When you picture heaven, what does it look like? For me, it looks something like this: 1,000 Corgis, some in whimsical costumes, frolicking on a beach. Turns out, heaven is a place on earth — it’s the NorCal Corgi Con, and it happened on June 15 in San Francisco.
The fifth annual Con took over Ocean Beach on the western edge of the city, flooding the shoreline with adorableness. There was an astronaut corgi in an “Apawllo 11” space shuttle. Corgi pirates aboard their very own ship. Corgis wearing ski goggles, Corgis dressed as Superman and corgis just being their sassy, low-riding selves.
“Corgis look really funny,” 14-year-old attendee Alaina Roberts told the San Francisco Chronicle. “But corgis don’t know they look really funny.”
Don’t know? Or don’t care?
“Do you see that butt?” said Jonathan Wong in the Chronicle, pointing to his corgi, Bentley. “Now that’s a butt.”
It’s true. Corgis do have very perfect, delightful little butts. For me, though, it’s all about their outsized ears, their expressive faces, and their fearless attitudes.
I mean, look at this — here’s little Gizmo at the Con, wishing everyone a great day from Corgi Con’s official Instagram account:
Paisley showed off that famous, furry corgi butt at her third Corgi Con.
Even under cloudy skies, Charlie Waffles kept the beach vibes alive.
Bilbo, representing a Corgi rescue organization, voiced an opinion at @queensbeststumpydogrescue.
Instagram celeb Zero was looking for some “vitamin sea” when she commandeered a corgi-sized pirate ship.
In addition to the costume fun and general beach romping, the convention included a “Corgi Ninja Warrior” obstacle course, corgi races and — somehow — a group photo of all the pups in attendance.
Here’s an action shot of corgis running, from the Instagram account of @lexie_da_corgi. How can you resist those little legs? And that shark costume is so perfect!
According to the Chronicle, the dogs’ owners were heavily armed with plastic poop bags in order to keep the beach tidy. Vendors sold snacks for the furry conventioneers and souvenirs for their human handlers — including corgi butt-shaped pillows.
It’s almost too much for my dog-loving heart to handle! Good thing I have a pup to pet right here at home.