Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meet little Tindra...

Good morning, Dear Readers! If you aren't on Facebook (smart you) or Whippet World, you haven't met the newest member of the Waggle.

So without hesitation, I bring you (drum roll.....)


Jabber and his mini me!

Tindra is Jabber's cousin/sister. Now, I am NOT NOT NOT one for the inbreeding that can go in in dogs. No sirree. Genetic suicide, I say. So this is going to be a bit confusing, but here we go.

Swede William is from Sweden (makes sense so far, yes?) and is about as big an outcross as I can get. Lindy Loo and Simmer are litter sisters. Jabber's dad is Swede William, and his mom is Lindy Loo. Tindra's dad is Swede William (so she and the Jabberwonkus are siblings), and her mom is Simmer, (so she and Jibberjabberish are cousins).

That makes her Jabberdude's couster. Sissin? I wanted Laurie to give the puppies Mormon names, since their moms are actual Sister Wives. So the Jabster and Tindra are both outcrosses, but they are very closely related to each other - like almost littermates.

Then again, we live in Kentucky, where when you apply for a marriage license you are asked if/how you are related to your future spouse. No joke.

Poor dear puppy it has rained nonstop practically since the moment she set foot in Paducah. Constant rain, wind, ugliness. She takes it much better than I do. And the Jabberwocky is a saint. Truly. He plays and plays and plays with her as gently as... he's like Shrek. A big striped handsome whippety version of Shrek. Sammy has continued his I-Will-SERIOUSLY-Keel-All-Small-Puppeze ways, so either Tindra is tethered to me (or Bill when I'm working, speaking of saints) or Sammy is in his gated off area with a chewy, 24/7.

And did I mention that Lindy Loo has been in season?

Thanks to advice from Tindra's breeder Laurie, who is the A-MAZE-ING photographer who took all of the above photos, we are managing Sweet Old Dog's incontinence better. He wears a belly band with an EXTRA absorbent Poise Pad overnight, and we put those washable blue pads all over the house at night. MUCH less 'clean up isle four' to deal with. He and Luciano went to see Ol' Poke 'n Stick on Friday. He poked and stuck everything he could and we came up with diagnoses.

They're old.

The good news is that Mama Pajama turned some corner and came out of her Scary Place. She is now happy happy happy all of the time! She does Silly Whippet Spins when she goes out and wags all the time and she thinks the puppy is cool beans. This makes my heart happy.

And Lindy Loo is just about out of season. OH THANK YOU LORD!!!!

Our happy home. Two 14.5 year olds, one of whom is incontinent. Two who will be 12 in March. One puppycidal 9 year old. A five year old bitch in season with two intact males - one five year old Swede William who is in lust, and eleven month old Jabber. Jabber just discovered that wooohoooooooo his mom smelled gooooooood. He would stand there looking utterly bewildered while his end parts independently humped nothing at all, just air, and he'd turn around and look at his back end, like, "why is my end part doing that?"

Then he would turn his face around and look at me. Mortified. "Oh. Dear. Make it stop!!!!"

Air hump, air hump, air hump.

" Make it stoooooooooop!!!!"

Poor little guy. The good news is he and Tindra adore each other in a platonic, sibling/cousin-ly way.

And then there's work. But that's a whole 'nother blog.

That's what's going on with me. What's going on with you? I've missed you all. I've cleaned my plate just a bit, and hey look! Two blog posts in as many days. Could this be a trend? Oh please, Dear Muse.


hug your hounds, and feed your Muses


  1. BOL that' funny! Poor guy!
    Kisses and Tail Wags,
    Dachshund Nola

  2. Oh my goodness. Welcome, Tindra. And Jabber - I don't remember reading of Jabber's arrival, but then I'm old and incontinent...oops...I'm old and forgetful too.
    Hugs to your oldsters. And young ones. And in-betweenies. And you. Good to see you back to blogging.

  3. LOL, you do make our home seem much more normal. Thank you for that Patience.

    Enjoy your pack and all the craziness - it is what makes us sane somehow - Kristy

  4. Martha, P-Doggy and (new RA) CheNovember 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Well,WA-HOO Mama P! (and Sam-the-therapy-sweet-boy- dog Puppicidal? Say it aint so!)Welcome sweet Tindra-we will see what Jabber thinks in about, oh 6months? Welcome back dear P as well!

  5. Wow, pedigrees can get complicated, can't they? Anyway, she's very cute.

    Yesterday was senior dog vet visit for us. Everyone is doing so well that it makes me smile.

    After the pups were born, Fudge went thru a period of in house marking that about drove me nuts. I resorted to a belly band for him. He hated it and decided to give up his new habit instead of wearing that thing over his parts. Good!!!

    I've been having bloggers block, so I hope your muse pays me a little visit. I promise to send him (her) straight back to you.

  6. Francarrich from WWNovember 29, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Good to have you back, Patience.
    : >)

  7. We hairy ones couldn't keep all the relationships straight, but that's OK because Mom taught us a really big word: Consanguinity.

    The reason she knows it is because her maternal grandparents were first cousins -- which could explain a lot -- but that's a whole 'nuther story.

    Tindra and Japper are handsome/beautiful, and we wish them well in whippetland.

    Wirey love,

    Jake and Just Harry

  8. They are remarkable! And we are sorry we missed yesterday, but did enjoy reading it today and catching up a bit. And boy...if Teka could have a puppy of her own, it would be one of those!

    kisses to all

    Gus n' Teka

  9. Yahooo! Your house sounds insane and I love it!!


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