Meet Austin #photography

Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Austin, a new member of the Roberts’ household.

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Hello, my name is Austin

Like Toby, Austin is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. He’s just over five months old and has been living with us for almost a week. That explains why I’ve been so quiet in the blogging world recently. He’s settled in nicely and has enjoyed exploring the house and trying to get Toby to play at least 12 hours a day! Here they are having some fun running around.

Cardigan Welsh Corgis are one of two dog breeds known as Welsh Corgis. The other one is the more famous Pembrokeshire Corgi, which is a favourite of The Royal Family in The UK. Unfortunately, Corgis are on the vulnerable breeds list in the UK, which is such a shame given that they are an extremely loyal breed.

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Austin spends most of his day playing, chasing the birds in the garden, emptying Toby’s toy basket, exploring, going for walks, and sleeping. He enjoys cuddles, likes his food, and enjoys a walk on the beach. He’s not tried dipping his paws in the sea yet because it’s always been low tide when we’ve visited. We’ve already started training him. He sits on command, comes back when called (95% of the time), knows his name, and has only had one minor accident in the house, which should have been done in the garden.

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He’s not, as yet, shown any signs of wanting to write, but I understand from Toby that he has asked to be shown how the keyboard on my desk works. He can often be found sleeping under my desk while listening to the sound of me tapping away at the keyboard (which seems to send him to sleep).

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Toby and Austin get on very well, although Toby will tell him off if it’s nap time when Austin thinks it’s playtime. Austin follows Toby around like a shadow and has already got into the habit of waking us up with a bark (or two) at 06:30. Being ‘morning people’ that doesn’t bother us at all.

I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about Austin on Hugh’s Views And News. And, who knows, maybe he’ll write a post or two?

Please feel free to leave Austin a comment. He’d love to hear from you.

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143 comments

  1. How lovely to have a companion for Toby and a puppy to keep you young. I love everything about them but the sharp pitch of the puppy bark. Our neighbor has a puppy with that kind of bark and if I’m outside, it can be painful for the ears. They don’t seem to notice lucky people. it’s so nice that they get on so well and Toby will teach Austin the ropes soon enough. They can be so entertaining. Congrats on the new family member. 🙂

    1. Thank you. Austin does have a sharp pitch bark, but Toby’s puppy bark turned into a deep bark as he got older. I suppose it’s like their voice breaking just as it does with teenage boys. I can remember my voice breaking and never being able to hit any high pitch notes again.
      Have a great weekend.

  2. How sweet! Congratulations, Hugh & John. And welcome, Austin; it looks like you’re fitting in remarkably well. (And, Hugh, he’s adorable; thank you and John for being such great pet-parents and for Toby’s acceptance, too. As someone who worked at a dog shelter, I can say with confidence that the world needs more people like you guys!) Take care, all.

    1. Thanks, Suzie. He’s certainly made his mark. Every time we take him out for walks, we get surrounded by lots of smiling faces. He’s a bit nervous of strangers but loves running up and down the beach with Toby and the other dogs. He’s certainly keeping us on our toes.

  3. I am quite a believer that fate takes a hand in life for after Austins experience first time leaving home he most certainly as now fallen on his feet with you both and Toby. Homes like these are what every breeder seeks and these photos are a joy to see. Both brother and sister Frazer Nash and Riley Lynx both send send lots of licks.

    1. Peter, thank you so much for allowing us to rehome Austin. We feel in love with him as soon as we saw him. He’s such a lovely dog and seems to follow Toby everywhere. He’s already getting into Toby’s routine and is enjoying every moment. He’s brought a lot of joy and happiness with him and is really settling in very well. The week may have gone quickly but he’s already become very loyal and is fitting into family life here in Wales. He’s made some new friends with other local dogs who we see every day when out walking and loves to chase them along the beach while they chase a ball. We’ll keep you posted on his progress and I’ll keep posting updates on the blog.
      Best wishes,
      Hugh

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