Welcome to Whippet Wisdom.
My husband and I have adopted six cats and six dogs from animal shelters over the last 29 years.
In the earlier posts on this blog we introduce our elderly rescue hounds Ruby and Seamus who welcome Eivor the whippet into our pack and play a big part in his rehabilitation. After Ruby’s passing we adopt whippet-italian greyhound cross Pearl and both Seamus and Eivor take her under their wings.
When Seamus passes away Eivor becomes the new pack leader and we begin to spend more time in nature than we were able to do in the latter stages of Ruby’s and Seamus’ lives.
This blog is a creative and meditative journey through short stories, poetry and photographs about love, nature and new ways of growing and learning together.
The photographs are taken during our walks along the beaches, inside the glens and forests and along the mountain trails of the Scottish Highlands, a place we feel very blessed to call home.
The majority of poems are a modern take on the ancient Japanese poetry forms of haibun, haiku and tanka. Eleven poems that were first published on this blog have since been included in anthologies.
As this blog has evolved several readers mentioned they would love to see our photographs and poems published in our own book. This work is in progress and we are hoping our first collection will be published in the Spring of 2018. At least sixty percent of any profits will be donated to charities and the remainder will be used for future projects.
Our sister blog is called Tranature – quiet moments in nature. It was created in April 2018 to share those quiet moments when Eivor and Pearl are sleeping.
Thank you so much for visiting Whippet Wisdom and we hope you enjoy the journey.
Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx