I have been so far out of the loop for the past couple of months that I don't know if I will ever catch up. I'm going to try in the next couple of days to at least hit the highlights of what's been going on in the Timbreblue family. I will never, never remember it all.
First, congratulations to Nance Hamel in Long Island and Lori and Richard Allinder in Boston for arranging a "re-home' made in heaven for Lily (fka Kitkat from the Candy Dish litter of 2008). Lily -- now Glory, in keeping with Nance's southern theme -- was a little too wound up for the Allinders' new baby girl, and Nance had been wanting a Timbreblue whippet. They got together and Glory is now the happy roommate of Nance's whippets Rebel (fka Red Dog from Cal Perry) and Dixie, as well as Dago the German Shepherd and JLo the pit bull. We just love it when a plan comes together (Who remembers what TV show that line comes from? Careful...it will give away your age!)
We're awfully happy for Jill and Mike Butler, who added a rescue whippet girl to their family last month. Little Brie came to keep Jace (2004 Candy Dish litter) company...I guess Jace finally convinced them to go for the second potato chip.
Another big congratulations to Bev Crawley and Whisper (fka Marilyn from the 2004 Movie Stars litter), who earned Whisper's novice title from the World Canine Freestyle Organization (WCFO)! They will be doing a freestyle demo at the whippet national specialty in Lexington KY next week too!
Our other dancing whippet, Jake, became the first whippet ever to pass his proficiency levels for the WCFO, and just to put icing on the cake, he and owner Diana Cognigni earned his first leg in rally obedience!
No congratulatory post would be complete without yet another Atta Girl for Ashley and Bobbie Lutz. (So what have they done this week, you ask) Ashley will be receiving a Champion Award of Versatility at the national next week and is ranked in the top ten obedience whippets for 2010 as well. Bobbie and Fred's dogs Shannon and Travis are also receiving awards of versatility. I don't know whether Bobbie makes the rest of us look like slackers or Ashley just makes Timbreblue look good, but I'm going for the latter...