Okay, enter caveats: I have a paper right here showing that his mother and father were as married as dogs ever get so ‘bastard’ is wrong in every sense. And he was a Corgi officially christened “Sweet’n Soft’n Squishy,’ so lovable was pretty much baked into the product. But my experience with Corgis consists rather sparsely of Laddie and a whole bunch of Youtube videos, and by the standards of a Youtube Corgi Laddie was not an unusually lovable Corgi. He was a serious little man most of the time, normally much more concerned with making sure quotidian necessities like meals and walkies happened on (precise) schedule than with being goofy or seeing how far he could get his tongue out of his mouth.
Nevertheless he’s been dead for over a week and I just now almost teared up from recalling that it won’t be necessary to put dog biscuits on the dollar store shopping list. So, pretty lovable.