Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New photos are posted from this past weekend

Here are a few shots - more can be seen on each dog's own page or on the web album:


Spirit and Morgan resting in the motel room after the first day of running:
Spirit:Thanks Mike for the photos!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hi all! Hope you all had a great day! Check out the great photos Mike took today of the dogs. They are posted on each dog's own page. I think they are great.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mike, Deana, Cali, Tyler, Roy, Morgan, Spirit, Jake and Wally want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Safe and Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Successful weekend Lure Coursing

Hi all,
We made it home safely and without any problems. Both Morgan and Spirit had a good weekend. Morgan placed 3rd on Saturday and earned 2pts towards her FC and Spirit placed 2nd on Saturday (3pts) and 3rd on Sunday (2pts) for a total of 5 pts for the weekend. Great job to both Morgan and Spirit! It was a tough weekend, with LOTS of competition and many, many specials competing to keep their position in the top 20!
I am very proud of both of these girls. Watch for photos and more info on each of their pages in the next few days.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Lure Coursing Trial this past weekend

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! We had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Day weekend. We started out enjoying a good meal with friends on Thursday, then left on Friday to go Lure Coursing in Reidsville, NC. Both Morgan and Spirit earned NEW TITLES this weekend and Spirit earned her first points towards her championship (this was her first time entered in competition as she just became old enough to compete). Cali and Tyler also ran and had a good time. Check out each dog's page for details.
Also, Marlow, one of Tyler's daughters and Morgan's sister took first place on Sunday and earned a 5 point major!! Way to go Marlow (pictured below).

All the photos were taken by Mike - Thanks!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Great weekend Lure Coursing

We headed to Rocky Mount, NC for an ASFA Lure Coursing trial this past weekend and had a great time. The weather could not have been more perfect and the trial (run by me) went off without any problems. However, not only did we have beautiful weather and a good trial, our boy "Tyler" finally got his act together and received the first place win we knew he had in him!!! Way to Go Tyler! Morgan also did well and updates are on her page.

Pictures of Tyler, Morgan, Cali and Spirit can all be seen on their own pages and in the web album:


Thanks to Mike for some really great shots!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Cali (the ballerina), Morgan (the witch) and Spirit (the red-devil girl) want to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Photos of Lure coursing from Reidsville, NC

We all had a great time this past weekend. Mike came with us on Saturday and as usual, was able to get some great photos! Thanks Mike!
Here is a link to a web album from this past weekend



Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lure Coursing photos

We arrived home tired but safe. Check out the photos that I posted to each dog's own page.

Thanks Mike for the great photos.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Off to Camden, SC to Lure Course

Mike, Cali, Tyler, Morgan, Spirit and I are all off to Camden, SC this weekend to participate in an AKC lure coursing trial this coming weekend. Wish everyone luck. Will update when we return.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We're back from Atlanta

Morgan, Mike and I all made it back from Atlanta safely. Luckily Mike was able to join me and Morgan on Friday evening. We all had a good time, but are happy to be home. Pictures can be found in the "Southern Specialty webalbum".
Thanks for all the wishes of good luck. See Morgan's web page for results.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We're Heading to Atlanta!

Morgan and I are heading to Atlanta this weekend for the Southern Specialty Dog Show.
This is a big event held each year and this year there are around 150 whippets entered! It should be a lot of fun seeing a bunch of new whippets and meeting some new whippet breeders.
I found Spirit last night giving Morgan a big hug good-bye and Good Luck! I know these two girls will be sad to be separated!

I will let everyone know how things go once I get back in town.

Wish us luck!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New look to blog site

Hi everyone! Just a few updates to share.
I have redone some of the pages of my blog - hopefully making the site a bit easier to use.
I have also posted some new pictures on Morgan's and Spirit's page as we attended a dog show in Raleigh this past weekend.
Hope everyone is doing well!Above is a picture of Morgan on Saturday, August 30th, 2008, in the Hound Group Ring.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pictures from Wisconsin and Iowa

Hi Everyone!
We made it home successfully and had a good time seeing both family and friends.
Below are a few of the pictures that we took while in Wisconsin and Iowa. A bunch more can be found in a picasa web album. (Just click on the title above ("Pictures from Wisconsin and Iowa") and it should take you there.)
Also, here is the link to another album of pictures of me and Morgan at the Waukesha KC dog show on Saturday and Sunday.



