"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

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Puppy Days and Puppy Nights...

Every day we try and give our puppies some new experiences along with their regular routines. Yesterday one was running around the kitchen as I made dinner. The other night, this little sweetie was on the settee with me and we watched American Idol together.

Here they are outside watching my husband rake some winter debris from the yard. After chasing each other and then chasing him and the rake, he had quite enough of that and into the ex pen they went so he could get some work done!

Monday, April 23, 2007

A lovely Spring day!

The Corgi puppies just love playing outside. They certainly can get themselves into mischief! This is Martha trying to taste the petunias. She is such a wicked little monkey.

Here is Martin, posing for a photo on the grooming table.

Left to right are Hoops, Amy, Martha (by a nose) and Sputnik. They turned 8 weeks old on Saturday. Such cuteness! -CS ^..^

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Oh brother, is she taking yet another picture?

John and I just trimmed 80 little Corgi puppy nails and the fur on 20 little puppy paws. I think tomorrow they will all get a good warm bath. We were hit pretty hard here with the storm the other day. The little bridge over the creek in front of our house was washed away, making it impossible for a car to cross. My friend Mary Elizabeth braved the creek with her muck boots yesterday and stopped in. She's holding this little puppy who is rolling her eyes at yet another photo opportunity. Lord knows I just can't put the camera down while looking at these little faces. -CS ^..^

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Sandi's eggs...

I love my friends :) Sandi Eaton called one day last week to say, 'come over Sunday morning, I'm going to make Ukranian Easter Eggs.' I was not surprised that Sandi had at the ready jars full of dye in really cool colors and many different electric and antique styluses used to draw your design on the egg with beeswax. This is the same friend I called when the Corgi puppies were born who I knew would be the only other person crazy enough to have a tank of oxygen for a sick puppy. She was at my door within an hour. Did I mention it was midnight? So, no I'm not suprised that Sandi has these neat little tools. Actually, Sandi and her sisters are really into making these eggs. Next time I go I'll have to take a photo, but hers are amazing! My egg, above was my first attempt. Sandi's are much more intricate. That is Sandi in the photo above and Cindi Rusokovitch peering out behind her in the kitchen. Cindi's egg was really cool too. When your egg is done, you have to 'candle' it, by holding it at just the right distance from a lit candle and wiping the many coats of wax from the egg to reveal the brilliant colors, after which, the egg is blown out and set to dry. I had just finished my egg when I dropped it. There was the unmistakable 'crack' of a breaking egg. We had a moment of silence for my egg. Of course then we all got the giggles. Cindi, who has the patience of a sainted woman, (she's holding my egg above) took it and continued candling it to remove the wax. Sandi put a few coats of mod podge on it so maybe it will hold, time will tell. Now do you see why Miss Butterfingers paints on wooden eggs? If I didn't, none of my Corgi art fans and friends would have their little Santa and Easter eggs! Have a happy weekend, everyone! -CS ^..^

Monday, April 2, 2007

Happy Monday!

On Friday, my friend and Reinwood Corgis partner, Mary Elizabeth stopped in to see what I was doing. She was supposed to be riding her horse! The call of the puppies was too much to resist. The sun was out so we decided to take a few pictures. Here is Bridget giving Mary Elizabeth a smooch. Mary is holding one of Bridget's puppy girls.

Fluffy girl cuteness..

Here is Bridget looking lovely in deep thought.

This is one of her babies, the sweetest little puppy dog. Irresistible!
Have a happy week! -CS ^..^