After traveling over 8 hours and 500 miles, we finally made it Corgi-Con 2018 in Ocean Beach, San Francisco. When we arrived, the weather was absolutely perfect with sunny skies and a cool breeze. This is my fourth time going to Corgi-Con, and it just seems to get better and better every time I show up. The party had already started when we arrived, and there seemed to be hundreds of people and so many corgis! For those who aren’t familiar, corgis come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, with and without tails. The one thing that seems to stay consistent is their cute, derpy smile!
After we got settled and set up our tent, it was time to check out the festivities. Alongside all the cool corgi-themed merchandise, there was also a booth for Queens Best Stumpy Dog Rescue, which Corgi-Con raises funds for. There were also water stations and a first-aid tent for any corgi or human needing assistance.
Throughout the day, there were plenty of activities and events going on, which kept the energy flowing. For the first event, we watched Corgi Ninja Warrior, where some of my buddies competed in an obstacle course race for the ages. They jumped, weaved, and limbo’d under obstacles and the corgi who completed the course the fastest won.
Now, it wouldn’t be a corgi event without a costume contest. Since myself and Jojo love to dress up, we brought one of our favorite costumes. We dressed up as the JURASSIC BARK duo! I was a T-rex and Jojo was a stegosaurus. Our other dog, Kilo, was going to join us, but he is so terrified of the inflatable T-rex outfit! We ended up winning first place and a gift box courtesy of Corgi-Con.
We spent the rest of the day playing fetch at the beach and meeting new people and their corgis. I still find myself shocked when someone comes up to us and asks, “Are you @supercorgi_jojo?” It’s such a surreal feeling when someone you’ve never met tells you how much you’ve brightened their day after seeing your posts. Those moments are what keep Jojo’s account going. Hopefully, we’ll be bringing more smiles to our followers for many years to come.
I’d like to thank the organizers at Corgi-Con for putting on such a wonderful event. It keeps getting better every year! Have you been to Corgi-Con before, or are you looking to go next year?
Hi! I’m Josephine Zosa, Jojo’s mom. We love traveling, outdoor activities and attending dog events! Jojo is also a certified therapy dog and we volunteer at the USO, American Therapy Pets, and Scripps Hospital in San Diego.