Thoughts about the breed…
One of the oldest known breeds. Originally bred to herd animals. They wanted a short dog so cows couldn’t kick them in the head. Very smart. Sometimes too smart. Mischievous, but not in a bad way (most of the time). Corgis have a great sense of humor and will make you smile. They are great for cheering you up on a bad day and will keep your life interesting. I would say they are some of the happiest dogs you’ll find.
It is a profound bark from a little dog.
But usually it is not without cause. Mail men. Loud vehicles. Vacuum cleaners. I think that is pretty typical for most dogs. I haven’t had much trouble with persistent barking. Though sometimes Otis will bark at weird stuff. Like when we use the spray thingie on the kitchen sink.
I have a layer of corg on me at all times. Brushing often with a furminator can help a lot.
Corgis have a lot of energy. Having a good space where they can run around and tire themselves out is important. We have a fenced in back yard. Thankfully Otis LOVES to fetch, so I can actually exercise him quite a bit just by throwing his ball over and over. I can even do it while sitting down.
Crate training! Corgis like having a nest. A place they can go and close off from the world. Otis is super curious and will investigate everything, but if we put him in his crate, it is like the whole world disappears and he can finally relax. I’m not sure he would get a full night’s sleep if we didn’t put him in there.
don’t hurt BEES. they just want to pollinate flowers and make honey. hurt WASP’s. fuck them and their old money, big mansions, and country clubs
firefly/character tropes-kaylee frye
All right, can I take a minute to talk about why Kaylee Frye is perfect? She’s an unkempt beauty that no one tries to dress up, she’s a tomboy with no regrets about her girly streak, she’s just “I love the floofy dress, I want the floofy dress, look at me being damned cute in my floofy dress,” her overalls have cute things like teddy bears, and she wears pink, and florals, and she’s the sweet, nice girl, who’s also sexual, she literally met Mal while having sex with someone, she spends the whole damned series trying to get laid, she comments that she masturbates (“Ain’t had nothing twixt my nethers weren’t run on batteries”) and it’s no big deal, and is 100% supportive of Inara (“Have good sex!”)
She’s not pigeonholed into anything other than being really cheerful, and great with engines.
The more I hear about Firefly, the more I think I should finally give it a shot…
YES YOU SHOULD
My appreciation for Kaylee Frye is never-ending. I nearly died of joy right on the spot when my English housemate once asked me if I’d watched Firefly because I “reminded [him] of the mechanic”.
She’s a wonderfully dynamic character.