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I hate mosquitoes!

I live in Minnesota. Mosquitoes live in Minnesota. Billions and billions and billions live where I live. Just like the challenges of a brutal winter, we Minnesotans are fairly philosophical about mosquitoes. They are just part of life. At least … Continue reading

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Vet Visit

How can you spend $818 in 70 minutes without being at a store on or the internet? I’ve got an easy answer – take eight dogs to the vet for their annual visit. I know, taking eight dogs at the … Continue reading

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Rodeo at the National Specialty

It’s the 2014 National Whippet Specialty. It’s a place to go to WIN, but it’s also an environment to see and be seen and have an opportunity to do something a bit different. Sara had talked me into entering the … Continue reading

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GO FOR THE WAND!!

Or, “how to be inept in the ring.” As a little background, YOU NEVER WANT TO BE AWARDED THE WAND. A group of us have an award we pass around to each other at shows when we do something spectacularly … Continue reading

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15 Little Indians

To the childhood song of “ten little Indians” One little, two little, three little whippet pups Four little, five little, six little whippet pups Seven little, eight, little nine little whippet pups Oh geez, I’m not typing all that out. … Continue reading

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Dream Date

I did a craft show this weekend and after packing everything up and getting home, I just left everything sitting in the parked van. Walking in the door to 19 hungry and very messy puppies, unloading was not on the … Continue reading

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Whippets three for a buck, adults included

I was out of the house yesterday for half the day and got home anxious to begin working. Returning home from being gone for any length of time has now become an ordeal. The dogs know when they hear the … Continue reading

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Why fold Towels?

NOT FOLD TOWELS??!! The very thought seems scandalous. For one thing, there’s just nothing nicer this time of year than to open the dryer and take out warm towels. I love feeling the soft warmth as I fold. Secondly, I … Continue reading

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Puppy photos

What is it about being a breeder that convinces me I can actually get photos of baby puppies? Most of the people interested in these litters are a long distance away and can’t visit, so I really want them to … Continue reading

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Fall Sale

I don’t know how many of you I already reach via a direct e-mail, but if you’re interested, everything on the website is 10% off – just type in the word “Fall” where it asks for a coupon. I’m excited … Continue reading

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Stanley

  Last weekend Sara, Kathie, Lisa and Sandy came up to visit puppies. I love having visitors. I try to expose the pups to as many people, sounds, different rooms and experiences as I can. We tried to take pictures, … Continue reading

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I “Only” Want A Pet

I’m in the midst of talking with people about placing puppies right now. When someone contacts me often the first thing they say is that they “only” want a pet. It seems to be said somewhat tentatively or¬†defensively as if … Continue reading

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First feeding of solid food. They MUST be Norris puppies

To understand why this is funny, you have to know Norris and his incredibly avid appetite. If you’d like to read about Norris and the Chinese food delivery man, click here. Dither’s puppies are now three weeks and it’s time … Continue reading

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Tiny Bubbles

Dither’s puppies are ravenous. ¬†Each weighs around two and a half pounds, so Dither is trying to feed about 23 pounds of puppy from her small frame of 30 pounds. That’s an impossible task. They are 16 days old, too … Continue reading

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