Gwendolyn is a cheerful and carefree whippet. She shares her life between squeaker plushes, balls and blankets. She chases a white plastic chimera with all her heart and as a relaxation after exertion, follows the link that takes, forever her prey farther and farther. Norman whippet from birth, she’s a land rather than a see whippet, though she likes large iodized spaces where on can figures one self catching a falsly lazy seagull.
Titus is a classical and gentle whippet, frequenting trendy backgrounds,where his good looks of handsome blond whippet can’t be ignored. Son of the North Sea, he’s happy running on Bray-Dune’s beach with all the stamina of his youth.
This day, the retiring see had let frozen wrinkles on the sand. The sea-foam had build up into a fluffy and salted snow. On the beach, children were trying and give it a human form, ephemeral sculptures intended to disappear at the next high tide.
Titus and Gwendolyn met there but what occured must be kept “sub rosa”…
Come and have a look here to know more about this mystery, till, at least, the suspense ends.
La plage était gelée
Now it’s done : Keep on Running Dixie’s Blue Note is officially, till the 1st january of this year a retired whippet. She finally ran her last coursing at Laferté sur Amance, in Champagne Ardenne (or perhaps should I say Great Est, or Right of Frane or whatever stupid name this region lately was given 😀 ). There should have been one CACIL for the males and one for the females, but due to several withdrawals, it was a mixte CACIL of 11 whippets. So Dixie did it with class ! In the morning she ran against a female and in the afternoon against a heavily built male. But nothing can hamper Dixie when she’s “in the mood”. So to crown her career for her last coursing, she won the RCACIL (the CACIL being won by Harry du Maoucha) and the CACP. Honey did not sit in the sidelines and was 3rd with the RCACP. As for Gwendolyn, sadly, she hurted herself during the first round (toe dislocation), though finish her race with the second best tally for the whippets (the best being Dixie’s).
The pictures taken by Marie-Lise Robert
Let’s first give honour where honour is due : Dixie
First competition of the year for my misses, everybody did well (even Dixie didn’t make a clown of herself). Bad luck for the first race, they ran with “go-fast” whippets that let them see only their rear. It’s fair game and we must copt with it. So they didn’t won this time but they did not disappoint me. We took advantage of Valérie‘s presence to take nice portrait pictures of the two young ones