The night after my corgi Maddie passed away, I stopped by a big patio adoption event just to cuddle with the one corgi who was scheduled to attend.
I scratched the sweet dog’s soft ears.
And rubbed her roly poly belly.
Then I gave her one big hug.
I got my corgi fix.
I know it definitely helped with the grief.
I was thinking again about Maddie this week when I came across another very special event.
This time it was a dog event only involving corgis.
Come “pet a corgi and take a picture,” a Facebook post beckoned.
It was a fundraiser for a rescue group I know well.
As my friend and I walked briskly today towards the brewery where the event was being held, we were surprised to see a long line going all the way down the block.
Then suddenly we saw excited corgis and enthusiastic owners everywhere.
Some corgis were in tutus, others in bow ties and bright t-shirts.
One or two were even neatly tucked into back packs.
Inside the brewery there was a party room in back where I was told more than 50 corgis were already assembled and available for pets, paw shakes and photos.
Once inside, my friend and I skipped the packed party room and hung out in front where other corgis ‘on stand by’ were mingling with the crowd along with the occasional Boston terrier, bull dog, or bichon who mistakenly stumbled in.
I was thinking that maybe we just love our corgis like crazy in the midwest, or maybe we know how to warm ourselves up on a cold winter’s day.
But what I do know is if all dogs go to heaven, my girl Maddie was looking down at me this afternoon and definitely smiling.
I know that I was for sure.