Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Day !!!!

A day late, but a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SPIRIT and her brothers and sisters!

To top things off, for her Birthday, Miss Spirit earned her LCX 5 title! I can't say how proud I of her, what a year - a bench championship for her Dual Championship title and a LCX 5 title! Congrats Spirit!! Run on Spirit, Run on!


Friday, October 7, 2011

One Happy Girl!

"Red Girl" had a blast this past weekend and proved that Miss Spirit still loves to run. She got to go Lure Coursing in Reidsville, NC on her favorite fields; rolling hills, nice grass and of course course, nice fall NC weather!

I cherish every chance I get to see her run! She is still a sight to behold in my eyes!
Run on Spirit, Run on!

Thanks to Mike for these great shots of her!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Midwest 2011

Decided to go to the Midwest Specialty show this year. It is in Canfield, OH.
It is always a fun time and I was excited to be able to present Miss Spirit as a Special this year.

I didn't get many pictures of "us" there, above are a few photos of Spirit in the hotel room playing and below is a photo of Spirit on the ramp taken by Paula Knight.

Here is one of us, also by Paula, sitting ringside.

Thanks Paula for the photos.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy to be home

I think Spirit looks quite happy to be home now, just relaxing on a lazy day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Photos of Spirit in the Group ring

Mike and I were able to see Spirit show with Phoebe only one time. It was after she finished her championship and the day we picked her up. She went BOB and these photos are Phoebe and Spirit in the Group ring. I think the 2 made a great team. I wish I had been able to see all of her wins, but at least we had the opportunity to see them together one time.

I truly LOVE this moving photo of Spirit and Phoebe - just beautiful on a loose lead!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spirit is HOME!

I couldn't be happier that Miss Spirit is now back home.

I want to Thank Phoebe again for taking such great care of her! I could never have left her be away home for so long if I hadn't trusted her completely! Now not only do we have her back home, she is the Dual Champion that she deserves to be!

One happy Mama, Deana

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Second Major Win Photo

Here is the win photo from June 4th, 2011 - Taconic Hills Kennel Club Show in Yorktown Heights - Spirit went WB for a major win and then went on to go BOW at an AWC supported entry show under breeder Judge Barbara Rupert!
As always, the two girls look so happy together!
Thank you Phoebe!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The hard life of a "show dog"!

I am not sure how Spirit has managed the "HARD LIFE" of being a "Show Dog"!

I am glad that Spirit made friends with "Nellie" and was happy during her time with Phoebe!
But also very happy to know that soon she will be coming home!


Thursday, June 9, 2011


I am so very excited and proud to announce that Spirit is now a Dual Champion!

She showed at the Taconic Hills Kennel Club Show in Yorktown Heights, NY today and earned her 3rd Major win going WB. She also went BOS - this gave her the final point she needed to finish her Bench Championship. I can not give enough THANKS to Phoebe Booth for not only handling her for all her points, but also for her taking such great care of her! I know that she has felt right at home at Phoebe's house and I just hope she will be as excited to come home as I am to have her!

If all goes well, she will be back on our sofa in a week or 2.
Thank you again Phoebe and A BIG Congratulations to Spirit!!! We are proud of you as always!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Spirit earns her 2nd Major in the Ring!

What an exciting weekend!

Miss Spirit attended the AWC supported entry show in Wrightstown, PA on Saturday (6/4/11) and went WB for a major win under Breeder Judge Barbara Rupert! But they were not done there. The girls went on to go WB and BOW for another point on Sunday, giving her a total of 14 points and both of her major wins! We are so excited that Spirit is so close to coming home! Many Thanks to Phoebe Booth for handling Spirit to this win, and for taking such great care of her.

Win photo to come!


Monday, May 30, 2011

Fun Photo of Spirit

Thanks Mike for this cool photo of Spirit! Love it!
Isn't she beautiful!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Spirit earns her First Major win in the Ring

On April 22nd, 2011 - at Springfield Kennel Club - Spirit went Winner Bitch, Best of Winners and (to top it off) Best of Breed for her first major win! Congratulations to her and Phoebe for this exciting day!

