Shop Dog

Smudge is an AKC registered Whippet. He comes from Winquest Hounds, which is owned by Phyllis & Lennah Snell (Dawn’s Mother & Sister) in La Monte , Missouri. Smudge arrived in Tucson in late January of 2019 at four months old. He was to be a “show dog,” but the pandemic and Dawn’s chronic illnesses meant this was not meant to be. Then Smudge grew…and grew…and grew…and at the ripe old age of three is MUCH too big for a show career now. Which is fine with Smudge as car rides suck, Mom & Dad leaving sucks, and he doesn’t know why Dawn calls him neurotic. The pandemic did Smudge NO favors. He loves to sit in the shop door while Rex works or in his cozy cave in the resin room with Dawn. He will pace back and forth between when both are working, did we mention neurotic? He is well loved and enjoys nothing more than running around the back yard and tormenting his “big brother.”