October 3, 2010

I Stayed Home...

Sunday, Handsome decided to join the Port Charlotte Harley Owners Group to go on a group motorcycle ride to Sebring. (Don't you love his t-shirt?) I really wanted to go along, but alas, I stayed home because of...
Corgi Puppy. We didn't know how long the group ride would take, and I just didn't think that it would be fair to Fezzik (and Kes) to be kenneled all day, so I stayed home and worked in the studio. He was gone about nine hours, so I think I made the right decision.

He had a great day, by the way. The weather was perfect for a motorcycle ride. There were forty riders in the group, and the trip was 180 miles, round-trip. He was a happy guy.

Don't feel bad that I stayed behind. I finished both quilt tops for the giveaway, and they're looking great, but I'm not going to share any more photos until I've got them bound and ready to send to Twyla and Charlene. I also took time to play with the dogs. We actually had a wonderful day.
I ordered a book on Ebay, and the seller included the second book free. Having only had retrievers for the past 29 years, I thought it might be wise to get to know as much about the corgi as possible.

The book "The Welsh Corgi" by Leslie Perrins is from the late '50s. I wanted to learn about the historical aspects of the breed, and get to know the dogs as they were sixty years ago from someone who raised and trained them for many years. I have another book coming that will offer more current information about conformation, medical information unique to the breed, and perhaps other information that would relate only to corgis.

The second little book is a sweet story about a little dog lost in the woods. It begins with the dog chasing a rabbit (sorry, Shell) until he was lost. Frightened, he was found by a vixen (female fox) whose kits were killed by a bobcat. She adopts the corgi and teaches him to fend for himself. There is a happy, back-to-civilization ending, too. I told Handsome that I doubt that book would be published today. Not PC enough, I think.
The last thing I purchased on Ebay was my first ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) of a Welsh corgi. These are the same size as Artist Trading Cards, so thanks to my friends who have traded Labrador cards with me, now I have representations of both of my dogs.

This one is a fabulous watercolor, created by the artist David J. Roger (watercolorbydjr on eBay). (Sorry for the watermark in the center of the image. I want to protect his work product.) Don't you just love the sweet face?

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Sarah said...

Donna, we have friends who own a corgi. They are wonderful dogs. Beautiful watercolor card. ~ Sarah

Liszha said...

What a supercute photo of the pup in the bench. To cute! I love his ears! They are so big.
The book looks great, so vintage! Two flies in one hit we say in Holland. You get to learn something and have the most beautiful vintage book.
Hugs,
Lisette

Carol said...

Good choices...staying home with the pooches...finding magnificent books...sewing. Good choices.

Createology said...

You both enjoyed wonderful Saturdays so it sounds. Nice ride for Handsome and lots of productivty for you. Well done. Happy week ahead...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, it sounds like you had a wonderful Sunday! My friend, Laurie Eno has a blog devoted to Corgis called The Daily Corgi. I think you would enjoy it! Have a nice day! Twyla

Sherri said...

Donna, I think you were right to stay home with the pup! Nine hours is a long time for him to be in his crate! I love the watercolor of the corgi-what a great painting!

MosaicMagpie said...

9 hours in the crate may have been too long. Good thing you stayed home and took care of business. I found a book on Dobermans much like your Corgi book.
Debbie

Tins and Treasures said...

Your puppy has the sweetest little face. I'm glad you stayed home with him, too.

Take care, ~Natalie

Michelle May said...

Sounds like a perfect day for you and handsome! I would have stayed home with the fuzzy ones too.
I love that watercolor card. It's beautiful!
xx, shell

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I could think of no better way to spend the day than with a sweet little pup like that. I am in love - what a face!!! At least you got some work done - glad to hear Handsome enjoyed his day. Theresa

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