What kind of dog is Nesby, and how old is he?
Nesby is a year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi (same kind of dog that the Queen of England has!) Corgis are bred to herd sheep (believe it or not) so they're bred to have a stubby tail and legs.
What is Nesby's story? How did he come to live with you?It's all because of my mom. My mom always wanted a corgi growing up, and when I was in high school she finally wore my dad down and our family got a corgi from a breeder in Portland, Oregon. Bridget is a darling dog-- one of those sweetheart kind of dogs that never need any training.
Here's Bridget. :)
When I got married I wanted a dog pretty soon, but we were in an apartment that didn't allow dogs. I begged and begged my husband asking if we could move so I could get a puppy. I even talked about it in my sleep, apparently one night repeating "corgi puppy." Needless to say I wore the husband down eventually and we went to eastern Washington (which is dry and rural) to get the little bugger from a farm. Unfortunately, Nesby is NOTHING like Bridget. Which goes to show you that even dogs have different personalities.
How did Nesby get his name?
The deal was that if I got a dog, then the husband got to name him. He's a huge University of Washington football fan and wanted to name him after some aspect of the team. We agreed on Nesby (after Nesby Glasgow, a 1978 football player ) because it was unique and cute.
What are Nesby's favorite things to do? Any silly things he does or crazy quirks that make him unique?
Nesby loves people and other dogs so any activity that involves a combination of those two are great: walks, the park, or whenever people come to visit. Nesby is NOT shy; everyone is his best friend!
Now the silliness: Nesby will eat just about anything that drops on the ground: gloves, paper, screws, sewing pins/needles... he loves paper products (he has a major toilet paper fetish. Sometimes if I'm upstairs and don't have a treat, I'll give him a piece of t.p. as a reward) and will steal napkins out of people's laps while they're eating. Another weird thing we love that Nesby does is he moans when he chews on a squeaky toy. Pretty funny.
What makes Nesby so special to you and your family? Particular times he's really "been there" or special things he's done?
Nesby is hilarious. The husband and I are ALWAYS laughing at him just because he is straight up bizarre-- from eating weird things, to sleeping in weird positions to making weird noises or attacking dumb things (i.e. a bag on the floor, the computer, etc.) What's even more funny is when I laugh really hard, Nesby gets a little upset and pounces on me.
Also, Nesby was great to have around when I was working nights and on a different schedule than my husband. It was nice to have a doggie around for company. :)
One of my favorite things about Nesby is how well he listens. Honestly if you talk to Nesby like "Hey, Nesby, what did you do today?" He'll cock his head from side to side doing his doggie best to understand you. Sometimes we ask him questions like: "Nesby, what's the capitol of China?" or "Nesby, what are your feelings on globalization?" just to get him to turn his head from side to side trying to figure out what we're saying. :)
Is this little guy adorable or what?!? Hope you all enjoyed meeting Nesby!
P.S. I'd really love to be able to feature your pup! E-mail me at TailsToTell [at] Live [dot] com if you'd like to share your pet's story. :)