by Carolyn Shamis
My Welsh Corgi Cardigan, Merlin Shamis, was 17 years old when he went to be in heaven.
I am 66 years old, and Merlin has been with me 16 of his 17 years, my constant companion. He went to work each and every day. We lived in highrises, and he rode the elevator all by himself to go to the bathroom. He was the only dog in highrise history to have a board vote him to be able to hang out in the lobby of a 5 star highrise.
Merlin was featured in many television shows, newspaper articles, national and local shows.
He was the most perfect pet anyone could ever have. He brought warmth, joy, honesty, and unconditional love. He was calm, cool, a perfect partner. He gave happiness, discipline and a complete security for me. I felt that he was like my child.
He was loved by all who met him, young and old, and I will miss him with all my heart!