Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spooky Whippet

aka HallowWeenie.. Its been a long hot Summer.. and now that Fall is here it looks like its going to be a long hot Fall. I envy my cousins living in the mountains.. they have already had snow. Speaking of my cousins, you should check out their blog, Two Special Wires. They are much more creative and ambitious than me.. (blame that on my Mom). They have a new addition to the family. If you ask me he's kinda funny looking, but in a really cute kinda way! And he arrived in a hot air balloon all the way from England!
My Mom's gone back to work full time and I'm left alone during the day to watch Animal Planet, but I enjoy going over to see my other cousins, Andy and Chloe after she gets home from work. I'm trying to teach them how to catch the little red rubber ball in mid air, but not getting very far. They are trying to teach me how to bark! HA! HA! HA!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Its Summer.. and Its HOT!!

I'm so happy! My two best four-legged friends besides Chloe and Andy are here for the summer. They (Jake and Fergie) live in Colorado......... where its cool! I wonder if they like the HOT?

If you think my tongue is big..

you should see theirs!

If you have BIG tongue, a COOL tongue, or just a fun tongue pic, check out the blog contest over at Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures! Oh, heck.. check it out even if you don't!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

For my BFFs..

I am so eggs-cited! Jake and Fergie and their PEOPLE are on their way to visit me for the summer! That's Jake in the front and Fergie is behind him. Oh, and that is Mishka, the magnificent bear, who goes absolutely everywhere, keeping an eye on them! So... they are at the Dog Park in Salina, Kansas right now having all kinds of fun! Its suppose to be a very special Dog Park, maybe i will get to see it one day. Hope the rain stays ahead of them. I know what wet dog smell is like in the car.

I made that fantastic card above just to welcome them. (Yes, I am a most talented dog.. I make my own cards for m
y friends and PEOPLE with a little help from HER). Well, HER new "BFF" stamp set from Shirley's 2 Girls just arrived yesterday and was a perfect image for a welcome card to give my two Wire Haired Terriers friends, Jake and Fergie. They will be arriving Tuesday to spend the summer with me. The two dogs kinda look like a Wire and a Whippet, don't you think? I wish there had been two Wires instead of just one, but maybe when Jake looks at it he will think "COOL, that's me!!" and when Fergie looks at it she will think, " Zoe is sooooooo talented, she captured my image purrr-fectly!!"

P.S. You can follow their trip on their blog, Two Special Wires.

Jake enjoying the Dog Park in Salina. They're back on the road now heading toward Ottawa and Kansas City.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A Big Thanks to Suncoast Pets!

~waving my paw at all of you that stopped by because of my Suncoast Pets friends over at Thanks guys!!
They have a great aquarium and pet store right near the big bridge on Panama City Beach where I live. If you are visiting PCB or live here be sure and check out their store and their website.

Suncoast Aquariums and Pet supplies in Panama City Beach, Florida

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

"EYES" taking people medicine now..

It's been awhile... That's because...

One morning the end of March I woke up with a headache so bad that I wouldn't get out of my crate and all I wanted to do was bury my head under my soft pink covers. When my SHE finally coaxed me out with a special treat, SHE noticed that my left eye was cloudy and I was squinting and it even looked a little swollen. So it was off to the vet. It wasn't my regular GUY, he was off and after some drops in both my eyes from another one of the GUYs, it was decided that there was some irritation and HE sent me home with some antibiotics. It was worse the next day and I was in terrible pain. So..... back to the vet and to my regular GUY. SHE had done some reading on the internet in the meantime and was worried that I might have glaucoma. (I thought that was a people problem, but SHE said no, dogs could have the problem too.) Well... SHE was right. My regular GUY, put more drops in my eyes and and did something they called a tonometry. HE said a big number and some big words and that the test confirmed I had acute glaucoma in my left eye. HE gave me an intravenous injection that seemed like forever for all the stuff to get inside me. HE sent home drops for my eye and medicine I was to take twice a day and told HER he wanted to recheck me the next day.

I started feeling a little better but my eye was still cloudy and bigger than my right. The next day my pressure was still high so HE called a veterinarian who specialized in opthamology and made an appointment for me to go see HIM. That involved a road trip. I love road trips but still didn't feel good so I kept my head buried while me made the two hour trip to see Dr. Carter. HE was an OLD man, but one of the kindest most gentle persons I have ever met. HE also knew his business! Another one of those long IV shots and HE changed my medicine. HE said the medicine I would be taking was the same medicine HUMANS who have glaucoma take. I felt pretty special and my eye was finally feeling a better. I saw him three more times before HE said I only needed to come back if I had any more problems, but that SHE would have to put the drops in my eye twice a day the rest of my life.

