When I picked up "sparky" from his foster family in Amelia Island, it was an instant connection. I knew I would love this dog with all my heart. My love for him grows every day and I find myself loving him more than the day before.
There's something about a dog that just makes you appreciate life and forces you to take advantage of all opportunities no matter how scared or overwhelming they may be. It's amazing that dog's never have a bad day. They always appear excited, happy and thankful....the worst part of a dog's day is when they are alone cause they have no one to share their love with.
According to Wikipedia:
Campagnolo is an Italian manufacturer of high-end bicycle components with headquarters in Vicenza, Italy. The components are organized as groupsets (gruppi) and are a near-complete collection of a bicycle's mechanical parts. Campagnolo's flagship components are the Super Record, Record, and Chorus groupsets that represent their recent shift to 11-speed drivetrains. Record and the vintage Super Record (circa 1985) were the former top groupsets, followed by Chorus. Campagnolo also produces aluminum and carbon wheels, as well as other components like carbon seat posts.
According to the Campagnolo website:
Besides distinguishing themselves at the top in terms of innovation, quality and performance, Campagnolo products have also become the benchmark for design. This is testified by the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award from the Associazione Design Italiano in recognition of the Veloce groupset, Ergopower integrated controls and Shamal high-profile wheels. Campagnolo S.r.l. is not only a star of the cycling world, but of sport in general, as recognized by the Wall Street Journal which has named it as one of the most prominent sports brands in the world. This reputation has been earned not only through its countless racing successes, but also by virtue of the attention given to quality and to service that sets this company apart from all others.
So I suppose that when we decided to name "Sparky" with the name "Campy (short for Campagnolo)" it was only appropriate since our Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound was going to get the best of the best, for the rest of his life.
Karel really out-did himself this year. Campy got the coolest gift ever!
A collar and leash made out of recycled bike inner tubes.
This has to be the luckiest Cycle Dog in the world :)
Now Campy will really fit in at all of Karel's cycling races in the upcoming season.
Happy Holidays to all!!!