While the thought of our impending Pacific Northwest winter isn’t quite as foreboding as the evocative “Stark words” from George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, the title seemed somehow apropos to describe how bereft the whippets and I feel to be stuck at home without any more racing until spring. But we’ll take advantage of the down time to recuperate and rejuvenate and get caught up on some much needed housekeeping, both literally at home and figuratively on the web!
I am so proud of the Chili x Lark pups’ early careers. Seven in particular was such a superstar and made me so proud! In the first three months of her career, she consistently placed in the top ten and the points at the CWA race meets and in the placements at the CWA matches, quickly racking up 10.5 ARX points and all 5 DPC credits. She is a CWA match winner and placed consistently enough in the matches to secure herself a spot in the year-end CWA Conformation top-10. It will be so hard to wait for six months until the first local CWA meets of 2012 for the first opportunity for her to finish her ARX title.
Jonah, while not quite the superstar on the track that his sister is, improved his performance with every meet and finished the year running a high C/low B grade, coming very close to the points on a few occasions. I look forward to his continued improvement with more maturity and experience.
I did a few quick updates to the website today:
- I updated Seven’s main page with her recent accomplishments and added new 18 month photos to her stacked photos page. I finally got around to creating her ads and running photos pages too.
- Same updates as above to Jonah’s main page, stacked photos, running photos and ads pages.
- The Litters page was updated – no I don’t have any immediate litter plans but I get a lot of questions about whether or not I have puppies available so I just wanted to add some clarity to that page
I have many more new photos to add, so stay tuned for much more. Luckily the dearth of events in the winter means I have a lot more free weekends and a lot more time to kill, and one of my goals over the long winter is a complete overhaul of this website. I may also hit a few shows here and there, but mostly we’ll be biding our time dreaming of racing in the spring…