Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wendy - The Whippet, Claim to Fame

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Hey folks... you know something? Wendy has an Internet abuzz! Yes, she has marked a name of herself in the dog world - not because of winning a championship award or a VA title, but for a reason, that has revolutionized the canine community across the globe. Many of you have already read about Wendy by now, I am sure; I am sure again many haven't yet.

I came across the news just a few weeks back... I wasn't aware of it too, but since I've been overwhelmed with my work loads and busy in chasing marketing targets, I could not post stuff here since days.
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Ingrid Hansen boasts to pat his most loved Wendy and say, "People have referred to her as Arnold Schwarzenegger". It's all because of the rare genetic mutation that led Wendy being the most incredible specimen in the canine world. Wendy has been getting calls from media across the globe, including the National Enquirer and Japanese television. According to Hansen, "it was no hoax, that this dog is real". The secret behind Wendy's bully build is the two mutated copies of the gene, which can make a thin and lanky Greyhound a doubled-muscled powerful bull. General breeders around the world tend to experiment with only single mutated gene in the breed, which makes a whippet the most capable racing dog that can run faster than 60km/hr without hault.

Hansen bought Wendy from a Shawnigan Lake breeder, when she was only 8 months old. Wendy had landed in clover and started living on an acreage. She's a grown up kid now and runs around with her other pack mates and horses. She sleeps on Hansen's bed and pretty much anywhere else she that pleases her.

Hansen said that people are often afraid of Wendy, seeing the rippling muscular mass running up towards them. But she is as docile and friendly as the average whippets.

I Love You Wendy

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1 comments:

Vinnie November 5, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

I had not heard of Wendy before. Thank you for the article on her. Dog genetics is always very fascinating to me.

I also see that you are a fan of GSDs! Great dogs, my favorites too.

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