Monday, November 28, 2011

Warburton Whippets Website = FAIL

Erik, top, and Oscar

So a (talented web designer) friend was kind enough to set me up with a Wordpress website for my Dogs.

Fail fail fail.

Despite her coming over repeatedly and tutoring me. FAIL.

It's like a math test in that the instant I open the thing to try to post something on it (like opening the test to the first page) I am reduced to fits of tears from some unresolved place deep in the pit of my soul. The deepest darkest pit where it is slimy and putrid and smells like C-diff. And there are monsters with bad breath and fleas. (If you only knew how I hate/fear/freak out about a flea, you'd understand.)

I have not ever wanted to use my blog to pimp my dogs. That seemed, well, unseemly. But it would be appropriate for a website designed for that sole purpose. You would know that if you clicked on Warburton Whippets dot com you would be seeing the history of my dogs and their wins and litters and puppies.


So here it is. My dear friend in Minnesooooooooooooooooota, Laurie, bred her first litter of pups. They are by my Swede William (Multi AWC AOM, Group Placing CH Burnt Sienna Midsummer Night, JC) out of her (our - but she did all the work) Simmer (AWC Triathlon WINNER 2011, CH Warburton WW Southern Skies, PR, RN, NAJ, CD.

Their pedigree is HERE. She has two boys who are looking for loving pet/performance homes. They were promised, but through no fault of their own (other than lacking male parts so they can't be shown in conformation), those were a no go.

So allow me to introduce you to Erik and Oscar:

Erik, above and below

Oscar, below.

If you know someone who has wanted to add a darling whippet boy to their life, kindly email me and I'll tell Laurie. They are twelve weeks old now, and have started crate training, leash training, house training, sweet as sugar training, and being adorable all the time training!

hug your hounds


  1. Beautiful babies!
    Kisses and tail Wags,
    Dachshund Nola

  2. Sweet dogs!
    Don't feel bad about wordpress reducing you to tears. I tried to switch my blog to wordpress (getting so tired of problems with blogger) and experienced the same thing. It is NOT user friendly. So I'd say it is wordpress that deserves the term "FAIL", not us!

  3. Thanks, Jean. I don't know how ANYONE without a programming degree can get anything done on Wordpress. I'm feeling remarkably stupid these days anyway and this... gosh I'm crying again just THINKING about it!!! What a wuss!!!!

  4. Oh myohmy - I would scoop that Oscar up in a moment if I had room. Whyohwhy are the most beautiful boy babies missing parts always? Why is it never the ugly pups (is there such a creature?) who aren't intact.

  5. Oh, it's so frustrating! I really want a puppy but I just don't think we are in a place for one right now. :( You are torturing me with their availability. Sigh.


  6. Martha, the Ch and the RANovember 29, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Oh,P,in a heartbeat,but not NOW! (and I was all set to merely commiserate on how awful computers are!) "Parts" are unimportant in rally,our new venue..but surely Mn has some performance enthusiasts!

  7. I just want to add a shameless plug: I have a litter mate to these two and Laurie did a fabulous job raising them! Mine is gentle and fun, yet brave. She is utterly clean. She is confident in new places and loves all people. These are fantastic puppies!

    I would add another but have no interest in divorce...


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