Stubborn Corgi Refuses To Accept That The Park Is Closed

"He put on his corgi brakes."

For as long as his family can remember, Waffles’ two favorite things in the world have always been his toy balls and going to the park. 

“We can't even say the word ‘park’ or ‘ball’ in the house, otherwise he will bark until we take him and that's not an exaggeration,” Michaella Sena, Waffles’ mom, told The Dodo. “Eventually he turns the bark into a constant whimper and it does not stop, so we are very careful with our words because God forbid we say basketBALL or picnic in a PARK because then we have to go that second.”

corgi refuses to leave park
Michaella Sena

Waffles very much looks forward to his walks to the park, but last week, when he and his dad arrived at the park as usual, his dad quickly realized it was closed for a holiday event. He tried to explain to Waffles that they couldn’t stroll through the park that day — but Waffles absolutely refused to listen. 

The stubborn corgi had been told he was going to the park … 

Michaella Sena

… so he dug his heels in and refused to move until that dream came true. 

“When we say park it means park,” Sena said. “So, he put on his corgi brakes and was parking himself there until he could go inside.”

Luckily for Waffles, the standoff didn’t last long — because his dad just can’t say no to that adorable face. 

“All right, fine, but if we get in trouble it's your fault,” Waffles’ dad said to him in a video of the standoff that he later sent to Sena. 

corgi refuses to leave park
Michaella Sena

Despite all the signs, the pair casually made their way into the park and tried to stroll around unnoticed. Even if it meant breaking the rules, Waffles was getting his walk through the park, no matter what. The whole thing actually went pretty smoothly — until they almost accidentally got trapped inside.

“When they got to the other side of the park, they turned around and noticed a woman locking up the gate, so they had to sneak out of a different lot where all the workers were parked — otherwise Waffles’ lifelong dream to live in the park would have come true,” Sena said.

To Waffles, of course, it was still an incredibly successful trip to the park, because it happened at all. A few signs were never going to stop the stubborn corgi from following his dreams.