Laferté sur Amance (F) CACIL 2015 april the 4th.

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
Keep on Running Here Comes the Sun AKA Honey CACIL CACP

Keep on Running Here Comes the Sun AKA Honey

Keep on Running Good Day Sunshine AKA Gwendolyn RCACIL RCACP

Keep on Running Good Day Sunshine AKA Gwendolyn

Dixie : you can leave your hat muzzle on
Keep on Running Dixie's Blue Note's strip tease

Keep on Running Dixie's Blue Note AKA Dixie

Keep on Running Dixie's Blue Note

Gwendolyn et Honey in the afternoon
Gwendolyn and Honey in the afternoon

And it turned out very well for them, as when the awards ceremony took place…

Les récompenses de Honey et Gwendolyn

Honey got the CACIL and CACP, as Gwendolyn got the RCACIL and RCACP.

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Aywaille (B) CACIL 2015 march the 22nd

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

Gwen, Gwendolyn, Dusty

and back at home, the next day, the mother and her daugthers

Gwendolyn, Gwen, Candy

Gwendolyn, Gwen, Candy

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Show-performance challenge in Allier

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.

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Gwendolyn’s 2nd CACIL

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
podium femelles whippet
Meilleur pointage du jour

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Vacances en Bretagne, jour 7 : PVL

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.

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