JimThe best working whippet I've ever owned.
I bought him from Newtown in Montgomeryshire. We got him about 18 years ago as a sleek bundle of fur. It was nice to know that he was descended from pups that I'd sold in the area God knows how many years before when I was a 16year old.
The dog was absolutely devoted to me and was a superb rabbit catching dog, he caught seven rabbits within half an hour when I took him lamping for the first time as an 8 month old. He didn't catch hundreds of rabbits in his long career, he caught thousands. If we went anywhere in the van for a nights lamping, we'd pull into the farmyard or gateway and the vehicle would be vibrating as he shook in anticipation.
He was eventually put to sleep at a ripe old age a few months after his long time partner had passed away. He became very frail in the last month or so and simply faded away.
He was a dog in a million, the type of dog that I'd never be able to get again.
Here he is, not quite in his prime but he would have still been catching rabbits for fun.