Pet love! Queen Elizabeth II and her corgis! Know everything about these pet dogs of the Queen!
To live in royalty is a great thing! Queen Elizabeth II has as pets dogs of the breed Corgi and she adores them all. The corgis are like her family and get special meals at proper times and also they stay in a royal way. Additionally, these dogs are blessed to be pampered by the Queen herself!
Queen Elizabeth II and her corgi love
The love for corgis dates back to the time when Queen Elizabeth II was little. Her father King George VI owned a corgi named Dookie. Little Elizabeth was introduced to the Welsh breed at that time and she was just 7. Her love for them continued and then at her 18th birthday in the year 1944, she got a gift of this variety of dog named Susan. Young Elizabeth was fascinated by this dog and she even took her on her honeymoon with Prince Philip in 1947. They visited first Broadlands, Hants, and then Birkhall, Aberdeen. As they sat in a carriage and waved to the gathered crowd, the dog was in the same carriage and covered with a blanket.
She subsequently bred Susan and now has more than 30 of Susan’s line at her palace. But she stopped the breeding 5 years back since she was worried that she would trip over them. Her concern also was that who would take care of her dogs after she would be unable to take care of herself.
The pampering of the corgis of Queen Elizabeth II
The corgis are fed special custom-made meals in an eclectic collection of battered silver and porcelain dishes by butlers and in the order of seniority. They were also fed homeopathic medicines for their good health. Animal psychologist Dr. Roger Mugford told:
“At feeding times, each dog had an individually designed menu, including an array of homeopathic and herbal remedies.
“Their food was served by a butler in an eclectic collection of battered silver and porcelain dishes.
“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.”
Dinner time is at 5 pm and there is no canned food for them. They are fed chef-prepared foods consisting of liver, chicken, rice and freshly caught rabbit, often from the royal estates. They have their own room in the palace and sleep in wicker beds where the bedsheets are changed daily.
The corgis are driven around by chauffeurs and flunkies carry them down the aircraft steps.
Queen Elizabeth II and what she says of her corgis
For her, the corgis are a family. Social anthropologist Kate Fox analyzed her love for dogs and said:
“Our pets are kind of like our alter egos.”
“They’re almost what a psychotherapist would call our inner child.”
“I think all of this applies even more to the Royal Family, particularly to the Queen than to the rest of us. “If you think about it, she has to be even more repressed and inhibited and reserved and dignified, than the rest of us put together, and very rarely gets an opportunity to express what she’s really feeling.
“Her inner brat doesn’t get let out very often, does it?”
Despite the pampering, her dogs have bit people including her courtiers, policemen, guardsmen and even the Queen herself.
Source: The Sun UK