Monday, December 28, 2009

Forgetmenot Famously IS pregnant!

Our Luciole is definitely pregnant of an army.... She lost her tuck up at 3 weeks of pregnancy!!!! Stay tuned!!!
(see puppy page for pedigree)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

4 point major for Gabby!!

Our Gabby (Forgetmenot Gabrielle's Beauty) was shown at an AWC Supported entry in Cleveland Ohio under judge Mr. Anthony J. Gutilla on Dec 11... We were very pleased that our girl went on to win WB for 4 point major!!! Thank you Mr Gutilla!
Salem (Forgetmenot Kurume) was once again reserve to a 4 point major both Friday and Saturday - he is our "reserve to 4 point major" king (his 3rd in a row ;-).
Our little Miss Kiwi (Forgetmenot La Magie Noire) was Best Opposite Sex at the Sweepstake on Friday.
Picture below is Gabby. Show picture to come.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Two Fergus sons at Forgetmenot

I have 2 Fergus sons here with us (Fergus is Ch. Joska Forgetmenot Idealist). Their dam is a Wolf Tone Viking daughter out of a "Ch. Sunbeam Rembrandt of Endeavour" litter-sister. They are here to mature and see how they will turn out. One of them might be available in a few months.
Below "Light face boy"

Below "Dark face boy"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

4 point major for Kiwi & SBIS for Sibelle!!!!

I guess I can proudly say that I am heading in the right direction! On Saturday, at an AWC Supported entry, breeder-judge Helen Brettell (Lost Creek Whippets) awarded our little 7 months old black beauty "Kiwi" or Forgetmenot La Magie Noire, WB and BOW for her first 4 point major!! This was Kiwi's first show in the USA! This was one win I am particularly proud of.. I also showed our boy Salem and he was awarded Reserve to a 4 point major. Thank you Mrs Brettell for recognizing Kiwi and Salem...
(pictured below Kiwi)

I left the show as I was not entered for the Sunday. On my way home, I get a phone call from Shelley Kruger who owns "Sibelle" (Forgetmenot Kimono) with me.... Well she announced that little Sibelle was now American champion by winning both Best In Sweepstake AND Best In Specialty at the Greater Chicago Whippet Specialty under saluki breeder-judge Linda Scanlon!!! Wow, now my face was stamped with a big smile for many miles... What a day!!!!! Thank you Shelley for believing in Sibelle!!! :-)
(pictured below Sibelle)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kiwi's first 2 points toward her Canadian Championship

On Sunday Nov 1st, Kiwi's first time in the ring has generated many positive comments from ringside observers (including judges). We cannot be more proud of this very charming little girl. To make the day even better she was awarded her first 2 points. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No... These are not plastic deers...

After a long day at work, I thanked the sky for having my camera in my car. As I pulled up the driveway, these deers are standing on the front lawn....

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fergus is now Canadian Champion!!

Today, October 17th, 2009 our "Fergus" Joska Forgetmenot Idealist is now Canadian champion!! He finished with a 3 point winning WD, BOW and BOS under Dr Jim Reynolds!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dog Walk Fall 2009

After a good run, nothing better than begging for some cookies.... :-)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Co-bred litter is born!!!!!

This lovely litter is born Sept 20th 2009 at the home of Jetstream Whippets of Lorraine & Gary Burch, Carlisle, Ontario, Canada!!! There are 8 puppies, 4 boys and 4 girls!
Parents are: Am.Ch. Talk of The Nation de Sud "Henry" X Forgetmenot Glamore "Gaia".
We REALLY look forward to see those babies grow!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Leo the Orange Cat

This is how our new 5 months old orange cat "Leo" drinks water in the pool (by soaking his front paws in the water)....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What a weekend for the 2 girls from our K litter!!

On Sept 12: Can.Ch. Forgetmenot Katsumi at Joska is now AMERICAN Champion!!! She wins WB/BOW for a 3 point major, finishing her US championship with 3 majors and 2 BOB over BIS specials from the puppy class!!! Sonora was handled by Grahm Swayze for all those wins! Thank you Grahm!

On Sep 11: Forgetmenot Kimono wins WB and BOW for a 3 point major and on Sept 12 she wins WB and 2 points!!! Thank you Shelley (Fanfare whippets) for impeccable handling!

Monday, September 7, 2009

New champion with a Hound Group 1st!!!

On Sept 6th 2009:

New champion with a bang: Hound Group 1st !!!!!!!! Judge Janet Lobb.


Poti is a dog of great beauty. She will be returning to Poland with her co-owners this fall. We will miss her greatly.....

Monday, August 17, 2009

Forgetmenot in the USA: WD & WB for 2 x 5 point majors!!!

