We started the year with a bang when Corbin became Ch. Whimsy’s Swiftsure Coruba Gold! Corbin is owned by Chadd & Misti Bowen and shown exlusively by co-breeder Linda Buchholz who put that last point on a boy who completed his title in record time. His brother, Cruz (Can.Ch.Whimsy’s Swiftsure Cruzan Gold) co-owned by Linda and Mary, took another major and only needs a few singles to finish. Cruz lives with and was handled by Linda as well. And on the distaff side, Can. Ch. Whimsy Swiftsure Kilo Kai added her Am. Championship as well at the end of the year.
This exciting litter is by Am.Can.Ch.CounterPoint Jungle Drums and out of Am.Can.Ch.Lost Creek Smile Jamaica.
We look forward to 2012 as Christine Hopperstad and I have co-bred the lovely Tyche to Bongo and have a girl, who lives with Christine, ready to make her debut in March.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Murphy (Can.Ch.Whimsy’s Over The Moon) still sits on 14 AKC points. But to pass the time, he was box trained by the incomparable Canadian contingent led by Lorna Leinbach and started his running career. Along with his sister Can.Ch. Whimsy’s Lovin’ Spoonful and kennel mates Whimsy’s Twelfth of Never and Serendipity Malarkey at Whimsy, we go to Canada whenever possible and run with our CWA friends. All four are also coursing and have garnered some points towards an ASFA title.
On a sadder note, we said good-bye to our dear Tyler – at 14+, his body gave out. A week later our dear friends Bob and Deb Wilkins said good-bye to their little Schatzee. Schatzee was born somewhat compromised, but a real fighter, from our Bongo ex Jamaica litter mentioned above. A liver shunt ended her quality of life and they let her go shortly after Christmas.
Earlier in the year, Anne Jacobs’ first – Am.Can.Ch.Whimsy’s Hahnenkamm, FCh. – left us after 16+ yrs.
We welcomed a new addition this summer with the Truman son from Jeanette Dorsey’s litter – Peter. What a character – the apple didn’t fall far from the tree! He’ll be shown when mature and is a maniac on the bunny.
The rest of the crew: Bally, Truman, Murphy, Lovey, Jamaica, Sienna, Hokum and Peter and Chris/Chrissy’s Toby, Rupert, Tyra and Spirit wish each and everyone a peaceful and fun-filled 2012.