"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Monday, March 20, 2006

Bridget and Joan

Just got this photo of our pretty pretty princess, "Bridget"(B.I.S.S. CH. Heronsway Two For The Show) and the amazing Joan Scott, who once again handled her to perfection to a special Best of Breed win at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show in January. I remember having to find a new pediatrician for my daughter when she was a baby. She had a very bad flu and I was worried. I was especially worried because I didn't know this new young doctor (who didn't look old enough to BE at doctor!) from a hole in the wall. He examined her, and afterward was holding her as I went around the corner of the office to get her coat. When he didn't think I was looking, I saw him holding her close to comfort her weak little body and kiss her on the forehead. I knew he cared and I had made the right decision. Sometimes I wonder if people who see the 'glamorous' part of showing dogs, whether a perfect picture in a newsletter or in a special show on TV realize not only the amount of hard work and conditioning that goes on behind the scenes, but the love that makes that happen. I wonder if they know how much the owners and breeders worry about and love their dogs. I remember once going to a very large and crowded show and looking for Joan and Bridget. No one was around the grooming area. Joan didn't know I was there. As I approached I noticed that Joan was chatting with Bridget and had kissed her on her head before she put her in the crate in order to show another dog. I knew Bridget was in very good hands. ^..^

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Start Your Engines!

His need for speed began to consume every fiber of his being. Soon, even flying around the agility course was not good enough. One Sunday afternoon, he found the remote and switched the channel from Animal Planet to NASCAR. Now, he's a racing fool. He also discovered an added bonus....the car's a chick magnet. Now, he's working on his ROMX.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Keeping up appearances?

While I believe that all moms are working moms, I often wonder how so many working moms always manage to look so 'put together.' I really tried to start the day off well. I woke up, fed the wee beasties, threw a really good chicken and artichoke recipe into the crockpot. After a day of homeschooling my brilliant daughter and painting; I decided to bathe a Corgi. The combination of my frizzy hair and the humidity from the tub equals bigger, frizzier, wicked hair. I headed to the post office to mail a painting and while standing in line, I notice that people are staring and slightly backing away. This is not the first time this has happened. My fears were realized upon returning home and finally having a chance to actually look in a mirror. The combination of the blue paint on my face, big hair and tartan scarf made me look like Mel Gibson could have cast me in Braveheart. I think I need to stop freaking out the good people of Harrison. -Cathy ^..^

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Thursday, March 2, 2006

Corgis in the Snow and Sun!

The wacky weather here has inspired both of these recent paintings. Although we don't have palm trees here in New York, couldn't you just picture a bunch of Corgis just taking over the beach? Have fun scrolling through all the pics and blog archives! When you are done, click the Ebay icon in the sidebar to the left to see what Corgi paintings I have on Ebay right now!

On the boardwalk......

........I can't believe it is snowing again. One warm day last week, when the last storm's snow melted, we took a walk on the boardwalk. Playland in Rye, NY is one of my favorite places. It is an historic amusement park here on Long Island Sound, with original Art Deco architecture from the 1930's. These pics were taken on the boardwalk, but there is an entire really pretty amusement park with rides there as well. 3 of my favorite rides are the Dragon Coaster, which is one of the last original wooden roller coasters in the United States, the Derby Racers and the Carousel. The last two have beautiful original wooden carved and handpainted horses. Does the boardwalk look familiar to you? Movies are occasionally filmed here. If you are a Tom Hanks fan, you may recognize the boardwalk from the movie "Big" where 'Zoltar' the fortune teller made his wish come true.

What is Bridget looking at? I wonder if she is making a wish?....

Happiness is.....