My left eye is a little bigger than my right now, but its no longer cloudy and looks like my other eye. Sometimes I think I can's see out of it quite as good but I can definitely see. The OLD GUY said I was lucky that SHE and my regular GUY acted so quickly. I could have easily lost my eyesight and maybe even my eye.

I got a letter from the OLD GUY recently. HE told me HE is retiring but HE referred me to another veterinarian opthamologist that studied under HIM. HE's even further away but that's ok.. I love road trips!

Come to find out the OLD GUY has taught opthamologic veterinary medicine at at least two Universities, and has written papers and speaks all over the US. I was truly lucky to be in such good hands and am sure that the new GUY the OLD GUY referred me to will be as good as HE was, but I will miss HIM and HIS kind eyes and soft voice. And hopefully, I won't have to go back for a long long time.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

For The Square Dog..

Eric, I told you I had a Wire Haired Fox Terrier stamp! 'Cept I ate all the goodies out of the treat can.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm a CARD..

Mumzie is a collector of "all things DOG" and specifically DOG stamps. I've waited for a long time for her to find a good image of a whippet she could buy. She finally found one at a stamp company called Hanna Stamps. She spends lots of time in her craft room making cards and gifts and I love to sleep in my very own chair right there in the room with her while she works. Sometimes I even like to help her. This is one of the cards she made and that's me in the back. She makes all sorts of cards and gifts and has her own blog. She would really be pleased if you would check her out.

This is the stuff she used to make the card. Stampers call it the recipe but it sure doesn't smell like DOG TREATS to me!!

Stamp sets: Hanna Stamps- My Best Friend, Large Breed Dog.
Ink: Palette Hybrid- Noir
Paper: DCWV-The Pets Stack, Arturo-Bright White, SU!-Taken With Teal
Accessories: Gift Ribbon from Ellen Hutson, SU! Punch, Dog Bone Eyelet from my sister, Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils, Gamsol, Pop Dots.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Heritage

I thought you might like to know a little bit about my family. I am very proud of my parents and their backgrounds. I am also proud to be a purebred from responsible breeders.

A copy of my pedigree

My Mom..
Reprinted from WhippetView Kennels homepage. WhippetView is owned David & Regina Howton. Thanks to these two wonderful people and their exceptional breeding program I was born and eventually was placed with my proud and loving Mumzie, Judith.

Kat"Kat" Dual Champion Bayberry's Cat in The Hat, FCh

This has to be one of the greatest finds ever as I ran across this beautiful whippet on the Bayberry Whippets Web Site. I fell in love with Kat's photo and quickly contacted Julie Alplanalp. It took a lot of convincing but Kat was soon on her way to Florida from Oregon. Kat soon joined our little group in Florida and became the first real athelete in the family. It took a little adjustment on both of our parts as Kat settled into her new home. Kat is a great runner and when I first saw her on the coursing field, I fell in love with her all over again. Kat took little time to take a Best in Field, the first of many and to get both her AKC and ASFA Field Championships.

I took Kat to Dallas in 2001 where I planned on her joining Judy Lowther for the summer to run NOTRA and NAWRA. I was pleasantly surprised by some of the comments about Kat and was influenced by several of my favorite show people to send Kat to be shown rather than to run for the summer. Kat joined Jeff and Lori Wilson and was soon completed her bench championship to become an AKC Dual Champion. Many thanks to Deborah Bahm for her help in showing Kat and talking me into sending her out to be shown.


As you can see from the photo,this whippet can fly!. Kat has won many Best in Fields for both AKC and ASFA. But don't let the line break or miss catching her at the finish line, or you are sure to spend the afternoon chasing her down. She loves to run and does not want to stop until she can run no more. Kat will be bred in the spring of 2004 and I look forward to having her line in our kennel for many many years to come. Kat has her own fan club after going Winners Bitch at the Duluth Kennel Club a few years ago and then going out the same weekend to win on the cousing field against a solid group of whippet runners. Kat is responsible for our love of the performance aspect of the whippet breed and I hope she will share some great running whippets with us for years to come.
My Mom

My Dad..

This is a reprint of the cover story from the 2000 American Whippet Club Annual Whippet News publication:

Multiple Best In Show and Best In Specialty Winning

BIS, SBIS Ch. Chelsea Made You Look of Sage, JC
(Ch. Chelsea Gold Rush of Keynote, SC x Sage Simply Outrageous)

Special dogs are born, but must also be raised to be great. “Redford” is certainly an example of this. “Redford” was born to be special, he had all the “right stuff”. He was special as a puppy and matured into a beautiful representative of his breed. We wish to extend a special thank you to all of the judges who have recognized his wonderful dog and extend our appreciation to everyone who helped raise “Redford” to be special.

