A Day in the Life of Levi (a happily spoiled Welsh corgi) and a Giveaway!


Happy Wednesday friends! I promised you that today we would get to hear about a Day in the Life of someone special to author Kelly Goshorn. Are you ready?? Meet Levi, Kelly’s dog. I think you’re going to like him!


A Day in the Life of Levi (a happily spoiled Welsh corgi)


Hello, I’m Levi. I’m a six-year-old male Pembroke Welsh corgi. I live with my family in a small town called Purcellville, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mom is a writer. I’m not sure exactly what that means but she spends a great deal of time typing on her computer wearing what she calls “comfy clothes.”

Our day starts around 5 a.m. Sometimes even earlier, when she has to work at Target. The house is quiet, and mom says that’s her best time to write. On a side note, I tend to follow her everywhere she goes—even the bathroom.

After mom starts heating up water for tea, she gives me two treats. One I love, usually a Pup-peroni or a Beggin’ Strip. The other is for my teeth. I eat that too, but NEVER first! She takes time now to pet me and give me “belly-lovin’.” There isn’t anything I won’t do for a good belly rub. You’re probably wondering why she hasn’t taken me outside yet. Dad, my second most favorite two-legger, bought me an automatic doggie door that opens with a sensor on my collar. How cool is that? I can take myself outside whenever I want!

Once mom has her tea, she reads her Bible and prays for a while then she starts clicking on the keyboard. She likes to work at her desk. I lay beside her and look out the window. Dad built me these steps so I can get on and off without hurting myself.


After mom hits her word target for the day, she takes me for a long “W.” My two-leggers know I can spell W-A-L-K so they say “W.” They haven’t figured out yet that I know what that means, too. Corgis are highly intelligent. We walk in all kinds of weather. With my thick coat I really enjoy cold temperatures.

Mom and dad have trained me to walk off leash in my neighborhood. I stay close and wait at the corners for them to tell me it’s safe to cross. This seems to impress most humans. When we get home, Mom works (or sometimes reads, but don’t tell Dad) for another few hours. If the weather is nice, we sit on the back porch. This is my favorite place she writes. She brings a cup of ice just for me.

After lunch we take a short walk to stretch our legs. Sometimes, Barnaby, our cat follows us. This annoys me because that’s my time with mom and he starts meowing after only a few blocks. Why doesn’t he just stay home if he’s going to complain?

When we get home, mom gets on the computer AGAIN. This time to work as a virtual assistant for a travel agent. Sometimes I jump up on her lap and lay across the keyboard so she has to pay me more attention. Then I curl up by her feet and take a nap so I’m rested when dad gets home. He usually plays tug-of-war with me.


By the time dad gets tuckered out supper is ready. After walks, dinner is my favorite time of the day because my entire family is seated at the table eating people food. My dad calls me a “professional mendicant.” That’s a fancy term for beggar. I usually have to perform tricks to earn my people treats but I have no shame when it comes to chicken or steak. I know how to sit, lay down, shake, play dead, and give high-fives.

Mom posts a lot of pictures of me on Facebook and Instagram. She says I’m more famous than her. I don’t know about that, but she did give her heroine in A Love Restored a corgi named, Buddy. I guess that makes me her muse. 

Thanks for visiting with me today. Before I leave, mom said to tell you she’s celebrating the release of her debut novel, A Love Restored, with a giveaway. She’ll send one print copy of her book (U.S. only) or E-book (international) to one person who comments below about their favorite fictional animal. She said hers is Wilbur, the pig from Charlotte’s Web. Really, mom? A pig?


Wow! Make sure you comment about your favorite fictional animal to be entered! Contest ends Saturday July 7th at 8:00pm EST.


Connect with Kelly Goshorn!

Her website: http://kellygoshorn.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kelly.j.goshorn/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyGoshorn

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/KellyGoshorn/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyjgoshorn/

49 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of Levi (a happily spoiled Welsh corgi) and a Giveaway!

  1. Enjoyable read. Thank you for sharing. My favorite fictional animal is ? Dumbo.

  2. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway! Would love to win a print copy! Through the years, my favorite fictional dog is the classic, Lassie, with all of the adventures she had, or how she helped rescue people or creatures. . . Makes me think of other classic stories that had the main character about a dog, too. Thanks, again! Take care now. Lual Krautter

  3. I think my favorite fictional animal is Lassie. I remember watching it as a kid and crying over the drama. Lassie always saved the day!

    1. Hi Linda, I remember that, too! Always hoping she wouldn’t get hurt and would get to Timmy’s mom in time! I love all the classics being well represented here today!

  4. Really cute. My favorite fictional animal would be Scooby Doo. Gross and Pap like him too.

    1. Hi Kathy, Oh yes, Scooby Doo would be a favorite of mine, too! Hardly a Saturday morning went by when I didn’t watch Scooby Doo. Good luck in the drawing!

    2. Scooby is very lovable. I will still watch him every now and then – but only the oldies. I don’t like the new ones as much.

  5. My favorite fictional animal character is Barnabus, in Jan Karon’s Mitford series. He responds in obedience when his owner Father Tim quotes scripture.

  6. So cute! Love your love for a Corgi. Favorite Fictional Animal is Ivan from The One and Only Ivan. Since I’m an art teacher he likes to draw and eat crayons…not the first time I’ve seen that quality in an artist. lol. He is smart and most importantly kind. He comforts new elephants when they are scared. Who doesn’t want a friend who is instantly there from the get go? I like the title too, the one an only. We all are one and onlys.

    1. Hi Shannon, Yes I’m a little obsessed with corgis. Have you ever seen Tasha Tudor’s children’s books about Corgi’s? So sweet? You’re right, Ivan sounds like a wonderful friend.

    1. We have several “Bambi’s” in our yard every day, which remind me of the movie. My favorite quote, “He can call me flower if he wants to.” 😉

    1. Oh my goodness, I haven’t thought about that movie in a long time. I loved watching it!

    2. Yup! Yup! Yup! Duckie is so cute! How many times did I watch those movies with my kids? I don’t think I can count that high! LOL! Thanks for visiting, Michelle!

  7. Favorite fictional animal? Buddy of course! I love the pics of your furry family in your blog post ?

  8. Black Beauty was one of my favorite fictional animals as a kid. When my kids were young, we all liked the Black Stallion.

  9. This was so funny, Kelly! We love Levi. The best fictional animal was the cat in Jan Karon’s famous series because the heroine was a writer who wrote children’s books about her cat. I want to do that one day!

    1. Hi Erin! I’d love to write a children’s story based on the legend of the how corgis got their white saddle markings! Maybe you could illustrate it for me!

  10. Hi Kelly, My favorite fictional animal is Simba from The Lion King. I admit to being a little Disney obsessed too.

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