After being awarded
a total of three points, we received an inquiry for a young, brindle female. A
wonderful couple, John and Emily Nicoll of Wilmington, DE, were looking for a
young female to replace their beloved whippet, Flute, who had died prematurely
at the age of 11 years.
Both John and Emily
are retired and offer one of the best homes I’ve ever seen for a whippet. They
are home most of the day, have a huge van capable of transporting their whippet
in style and Emily even COOKS for their pet!! Their yard is fenced and they
have loving neighbors who were an extended family to Flute and to their
daughter, Shelly’s whippet, Whoopie.
Emily wanted their
whippet to continue the legacy left by Flute of being a therapy dog since Emily
visits a nursing home often and always took Flute with her. With Mimi’s
outgoing temperament and extreme love of people, we thought she’d fit the bill!
Emily is in the process of training her to keep four feet on the ground and also
to sit on command, which we didn’t do. Mimi knew what stand/stay meant and
that was about it!
On November 22nd
we met John, Emily and their daughter, Shelly . Mimi was greeted with “Welcome
to Mimi” signs in the van windows and a “Mimi” bag of treats and toys! Amid
many tears from Ivan and me, Mimi went North to live with her new family.
We get frequent
questions, updates, stories and laments! We also get wonderful pictures of Mimi
looking very happy and secure in her new home. We believe we have life-long
friends in the Nicolls and that Mimi has a forever home with their family.
Thank you, John and Emily, for loving our little girl. We will always miss her
but know she’s safe in your outstanding care.
is pictured below with Whoopie, a 13 year old Whippet who belongs to Emily's
(pictured) daughter Shelly Nicoll. Emily, along with her husband John,
have owned Mimi since November 2008. Mimi and Whoopie are both therapy
dogs at the local nursing home and Emily tells us they are both quite a hit with
proven to be a wonderful therapy dog and has a regularly scheduled Wednesday
afternoon visitation to Millcroft Community Care facility. She is pictured
below with Agnes, Emily's sister, who has been at the facility for some time
now. She is also pictured below lounging around the house and eating corn
on the cob!
Pictured below while living at Redcliffe