Record for 2000
40 - Group First
3 - All Breed Best In Show
2 - AWC BestIin Show
Award of Merit - AWC National Specialty
Award of Merit - AWC Midwest Specialty
Best of Opposite Sex - Westminster Kennel Club

Sire of 8 Champions in 2000

The response to “Redford” from breeders, hound authorities and all-arounders has been very enthusiastic. “Redford” has been successful winning under specialty judges and all-breed judges alike. “Redford” is very keen on the lure himself, with several of his “kids” very near earning thier ASFA Field Championship - this we are very proud of.

“Redford”, truly is a dog that appeals to many on several different levels.

Jackie Hubble - SAGE
Deann Christianson - CHELSEA
Deborah Bahm
Jeff & Lori Wilson

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Name is WhippetView's Sassy Kat.. affectionately known by my Mumzie as Zoƫ

That's me last summer on my vacation to Colorado up in Estes Park. Jake, (you can see his blog HERE and I rode for three days with our two legged persons ( my Mumzie, Jake's Mumzie and Jake's Mumzie's daughter from Panama City Beach, Florida, where I live to Jake's home in Colorado for a two week vacation. Then Mumzie and I drove back by ourselves in our new Honda van. Its much nicer having a large car and a back seat all to myself with my very own seatbelt.

I am 4 1/2 years old. My birthday is November 2, 2004. My Mom, who is affectionately know as my Mumzie, had Great Danes as companions for over 30 years. When Catherine VonMeistersinger (affectionately known as Catherine) went to the Rainbow Bridge, my Mumz decided it was time to do some downsizing. She had met a wonderful Whippet while she and Catherine lived in NYC and fell in love with the breed. We were the perfect size and temperment to fit into her home. She did lots of research on the computer ( probably where I get my techie interest and abilities) and found a breeder who set their breeding standards very high. (Maybe tomorrow I will post a little about my parents and their people for you to read.) She contacted them and after a series of interviews was approved to take one of the puppies from a just born litter home when it was old enough.. (that was ME!!) The breeders selected two of us from which she could choose.. I really hoped it was going to be me.. the quieter, just a little shy ( I prefer to think reserved) loving and loyal doe eyed girl. And guess what.. she picked ME!
I went home with her shortly before Valentine's Day in 2005.

Equal Opportunities - A spot of humor until I can get a real post together..

A local business was looking for office help. They put a sign in the window, stating the following: "HELP WANTED. Must be able to type, must be good with a computer and must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer." A short time afterwards, a dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went inside. He looked at the receptionist and wagged his tail, then walked over to the sign, looked at it and whined.">Getting the idea, the receptionist got the office manager. The office manager looked at the dog and was surprised, to say the least. However, the dog looked determined, so he lead him into the office. Inside, the dog jumped up on the chair and stared at the manager. The manager said, "I can't hire you. The sign says you have to be able to type." The dog jumped down, went to the typewriter and proceeded to type out a perfect letter. He took out the page and trotted over to the manager and gave it to him, then jumped back on the chair. The manager was stunned, but then told the dog, "The sign says you have to be good with a computer." The dog jumped down again and went to the computer. The dog proceeded to demonstrate his expertise with various programs and produced a sample spreadsheet and database and presented them to the manager. By this time the manager was totally dumb-founded! He looked at the dog and said, "I realize that you are a very intelligent dog and have some interesting abilities. However, I *still* can't give you the job. " The dog jumped down and went to a copy of the sign and put his paw on the sentences that told about being an Equal Opportunity Employer. The manager said, "Yes, but the sign *also* says that you have to be bilingual The Dog looked at him straight in the face and said "Meow".
and within two weeks of employment...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

OOPS! I forgot this was here!

Thanks to my two best cousins, Jake and Fergie, (you can read their blog HERE)I remembered that I had started a blog way way back last summer, after Jake, his person (my person's sister), and his person's daughter (my person's neice) (now if that isn't confusing!!), left Florida to go back home to Colorado. My Mumzie and I went back to Colorado with them too. That was before The Lovely Miss Fergie joined her new family. Anyway, they (Jake and Fergie) have started their own blog and needed a little help. They called me on their Mom's iPhone (betcha didn't know dogs could use an iPhone.. its voice activated.. WOOF WOOF hahaha!) to ask me some questions about getting their blog started and the light bulb came on! Yip! My blog was still here!! Well, I've been into all kinds of mischief and have been on some exciting adventures since I last put paws to keyboard. Maybe now that I have a couple someones around to motivate me I will co better! By the way that's not me in the picture, my legs are much longer!!