Queen Elizabeth’s Corgis, Muick and Sandy, have found comfort and joy under the guardianship of Sarah Ferguson after Queen Elizabeth’s passing in 2022. The Duchess, along with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, welcomed the two canine companions into their home at Royal Lodge.
Initially, the transition wasn’t smooth for Muick and Sandy, as they grappled with the loss of the Queen. Sarah shared that Muick’s tail was down, reflecting a subdued demeanor. However, with time and care, the corgis have bounced back, showing signs of recovery.
In a heartwarming photo shared by Sarah on X, the corgis are captured looking up at the camera with an endearing caption: “Always begging for treats.” This glimpse into their world reveals a positive shift, as they exude happiness or, as Sarah humorously notes, perhaps just hunger.
Dogs, like humans, can experience grief and depression after losing a loved one. Muick and Sandy’s renewed interest in treats is a positive indicator of their emotional recovery. The Duchess’s attentive care and bonding with the corgis are evident in their improved spirits.
Always begging for treats! pic.twitter.com/ntJWWiANUd— Sarah Ferguson (Fergie) (@SarahTheDuchess) December 18, 2023
Addressing the question of why Sarah Ferguson became the guardian of the corgis, it was revealed that Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s son, originally gifted the dogs to his mother. Following the Queen’s passing, Muick and Sandy found a home at Royal Lodge, where Andrew and Sarah coexist as ex-spouses.
Reflecting on the corgis’ adjustment, Sarah previously mentioned Muick’s journey from a subdued state to gradually finding joy. She remarked, “There are two corgis that came, big Muick and Sandy, and big Muick is very, very, very demonstrative.”
The Queen’s deep connection with corgis dates back to her teenage years when she received her first corgi, Susan, at the age of 18. Susan accompanied her on her honeymoon with Prince Philip in 1947, marking the beginning of a lifelong affinity for the breed. Over the years, Queen Elizabeth had a total of 30 corgis, with Muick and Sandy being the final two in her royal canine companionship.
As Muick and Sandy continue to thrive under Sarah Ferguson’s care, their story highlights the resilience of pets and the role of compassionate guardianship in their emotional well-being.