…once in a while coming over and staring at me in my chair as if to ask, “How oblivious are you exactly?” I am ignoring him, as usual, though he clearly believes my neglect of simple perimeter security is suicidally irresponsible. This is because Laddie assigns the same level of urgency to a bird roosting in the eaves as he would to a mountain lion consuming a fawn on the front porch*. He truly seems to find all this natural stuff alarming – until a couple of days ago the robins were migrating through, and he thought a flock of robins in the yard was just the most unnatural thing he’d ever seen.
In general I’m surprised at what a serious dog he is. I have only seen pictures and videos of Corgis before meeting him, and I expected something more happy and goofy. He has his enthusiasms, to be sure, but I seldom see that famous Corgi grin. Mostly he just very seriously attempts to guide me to correct actions and sensible decisions.
* Full Disclosure: we haven’t put that last thing to the test. Yet.