A story about a Corgi from Portland!

This is a gorgeous story about a Corgi.

There was a story in the Daily Dodo that is just lovely.

I wondered why the Corgi was named Potato but that’s another question!

Enjoy the story!

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Attention-Loving Corgi’s Sign Brings Happiness To Everyone On Her Block

“It’s pretty wholesome” ❤️️

By Lily Feinn
Published on 6/8/2020.

Potato the corgi never misses an opportunity to say hi to her neighbors. So when social distancing started in Portland, Oregon, Potato’s parents, Cee and Pan, knew their dog wouldn’t be getting the kind of attention she was used to.

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“She loves everyone — any dog, any kid, any adult human, doesn’t matter,” Cee told The Dodo. “Even dogs who snarl at her she’s like, ‘It’s OK, I’ll check back in five minutes.’”

“She’s in a polyamorous relationship with all of the mail, UPS and FedEx delivery people but the UPS man is her primary partner,” Cee added. “If you’re having a picnic at the park she will invite herself to your blanket and join in on the gossip.”

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Potato knows a number of tricks, including how to ring a bell when she wants to go outside to the yard and socialize with the passersby. Cee, who works from home running a web agency, is always there to keep an eye on Potato when she goes out. And they noticed right away how difficult it was for Potato when her friends started ignoring her.

“Potato takes her job of getting pats through the fence very seriously and honestly seemed depressed that people stopped saying hi to her when social distancing started,” Cee said. “People kept looking really guilty when we’d catch them patting Potato through the fence, or others would ask if they could still pat her.”

Instagram/potato_corgo

To put an end to the confusion, they decided to make a little sign letting everyone know that it was still OK to give Potato the pets she craved, along with a few facts about her. “She’d bark at people she knew who normally would pat her when they’d walk by without saying hi,” Cee said. “So we wanted to make it known that it was consensual for us to take that slight risk of exposure.”

They laminated the sign and tacked it above Potato’s favorite spot on the fence. Potato was instantly happier.

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The sign reads: “This is Potato! She’s friendly and yes you can pet her, even now with the virus. She also loves every dog so feel free to intro your dog!”

The sign has done more than cheer up Potato — it’s helped to connect Cee and Pan with neighbors they hadn’t met before. “People approach us more if we’re in the yard, or they send us little notes on [Potato’s] Instagram account,” Cee said. “There’s also an older neighbor lady who specifically comes by every single day to give her treats. It’s pretty wholesome.”

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That’s a really great good-news story!

20 thoughts on “A story about a Corgi from Portland!

  1. Loved this! Petting a dog through a fence is okay. There is a barrier of protection. Potato is well trained like Mags & her sisters before her. The Dodo has terrific stories.

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    1. That’s a pleasure but I only repeated the story that was published in The Dodo. For some reason I wasn’t feeling very communicative yesterday; perhaps thinking ahead to today when Jean and I went down to SOVC to conduct an interview. More of that in a couple of days.

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    1. It is a wonderful story as you say! Frankly, so much of the world is showing signs of love being off the agenda. So having a wonderful dog in your life, my life, and the lives of a multitude of other people is critical to our future; not to put too strong an emphasis on the situation.

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  2. Loved reading this story. I too had wondered about petting animals that I don’t know as there was some mention that they could carry the virus on their fur. I just didn’t stop me from petting and loving on them anyway. Since I know I can’t give it to them, I’m ok with the sharing of love. Thanks for sharing this story, Paul. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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    1. Well. Marlene, if petting someone’s dog is running the risk of catching that virus then it is time for me to go! Because, like you, I simply have to do it! You, too, have a great weekend!

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