Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winston the Portuguese Water Dog

Author Mary Korr has published her first book in a series about her Portuguese Water Dog Winston and his adventures. Though Winston has passed away, he left an indelible mark on Mary's heart. Winston is a Rugby (Ch KPort Ruff Sport of CnSand) son. The link below will direct you to the book on the Amazon website.

Mary has also graciously offered to donate a portion of the profits from the Winston book to the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation ( So buy the book...enjoy iy....AND help out the Portuguese Water Dog breed!

Happy Holidays!

I am not going to be sending out Holiday cards this don't think I dropped you from my list if you don't get one....because no one is! I have posted my holiday letter on my has some updates from the past year.

My Website is updated!

FINALLY! I updated my website. Please go visit it at

Corky is in season!

Corky is in season (EARLY!)....she will be bred to Ch. DownEast Rhythm N' Blues. Rhythm is a handsome wavy, black boy with an immense headpiece with great type. Pups will be due in late February/early March. I expect all and Black & White.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tiara, Fani, and Tantrum

The girls at 17 weeks.

Owen and three of his daughters

Owen and the girls....Fani, Tantrum, and Tiara.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


TILLY!!!!! How much fun is she having?!?!?! Tilly is loved by the Sowa family and is from Zsa Zsa's second litter (Otto is her daddy).

Sloopy ask Santa for.....

Sloopy wants Santa to know he has been a very good boy.....he doesn't counter surf......he tries not to jump on people....and he tries very hard not to torture his big "brother" Kayak......he can't help the barking issues even though he has tried very hard....he is a little guy and he wants everyone to know he is around!

Sloopy would like some water work toys......and maybe some stuffed toys....

Monday, November 30, 2009

Fani and Tushie!

Fani and Tushie! Big news: Tushie finished her Championship! It was completed with 3 majors! She is now officially knows as Ch. CnSand Don't Squeeze the Charmin! Tushie is pictured with her "evil" half sister Fani (Zsa X Owen).
Tushie has also completed all of the needed health testing and will be bred at some point in the winter of 2010.

Stella and Benny!

Stella and Benny! The little one is Stella (Zsa X Owen) and the big one is Benny (Zsa X Dobby). Owners Kimiko, Rob, Owen, Reed, Graham, and Luca are having lots of fun with the two! Big Bro Benny is patient with little Stella and even shares his ball (sometimes).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fanny arriving at her new home

Fanny arriving via UPS at her new home (kidding!). Fanny is "outstanding in her Field" (I don't know what Field that is....maybe marketing? Fanny waiting with the "Big Kids" as they get ready to board the bus for school.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Sisters!

Tushie (CnSand Don't Squeeze the Charmin) and Fanny (CnSand Fanf'Heir at Ardanwood)

Tantrum and Fanny

Harlem goes to her new home!

Harlem is now MADISON! Her new "boy" Joseph is SOOOOOOOO excited.

3 new CnSand girls

CnSand girls: 9 week in bed and 7 weeks on stairs. In Bed: Tantrum, Fanny, and Tiara. On Stairs: Tantrum, Tiara, Fanny.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Foster at the 2008 National

Who needs professional photographers when you have Steve around.

Zsa's pups (Pics by Steve)

Some of the New York Six.
Watch out pups that kid wants to taste you!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cute shots out in the yard....

Richard and Brooklyn.....and Ann makes a great pillow for Bronx!

Gotham, Tribeca, and Harlem at 6 weeks...didn't give them the "silly" haircut!

Left to right: Harlem, Gothem, and Tribeca.

Bronx in a lion trim

SoHo at 6 weeks in a lion trim

SoHo was a bit naughty on the stack hers are not quite as posed!

Brooklyn at 6 weeks in a lion trim

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Zsa Zsa's Legacy

Zsa Zsa's babies at just over 4 weeks (they are still small as they were premies). Thanks to Richard and Ann (Tushie's parents) for caring for the pups. I needed time to grieve, and Richard and Ann stepped in to care for this special group of 6. They will be back in Glastonbury soon.....but for now they are having a fabulous time in NY on acres and acres of beautiful lawn and their own apartment!

Ch. Abadessan's Tantrums and Tiaras

It is with immense sadness that I announce the passing of Ch Abadessan's Tantrums and Tiaras, Zsa Zsa. Unfortunately I had to let Zsa Zsa go to the Rainbow Bridge on September 3rd. For those that knew Zsa Zsa she was unforgettable....she had a large and demanding personality! She truly lived up to her name. The way she stomped around the show ring daring you to take your eyes off of her.....or carried on a prolonged conversation with the cacophony of noises she loved to make. She had the darkest eyes with the most beautiful expression. You always knew that she was your teammate.....she would gaze at you saying..."it's you and me...whats next?" She was pushy, stubborn, loving and hyper aware of what you were feeling....sadness or joy...she was there to comfort or revel in the joy of the moment. My back yard will never recover from Zsa Zsa's zoomies.....she ran a figure eight that is permanently carved in my yard...barking her fool head off. She would run joyously in to the Maine Ocean in the middle of the winter! She touched many people's lives and will not soon be forgotten by those she loved best........she leaves behind a legacy of her children....many of whom have her special qualities......

Thank you Sonja Jenssen of Abadessan PWDs in Sweden.....I can not imagine my life without Zsa......and it is certainly difficult to do so. I appreciate you sending me my crazy curly girl.

* Zsa Zsa's kidneys failed. The cause is unknown, though my vet (who has a Zsa Zsa son) feels it was due to an Immune response possibly due to a low level infection or Lyme disease (she had and was treated for Lyme in 2005). Zsa did not have a congenital Kidney defect.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

pups at 15 days old

Pups Top to Bottom: Bronx (Wavy Girl) Harlem (Curly Girl)

Gotham (Wavy Boy)

Tribeca (Curly Girl)

SoHo (Wavy Girl)

Brooklyn (Curly Girl)