Monday, August 5, 2019

A Visit From the Fairies

We had a visit from a lovely Silken Windsprite (also known as Long Haired Whippets until the Whippet people took umbrage...Silken Windsprite is a much better name anyway) and her litter of 8 puppies.  Mom's name is Wink.

The puppies are 6 weeks old and this is their first farm excursion.  It brought out the beast in them...

...and wiped them out.

Farm dogs in training.

Nothing better than getting to introduce a whole pile of sweet, cuddly, beautiful puppies to the joys of farm life.


  1. Oh my, puppy love in its truest form.

  2. I want one!! Never heard of this 'breed,' but have always wanted to adopt a retired racing greyhound. Not many around anymore with the closure of so many tracks, so I need one of these beautiful pups!

  3. Oh, how adorable!! Puppies really do add joy to life.

  4. They are adorable! A total trap.

  5. Delrene In Carlsbad, Ca.August 5, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Somso cute. I love all your photos of your mules, donkeys, Conor And Tess, But these babies are super adorable.
    Glad they came for a visit. Mom is so patient..

  6. Are these the same or different from Silken Windhound?

    My friend just had to put down her silken windhound and I want to show her this page... but now I'm curious. Are they a different breed?

    1. I think they are the same, but I won't swear to it:)

    2. I just scoured the web to learn more about both, because they really appeal to me! They ARE different breeds with different origins; the wind hounds look more like Borzois and as a breed was founded by an AKC Borzoi breeder. I couldn't find an English-language site for the Windsprite, but had much more luck searching for long-haired whippet.

    3. Michelle is correct. They are different breeds. In the US, the breed is called Windsprite - in Europe it is known as Silken Windsprite. We don't use "Silken" here in the US because of confusion with the Windhound. One can find more information at