We'll kick off with some huge congratulations to Max (HT Max Zorin) for his great lure coursing work at the Whippet National Specialty in Denver this weekend. On Sunday, Max tied for the high score (out of 73 dogs!) in his first run. Overall, Max took 2nd place in his flight (flight D), earning 3 points toward his Field Championship. Additionally, he and his housemate (Fergus - Runrig's Remarkable Elan) also tied for second in the Kennel Stake.
Congratulations, Beth & Max & Fergus!
For anyone interested in attending the conformation part of the National Specialty show, classes begin at 9am on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with best of breed competition wrapping up on Saturday (beginning at 9am), April 22nd at the Crown Plaza Airport Convention Center - 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80239.
Chewy and Jen will be showing on Wednesday in the Bred-by-Exhibitor Dog class; and Bella and Jen will be showing on Friday in the Veteran Bitch (7 to 10 years) class.
And on to puppy pics...The W's got their first outside adventure yesterday afternoon (Wingnut and Whimsy slept through it), and we caught a few fun pics:
Whiplash & Bella, with a bit of Whoopi in the back ground. Whiplash was really in her element outside - she wan't frightened at all, and really enjoyed exploring.
Wilson found a pine needle to chew.
Andy Warhol and Theo.
Uncle Bok Choy checks out Whiplash.
Theo is very protective of, and interested in these pups. This is the first group of pups she's been around and she's taken to 'mothering' them naturally.
Wombat's tail, Whoopi, Andy, and Theo.
Andy - figured out how to climb up on the cool-a-roo dog cots right away.
Whoopi & Wombat
Theo & Andy
Wombat found a pine cone and enjoyed playing 'keep away' with it.
"MY pine cone!"
Andy's pretty jazzed that there is food outside as well as inside...what more could a puppy ask for?
Wilson & Whoopi
Andy checks out the water bowl.
Whiplash found the food and chowed down. This is a great sign - puppies or dogs who are stressed won't eat...this crew was so relaxed on their first outside adventure they all did quite a bit of noshing!
Chewy, Andy, and Bella (daddy Johnson in the background).
And back inside - snuggle time for Trinity and baby Winky.
Whisper, The Whiz, Mr. Whipple and Wernher at the milkbar.
Woody, The Whiz, Whipple, Windy and Wernher