It’s the end of a busy Monday, so we figured the best way to close out the day, and to remind you that you can get through this week, month, even this year/to attempt to restore your sense of hope and optimism was with a series of pictures of corgis having a heckin run at the SoCal Corgi Nationals on Memorial Day Sunday.
Fuck it, we’re only human, and pictures of dogs can fix almost any ill: especially when those dogs are the most royalest of dogs, and have furry little bellies and grinning pupper faces and they’re just trying to chase sticks and hang out with their buddies at Santa Anita Park in California.
We interrupt this Monday morning to bring you this breaking image of a Corgi race in California pic.twitter.com/O3CZAYZGWl
— Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) May 28, 2018
The race is run by So Cal Corgi Nation, a group of corgis and their hoomans, who also host So Cal Corgi Beach Day three times a year since 2012: a day of corgi-related vendors, hangouts with your corgi mates, and doggo limbo. Over 1100 corgis turned up to their last event on Huntington Beach from all over the US – and at least one proud pup came all the way from Japan.
A portion of money raised from all their events and merch goes to local corgi and corgi mix shelter, Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue.
It ain’t easy being on the lead in the Corgi Nationals apparently….! pic.twitter.com/pI0zkm5w7W
— Cecilia Gustavsson (@CeciliaGPhoto) May 27, 2018
The Corgi Nationals also featured carnival rides, a costume contest and corgi-related vendors, but that’s all an aside from the main event: 100-odd dogs having a go of it for charity/glory/treats. No other dogs allowed – not even on the grass to watch.
So that’s it, that’s the story, here are some very good dogs, Brent:
Photo finish: Two contestants collide as they cross the finish line during the SoCal ‘Corgi Nationals’ in Arcadia, California, which sees Corgi dogs compete in a 17-race event pic.twitter.com/n8LsR0lber
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) May 28, 2018
corgi nationals today with sabs and matt !! 💕 💕 💕 very good boys pic.twitter.com/0odyD4YeRv
— mikayla (@shirokumuh) May 27, 2018
Them: The #Indy500 is the greatest race of the year.
Me, an intellectual: Corgos tho pic.twitter.com/PGerN7TeGT
— Sean Morrison (@sean_morrison) May 27, 2018