Friday, December 27, 2013

Pupdate 12/27/13

Hoping everyone had a safe and merry Christmas! 

We've got some new pics of past pups to share:

First up we have Olive (HT Biscotti Toscani) showing off her great muscles in the Colorado Snow:
We're going to be offering lure coursing and box training at Front Range K9 in January.  Colorado whippets - give me a holler if you're interested.  We have a feeling that any and all of the Mambo Italiano litter pups could just FLY on the lure course or the straight or oval tracks...well, for that matter, any of our pups should excel at racing and coursing - all of their parents love it!

Next up, I had a great visit with Waffle (HT Hot Toddy) and Wilco (HT Rigatoni Sorrentino) yesterday.  Both are looking great.  Their mom sent me some great holiday shots of Wilco:

Nice 'round head,' Wilco!

Monday, December 16, 2013

One more pupdate! 12/16/13

Just after the last update, I got these two great pics of Jack (HT Vincent Vega), and just had to add:

  His mom writes:  The one with the red blanket is Jack imitating the cats, we have shelves behind our couch that they love to sleep on and he decided he should try it too! 

Pupdate 12/16/13

More great pictures rolling in from past puppies and Pulp Fiction litter:

First up, we have Rohan (HT Jules Winfield), who apparently should have instead been named after the dragon in the Lord of the Rings, Smaug - since he is such a hoarder of toys!  He must get this from his aunt Lychee, as she also collects toys on her beds.

Next up, we have Hobbes (HT Voodoo Child) and Deja (HT Lupini Beanie) and their best friend, Morgan, sporting their new coats.  Who'd have thunk they'd need coats in TX?!  :)

Then we have a couple of nice snuggle pics of Dunkel (HT Marsellus Wallace) and his big brother, Hefe.


And how about Misu (HT Tiramisu Frangelico) - moving right along with the healing of her leg - harware free and having a 'ball' in the snow.  Great Christmas fashion sense on this girl, I see.


Misu was also the star of the a recent potluck dinner, doing her 'go to your place' exercise during a visit with family.  Quite the impressive 10 month old whippet puppy, she stayed on her blanket for the whole evening!  (Note to the Pulp Fiction Puppy owners - we will be learning this awesome exercise in class in a few weeks.  Yay!)

Next up, Fabienne (HT Fabienne's Blueberry Pancakes) showing off a great whippety long-nosed, round-headed relaxation moment.  Looking comfy, Fabs!

And here's a montage of Rowan (HT Stoli on the Rocks) having a blast peeking out, posing, and ripping around with his best buddy, Bebe:

And last but never least, we have a great bunch of Esmerelda (HT Esmerelda Villalobos) hanging out with her new buddies.  (On a sad note - her family had to let their elderly greyhound, Judith,who is pictured here go to the rainbow bridge this past week, but we're glad Esmerelda got to know her sweet spirit before she passed.)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Pulp Fiction Pupdate - New Homes - 12/09/13

The Pulp Fiction pups are getting started with their 'real lives,' and we're starting to get some new pictures coming in.  :)

 Fabienne doing some relaxing.

 Rohan (formerly Jules)...deep in thought.

Winston spent one more week with us before going to his new home.  He's been missing his litter mates, but making up for it with lots of time snuggling the adult whips.

 Mom and pup.

Nomming a chew toy next to grandma Polliwog.

Family Portrait:  
Poppa Feynman (far left), Grandma Penelope (back), Winston, and Momma Spicy.

Plus...a few pics left on the camera from when pups were with us still:

 Two great shots of Miss Esmerelda Villalobos.

Vincent Vega with Esmerelda & Jules photo bombing.

 On their last day all together, Marsellus and Jules and Winston invented a new game - "Living Room Sledding."  Because we were all going stir-crazy with the cold and snow, I had given the puppies a cardboard box to chew and destroy, just to keep them occupied.  At one point, I heard some odd sounds, and when I checked, Winston was IN the box, with Jules and Marsellus pulling him all over the living room.  They proceeded to play this game several times throughout the day - always the same 3 pups.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pulp Fiction Pupdate 11/26/13

We realized late yesterday that we hadn't gotten any pics of Fabienne in the mix, so got some later in the afternoon.  Here she is, along with some others of the crew:

 "That sly, come hither stare."


