Queen Elizabeth and Her Royal Corgis
Queen Elizabeth II, the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, turned ninety on 21 April this year, but her birthday is usually celebrated on a separate date. The Queen’s Birthday is a public holiday celebrated in most states and territories on the second Monday in June, making for a long weekend in June that many anticipate. This year, it will fall on a Monday, 13 June, for all states except Western Australia & Queensland.
In light of the Queen’s upcoming Birthday, we thought it would be most fitting for us animal lovers to celebrate by dedicating this post to her and her beloved canine companions.
Here are the reasons why we love Queen Elizabeth and her Corgis:
Elizabeth has been a Corgi lover since childhood. She was first introduced to the Corgi breed as a young child. Jane was the lucky pup's name, and Her Majesty was so besotted with her furry friend that their friendship inspired a writer to publish a children's book titled “Our Princesses and Their Dogs”
She grants her Corgi companions special permission to sit on her couch! Surely she gets plus points for being such a generous and understanding pet parent.
The Queen also feeds her charges specially customised meals depending on their nutritional needs – and the food is served to her Corgis on silver platters. Given such royal treatment, each of her dignified dogs are also happy to wait their turn while they are individually handed their meals, starting with the eldest Corgi.
Animal behaviorist and corgi trainer Dr. Roger Mugford can vouch for the royal Corgis’ amazing mealtime feat. "Their food was served by a butler in an eclectic collection of battered silver and porcelain dishes,” he once told a UK-based magazine. "As I watched, the Queen got the corgis to sit in a semi-circle around her, and then fed them one by one, in order of seniority. The others just sat and patiently waited their turn."
Imagine that! How much do you struggle with getting your dogs to patiently wait for their food bowl to be properly placed, before they rush to dig in?
4. Naturally, these Corgis fly by private jet. As part of the royal family, they deserve nothing but the best inflight experience.
The Queen’s Birthday long weekend is also the official start of the snow season in the high country regions of New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania. Is anyone celebrating the Queen’s Birthday with a long weekend getaway?
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