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Sarah Ferguson said she consulted a dog whisperer on canine grief after adopting Queen Elizabeth's 2 corgis

Gabi Stevenson   

Sarah Ferguson said she consulted a dog whisperer on canine grief after adopting Queen Elizabeth's 2 corgis
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  • Sarah Ferguson said she consulted a dog whisperer for Queen Elizabeth's corgis Muick and Sandy.
  • She told The Sunday Times their barking makes her the Queen "is passing by."

Prince Andrew's ex-wife Sarah Ferguson said she worked with a dog whisperer after adopting Queen Elizabeth II's last two corgis.

The Queen, who died in September 2022, was a lifelong lover of animals, especially dogs. Insider's Kelsey Vlamis previously reported that the late monarch owned more than 30 corgis during her 70-year reign.

The dogs, Sandy and Muick, were originally gifted to the Queen by Andrew, Ferguson, and their daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, according to The Times of London.

In a new as-told-to essay in The Times published Saturday, the Duchess of York said she consulted the dog whisperer on how to deal with canine grief after the adoption.

"He said you have to give them space. And I've noticed that at night they do like their own space," she said. "I respect that they probably do miss her. I miss her too."

Sandy and Muick famously made an appearance at the Queen's funeral procession last year. Photos showed the corgis waiting with their handlers for the royal's coffin to arrive at Windsor Castle.

Ferguson, known as "Fergie" to some, said Sandy and Muick "often bark at nothing," which still makes her think the Queen is walking by. She noted that they're settled into their new life even though Ferguson already owned five Norfolk terriers.

"The Norfolks are pretty cross actually because they don't have such nice dog beds. The corgis' beds are beautiful and royal blue," she said.

The royal also told the outlet that her favorite royal residence is Balmoral — and she might have some canine companions who share her sentiment. In June 2022, the UK Corgi Club and the Corgi Society of Scotland hosted a corgi meet-up at the Scottish estate to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

"It is a really nice opportunity to showcase the breeds and how much fun they are and help celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with dogs the Queen is fond of," Hilary Greensill, a member of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association, told The Independent.




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