was the beginning:
1982 I visited the home for animals in Berlin-Lankwitz. The they had a "big
black skeleton", the greyhound "Atom of Felicities Home". He
became our first sight hound.
after this we got the second as a present from Peter Lee Burgon, it was "Hit's
called "Lümmi" (louty) was a son of the well known "Hi Joe of
Felicities Home", bred by Mr. Sweelsen from the Netherlands. He didn’t
like the racing court - so he went to coursings - his great favour and he did
very well there, as one of the first greyhounds that run in the quarry of
Hill called "Sunny", was a son of "Monalee Champion". He was
a reliable runner on the racing court, but he was the "always second",
he seemed to be not brave enough to run in front of the others. For that he
never reached the A-Class, which we had at that time still in our races.
more then 2 years of waiting a puppy came to us - "Fidelio Jillaroos",
Hannibal vom Venusberg x Shelbourne's Gold, bred by Uschi Arnold, Switzerland.
He was a one that just got on the last part of the race the idea to get his legs
sorted and to run for the win. His hardest opponent was "I'm Lucky
Lauda" - they had so many matches against another that i am unable to count
them. It looked just every time silly, when "Mowgli", so Fidelio was
called, stand beneath to Lucky Lauda - as Mowgli was 80 c m high and Lucky Lauda
just bit more then 64 cms. He was one of the tallest greyhounds I have ever seen
on German racing courts, but he never had injuries or accidents on the court.
separation from my Ex-Husband the greyhounds remained at my husband and the
whippet went with me till his dead in 1999.
time "Mowgli" got in my life the era of the whipptes begun.
first one was "Superfly's Bossa Nova", bred by Marianne
son of Dondelayo Paint Tin x Seven Year Itch du Sac à Malices.
or later called "Grandpa" lived for 14 years, 7 months and 16 days
with me. He didn't like the racing court, but he enjoyed to run in coursings and
won several prices in this discipline - his nicest win was the Trophy for the
Coursing - Champion of the Year 1990.
was the cutest, uncomplicated and most adaptable of all may dogs. He was always
with me, he never needed a leash, he run with me in the city of Berlin without
it - always looking for not loosing me in any way, on the racing places he lay
on his bed and none could get him away from that place. He was that - what we
call a "dream dog of the life". You only get this sort of dog once the
life, all have their individual being and their individual lovely characters,
but this sort of dog you only get once - i will never stop thanking that you
lived with me.
GRANDPA died by a short but very serious illness in 1999 a young whippet-lady
came to me.
vom Kleinen Berg" bred by Doris
Kleineberg und Bärbel Rottmann,
a daughter of Samoem's Sergeant Jay x O'Hara vom Kleinen Berg, she became
Club-Youth-Champion in 1999 and was 18 months old as I got her.
is a fantastic coursing runner - she also has the licence for racing courts -
but she isn't a fast runner, so she will do her job on the coursings.
i noticed that Gilly didn't like to be alone, we got Lucy - an old lady, which
had to go back to the kennel after her owner died and didn't like it very much
to be there with many other dogs - for all of us 3 a very good decision to get
her to be with us.
Now we have new times.... we have got a puppy. A lil Podengo Portugues medio smooth entered our house short befor easter from Portugla via Màlaga. First days Gilly was upset about her, but then she changed and now they love another all 3. After about 20 years we got the first puppy again - it really needs lot of accustoming, but just cuddly... Well she tries to change the looking of my home a bit and the garden has to get a higher fence soon.
In the meanwhile Lisa became German Champion (DWZRV + VDH), winner Niedersachen and Weser-Ems 2005 and VDH-European-Winner 2005 and now she is done with shows
In August 2005 we got another puppy - Lena, breeded by Armindo Germano, Pt. She cam together with her borther Ligeiro with a plane from Portugal to Frankfurt/M and Elke Sanders-Saathoff (kennel vom jadewind) and me picked them up at the airport when they was just 10 weeks old. Lisa and Lena are many hours of the day outside in the garden playing and fighting and changing the look of the garden - digging the lawn and others....
Lena was shown on 3 shows so far, first time she got very good 1 by Mrs. Peschges, second time she got excellent 1 by Mr. Schicker and third time excellent 1 by Mrs. Gielisse, NL and reached the last 4 in the youth-BIS-circle when there was about 10 youth dogs present.
Starting middle of August she will have to try in the intermediate class to copy the resulsts of her sister Lisa and to become german champion too.
Both dogs started to run on the racing court very well and we will try to get the racing licence, so first time there will be 3 Podengo Portugues medio smooth on a german racing court - the third will be brother Ligeiro.