I said I wasn’t going to descend into the lower sewers of click-trolling this time, but I lied to myself and to everyone. The royal wedding is (as we all know by now) this Saturday, and as ex-colonials besotted with the anachronistic adorability of a monarchy, Americans are transfixed by Harry and Meghan. It’s huge news — and not entirely a happy occasion, either, as the bride’s father suffered a heart attack and may not be able to attend.
But back here in San Francisco, the home of a well-attended Corgi Con that falls on June 16 this year, it’s gotten even more joyous. Someone on Nextdoor in S.F. wants to borrow your corgi for a couple of hours on Saturday evening to watch the wedding, promising “much admiration and care.”
SEEKING CORGI FOR ROYAL WEDDING VIEWING PARTY pic.twitter.com/UCiaH2AD2J
— Best of Nextdoor (@bestofnextdoor) May 14, 2018
As expected, the outpouring — at least on Twitter — was strongly positive.
I have four, but we’re in AZ;-) pic.twitter.com/5g2rsH0Qrb
— #TheAntiHype (@musicloverchick) May 14, 2018
One appears to be trained in the butlering arts.
Sir Toby is ready for service. pic.twitter.com/clB7mpLo00
— Brooke Osmundson (@BrookeOsmundson) May 15, 2018
It’s all the more touching considering that the queen recently had to say goodbye to Willow, the last of her beloved Pembroke Welsh corgis and a descendant of a dog named Susan who was given to Elizabeth II more than 70 years ago. The only issue with this request is that the wedding itself takes place at 7 a.m. California time, meaning the corgi-rental window falls 11 hours too late. So obviously, that means whoever put this out there wants to tape it, watch the wedding obsessively, and then re-create it down to the minutest detail with dogs.