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"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet."  ~Edith Wharton

Corgis are Cool

Harley Doodle Barley


"There is no other dog that can compare to a corgi.  They're the epitome of beauty. Apollo can't hold a candle to my Owyn. He has royal blood, the same sire as Queen Elizabeth's corgis, that's why I named him Owyn Tudor after my ancestors. Corgis are Welsh in origin and there are two kinds: Cardigans, which are heavy-headed and have tails that go all the way down, and Pembrokes, like mine, that have no tails and are more refined. 

My very first corgi was bought by my son Tom for ten guineas from a Reverend Mr. Jones, a vicar in Pembrokeshire, who shipped him over in a tea chest.  It was love at first sight and I was determined I had to have more.  I've had up to thirteen or fourteen at one time, which causes a lot of commotion underfoot, especially when people come to call. 

They're such characters- a mixture of a dog and a cat, I think. They especially don't like to be scolded in public. They talk back; they growl and show their teeth and pretend they're frightfully savage. However, they never criticize. You're always beautiful to them.

-excerpt from pages 33-35 of The Private World of Tasha Tudor 


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Meet Harley!!

Harley was born on the 4th of July, 2005 and we brought him home Labor Day.






Harley goes to Topsail Island, NC  -  May, 2009

Harley says "Welcome to Topsail!"

Here's our house

We had some gorgeous, sunny days . . .

and we had some rainy days, which were still pretty gorgeous . . .

our kitchen - LOVED our little kitchen, didn't use it much, but I loved it

We had great beach walking days . . .

and great shopping days! I discovered a new favorite North Carolina artist by the name of Ivey Hayes

We had fun days to drive around and just explore and admire beautiful beach houses

And we had days to just sit very very still on our deck and watch pretty amazing sunrises

and some evenings to watch some pretty spectacular sunsets.

And when it was time to leave, our little deck buddy popped out to say goodbye.

and Harley was sad.

And then. On the way home, we pulled off the expressway for a little rest stop and saw this - just what we needed to make us chuckle and get over those "time to leave the beach blues."

and life is good.



Snow December, 2009





George and Martha




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