And it truly was a sight to see! There were hundreds of corgis ready to play and thousands of people ready to play with them on below the Cliff House on Ocean Beach in San Francisco.
There was lots of room on the beach for free play.
There was a group photo and Miss L and Miss London got front row seats!
And there were other organized activities for everyone to watch and enjoy: an agility course, a costume contest, and finally the Corgi Derby!
Miss London was quite hesitant at first. We weren’t sure if it was the sand or perhaps the giant CorgiCon crowd, but her little corgi paws spent the first half hour tiptoeing gently across the beach. But with each human corgi fan that stopped to bend down and say, “Hi” to her, her spirit eased a bit. Soon, she was the one doing the introductions and just licking people’s hands and bumping up against their legs.
“Hey, you! I’m super cute! LOVE ME??? LOVE ME!!!”
If she wasn’t on a leash, anyone on that beach could have taken this pup home with them for just a few minutes of adoration. She was just blinded by all of the love.
But what about all of the other corgis? You know, the hundreds of other dogs chilling at the beach? Yeah… I don’t think she really noticed them at all. Well… that is until the CorgiCon corgi races!
There were about 6 people deep all around the fenced off activity area, so Miss L and London missed seeing the agility and costume contests. Being a head taller than most normal people, I got to sneak some peeks. But when it came time for the running of the corgis, we ended up with a 2nd row seat for the action… and London was into that!
The first heat ran by us… and Miss London started barking up a storm! I’m not sure if she was excited? Scared? Jealous? Either way, she reacted exactly the same during the 2nd heat. Then, as they were gathering corgis to the start of the 3rd and final heat, they annouced that there were 5 open spots for the final heat. The corgi lovers we were sitting with all cheered and said, “London! Go! It’s your chance!” as they had interpreted her barks as jealousy/excitement. Miss L jumped up and down and we yelled to try and get a spot… and sure enough they invited us to the start line!
Everything seemed to be going smoothly for the race. I was at the start line with Miss London, and Miss L was at the finish line waiting to call her puppy to her. They counted down and I released London and off she went.
But then… a collision occurred!
The puppy next her crossed at the same time and suddenly London run over by her corgi cousin, and completely confused!
Instead of running straight, she veered off to the left and into the arms of her adoring crowd. Seriously. She jumped right into the arms of random people and just sat their smiling and happy.
By 2:00pm, the end of CorgiCon, this puppy was pooped. So we left the beach for some dog-friendly brunch down the road, and then finished up the day frolicking over at the Presidio.
We said, “Hi!” to Yoda over at LucasFilm…
… and then got in some crazy good romps over on the large green lawn at The Main Post.
Then, it was back over the Golden Gate bridge to return home after a long corgi-filled day!