First up, we got together with a bunch of whippets (many of them we'd bred) for a fun run a few weeks ago.
A great time was had by all - and a huge thank you goes out to Jeanne (Skye & Sunni's mom) for the use of her fenced pasture to keep the whips enclosed and safe!
And another giant thanks goes out to Sandy (Fergus, Finn, Remi & Max's mom) for being the official photographer for our day! She caught some truly amazing pics of these dogs in action - because really, there is nothing quite so breathtaking as a whippet on the lure....
Annie (HT Annie Hayworth)
Fergus! (1/2 brother to our boys, Feynman & Fermi)
Finnigan! (1/2 brother to our boys, Feynman & Fermi)
Leo (HT Gellman)...going for the 'kill'...he's full brother to our boys from the Quantum Physics litter, and 1/2 brother to Fergus, Finn, and Skye.
Max (HT Max Zorin)
Look at that power!
The 'honorary' whippet, Remi the cattle dog even gave it a go!
And big thanks to Beth (Max, Fergus, Finn, & Remi's mom) for playing lure operator so my dogs could run!
Rudy (HT Egg Drop) was not so sure this was a good idea...he mostly wanted to hang out with his mom in the shade. :)
Here's the proof that Rudy DID run...at least once...here he is coming in to the Beth & Jen at the machine. :)
Skye! (sister to Fergus & Finnigan; 1/2 sis to Leo, Fermi, Feynman)
Flying Sunni (HT Domino Vitale)
Not to be outdone by Sunni - Upson shows he can fly, too!
(HT Upson Pratt)
Look at that smile!
Jen & Spicy (HT Spicy Duck)...waiting at the line.
Dots at the line.
(HT Mason Dots)
Trinity at the line.
(HT The Matrix's Trinity)
Johnson is always a handful at the line...he's so excited to get the fake bunny, he's nearly impossible to hold....
And he gives it all he's got once he's running! Here he is in the extension position of the special double-suspension running gait that is unique to sighthounds...
And here he is in the 'tuck' position.
(HT Big Johnson's Blue Butternuts of Amulet)
Trinity...running low to the ground like a corvette! Not too shabby for just 13 weeks out of whelp.
Dots - looking for all the world like our old shots of her mom, Penelope.
(HT Fettuccine Alfredo)
More of Spicy Duck.
She's proving that even the 'chunky' style whips love to run!
Here's to the Northern Colorado Whippet Appreciation Society - a bunch of folks in a pasture with their hounds!
On the official racing front, we had another fun day down at the Zoiboyz Ranch in Peyton, CO on Sunday, July 23rd. Bok Choy placed 3rd of 11 dogs for the day. Lychee was 7th, Spicy was 8th, and poor Johnson won the 'turtle' award.
We've also continued to get great updates and photos of past pups:
We'll kick things off this this funny trio - Waffle, Wilco, and E. Buzz, doing a nice sit-stay for the camera:
Next up, we've got Levi and his best friend, Mach-Z:
Brave balancing boy!
Looks like he likes his porch swing!
Nibbles to big sis Mach Z.
Hanging out together.
Next up, we've got Sammi Girl:
Apparently, just like brother Levi, one of her favorite things to do is swing!
Sooo tired after training class.
Snugglin' her daddy!
Next up, we've got Frankie and big brother Leo:
"Look mom! I has Teeth!"
Leo & Frankie snuggles.
Next up, we've got Lavender Peacock - hanging out in her favorite summer spot...another swinging whippet!
Next up, we've got Wilson...
"Looky! I found a pine cone!"
It's hard to stay cool when you live on the edge of the Mohave Desert!
"Do I see ducks?"
"Ah...laundry...perfect for sleeping in."
King of the castle.
And last, but certainly not least, we've got Winston and Windy...
Both looking as innocent as can be...
"I dunno know how that got there."