This last weekend I left late Thursday night and drove an hour North to my friends house to consolidate all of our stuff and 5 dogs into her car and utility trailer to drive to Washington for the Whippet racing Nationals. The pile of stuff was a little daunting and there was a little skepticism as to whether it was all going to fit. Our pile was extra big because we were extra ambitious and made dog beds, dog jammies, beaded dog necklaces, whippet t-shirts, and dog cookies for a vendor booth. We managed to get it all in and left for Washington at 9:00 Thursday night. We arrived at a motel at 1:00 Friday morning, which left only an hour of driving for Friday. We arrived at the field 9:00 Friday morning.
The location is beautiful with Mt. Rainier in the background.
Friday’s activities included a Fun Match with almost 70 whippets entered!
Here is Danica with her litter sister, Datura. Datura went onto win Best of Opposite in Match. She is a real cutey 🙂
and the racing was incredible. The speed of these dogs is amazing.
This was my favorite of the weekend. The dogs have to wear muzzles while they are racing and a lot of the muzzles are painted cool colors. Danica’s breeder, Merril, took it a step further and painted teeth on a muzzle. The dog wearing this muzzle is Chai and you can’t get much sweeter than little Chai, but she looked pretty ferocious with her muzzle on.
My goal for the weekend was to get a great picture of her racing with it on and I think this captures what I was hoping for 🙂
Our vendor booth was successful…
and it was fun seeing dogs walking around with the jammies I made on.
We left late Sunday night and I made it into bed by 3:00 Monday morning – it was a lot of fun, but I feel as tired as this puppy looks 🙂