Saturday, april the 4th, the Keep on Running family braved the freezing temperatures, the wind and most of all the rain for a little camp in Haute-Marne (Champagne-Ardennes) where a CACIL coursing took place for the Easter week-end. Dixie, Gwendolyn and Honey had to show a great deal of courage to get out of the car in spite of the weather and even the idea of chasing the “rabbit” had trouble to motivate them.
But as soon as they get on the field, nothing more mattered, and the awful weather was instantly forgotten (at least as long as the chase was lasting)
Pictures taken by Valérie from the Atelier des bois
Dixie : you can leave your
hat muzzle on
Gwendolyn et Honey in the afternoon
And it turned out very well for them, as when the awards ceremony took place…
Honey got the CACIL and CACP, as Gwendolyn got the RCACIL and RCACP.
For the Aywaille CACIL, Dixie, Gwendolyn, her sister Gwen and Honey were registered. Unfortunatelly, the weather was polar, rainy, windy and cold. This didn’t cool the whippets of the Keep on Running Family down. Gwen in the morning, in spite of an evident overweight, kept pace (oder should I say race ?) with Gazette, the best belgian whippet bitch of the moment, ending 5th of 18 participants as Honey followed on her heels ending 6th.
We had the great pleasure to meet with Dusty, Gwen and Gwendolyn’s daddy, at this coursing, here posing with his daughters :
from left to right : Gwen, Gwendolyn and Dusty
and back at home, the next day, the mother and her daugthers
Gwendolyn, Gwen, Candy
On saturday the 14th. of march 2015 the Marcillat en Combraille coursing took place, coupled with the international dog show of Montluçon on the 15th. of march 2015. Four whippets of the Keep on Running Family were running at this Coursing. Gwendolyn made the best of it finishing 3rd. on 17 female whippets. For the show, only Gwendolyn and Honey were entered, but neither had success. The most striking fact of this week-end was the most cold weather : rainy and soaking on saturday, sunny on sunday.
After having won the CACIL of Barlin on 2014 June the 14th, Gwendolyn did it again and won the one of Laferté sur Amance on 2014 october the 3rd. This time again, she was best whippet of the day and furthermore, best dog of the day with the highest score. As she ran at Amermont (Belgium) the previous week, in spite of lesser results, she wins the “Fall Challenge” too wich takes place every year between the fall coursings of “Veille et Protège” in Belgium and “Lévriers Champagne Ardennes” in France.
I’m proud of my little ones as Dixie is 3rd. and Honey 4th. The second run was a fratricidal duel between Gwendolyn (Keep on Running Good Day Sunshine) and Favi (Meradith Favourite Everyone), both daughters of Dusty (Koseilata’s Dust on the Moon), that ends with the CACIL for Gwendolyn and the RCACIL for Favi.
Photos graciously given by “Lévriers Champagne Ardennes” where the event took place
Ce matin, il a fallu se lever tôt pour se préparer à la PVL, le soleil se levait sur l’hippodrome de Morlaix. J’ai pris une photo que je voulais appeler “Impression soleil levant”, mais il paraît que ce nom est déjà pris…
Bayou s’est bien amusé (il est reparti les 2 fois avec son leurre dans la gueule), mais n’a pas précisément brillé il totalise 40 points et fini 6ème excellent sur 6 whippets mâles au départ.
Dixie était persuadée que le leurre ne partirait pas à gauche et à donc pris la (mauvaise) option de partir carrément à droite le matin, elle finit 11ème excellent sur 12 whippets femelles au départ.
Honey a fait une meilleure deuxième manche que sa première et finit ex aequo avec sa maman Mary 6ème excellent avec 44 points
Gwendolyn est arrivée les deux fois la première sur le leurre et ayant donc fait la capture, elle est 4ème excellent avec 47 points
Gwen a pris sa revanche sur la PVL spéciale de jeudi et emporte la réserve de CACP avec 49 points.
Ma troupe complète est heureuse d’avoir pu faire ses deux PVL, sans bobo.
Categories: PVL, whippets