In 1998 I went to look at a litter of Whippets with my
best friend Tracy. She'd had Whippets for years and was
excited about getting a "blue male" from this litter.
I took the other blue male from the litter and my love of
Whippets was launched. That was Carter. He was a
pet at best. He was not show quality and wouldn't
leave my side to chase a lure but I loved him tons just the
Within 6 months I
had another Whippet, Bailey. I acquired him from John Griffith (Edgewater)
and had a ton of fun with him. He won multiple Puppy Groups and Groups. Then
John offered me a co-ownership on a female puppy. Of course I couldn't say
no. So Dali came to live with me and I fell in love all over again. The
rest, as they say, is history.
I am thankful to so
many people; Tracy Dineley, for introducing me to the breed. Her husband,
Steve Sellwood, for showing Bailey to his Canadian Championship. John
Griffith (Edgewater), for placing Dali, my "heart dog" and foundation for my
breeding program, with me. I also have to thank Deann Christianson of Chelsea
Whippets for freely sharing her knowledge of the breed with me. Thanks also
to Sue and Alyssa Nordstrom (Lynallan) and Raymond Yurick. I am always eager
to learn and hope to continue learning as long as people are willing to take
the time to teach me.
Photo by Susan