants kibble
July 8, 2011 10:41 AM   Subscribe

Oh man if you withheld kibble from that corgi for even a second i bet it would actually, literally, explode.
posted by The Whelk at 10:44 AM on July 8, 2011

Proud Corgi owner here. Also relieved to know that the "Pergo Shuffle" is not exclusive to my own little guy. (although the one it the video was MUCH less vocal about it)

Up next: swimming in the water bowl! (there must be tons of videos of this; mine does it so much that it's not even news anymore)
posted by ShutterBun at 10:49 AM on July 8, 2011

I don't think that Corgi's had much kibble withheld from him ever. It actually makes me sad to see overweight Corgis, since that can be really bad for their backs as they get older.

Still, though, Corgis are the best. As I have noted previously. :)
posted by kmz at 10:54 AM on July 8, 2011

My Corgi > your Corgi
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:57 AM on July 8, 2011

I'm impressed with the skilled and nuanced manner in which the filmmaker uses not only jump cuts but also the geography of the screen as a sort of Brechtian Verfremdungseffekt to distance us from the character of Sparky. It keeps us from identifying too closely with his desperate need for kibble, and makes us more conscious and critical of the film as a piece of performance and politics, rather than simply one of story. It's all very Eisenstein.

Also, I liked the part where the corgi did his little dance.
posted by dersins at 11:00 AM on July 8, 2011 [14 favorites]

CORGITHREAD! (Third of the year, I think, but who's complaining? Well, mine is pouting. A little.)
posted by norm at 11:02 AM on July 8, 2011

Well, mine is pouting.

OMG that thing they do where they tuck their legs behind them when they lay down is like, the CUTEST THING EVER!
posted by kmz at 11:09 AM on July 8, 2011

If anyone says animals don't have emotions, show them Sparky. Even my rabbit, Rexie, dances for her breakfast carrot. It's more than just a simple meal to them and it shows.
posted by tommasz at 11:09 AM on July 8, 2011

Oh man if you withheld kibble from that corgi for even a second i bet it would actually, literally, explode.

The world is nothing without hope.
posted by I love you more when I eat paint chips at 11:16 AM on July 8, 2011

I'm sorry... I'm thinking about Corgis again ;_;
posted by sophistrie at 11:31 AM on July 8, 2011

Beautiful. Corgi seems a bit overweight however.
posted by The ____ of Justice at 11:33 AM on July 8, 2011

The best part of wakin' up is kibble in your cup!
posted by cyndigo at 11:41 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

I can relate. I do the same thing when the bartender pours that first drink.
posted by Don92705 at 11:53 AM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]

Sparky also makes for good .gifs.
posted by rewil at 12:16 PM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]

Love this sweet Corgi dancer.

Been enjoying dancing dogs since the beginning of the web. Adding a chubsie wubsie fluffernutter and Corgi prison break into the mix.
posted by nickyskye at 12:26 PM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Kibble Dancing: an action packed corgi adventure!

I am currently unable to watch this video, but this description is so excellent that my mere imagination of corgis dancing for food has me smiling.

They are wonderfully absurd little dogs.
posted by quin at 12:26 PM on July 8, 2011

OMG that thing they do where they tuck their legs behind them when they lay down is like, the CUTEST THING EVER!

Well, they don't really "tuck" their back legs, they extend them. Around Corgi communities, it's known as the "Flying Frog," which is about as awesome as you can get.

(gets on Corgi soapbox)

Overweight Corgis are definitely a concern, as they have a truly voracious appetite, and are technically a "medium sized dog" in a "small dog" body. (An indeal male Corgi weighs up to 33 pounds!) So weight management can definitely be a challenge.

Weight can also be a factor with regard to their bad backs (long spine, lack of shock absorbing legs) but in my experience, genetics is still the culprit. My guy (11 years old) is succumbing to Canine Degenerative Myelopathy, which is heartbreaking to witness, although Basil has no apparent concerns about his back legs being wobbly. The disease is purely genetic, so there wasn't really anything anyone could do about it from day one, I don't think. Luckily he's been outfitted with a "Weenie Wagon" to take care of his back end, and he couldn't be happier.

As it says on his AKC papers: Basil's Not Fawlty.
posted by ShutterBun at 1:13 PM on July 8, 2011

The best corgi video is "Corgi flop."
posted by thylacine at 2:21 PM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Years ago, I lived in Atlanta and studied kung fu from a highly skilled instructor, Sifu Gary. Sifu was very strong, and preternaturally self-possessed; you just knew that he was aware of everything and missed nothing. As is common among highly-skilled martial artists, he was big and powerful and so graceful that he was beautiful. In five years of study with Sifu, I never saw a weakness in him except for the one he let me see. He had two decrepit, aged Corgis that had complete run of Sifu's school. At the time I had little experience of dogs and none at all with Corgis. I always found his tenderheartedness about his dogs to be incongruous, somehow out of character for this powerful, disciplined man.

Now that I know a little more about Corgis, it makes complete sense. There is something magical about them.
posted by workerant at 5:52 PM on July 8, 2011

There is indeed something magical about them. I grew up with a couple of corgis, and I feel like I am in on some kind of really cool secret. When I meet corgi owners, I have to tell them that I used to have corgis, because, you know, I know, too.

Then I wonder deep down, if they aren't thinking, "yeah...but you don't have one now..."
posted by Xoebe at 11:57 AM on July 9, 2011

Corgi facts:

- the Corgi puppy is the platonic ideal of puppydom
- a group of Corgis is called an Orgy. "The cattle were completely out of control until an orgy of Corgis came and rounded them up!"
- that was cute but boy am I glad my dog doesn't do that every morning. Sheesh.
posted by smartyboots at 11:00 PM on July 9, 2011

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