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I used to have 14 dogs/bitches, a mixture of English Setters, Irish Setters and Pointers, I was in my element, they were the loves of my life and I miss those days, it was only 3 years ago but it seems like an eternity.
Anyway, ill health and hospitalisation prevented me from keeping them all, I lost my oldie last summer and now have my youngster, who I am extremely happy with, he gives me hours of companionship and is doing well in the showring, so I really have the best of both worlds with him.
I do hanker over an Irish Setter companion for him, some time in the future, but for now I am very happy with my lot, and I quite honestly feel that if someone were to offer me a pup now I would refuse as it isn't the right time for me...if you had told me that a few years ago I would have said you were mad.
I feel partly sad that I only have the one dog as I would like Henry to have a companion, and I know my health has dictated that I only have the one dog at the moment, but I wondered how many people are content with just the one?
Hi Cynthia :-)
What an adorable puppy...makes me even more broody for one, and your Berkeley is stunning. We are hoping to move back to the country very soon and hubby has said to me many times that I can have another one whenever I am ready, but Hen is so pleased to be my boy that I do wonder if I should even contemplate having another....it's so tough when I see photos of pups though.
We have often thought about adding to the family with another RS Puppy. Tia is 12 and Im afraid to say very much dominates our home life. I would be very reluctant now to put her through all the antics the young ones get up to. Plus the long walks that are needed to keep them fit, as Tia's walks now are very slow and not very long. Which is the opposite to what she used to be like.
I have just the one setter at the moment ( IRS ) but in a few weeks, I'll be adding a gorgeous little IRWS to the family :)
Does that mean I'll have to leave the group? :(
No Emma lol...I may be adding to my little family soon too :-)