Whitney Farms

English Springer Spaniels

North Yarmouth, Maine

 

 

 Whoppa's Circle of Life

 

The story of little Whoppa is one of fate.  Sometime ago Connie (little Whoppa's breeder) and Nanci (big Whoppa's mother) became friends.  They talked together when little Whoppa was conceived.  Before that big Whoppa had crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

When little Whoppa was born all of Connie's cyber friends named one of the puppies.
 

 

 

Little Whoppa was the biggest born and so cyber nanny Nanci decided she wanted to name him.  You see BIG Whoppa was the biggest also.  When he was born, his breeder said, "OH, he's a Whoppa!" (With a downeast Maine accent, that means a whopper)!  So cyber nanny Nanci bestowed the special name of Whoppa on "little" Whoppa...

As days went on, Connie had not enough people to take her puppies and so others were helping her find new homes.  Along came little Whoppa's new parents.

 

 

The Folsom's had just lost their 13 year old Springer girl, Chessie.  Chessie crossed over the day before little Whoppa was born. When they spoke with Connie they told her that they had gotten their Chessie from a breeder in Maine.  Connie mentioned that to cyber nanny Nanci because she lives in Maine.  Nanci wasn't sure who it might be but she had an idea.  She checked with some breeder friends and found that it was the SAME breeder as Big Whoppa!  What a small world!

 

 

Big Whoppa was a cousin to Chessie.  Now we all hoped that maybe little Whoppa would go to the Folsom's.  It would only be fitting...

A week before the Folsom's were to meet their new puppy, cyber nanny Nanci saw big Whoppa and Chessie's breeder (her name is Nancy also).  She confirmed that Chessie was her breeding.

 

 

When it came time for the Folsom's to go and get their puppy, there were only a couple left and one was little Whoppa.  There was a lady scheduled to come before them and so there was chance that she would pick little Whoppa.  We were all waiting to see what happened.  As luck would have it the lady called and said she couldn't come until later, so little Whoppa was there for the Folsom's and they loved him at first glance.

 

 

Sometimes life takes mysterious turns.  So now little Whoppa proudly bears his cousin, big Whoppa's name and we are all pleased that it turned out this way.  The circle of life continues.

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give

In the circle of life
Its the wheel of fortune
Its the leap of faith
Its the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

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To contact us:
Phone: 207-846-6848
Fax: 207-846-9305
Email: nanci@whitneyfarmsess.com
Nanci & Jim LaMarque

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