I had a vision of Darby looking into the camera with his sweet face bathed in the sun coming up over the vineyard. But, Bones, the neighbor's cat decided to come by and see what we were up too. This was the best shot I could get with a cat in the yard.
Thank you for your support, your tips, your photos, and the privilege of letting me into your lives through this blog. Merry Christmas!
P.S. I have been terribly remiss about adding photos to the Readers' Dogs album. I will be adding them all next week. Feel free to email me if you would like me to include your pups.
Artist Cathy Santarsiero has extra guests for the holidays this year, a litter of Welsh Pembroke Corgi puppies. All of them have new homes for 2010, but until then, she gets to drool over the Christmas cuteness of their "long winter's nap." Thank you so much for sharing this photo on your blog.
Cathy devotes her art to her love of Corgis at her shop, The Christmas Corgi Store, where you will find something wonderful for every season.
P.S. Can you tell how many Corgis are in this photo? Click on the image to enlarge it. I will reveal the answer tomorrow.
I recently discovered Small Stump + Studio Choo, a floral shop and online art store based in Pacifica, California run by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Pilotte. Their wild take on handmade floral arrangements are exquisite, and I have bookmarked their primer on forcing Narcissus bulbs and building a succulent wreath (as seen on Design*Sponge), projects I can't wait to try. They also have a blog category devoted to their dogs called "Dog Party" where I found this sweet photo.
I highly recommend stopping by their blog for some bouquet eye candy that will make your winter-y day bright. And remember, the days are getting longer. Spring is right around the corner.