After many years in beautiful but often-dour New England I now live in south Texas, where I can swig a margarita made with fresh lime juice outdoors in December, wear pointy-toed Luccheses, and don false eyelashes and something violently leopard-spotted and sequined (without irony!) if the whim strikes. To my never-ending wonder this is all not only socially acceptable, but encouraged.
My dogs' prefix--Seaborne--came from spending many years on the coast of Maine, where we still have a house.
I'm a second-generation dog show enthusiast who's devoted to the advancement and well-being of my dogs, and I've focused exclusively on Cavaliers as a small but serious hobby breeder for nearly twenty years. I am a long-standing member of our two national as well as regional and local Cavalier clubs, write occasionally for one of our national club's quarterly publications, have volunteered for Rescue, and follow current Cavalier health protocols and research. Oh, and I have fun with my dogs! They make me laugh--and sometimes grit my teeth--every day.
I have just a few Cavaliers, currently all of Chadwick descent: as always, thank you, Anne--and rarely breed a litter. When I do, the objective is always to hopefully produce a puppy that's nice enough for me to keep as a show prospect; because I'm breeding for myself first, health, type, and temperament are paramount to me. I really want my dogs to live long, uncomplicated, happy lives. I'm proud of my Cavaliers and, among others, produced a lovely AKC Grand Champion and multiple Best of Breed winner, who was almost completely breeder-owner handled by me: she doesn't know she's a dog, and we've never told her.
I love all dogs, purebreds and mutts alike, but have found that Cavaliers are truly special and live up to their well-earned historical nickname of "Comforter Spaniels."
I have serial interests...I'm a hopeless bibliophile and I love dog shows (natch), film, sailing, gardening, horses, cats, birds, cooking, drawing, weather-watching, painting and knitting (to name just a few, and, God, that makes me sound granny-panty boring). I also have two wonderful grown sons, a globe-trotting spouse and a fully-intact sense of humor.
Thanks for stopping by.
"My little dog--a heartbeat at my feet."