Last year we missed the corgi picnic but we made it this year! There were over 150+ people who RSVP’d and brought their corgis. Can you even imagine what it is like to have 150+ corgis in one spot at one time?! Corgi chaos and it is amazing! Think of all the little low rider, herding critters bark-a-larking (that’s what we call it in our house) around a huge fenced area while their humans mull about trying to capture photos and converse over the loud barking of their little beloved Corgis. That is what it was like in a nutshell. :)
The picnic is held every year at a private home in Woodinville, WA. It is a get-together for Corgis and their corgi-fanatic uprights (humans) as well as a fundraiser for CorgiAid, Inc., a financial organization that raises money to help out corgis in need. Over $2000 was raised in donations alone! This year was the first year of the event being catered by the Dogfather Catering out of Woodinville. What a perfect name!
This was Fitz’s first official corgi outing and he had a blast! Gwen mingled and made friends but Fitz, he gathered a following! Fitzy is OBSESSED with water. I can’t water the flowers, let alone turn on a hose, with him around. He goes nuts and barks and bites at the water. When the pool is full he goes in and won’t jump out til you make him. It was no different at the picnic since there were two little kiddie pools set up for corgi enjoyment.
Fitz likes to try to steal the show. While he was being a goof in the pool Gwen was schmoozing the humans with her Pink Lady friends. I tried to pick a fabric that was bright and pretty so I could find her in the pack and it turned out some others had similar ideas! I thought the fluffy to Gwen’s right was one of the prettiest there. Look at that fluff!
And lest we forget the Corgi Jail! Yes, there were a couple of pens set up in case any corgis were naughty or needed a time out. At one point there were over 10 corgs in jail! A few were youngsters that were in there just taking a nap, but it did offer them a nice little refuge from all the mayhem. Though there were some who refused to stay in the pokey…I witnessed a Cardi hop out of jail!
Gwen and Fitz made a bunch of friends! We even met some of the local celebreties, Sherlock for example!
We also met Devyn but did not realize it was her until afterwards! Devyn, if you recall, is the Corgi that I think looks like Gwen’s twin!
The event was so big that it even received coverage from the local news station! Here is the link to that! Try to find Gwen and Fitz, they’re there! :)
I also recommend checking out the write up on Devyn the Corgi’s blog page about the Picnic! She did an awesome write up with some awesome pictures. Of course there is an absolutely adorable one of Fitzy in there that you should check out. :) Here is the link to that one.
And last but not least is the “Official” page detailing the picnic and how you can get on the email list to be reminded of next year’s picnic if you are looking to attend! Here is the link for the 2014 Picnic aftermath (photos, etc.). I am also including the link to the Corgwyn website as I believe you should check out that for the full low-down (pun indended!) on the picnics, past and future. :)
If you are in the Seattle area or Western Washington and are looking for a great way to meet up with other corgi owners or looking for other fun events like this one, you may want to checkout and join the Corgis-R-Us meet up group on meetup.com. There may even be meet up groups in your area, who knows!
Best of all, we made new friends! We are looking forward to next year and are so very grateful to Leo and Kathy and their Corgis to opening up their home for such a great event!