Thursday, December 31, 2009

SPIRIT is #1 in AKC Lure Coursing for 2009

Congratulations Spirit!!

Spirit - we are so proud of this little red girl! She never fails to amaze me - She is only 2 years old - I can't wait to see what the future will bring for her in the upcoming years!!!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Amos gets to explore the yard

What an adventurous little boy! He sure had fun today check out our yard. He is so cute I can't stand it.

Check out more photos of him in his new web album:
Amos's Photos

He is such a happy boy and glad that he is here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our new Addition!! "Amos"

Meet "Amos" our newest edition. He is out of "Keely" (DC Ableaim Keepsake of Freeflite FCh SC) and "Conner" (Ableaim Olympic Reign JC).
He is a wild yet very affectionate boy and has a sassy attitude to go with his beautiful face! We are proud to add this wonderful and beautiful boy to our family - Thank you Donna Bost for allowing him to come home with me. I fell in love with him a first sight and can't believe he is finally here!!
Here he is sleeping with Roy!He seems to be feeling right at home!!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Quick stop on trip to Texas

On our way to Texas for the AKC Lure Coursing National - we took a quick stop in Mississippi just before crossing the Mississippi River. Me with Morgan and Spirit!
We made it to Georgetown, TX later that night. National event is this weekend!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

New "Name" collars

Spirit and Morgan are sporting their new collars that they won in the Whippetworld photo contest. They were made and donated by Pat Graves of

Thanks to Pat, we love the collars and they look great on the girls.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Photos from Reidsville, NC

Here are a couple of great photos that Mike took During the weekend of Oct. 24th and 25th.

Morgan (with Chuck, Me, Hardy and Makenzie)

Thanks Mike!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


We survived our second trip in the motor home. The dogs have become quite comfortable and are calling it "home" now! Another great weekend. Good, weather, good friends and Spirit earned her LCX title. See her page for more and Mikes website for more wonderful photos!(Cali, Morgan, Spirit and Tyler all on the couch in the motor home )
(Deana and Spirit)
Thanks Mike for the photos.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Well, our first trip in the motorhome was successful! To top it off, we had wonderful weather and a chance to visit with good friends. The dogs also had a wonderful time. Spirit, Morgan and Tyler all competed. Cali was able to get in a few practice runs!

Thanks to Mike for taking some wonderful photos. They can be found on his website:
These two photos are of Morgan.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Possible Logo ???

Hi all, please let me know what you think of this as a possible Logo for Cali Whippets:

I am worried it is too busy for a logo - please let me know what you think.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The "New" RV is here!

We made it home from South Carolina with our new motorhome. It is a 1999 Gulf Stream Ultra 31 feet long.
I can't wait for our first trip in it!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CHAMP Trial in The Plains, VA

Look for results on Cali's, Morgan's and Spirit's own pages!
Great job Spirit (above) and thanks to Mike for the photos.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tyler and Spirit

Tyler and Spirit have become the "King and Queen" of the house and this photo captured by Mike shows it all!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Photos of Jake

Thanks Mike for these great photos of Jake! - Yes we have a cat!

For more photos, go to Roy's (also Jake's) Page!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New photos and updates

I have added a bunch of new photos of Morgan and Spirit to their web albums. Some of the photos were taken here in the yard, others were taken in Hannover, PA, the last lure coursing trial we attended last weekend.I have also updated Spirit's page with her latest accomplishments!
Check it all out,

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Photos from Kentucky

I finally got some of the photos from the Kentucky Lure Coursing trial up onto my web album.

This photo is taken at a rest stop in the Mountians.

Thanks Mike for the photos - Kentucky Lure Coursing - also check out updates on Morgan's and Spirit's pages.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

News and Updates

Things continue to be exciting here at Cali Whippets.

We had a wonderful time with family over Memorial Day weekend, spending time at home with them and seeing some of the wonderful sites around the Raleigh area.
Following that weekend, we found out that our little red girl "Spirit", as of May 22nd, is still on top as :

the #1 Whippet and #1 Sighthound in AKC Lure Coursing for 2009
and is currently the #20 Whippet in ASFA Lure Coursing!

With a mild toe injury, we took a few weeks off to rest, but plan to head to Kentucky in a few weeks for a 3 day AKC trial there. As Morgan has FINALLY come out of heat!! she will be joining Spirit on the trip. Wish Morgan and Spirit good luck!

Also at our last AKC trial in Rocky Mount NC, Mike took some great shots of ALL the dogs lure coursing! His photos can be seen at:
Thanks Mike for all the photos he takes - I think he does a great job.

Photo of Spirit in Rocky Mount, NC on May 17th, 2009, taken by Mike.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Exciting News!

Well, It has been an exciting few weeks. Make sure to check out both Morgan's and Spirit's own pages for full details. A few highlights:

4-4-09: At the American Whippet Club Nationals in Atlanta, GA - AKC Lure Coursing Trial - Spirit beat 110 dogs and went Best of Breed! This keeps Spirit as the #1 AKC Lure Coursing Whippet in the USA (photo by Mike - taken at Nationals)
4-18-09: At the Columbia Kennel Club in Aiken, SC - Morgan goes Winners for a point towards her Championship title (Photo from Nationals - taken by Mike)
Same day, Spirit goes first at an ASFA Lure Coursing trial in Reidsville, NC

4-19-09: In Reidsville, NC - Spirit goes first again and earns her ASFA Field Championship title and is can now be called a CHAMPION!

Great work girls! Thanks to Mike for all his help in making these wins possible!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New photos and updates

This past weekend was great weather and a lot of fun spending some time with good friends. Tyler's "girls" did great, with one of them earning Winners 4 out of 5 days. At the end of the weekend, Mike was able to get some really great photos of the girls. Check out the individual pages of Spirit, Morgan and Tyler. Thanks to Mike!
Below is Deana with Marlow and Morgan (2 of Tyler's daughters).
Upcoming events: We will be heading to Atlanta for the American Whippet Club's "National competition" in a few weeks. Wish the girls good luck as they are entered in both Lure Coursing and the show ring. I know we will have lots of fun and I am very excited!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New updates and News

I have made a few changes in the past month, adding some pedigrees and photos to some the pages. Please check them out.
The biggest new lately is that Morgan has come into heat for the first time and it has been a real learning experience for me keeping her and Tyler apart. What fun knowing that Spirit will not be far behind her and we will get to do it all over again.
We are planning for a big trip to the Whippet Nationals this coming April held in Atlanta. Besides that we have a few Lure Coursing trials coming up in the next few weeks and a local dog show in Raleigh in March.We will update everyone with results once we have them.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow in North Carolina!!!

What a day for the dogs! Snow! We got at least 7-8 inches starting last night into today.
Check out the great photos of both the dogs and the snow.

Check out more on our web album:

We also went coursing this past weekend and had a successful weekend.
More photos to come on Spirit's and Tyler's page. Watch for them.