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Tasha Tudor on corgis: "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."
Tasha Tudor died 6/18/2008 in Marlboro, Vermont. Her estate, over $2 million, was contested by the three children she disinherited... "Her will left the bulk of the estate to Seth Tudor, and his son; $1,000 each to her two daughters, and a piece of antique furniture to younger son, because of their 'estrangement' from her." -However, over her lifetime she gave her son a half share in her home in Marlboro, Vermont, $2 million in art work, with a similar lifetime disposition to her two daughters.
American illustrator Tasha Tudor's Vermont estate: Tudor, once described as an "unconventional Martha Stewart," was famous for living an idyllic, back-to-basics life in New England where she went barefoot, spun flax to make linen for clothes, raised Nubian goats for milk, and looked after her beloved Corgis.
About the corgi, in Tasha Tudor's own words: "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."
Tasha Tudor: "Nowadays, people are so jeezled up. If they took some chamomile tea and spent more time rocking on the porch in the evening listening to the liquid song of the hermit thrush, they might enjoy life more.”