Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Corgis Can SO Counter Surf

We know it's not unusual for our long-legged furiends to counter surf on occasion - especially when the folks aren't around.  But who would've thought the more "vertically challenged" of us could counter surf with the best of them. 

Now, granted, Kayla is NOT pure Corgi, but there's no doubt that she's got a lot of short breeds mixed in there.  We've identified a number of traits in her from various short breeds - she yodels like a doxie, she has bassett "ballerina" feet, definitely has corgi ears, perhaps even some beagle in there.  Kayla likes to keep all four on the floor most of the time 'cause she's very protective of that incredibly long back.  She started visiting the chiropractor vet when she was just a pup.  BUT, if there is food just out of reach, she can stretch like rubberband.  Just shows you what a bit of determination can do. 

Here's the FULL KAYLA - she's about 34 inches from nose to base of tail.


She's only 13 inches at her shoulders or approximately the height of three large bags of dog food.  
See my "ballerina" feet?  This is "first" position.


See the similarity?

This "counter" is approximately 35" inches tall - that's almost 3 feet!
Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do :)

This presentation was NOT staged just to torment poor little Kayla or make her do unnatural things with her back!  Mom had bought a box of Milkbones to use as a background for a jewelry display photo shoot.  She turned her back on the Milkbones and Kayla was all OVER them.  Since the camera was handy, she got this pic. 

The Road Dogs

32 comments:

Noah said...

Milkbones are not background, are they Kayla?! Cute pictures

Hound Girl said...

She is so Corgi and basset hound, I love her feet!! What a sweet girl and great post :)

Wyatt said...

Good job short stuff!!

Wyatt

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Mmmm, we love to counter surf!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Sharon said...

I have ballerina feet! Mom thought it was just weird, how about that?

Jack

Frankie Furter said...

Hey Kayla... You did a grrrreat job of Helping your mom with the rePOSITIONING of the Milkbones.. Get it?? Furst position and Re position.. hehhehe You ROCK girrrrl. Good going.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Has Kayla effur been to our howse? She must has been that one time the chickun breast went missing off the kitchun counter...

Terrorzinhos said...

Veru cute pictures!
Love the ballerina feet!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ha Ha - love those ballerina feet:)

We have decided that counter surfing is not a good thing because Mom used to surprise us with "set" mousetraps up there. They never got us, but they sure are LOUD.

Now Phantom can do magical things with his long neck and get all the way down to the bottom of our very deep kitchen sink. The Momster has to be sure to keep it free of tossed food or he serves as the garbage disposal.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

♥ Sallie said...

Those are the cutest ballerina feet ever!

Hugs,

Kristine said...

So much for my thoughts that getting a small dog next time would prevent this problem...

Kayla is remarkably agile, like a little dancer. :-)

accordingtogus.com said...

LOVE the ballerina reference! We always chuckle when Gus stands that way, but never thought about him looking like a ballerina. We're definitely using that from now on ;)

George the Lad said...

You have beauiful ballerina feet, and what you miss out on the leg, you gain on the body hey we all like to counter surf :)
See Yea George xxx

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I love the ballerina feet!

She so puts all parts together to demonstrate some talents!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

sagechronicles said...

Hey, if I had all those milk bones staring me in the face, I'd counter surf also!!

24 Paws of Love said...

Never say never when it comes to Milkbones, right Kayla!! You go girl! :)

Beans4Biscuits said...

She has the same footses as Uncle Freddy (he is one big ole Basset)!!! I think that stretch for snackums is the called the Basset Accordion Counter Reach!

Signed
Your long reaching dog loving Who, Sugar

JackPDB said...

The wonderful thing about Kaylas
is Kaylas are wonderful things.
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
- - - - - - - -
Jack@PDB
dog beds and more

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I has to hop ofur and ansser your kwestchuns afore I furgets them!

Yes, that be my furrend Smokey Bear in that one pikshure. We woz crossing the street from the pawking lot ofur to Ramapo Mountain State Forest in Noo Joisey,

Mom did make Lippe's no-huntin-me orange vest and hat. She paid 29 whole cents fur a piece of felt wot woz maded from recycled plastic bottles! The vest woz easy peasy to make. The hat, well, the furst prototype well, not so good. The baseball cap he had on woz a second vershun. Mom woz up pritty late werking on that, BOL! Then that bloo thing in his pawket was a trail map. He had the backpack and binoculars but he losted those. Mom had gotted some Barbie sporting goods stuff with hiking things in it fur Lippe on eBay fur almost nuttin. He is furry cheap to maintain.

Two Pitties in the City said...

Our Bassethounds were the biggest countersurfers. I think short dogs get the vertical height, but it's the stubby T-Rex arms that foil them.

Oskar said...

Oh my mom person made a loud SQUEEE noise when she saw those little feetsies!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

CindyLu's Muse said...

Way to go, Kayla!

Mr. Pip said...

Ballerina feet, that's a riot!!!! My mom has ballerina feet - though trust me, she is no ballerina!

Your pal, Pip

mayziegal said...

Whoa! That is Most Impressive, Kayla! I need to take some lessons from you. Starting with 1st pawsition.

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Levi Mac said...

Talk about bendie! And I thought I could get into odd positions :)

Those Elgin Pugs said...

hee hees!! Super cute :0)

You deserve a treat just for being cute!!

Hugs!!
Josie

MsAnomaly said...

The insatiable urge for food is DEF the beagle in her! Flash says Go Kayla! :0)

kmp said...

hey thanks for stoppin by my blog! nice to meet you!

Peanut said...

Joined the blog!

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Awww your ballerina feetsies are so cute!!

Licks,
Ruthie

Roo said...

Too funny! :) Love the 1st position ballet move. Fancy!

Good to know Kayla's an opportunistic gal ;) BOL!

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Sarge said...

Hey Road Dogs!
Great pix of the vertically-challenged. Love the ballerina feet...very very funny!
Grr and a Chuckling Woof,
Sarge