The Clock Out Pet of the Week: Rhys

Well hello, friends. For most of us, today marks another week down in the books. It’s also Friday, which is super cool. Why you ask? It’s Clock Out’s Pet of the Week featuring an adorable little dude named Rhys.
He comes to us from a longtime follower and friend to the site, Country Codes. We at the Clock Out have a soft spot for Corgis and boy is he something. He sent me a ton of pictures that I couldn’t include but it’s safe to say, they are adorable and now all mine!

Straight playing

Rhys originally came from Cody’s high school friend’s sister who had an “oops” litter. He is nearly three but don’t let the stature fool you, the guy gets around. He is a big fan of all things relating to play including playing with other dogs, sticks, riding shotgun, belly rubs and chasing cows.

That’s a big stick you got there, buddy.

One of my favorite things about Rhys came when I was reading the submission. In his own words:

“Cuddling is only for when he’s tired, all other time is
for play. Luckily I can play fetch from the couch when there’s a game
on since short legs don’t need as much room. Often he needs a few
tries to get on the couch but help is not an option.
He’s independent
in some aspects but will still follow me to another room to make sure
I’m not leaving or playing with anyone but him.”

Definite respect to the guy’s commitment to play.

Rhys is the ultimate companion. Where Cody goes, he goes. It is known that he is a tireless self-promoter and will do anything for attention. Namely, begging, doing cute tricks, being adorable, Corgi smiling, you name it, he’ll do it for the love. For most dogs, food supersedes all but Rhys is all about the pets.

How can anyone resist?

On paper, Rhys appears to be perfect. However, he has an enemy. Corgis, while cute, shed a lot. His nemesis, named robovac, knows this and launches an all out assault to pick up his life essence (hair). Rhys will generally keep it at bay, barking to declare dominance over the house but wisely does not risk encountering. Rhys also hates closed doors, which is understandable. There might be playing going on without him.

Rhys has a canine cousin he’s best friends with, named Theo, a golden doodle puppy. He has not realized that in short time, he will be smaller but it’s best to not ruin the surprise as to let Rhys enjoy being the play victor for a few more months.

Rhys and Theo

If you have a pet you’d like to highlight, whether it’s a dog, cat, bird, lizard, snake or what have you, please send me an email at titled, “Pet of the Week” along with some information about your pet, Twitter handle, a few pictures for the article and Twitter. I cannot promise when it will be published, but I will do my very best to bring a new face and story every Friday at noon for your viewing pleasure.

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