I think we are heading in the right direction! On July 30th 2009 at the AWC Midwest Specialty weekend, 2 of our dogs are awarded majors at the same show!!!
  1. Pictured above: Joska Forgetmenot Idealist "Fergus" went on to win Winners Dog for 5 point major (entry of more that 40 males)
  2. Pictured below: Then shortly after on the same day Forgetmenot Kimono "Sibelle" went on to win Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for another 5 point major! (entry of more than 50 females)
Thank you to breeder-judge Lorie Nelson (Wildfire) for recognizing our dogs. Truly an umbelievable day that I will remember for a long time....

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sonora's 1st show in the US... 4 point major, BOB and Group 4th!!!

Can.Ch.Forgetmenot Katsumi at Joska "Sonora" was shown for the first time today in the US with Grahm Swayze and from the 9-12 months old class won WB, BOW and BOB for 4 points major over 7 specials which some are top whippets in the country and went all the way up to Hound group 4th!!! Apparently it was tough competition!!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ch. Forgetmenot Katsumi at Joska is now in the USA!!

Our pretty little girl Can.Ch. Forgetmenot Katsumi at Joska "Sonora" (Ch. Sporting Fields Hot Topic X Ch. Forgetmenot Exquisite) is now in the USA to be shown to her AKC championship with handler Grahm Swayze (Longlessons Kennel). She arrived safely today! We look forward to Sonora's first shows on June 6th and 7th!!!!
Grahm is shown below showing her last special, the beautiful Ch. Tattershall Ticket to Fly, also a Hot Topic daughter... Good luck to Sonora and Grahm!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

New champion!!

Sonora is now Can.Ch. Forgetmenot Katsumi at Joska!! She finished in grand style with multiple Best Puppy in Groups, expertly shown by co-owner Sylvain Deschamps. Sonora will be sent in June 2009 with handler Grahm Swayze (Longlesson Kennels) in the USA to be shown to her American championship this summer. Our intuitions tells us she will finish very quickly!!! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How can we resist?

Just adorable! Gabby's boy #2 at 4.5 weeks!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Jane at day 2

Jane was bred last Friday (May 6th 2009) to Southwind Lustre. We will take a picture of her every month to follow the progression of her pregnancy. She will be due around April 11th 2010. So above is Jane at day 2!!! Still long way to go!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Forgetmenot "M" litter is born!

This morning (April 19th) our Polish import "Poti" (Pol.Ch. Tylko Ty Viking's Poetry) gave birth to 5 beautiful fat little babies (2 boys & 3 girls). The proud daddy is our Am.Can.Ch. Forgetmenot Guardian Angel "Zeke". Stay tuned for more pictures and news in the next few weeks! (Pictured below: 2 males on the left, 3 females ont he right)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Babies everywhere!

Spring is here! In one hour we realized that we are surrounded by babies of all kinds! 12 whippets puppies in the house... A mommy cat giving birth in the barn... And a female raccoon protecting her babies inside a old tree!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our L litter is born!!

Our 12 little Easter Bunnies are born on Easter Sunday!
7 little girls and 5 little boys in this litter out of "Gabby" Ch. Forgetmenot Gabrielle's Beauty and "Austin" Taraly Cannot Forget Me. All 5 boys are black. Only 2 of the girls are black, the rest are dark black brindle. It will certainly be a busy spring for us!!! :-)

Salem is in the USA

Our beautiful black boy "Salem" Forgetmenot Kurume by Ch. Sportingfield Hot Topic and Ch. Forgetmenot Exquiste is now in the USA to be shown by Shelley Kruger (Fanfare Whippets) to his American championship. Look for him in Midwest shows.

April 6-11 2009: American Whippet Club National Specialty Atlanta, GA

We brought 6 dogs to the show and are very pleased to have made to cut with 3 of our puppies. Forgetmenot Kimono (B) and Forgetmenot Kurume (D) (out of Ch.Sportingfield Hot Topic and Ch.Forgetmenot Exquisite) both made the cut in their 6-9 months puppy class. Joska Forgetmenot Idealist (D) also made the cut in his 9-12 months puppy class (by Ch. Tylko Ty Viking's Pride and Ch. Forgetmenot Famously). Our little old lady Juliette (SBIS Ch. Be The One at Forgetmenot) won her class in the 10-12 years Veteran Speepstake. We were very proud of her and she knew it!!!! We had a great time meeting old and new friends but we are also happy to be home to take care of our 12 new little Easter "bunnies". Below some pictures taken at the show. Thank you to Lucie Paradis, DVM for the accupuncture treatments given to Juliette before she went in the ring and to Jodi Allward for beautiful handling of our dogs!