We are frequently asked why we choose the name WATERSHIP.
When I was young, our family bred cats. British shorthair to be precise. One in particular was our
first cats "Mittens". She was a grand old girl and lived a VERY
long life... from 1966 to 1988!
We showed her on occasion which is where I picked up the showing bug. Her "exhibition" name was "Waterdown's Ship Santa Maria". Obviously an early influence.
In the mid 1970's I started collecting rabbits. My collection contained various rabbit figures from around
the world. Then in 1979, a movie was released that set the stage. It's name???? Watership
Based on a novel by Richard Adams, the story is about a group of rabbits that leave their warren to find
a new place to live. A fitting description of my life at that time...I was exploring the "world" to find a place I felt I