Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thank you

Well, y'all sure do know how to make a body feel good! Even a dumpy old worn out body in a pink hoodie footie!

I worked 26 of the last 48 hours. But I'm done now until after the National. Yup we leave ('we' being friends Lee, Dee, and I) day after tomorrow for a week and a day in Lexington. Lucky this year: our National goes all over the country. Last year it was Tuscon which is a whole heck of a pile further than the 4.5 hours to Lexington!

Bill used to go to some Nationals with me, but now he feels compelled to keep his gallery open. Or it's just a good excuse to stay home. But that means the old dogs will stay with him.

And so will Sam.

My Facebook and Whippet World friends know that Swede William and Lindy Loo had four perfect puppies on December 18th. Sam, my sweet therapy dog who raised Lindy Loo and Swede William and who is perfect HATES these puppies. HATES them. From the moment he saw them. HATES them. Did I mention that he wants to eat them? HATES HATES HATES them.

So far we have had to keep them separated. (This is not normal whippet behavior.) Anyway to shorten a long sob story puppies will go with Lindy Loo and Swede William and Sammy for the first time in his life will not go to the National.

But I will get to see Laurie from Minnnesoooooooooooooota, and Swede William's breeder Lisa from SWEDEN, and bunches of friends from all over that I don't get to see enough, and Lee and Dee will get to see their first whippet National, and Lindy Loo and little Mia and Swede William will get to show and I'll get to come home to Bill and Sam and four Very Old Dogs that I miss like chocolate cake and breathing. (Delia and Luciano just turned eleven. Mama Pajama and Fat Charlie will turn fourteen in June. Bless!)

Little Alison Wonderland, Lindy Loo, Swede William and the Jabberwalkie on his dad's back

Glamorous Mia who lives with Lee and Dee and will be Little Ali's BFF

hug your hounds and thank you again for your sweet generous kind comments


  1. Since you had 28 comments on your precious post, guess there are some people who like your stories:)
    Hope you find back whatever it is you need to write them
    -my humble personal opinion is that you can't help but be a writer (as I can't help but to be a painter) :):)

  2. This will be my first National. So very excited. Whippets everwhere. My idea of heaven.

  3. so...soo...SOOO jealous it is in Lexington after I leave. I've been gone less than 2 years and I've missed WEG and now whippet nationals!

  4. Best of luck! Your pups are beautiful. We really want a whippet rescue but there are so few out there!


  5. p.s. good luck and safe travels :)

  6. OH Boy! Lexington Ky is one of my favorite places to visit...wonder if Gussie will let me use the gussiemobile so I can come and pet me some whippets.

    Probably not.

    kisses to all


  7. Sounds like you have some great material for your blog...have a great time at Nationals with all your whippet friends.

  8. You'll have a great time and come home with lots to write about.

    Maybe he hates the pups because they don't know when they're upside down. he's just frustrated with them.

  9. puppies! how wonderful! they look gorgeous

  10. Yeah! She's baaaaaccckk! Been missing you. You are a most genuine blogger. Very brave, you tell what you feel. Enjoy your show, your pups, your amazing hoodie and I'll enjoy you telling us about it.

  11. Francarrich from WWApril 4, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    Have fun in Lexington!

  12. Yay - you're back writing again. I MISSED YOU!!!

    Sending HUGE amounts of love and hugs to Fat Charlie from me and Ms Chelsea Bear <3


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