"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

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The week between Christmas and New Year

There is something very calm about the day after a holiday. I find the week between Christmas and New Year's Day especially calm and peaceful. Maybe it is because everything still looks so pretty, all decorated. Messes from wrapping paper and cooking and baking have all been put away, but the lovely goodies and gifts remain. The sense of urgency is replaced by a little bit of tranquility. Warm feelings of seeing or speaking with loved ones and friends cling to your heart. Knowing a few days more will bring another holiday along with a fresh new year, I don't know, just seems really nice to me.

Speaking of new fresh starts, I've been watching my Corgi puppy Harley grow these past weeks. He is a funny little guy. He makes me smile every day. He has big paw prints to fill that the lovely dogs in his line have left behind. Last night when I bathed him, I think he finally dropped the last of his puppy fur. His big boy teeth are in now too. He is growing up! I love having a boy in the house again. The girls are great, but there is just something about a boy. They are sometimes a little more 'mushy' and 'lovey' to me.

Do take a peek over in my Etsy shop for a little something new as well! Two new prints plus a fresh new supply of some favorites are in stock. I've also listed a few on eBay as well. The Hedgie Hullabaloo in my previous post is now available in a signed fine art print as well as this new one which I call "Curiouser and Curiouser" It is Corgis set in Alice in Wonderland!

I've listed some on eBay and in the Christmas Corgi Etsy Shop as well. Prices and shipping are identical in both Etsy and
My items on eBay
(click ebay icon for my listings there)

Take a peek! Enjoy this week! xo xo



^..^Corgidogmama said...

I'm always so glad when you post.
So happy that Harley has made your hearts happy again. Our two are ten and twelve now....we use stools for them to get into bed and chairs, and are lifting them into the car now.

Suzanne said...

There you are!!! And I love your new corgi and your new painting--just wonderful:-) Update the Clunes soon plz.

Angela said...

I feel the calm that you are talking about Cathy! It is a wonderful feeling after all of the rush to get ready for Christmas Day. Harley is a cutie!

Happy New Year!

catherine said...

So glad to see your recent post. Happy New Year to you. Your Corgi boy is so handsome! I don't have a Corgi, but do have a lovely Schnoodle girl, but I enjoy your blog so very much. Be well. -Catherine

Jody said...

your Harley is a love. Our Harley (Golden Retriever) has helped us over a recent sorrow too.
Happy New Year!

Jody said...

Your Harley is adorable - I'm so glad that he is helping your hearts heal. Our Harley is doing the same!

Jody said...

Cathy, do you have any suggestions where I might go to find a corgi puppy?
many thanks-

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Yes I do Julie! Please visit http://www.pwcca.org which is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Of America. This is your first stop for finding a Corgi! Please browse the site, read about Corgis to make sure they are the breed for you. They are a wonderful breed! There you will find a list of breeders and affiliate clubs from which you can be assured follow a strict code of ethics. Most of us are also involved in helping our regional clubs with rescue, which is another fantastic option. Please resist the urge to get a dog from a pet store as they are all from puppy mills, regardless of what they tell you. Get a Corgi from a breeder and you will have someone to turn to for the life of your dog and who cares about the integrity, health, happiness and preservation of the breed. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! I love to talk about Corgis. Warmly, Cathy

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Jody, not Julie! Sorry, haven't had my coffee yet! lmao xo xo

Nancy said...

Oh Cathy, your drawings are just wonderful but your boy in the towel - FABULOUS. Yes, there is something about the boys, as I found with my rescue Beagles and Bassets. I am dogless at present and would love a Corgi but don't know how they would take to apartment life. I have loved Corgis since I discovered Tasha Tudor. Great blog!