"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, July 29, 2010

New Original Art

A wee miniature Original painting on canvas.
Comes with its own tiny easel.

"He never really had a desire to go on a safari. Sure, he enjoyed watching the NatGeo channel and such when there was nothing else on TV. But it was when he was in Bloomingdale's trying on a pith helmet from their safari collection and the hot salesgirl told him how spiffy he looked in it that he decided to work the helmet for real. He booked the trip to the Serengeti faster than you can say Welsh Corgi Cookies. He was pretty confident (which was evident in his studly swagger )until a group of pretty young girls walked by when he was standing near a tall giraffe. The contrast did nothing for him except draw attention to his short little legs. Since he looks hot in his speedo, he decided that his next vacation will be a cruise."

2" x 4" Christmas Corgi signed original.
Will be listed for sale in the shop tonight at 9:30-ish EST.

Sold! More in the works...stay tuned

Thank you all for the love during these past difficult days with losing Bridget, and for all of your support and patience during my hand surgery. Corgi people are THE BEST. I remain forever grateful my friends. So grateful. Love & Corgi kisses, Cat ♥

Monday, July 19, 2010

Goodbye, My Beautiful, Beloved Girl

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, " There she goes! "

Gone where?

Gone from my sight . . . that is all.

She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says, " There she goes! " there are other eyes watching her coming . . . and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . . "Here she comes!"

Farewell, my beloved Bridget
BISS CH. Heronsway Two For The Show

My heart and soul.

John and I & the kids & Mary Elizabeth are overcome by waves of crushing sadness and tears. We are so deeply grateful for all of the calls, notes, emails, posts and flowers. I can feel your hugs. I can't imagine going through this without the most wonderful friends in the Corgi community. My heart is broken and I am paralyzed with grief and guilt right now. But I promise to get back to each of you when I can breathe again. With all of my love, Cathy

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fourth of July Party

This was Sunday's annual 4th of July party at our friends April and Rich's house.
I'm not quite sure how it happened, but one minute we were all eating and the next there was a fierce competition in the deep end of the pool. It started with graceful diving and then moved into belly flops and wild antics. The girls at poolside were the 'judges.' Too much fun.

A very popular man that day. A wizard with the blender.

Or should I say 'whizzard.'

That's not fog. Richie installed these awesome 'water misters' off the back patio to keep you cool.
Completely awesome.

Sam & Lisa. Sam was born on the 4th of July :) Perfect name, right?

Say 'cheese' Wendy :)

Daniela recording the 'diving competition'

I would have taken more photos but I was too busy having fun.

It is wicked hot here in NY today. Remember to check on your little old neighbors and to give your Corgis lots of water. Stay cool, my lovelies! xo xo CS ^..^

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!

I recently read that our founding fathers wanted us all to whoop it up every year on this very special holiday. Join me in celebrating everyone and and everything that makes the United States of America all that she is. I feel truly blessed to live here. Here are a few photos I had taken in Philadelphia at Independence Hall and some from a local Revolutionary War battle re-enactment. Notice Stella headed toward the 'reflector oven' or 'tin kitchen' with the chicken roasting on the campground. Typical Corgi! Happy 4th of July, my lovelies!

God bless America! Huzzah! ♥ CS