Friday, September 25, 2009

The Second Litter

So some of you maybe waiting to hear what became of Ming's second litter. To recap, there were four puppies (3 males and 1 female). The males were Blue, Green and Orange while the lone sister was Purple.

Two have left the nest.

- Green is now named Derby and lives with his half-sister Julep (a.k.a Yellow Green or Sprite) from the first litter. You can follow them here (click me).

- Orange is now named Baron in the cool environs of New England.

Two remain with Audrey and Ming.

- Purple is now named Chloe (Tribeca's Chloe at Mac-Ken-Char) while Blue is called "Tuppy" (Tribeca's Hildebrand at Mac-Ken-Char). Some of you may wonder what Tuppy is all about. It derives from a P.G. Woodehouse character in the Jeeves novels named Hildebrand "Tuppy" Glossop. By the way, the Tuppy character is also Scottish which meshes well with the Westie roots.

Some Chloe and Tuppy pictures in another post.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Getting Back and Sophie Wins a Big Event!

It's been quite some time since we've updated the blog. What with summer vacation, the start of school, going to the WHWTCA Centennial, and other things, the blog has been neglected. But as the coolness of the fall has arrived, it has also prompted us to tell all of what has happened in the past month.

In earlier September we attended the Centennial (the West Highland White Terrier Club of America's national specialty show). The show was significant because it marked the 100th year of the the club in the U.S. If you are a Westie owner, that show was the place to be as national and international Westies mixed for a week.

The big news for us at the show had to be Sophie (pink/green), a daughter from Ming's first litter and Audrey's sister. We have not had a recent picture of Sophie until now. Sophie is pictured with Patti Marks, a long time Westie breeder and owner of Nevin, Sophie's and Audrey's sire. Sophie is pictured here after receiving 4th place in a field of 30 plus Westie girls in the fifteen to eighteen month class. Patti did a great job grooming and handling Sophie - look how pretty Sophie looks. Sophie did a great job walking for Patti. Pictured below is her big ribbon.