Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Updates!

Hi, there have been a lot of new updates to all the dogs pages.

* Spirit earned her 4th AKC Lure Coursing BOB this year -

* Morgan earned her Field Championship title/Dual Championship title this past weekend and went BOB -* Amos, Mystic (our newest addition) and Roy all got to practice Lure Coursing

Details and pictures on their own pages!
Check them all out!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2010 AWC National Specialty - Tucson, AZ

We had a wonderful time in Tucson, AZ! It was a long drive there. Thanks to Robin for helping get me and 6 dogs there and home! It was an even longer drive back -and I never want to drive across Texas again if I can help it, but in the end we had a blast and I am so glad we went! The weather was good - though a bit cold for 2 days. We spent one day at the Tucson Botanical gardens. Amos, Morgan and Spirit all had a grand time, lure coursing and showing.
A special congratulations to "SPIRIT" - she started out going first in the Bitch Lure coursing class and then went on to earn the "BEST PERFORMANCE DOG" award and the "WISTWIND MEMORIAL TROPHY" in commemoration of Greg and Carolyn Mountain! We are honored to be the first to receive this award!

Thanks to Mike for these photos - keep an eye out for updates on Spirits page! Also look for photos of Morgan and Amos on their pages!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Champion in the house!

Introducing New Champion:

Ch Ableaim Morgan Le Fay, MC (Morgan)

"Know me stranger .... for
I am thy life blood
and thy nectar.
I shall wet thy lips parched by the winds of deprivation,
and nourished shall be thy body,
dessicated by the scorching inferno of intemperence.
Rest thy head upon my bosom, lose thyself in the ecstacy of my caress,
and know me ..... for I .... am .... Morgan LeFay."

(these words were donated by Linda Johnson - thank you linda)
Check out her page for more details.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Good Luck to all - it is a new year!!!

I am excited! - for us here at Cali Whippets it is the eve before the new Coursing year starts!! This coming weekend will be our first 2010 Lure Coursing Trial. The dogs have had a chance to rest, Mike and I have a new motor home and we are ready to go! Last year was an amazing year for us. I never dreamed that we would have ended the year with the #1 whippet and #1 sighthound for AKC Lure Coursing. Congrats go to Spirit for this wonderful accomplishment. She is an amazing girl and I love her heart! I will cherish this past year for all its memories, who knows what the future will bring.
It is now a new year and we have new goals. I look forward to see what this year will bring and if we can accomplish those goals!
Good luck and safe running to all the hounds!!! See you on the coursing field (finally!)!!!!!!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What is a Title ?

"Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not just an adjunct to competitive score, a title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial.
It will remain in the record and in the memory for about as long as anything in the world can remain. And though the dog itself doesn't know or care that it's achievements have been noted, a title says many things in the world of humans where such things count. A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good natured. It says your dog loves you enough to do the things that pleased you, however crazy they may have seemed. In addition, a title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend time with your dog, because it was a good dog, and that you believed in your dog enough to give it yet another chance when it failed, and in the end your faith was justified.
A title proves that your dog inspired you ton that special relationship, enjoyed by so few, that in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return. And when that dear, short life is over, the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend. Volumes of praise, in one small set of initials, before or after the name. A CH., obedience, agility, etc. title is nothing less than true love and respect, given and recorded permanently."
- Author Unknown

I thought this was quite fitting and expresses how I feel!!! Thanks to whoever wrote it!