Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy 14th Birthday Mama Pajama and Fat Charlie

Happy birthday to two wonderful whippets. Three wonderful whippets, as we celebrate Mama Pajama, Fat Charlie, and Sammy's mom Jessie who lives in Maryland.

Here are Fat Charlie and Mama Pajama on today's walk.

Mama Pajama in a Best in Field run dusting a ridgeback ;-)

Mama Pajama was the most amazing lure courser. Ah she loved it. She was the #1 AKC whippet in BOB wins, Best in Field wins, and number of dogs defeated. No campaign. We just went lure coursing when we didn't go showing or racing.

Mama Pajama was usually half the size of the competition, but at least to my eyes she had twice the heart

Fat Charlie (left) winning a feature race in CWA

Fat Charlie was also a brilliant lure courser, but his first love was racing. He would quietly hunker down in the starting box and then explode up the track running on sheer glee.

Puppy Fat Charlie

Puppy Mama Pajama

Steve Surfman photo of Mama P at the AKC Regionals. I love her grass-stained chin from grabbing the 'bunny' at the finish. And her ears, her darling wonderful ears.

Happy muddy Mama

Fat Charlie goes a'racing


Then - 3 months old

Thank you dear friend Laurie Erickson for this treasured photo

hug your hounds


  1. Happy barkday, Mama Pajama and Fat Charlie!! My Charley will be 14 in two weeks.

    Wonderful photos - so nice to see what they looked like as puppies, and I love that last shot of you with them, Patience.

  2. We really can't say this too many times...

    and FAT CHARLIE!

  3. Happy birthday to 2 wonderful puppers :) Love all the pics of them :)

  4. Francarrich from WWJune 29, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Birthday Greetings winging their way from Dorset, England to Mama Pajama & Fat Charlie (who we know) & Jessie (who we don't know).
    Have wonderful day & hope all are recovering from rumbly tums (as per previous blog!)

    Wags from Banjo & Aida.

  5. Happy Happy Biwfday Mama Pajama and FatChawlie!!!(and also to deew Jessie!)
    Ypou awe bof bootiful and talented and a joy fow evewyone who knows you
    I send you all my love and bestest wishes fow a pawfect day
    smoochie kisses

  6. Happy 14th birthday, Mama Pajama and Fat Charlie! We just love that last portrait photo!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Happy Birthday kids! This makes me a little teary.

  8. Happy birthday. Wonderful tribute!

  9. Happy Birthday. Love the picks. A special Happy Birthday to my Maryland neighbor.

    Been awhile since I visited, but I am retired, retired now, posting old photos and enjoying taking new photos with no deadlines.

  10. A VERY belated happy birthday to two lucky, lovely hounds, excelling at the life for which they were bred & born. It's just exhilarating to watch them run, even if it's in a little online photo. Wow.


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