Favorite Things: Whippet Snippets

 

Ribsy of Whippet Snippets. I covet photos like this!

Ribsy of Whippet Snippets. I covet photos like this!

The premium location for whippets on the web is Whippet Snippets, a classic infotainment blog by a Canadian woman with two narrow dogs, Ribsy and Mirabel. I love this blog so much, I not only check it possibly more frequently than the New York Times, but I went back and happily burrowed my way through 5 years of archives. 

What a treat to share private whippet moments like this, on Whippet Snippets.

What a treat to share private whippet moments like this, on Whippet Snippets.

So it greatly saddened me to see this week that after 5+ years and 1,000 posts, Whippet Snippets will not continue (at least for a while!). Through her clever, generous posts, I have followed this family’s move from enticing Victoria, B.C. to, mmm, less enticing Hamilton, Ont.; through selling their first home and buying a charming new one; their mention of camping trips and love of festivals; their raising Ribsy from a puppy and adding his sister Mirabel 3 years later; their playdates and problems and quotidian joys of life with dogs, and especially whippets.

Some of my favorite moments from Whippet Snippets: 

Synchronized Whippeting: An awesome video billed as “The sisters Mirabel and Daphne enter the final round of Synchronized Whippeting in first place…can they hold onto their lead…and their frisbee?”

Ribsy and Mirabel are always fighting over their beloved frisbee. More envy from Manhattan, where our pack members will only chase something if it's got a tail or is rubbed with liver.

Ribsy and Mirabel are always fighting over their beloved frisbee. More envy from Manhattan, where our pack members will only chase something if it's got a tail or is rubbed with liver.

 

Whippet Snippets on a field trip to the farm!

Whippet Snippets on a field trip to the farm!

 

Priceless Whippet Moment: Ribsy at home in Hamilton.

Priceless Whippet Moment: Ribsy at home in Hamilton.

 

Ribsy's first Halloween: The clever crew of Whippet Air. (Ribsy's daddy is a pilot in real life.)

Ribsy's first Halloween: The clever crew of Whippet Air. (Ribsy's daddy is a pilot in real life.)

 

Ace begging mode. Oh Ribsy, other whippet owners know that despite appearances, you are well-fed, just like the rest of 'em.

Oliver Twisting: Oh Ribsy, other whippet owners know that despite appearances, you are well-fed, just like the rest of 'em.

A consolation: Whippet Snippets is on Twitter! We can continue to follow Ribsy, 140 characters at at time, by following @whippetsnippets. 

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3 responses to “Favorite Things: Whippet Snippets

  1. Ken

    Our clan is also missing those wonderful posts. Whippet Snippets is the inspiration for Bailey’s (and Deva’s) blog site. We very much enjoy the site’s celebration of whippets and life with whippets. The blogosphere would be a less interesting place without Whippet Snippets, but we respect Ribsy, Mirabel and their family’s need to move on. We can still enjoy the legacy of 1000 posts and hope that we will see Ribbers and his sister again.

  2. I stumbled across your blog today while searching for Pita Beds after someone on Whippet World posted about them. Great blog!

    I just thought I would pop you a line to say that if you enjoyed Whippet Snippets then you might enjoy:

    http://patience-please.blogspot.com/

    Most of her posts are about her whippets. They make you laugh. They make you cry. She also makes fabulous whippet collars. :) She has a book out called “Mama Pajama Tells a Story.” It’s chock full of stories about her life with her whippets.

    Enjoy!

  3. ashleyjoyce

    I love whippet snippets! I follow them on Twitter. My new favorite, your blog! I can’t wait to read your posts! I too, love Chilly Dogs. My whippets loves their jackets, especially in the Denver snow! I’m new to WordPress and am excited to meet a “whippet” friend!

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