So, Corgis have a reputation for being motivated by food, for living for their next meal, for eating whatever is put in front of them in nearly any quantity, and for preferring food to everything.
I thought that was true of Darby until now.
This evening, I was sitting in the backyard eating cheese and crackers. Normally, Darby would be sitting close, begging, hoping crumbs might fall so she could scoop them up. I don't feed her when humans are eating, but that has never stopped her from hovering and hoovering if we're sloppy!
This evening it occurred to me to try an experiment. I offered her a piece of cheese in one hand and offered her the ball in the other hand, and then immediately threw the ball.
I would have bet money that she would ignore the ball and go for the cheese.
But, nope! She ran after the ball--and continued to choose the ball over the cheese several more times!
Turning down food? And, before she had her evening meal? Maybe she isn't a real Corgi!
(Sorry, no photos! Both hands were involved in the experiment!)