Since then Spirit has earned several single points and now has a total of 8 points and 1 major.

Way to go girls! Keep up the good work so Spirit can come back home!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Spirit earns her first points in the Ring

A big congratulations to Spirit and a "Big Thanks!" to Phoebe for handling Spirit to her first points. I love how happy both of them look in this winning photo!


Friday, March 4, 2011

Spirit runs for Fun!

Spirit was not happy recently when I tried to explain to her that she was now about to become a "Show Dog".

She said ", What are you talking about, I don't want to hear about this "show dog" stuff.
I am only 3 years old!!! and I still LOVE to run!!! "

I promised her that we would call it "semi-retirement" and that if the situation arised, she would still be able to "get the bunny" from time to time! How can one deny her her favorite activity of all time!
Since we headed down to Calhoun, GA this past weekend to "QC" Amos at the GANG trial there, we let her run 2 of 4 days. She proved that she still wanted to run by going BOB on Friday! Congrats to Miss Spirit - this little red girl loves to run more than life itself!!!

This coming weekend will be hard for me, but I know it will be worth it in the end. She will be heading off to spend time with her new friends. Good Luck to Miss Spirit in her new endeavors, I know she will do great and I hope she will be back home in no time!

Thanks to Mike for the great photos.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Spirit looking pretty

I just love these photos of Spirit that Mike took this past weekend. So beautiful, some of my favorite photos of her. She is sporting her new "Good Luck" Dragon collar that she received from her Sister "Ruby". Thanks Sis! She loves it and it looks great on her.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Number 1 again for 2010!

It is official, Spirit is the Number 1 Whippet and Sighthound in AKC Lure Coursing again for 2010 - Congrats Miss Spirit! We are so proud of you as always!

This is the Top 20 as of December 31st, 2010 - I do think that there were a few trials still pending that are not included in this ........

Report Date: 20101231

Sighthounds AKC TopDogssm Bowen System
Starting January 1, 2010 and ending December 31, 2010

For Events Processed Through Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rank Name Breed Sex Points
1 NFC FC Cali N Tnts Spirit Of The Wild Of Nitro MC LCX4 Whip B 659
2 GCH DC Diamond's Ariel Of Le Creme MC LCX9 RhoRidge B 429
3 FC Windnsatin Endless Endeavor To Remix O' Tnt MC Whip B 313
4 FC Tnt's Black Ice MC Whip B 300
5 DC Ableaim Olympic Reign MC Whip D 244
6 FC Shine-Wgasa Vienna Creme SC Whip B 173
7 FC Tnt's Taking The Checkerd Flag MC LCX6 Whip D 170
8 DC Hallam's Gysai Gabriel MC LCX Pharaoh D 169
9 FC Shine-Wgasa Almond Biscotti SC Whip D 166
10 CH Peppertree Barnwood Oracle SC Whip B 153
11 FC C'Lestial Wild & Wonderful Of Ryhka SC Borz D 146
12 DC Ableaim Keeper Of The Genes MC Whip D 144
12 DC Andauer Double Shot Espresso SC Whip B 144
14 FC Tnt's Lil Miss Right MC Whip B 142
15 GCH CH Ableaim Patent Pending SC Whip D 141
16 FC Tadita Written In The Stars SC Whip B 131
16 FC Elidas Summit Yellow Submarine SC Whip D 131
18 FC Zoiboyz Dillon Ex Libris SC Borz D 129
19 Windflight's Route Sixtysix SC Whip D 127
20 DC Hallam's Gysai Kali SC Pharaoh B 126
21 Tadita Born To Run SC Whip B 125
21 FC Shine Wgasa Chips Ahoy SC Whip D 125
23 FC Debmar Conserative Commentator SC Whip B 121
24 FC Deerpath Dreamy Drusy SC Whip D 119
25 FC Shine Wgasa Hydrox Ltd Edition SC Whip D 116
25 FC Shannon Down The Entertainer SC Whip D 116