Mike!This story is not uncommon and not so diffrent from the ones you can tell me about your whippets but it is a recolection of what lives in the heart of one particular whippet namely my whippet Mike. I have had sighthounds since 1986 and got my first whippet in 1987. This recolection takes place much later as one of my whippets named Saphire was in her twilight years. She was twelve years at the time I got Mike my elderly whippet girl needed a companion and I thought a youngster would cheer her up a bit and give her something to live for. So I was trawling through the classifieds of a news paper and the very last ad read :" Blue and white whippet boy for sale" I rang the number of the owners and in less than five minutes the price was greatly reduced. I said I wanted him and a week later I saw my new whippet Mike for the very first time.I was invited in for a cup of coffee and Mike nestled on my lap right away. The owners said he was a bit aloof I diden´t see that: We came to an agreement and I was allowed to take Mike home with me. Joy all around they came later and inspected my home and saw my other whippet and they liked what they saw and I was very pleased as these people showed such a level of care for my little whippet. Mike and Saphire got on like a house on fire Mike was Saphires shadow and visa versa. One evening I was out walking both of them of leash when Saphire walked futher afield than I think she intended to do. At this point she was almost deaf and blind and she could not find her way back to me. So as a bit of a joke I said to Mike can you go an get Saphire and to my amazement he ran towards her at full tilt circled her and then slowed down and ever so careful we walked up to her and started nudeging her towards a small foot path where she would not stumbel in the long grasses and where she could be lead back to where I was waiting for them. He gently nudged and showed her the way back to me which showed me the depths of his kindhearted soul it also shows that our dogs in this case my whippet understood what I wanted without having any training at all. Just thought I would share this with all of you and let you know that a whippet is more in tune with us than we know.
greydk 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 Feb 26, 2011