This photo is at Grandpa and Evelyn's house in New Berlin, WI (Deana, Grandpa, Mike, Evelyn, Ray and Mom)
Lynn and Dad with MorganMcNamer Family shot at Jim and Kathy's house
Hannah, Deana, Grandpa, Mom, DeeDee and Victoria

This is a picture of Morgan and Cali with new friend Caramel. Caramel lives in Cincinnati with her family Jon, Lynne, Ned and Erin. Lynne Brophy and Deana are also in the picture.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Watch out Wisconsin/Iowa, here we come!

The whippets are ready to GO!

For those who do not know, Mike and I are originally from the Mid-West Region (Mike is from Iowa and I am from Wisconsin). We have decided to head back there to visit family, spending a few days in each state. We will be driving up, rather than flying, thus being able to take some of the "trouble makers" along. Our greyhound "Tim" made the trip many years ago, but to this date, none of the whippets have traveled this far.
There is an all-breed dog show being held in my home town (Waukesha, WI) on July 26th and 27th. I have entered Morgan both days, as we will be in WI during this time. I am excited to be able to "show" in an area where my family can come watch as well as to see how Morgan will do against different competition. She will still be entered in the Puppy Classes, but just barely, as she turns 1 year on August 3rd. Wish us luck, and I will let everyone know how she does when we get back.
I know we are both excited to see family that we have not had a chance to see in awhile.
See you all soon,


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lure Coursing Trial in Rocky Mount, NC

We had a good time Lure Coursing in Rocky Mount, NC yesterday. Despite the hot weather, the dogs all had a good time. Both Cali and Tyler competed. Due to the dry field, they both sustained mild injuries to their paw pads that will heal fine in a week or two. Spirit had a great practice and is now running like a pro. Morgan did not practice this time. As before, Mike has gotten some good pictures. I will post them to the individual dog's pages. Enjoy. Deana

Monday, June 9, 2008


Hi everyone,

I have had requests wondering when we were going to post some new pictures onto our BLOG.

While I haven't posted any new blog entries lately, I have placed some new pictures onto each dog's Picasa web album (the "Slideshows" on each of their own pages).
Check them all out. The easiest way to view these picture is to CLICK on the "picture" of the slideshow itself. Once you do that, you will open a link to Picasa's web album site and all of my photo albums. From there you can view each dog's individual picture album and the album for "Cali whippets".

Enjoy and let me know if you have any problems.

We have a couple of events coming up - a lure coursing trial at Rocky Mount, NC on June 14th. Both Cali and Tyler are entered and Spirit will practice. Then, Morgan is entered in a show in Richmond, VA, on June 21st and 22nd. Wish us luck and I will give updates when they happen.

Take Care,
Deana, Mike and the whole gang

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Morgan receives a Group 2 placement at MAHA show in Raleigh, NC

Today has been an amazing day! Not sure if it has totally sunk in yet. We attended a Hound Group only show this weekend in Raleigh, NC. To start with, Morgan (just 9 months old!) went up against some very tough competition and went Best of Breed/getting a 3 point major!!!! Her first points. Then she moved on to the group competition and received a 2ND place finish!!!
I can't thank Judge Dana P. Cline enough for this wonderful acknowledgement!

More to come on Morgan's own page.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

New pictures are posted from ASFA trial

Check it out! Pictures from the ASFA lure coursing trial held in Rocky Mount, NC, have been posted to each dog's own page. Enjoy! It was a great trial, good weather and the dogs all had fun.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Welcome Spirit!

Please welcome our newest family member "Spirit". She joined us on March 30th, 2008, and comes from a combined effort of TnT's Kennels (Donna and Larry Richards) and Nitro Whippets (Robin and Scott Horner). We are proud to welcome this red and white girl into our family. We have hopes that she will follow in the foot steps of the long list of great Lure Coursers that came before her.
Watch for "Spirit's own Page".
Thank you Donna, Larry, Robin and Scott for this wonderful addition and Robin and Scott for raising her thus far.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Hi, this is my first post to my new blog.
As I sit here, the whippets have just come inside from a hard run around the yard. The sun was out this morning and according to Mike, Morgan had a grand time running around, chasing the newly emerging butterflies. What a life.