"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

Thursday, May 31, 2007

After the 'cheese and beauty'....

We got together with a few of our breeder friends to help us evaluate our puppies. After the 'cheese and beauty' (which is what my friend Nancy Boyd calls it when you are teaching a Corgi to stand on a grooming table using cheese as a bribe to teach it where to place its little paws, a.k.a. 'stacking' in the dog show world,) it was time for the puppies to have some serious fun. We all went out to the sand ring with our puppies. Oh, there were about 15 or so! As soon as the Corgis saw Sue Jacob (fellow Corgi artist!) running, they all flew toward her. It was a sight to behold. In the last photo below, you can see that they all caught up to her and she was in a sea of Corgi cuteness. Little Martha is giving her a big hug in that same photo. I will never forget watching those little ones having so much fun together on such a perfect day! I'm sure everyone's puppies slept very well that night. I know mine did! (and so did I!) -CS ^..^

Saturday, May 26, 2007

God Bless Our Troops

On this Memorial Day weekend, please join me in praying for the safety of our troops all over the world who protect our precious freedoms.

Going home...

Yesterday the awesome Moran family came to pick up Martin to begin his new life with them. While we are sad to see our little teddy bear man go, we are thrilled that he will be loved by this wonderful family. We taped up that floppy ear before he left. I'm sure we will see him now and then as he only lives a few miles away. The Morans had a beautiful and beloved Corgi who lived to a ripe old age. Since a few years have passed; they are now ready to let this little guy fill the Corgi shaped hole in their hearts. What a lucky little Corgi he is! -CS ^..^

Monday, May 21, 2007

Going home

As much as we love raising these wonderful little creatures; it is a bittersweet day when our little Corgi puppies leave us to begin their new life with their new family. Here is Holly, holding 12 week old Sputnik; and her mother, Cheryl. We took this picture today when they came to pick her up. I was thinking about Sputnik all day, and suddenly the phone rang. It was Cheryl to tell me that the transition was going well and they were all in love with her. I know Sputnik will do just fine and that she is going to have a wonderful life with this fantastic family.-CS ^..^

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

While running a few errands this morning, I stopped at the 'drive up window' at the bank. Indy likes to ride in the car with me and he is great company. He stepped on a pricker from a bush earlier so he was holding his paw up all day. He has quite a memory, this little Corgi of mine. Even when his paw felt better, every now and again he remembered that he was pricked and would hold it up. At the drive up bank window, he started drooling. He remembered that the bank teller usually sends a dog biscuit back through in the tube. Today, there was a different teller. No cookie. He tilted his head with that inquisitive look (you Corgi owners know that look) utterly surprised that there was no cookie for him. Luckily I had a cookie in my pocket and was able to restore his faith in the magic cookie delivery system.

I'd like to wish all of you mom's out there (especially mine!) a very Happy Mother's Day. May the day be filled with wonderful memories you will cherish always! -CS ^..^

Tuesday, May 1, 2007