2x National SBIS, National SBOS, 4x SBIS

Ch. Whippletrees Icy Affire, Fch, JC, ROM

GODSPEED THELMA LOU . . . 07/10/1995 - 07/20/2011

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Thelma was born July 9, 1995. She was bred by the late Sharon Kirley of Whippletree Whippets and Cynthia Crowder-Whittier of Affire Whippets. Thelma has had an impeccable show career, with very little effort on my part...she loves to show!  In addition to being the only whippet in history to win back-to-back AWC National Specialties (the first time from the Open Bitch Class in Atlanta, Georgia), she has also won 4 other Specialty Best in Shows, a National Best of Opposite Sex win to her credit, and multiple Award of Merits.

Thelma's show career started out by winning Best Adult in Sweeps at the Midwest Specialty under breeder judge Lori Lawrence of Starline Whippets. Now as an older, semi-retired girl she has won two Best Veteran in Sweeps. One under breeder Carol Juelfs of Affinity Whippets at the AWC North Central Regional Specialty and the other under breeder judge Jean Balint of Wyndsor Whippets at the 2003 National Specialty.
I would like to thank Cora Miller of Hound Hill Whippets for allowing Thelma to be apart of my life. Thank you Susan Bolduc for finding her in Vermont and telling Cora about her. A thank you to Thelma's personal show groomer and my dear friend, Crystal McNulty of Hycks Hollow Whippets. Rhonda Gold of Artemis Whippets, thank you for being her number one fan. And a HUGE thanks to everyone who has supported and admired her over the years.

Thelma has bred to Ch Cherche' Wizard of the Wind, Ch Elysian A-Few Perrier, CGC, LCM, ROMX and in March 2004 she was bred to Multiple SBIS and RSBIS Canadian and NZ Ch. Martinique Rodeo Dancer. Thank you Joanne Boudreault of Forget-me-not whippets in Canada for allowing us to use Eros.  Thelma has whelped many very promising pups that continue to light up the field, obedience ring and show ring.  THANK YOU SHARON KIRLEY!

Here's a photo of Thelma in Dec 2006 at 11 1/2 yrs old.

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