Happy 11th Birthday to my wonderful dogs, Flick and Summer!!!
This is Flick as a puppy. As Whippets age, their spots fade and change. He has gotten more black under spots on his other side which is more white. And oh, they get pointier! We've had him since he was 3 months and got him from a breeder. He was "pet quality". Where all of the others in his litter were "show quality". That was just fine with us!!! Flick still acts like he's 3 years old. He has tons of energy and is always testing the limits.
Summer came to us from the same breeder at 5 years old. We adopted her after she Championed and had 3 litters. We actually had her during 2 of her pregnancies, but gave her to the breeder for the births and until the puppies were weaned. That was her thing! Now Summer is spayed and leads a lazy, happy life of quiet with only one other dog to handle. She is such a sweetheart. She loves everyone and is truly a people dog.
This is a picture of Flick(2nd from left) at a dog show. They tried him out. Eh, not so great. Anyways here he is with 4 of his brothers and sisters. So happy birthday to them too. They are here in CA. I only see one of them occasionally, which is Teddy. He's the big dog in the middle. What a sweetie he is. If you want to see more pictures of Flick and Summer, visit my flickr photostream on them. If you want any of those photos to use, please ask.