I started out having a wonderful day in Raleigh, NC. I attended the MAHA Hound show where I was able to visit with Dilly and her new family. Then on to showing where Morgan went on to place 2nd in the Group for Veteran Sweeps for the second year in a row. In the classes, under Breeder Judge Lisa Costello, Herkules won his 12-18mo class and Elsa placed 4th in a tough BBE class.
To make the day really special, I recieved a phone call that Ronan, owned by Mary and Ernest Pick place 4th in the MAWRA CWA meet, earning 4 ARX pts to finish his CWA/ARX championship! WE are beyond thrilled for Mary, Ernest and Ronan. He is the 8th champion that Spirit has produced and at 2.5 yo he still has much to accomplish!
Our Big trip!!!!
I had a blast on our trip to Denver, CO for the 2017 AWC National!!! Mary Pick and I decided to drive across the country and what a trip we had! Here is a summary.......
The trip out......
We decided to rent a large cargo van for our trip...... and after much packing, me, Mary and 6 whippets (Ronan, Spirit, Moon, Elsa, Galaxy and Herkules) were off!!!!
We made it to Colorado in 2.5 days and visited the Lure coursing field that afternoon.
Saturday was our day and 4 of the "red kids"placed in the trial:
Moon placed 3rd in her open stake, Elsa was NBQ in her Specials stake and they together placed 3rd in both the Kennel and Breeders stakes!
Sister Fox won her Specials Stake!!!
And finally Mercury was NBQ in his open stake too!!!!
On Saturday we attempted some fun "family Photos" I think this was more fun for the folks watching but thankfully we got some great shots!
Ronan, (Mary), Spirit, Elsa, Galaxy, (Deana), Galaxy, Mercury, (Josie and Liz), Fox
yes that is me and 7 red whippets
We then headed to the host hotel for the show.
Herkules was first and was such a good boy, placing in both his Futurity Class and the 12-15 month class!!! I think he looks quite proud!
Ronan won his Amatuer Owner Handler Class!!!!
Mama Spirit had a great showing and made it down to the final cuts in both the 7-10 Veteran Sweeps competition and the 7-10 Veteran Bitches class. I am super proud of her as these were extremely deep and tough classes and she looked wonderful!
Elsa show very good for her in a tough Lure Coursing Bitches class:
Moon Placed 2nd in the Racing Bitches Class
Finally Fox also showed well in the same Lure Coursing Bitches class with her sister Elsa:
At the end of the week, we came home with a lot of ribbons, Spirit's ROM (Register of Merit) Certificate and many good memories!!! Thanks to Mary for making the trek with me!!!!
This past weekend, we decided to have Karen Lee take Herkules on a BIG trip up to York, PA for the AWC Eastern Regional Specialty weekend!
We had no idea at the time that this trip was planned that they would be heading into a huge blizzard!!! But the good news is they managed the storm safely and managed to have a fun time in the ring!
The show on Wednesday was cancelled due to snow and weather conditions.
On Thursday, Herk won his class, followed by a second in his class on Thursday.
Saturday was the day of the actual AWC Eastern Specialty: Herkules decided to figure out what he was supposed to do and went BEST PUPPY under Breeder Judge Kathy Davenport! What an honor for this young boy! We were thrilled and so happy that Karen managed to keep all 4 on the floor!!!
Then on Sunday, he stepped up his game even further and went Winners Dog for a 4 point Major under Judge Edward Hall!
We can't Thank Karen Lee enough for taking on our Happy Hop!
We are so proud of his accomplishments and can't wait to see what his future holds!!!!
Best Puppy at AWC Eastern Specialty 2017 (11 months old)