They are called the queen's dogs. They are the Pembroke Welsh corgis made popular by Prince William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose corgis have bounded around Buckingham Palace for more than 60 years.
They travel low to the ground. Certain websites refer to the corgis as Welsh for "dwarf dog" but there's no need to get nasty about it.
Local corgi Angus Rory Calhoun is known as the "tricolor" of the breed because his fur is black, tan and white, instead of the more common red coat.
Angus lives in Everett, is 12 years old and is fairly unimpressed with all this incessant yapping about the royal wedding. We caught up with him in between naps to ask a few questions:
Q: Do you plan on getting up at 3 a.m. to watch the wedding?
A: Madam, I'm 12 years old. I don't even get up to wee at that hour.
Q: Any other plans for celebrating the event?
A: I do always enjoy the chance to stretch my legs -- I've heard all the jokes, so don't bother -- so perhaps we'll go for an outing and I can sniff out that lovely bichon down the street or possibly come across those pugs at the playground. Always good fun to be the tallest on the grass.
Q: Will you be enjoying a special meal?
A: I could rub my paws together and wish for some fancy-pants kibble or liver-flavored tea cakes, but that's not likely to happen.
Q: What if the new royals raise Portuguese water dogs instead of corgis?
A: Oh, blast. I'm so over that breed!
Q: If you were attending the wedding, what would you wear?
A: Dog sweaters can really cramp a corgi's style. They are also decidedly unflattering to our physique. I would go with a simple ruff.
Q: Any advice for the newlyweds?
A: Stick with raising corgis. They are far cuter than kids.
Have a yowl
For more hilarity about the queen's dogs and the royal wedding, read this humor piece from The New Yorker at tinyurl.com/ybrw33w. .
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