Fabienne and her puppy keys.

Playing with the red bird toy.

Fabienne getting the 'stink eye' from Marsellus Wallace.

 1st in the series of Grandma Polliwog and the puppies re-enacting a scene from the Night of the Living Dead...Barbara getting eaten by zombies....


 Esmerelda Villalobos.

 Two more great head shots of Marsellus Wallace. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pulp Fiction Pupdate 11/24/1

The pups continue to grow and change daily.  They are more and more like little whippet dogs instead of just whippet puppies.  Today they spent the majority of the day out of the whelping pen, be-bopping around the living room, playing, napping on the couch, and being little dogs.  Such a nice group! 

Some personality notes for this week:

Esmerelda Villalobos is a real sweetheart.  She continues to play nicely with both people, dogs, and now we can add the cats to that list (she is one of the few pups who doesn't immediately mob them).  We've noticed that she doesn't like rough play, and will leave if the other pups are being too wild.   She also likes to sleep out in the open, instead of in the constant whippet pile of puppies.  That said, she does snuggle with them individually.  :)

Vincent Vega has turned back into his nice, balanced self (he spent a week being quite a rough player, but has begun to seek more mellow play pals and puts any pups who are being too rough in their place by barking, offering a toy, or walking away).

Jules has turned into an absolutely delightful fellow - he still loves to sprint, sprint, sprint everywhere, but he no longer is the 'trouble maker' with his play tactics.  He really likes to snuggle with people and the other pups.  He makes the best 'round head' (ears pinned back in a sweet, submissive expression) when picked up, and he was a total camera hound today, as you'll see in pics below.

Marsellus Wallace is a jolly little guy.  Right now his size allows him to better the other pups some (he's such a big, strapping boy), but even in the past 2 days, he's doing what they all seem to do - going through a transition from always making other pups yelp into playing more appropriately.  He is busy, busy, busy - always the last to fall asleep and the first up and ready to go again.  Every time he sees us he comes running with his tail wagging.

Winston Wolf continues to catch up dramatically in size and stamina with his brothers and sisters.  He started eating BIG dog food kibbles today with no troubles.  He is a funny puppy, with a funny voice, and is just a character.  He's the puppy that makes you laugh almost any time you look his way - he's always doing something pretty darn cute.

Fabienne, much like her sister Esmerelda, is a sweetie.  She continues to absolutely love people and makes a 'round head' expression that rivals that of her brother Jules whenever she is picked up.  She loves to be held and loves to have her belly rubbed.  She will mix it up with her big brothers (she is the second smallest pup) and hold her own, but like the rest, she is beginning to seek more gentle play and snuggle time and toy time than rough and tumble.


 Jules and Vincent Vega - hanging on the couch.

 Esmerelda Villalobos and Vincent Vega having some snuggle time.

Thoughtful Jules & Sleepy Esmerelda

Marsellus Wallace

Brothers Vincent Vega & Jules 

Marsellus Wallace in mid-yawn.

Marsellus Wallace 

Vincent Vega with his momma.

Winston Wolf.  He solves problems.

Aunt Lychee Berry 

Adults and Pups - doing one of the things whippets do best - couch potato-ing

Vincent and Momma Spice again.

 Vincent between dad, Feynman and mom, Spicy.

Lip-smacking Alfredo and poppa Feynman.

Father and Son

Lazy boys - Fermi, Timmy (in back), Alfredo, and Feynman.

Cozy Vincent Vega

Two more of Father Feynman and Son Vincent Vega.


Marsellus Wallace and Jules, sharing a tug toy.

Photogenic Jules.

Brothers Jules and Marsellus Wallace.

A series of Jules, Marsellus Wallace and momma Spice with an antler toy...




Told you he was the camera hound today!

 Momma Spice and Marsellus Wallace with that antler.

Auntie Lizzie cuddling Winston Wolf.