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Ellen Turberfield commented on Gene's blog post Cedric (Vermilions Beside the Point) [07/11/2002 – 05/05/2014]
"So sorry to read about the loss of Cedric, we love our Reds so much it breaks our hearts when they have to leave us, but we will see them all again."
May 11, 2014
karen chesher commented on Gene's blog post Cedric (Vermilions Beside the Point) [07/11/2002 – 05/05/2014]
"So sorry to hear about the loss of your boy,they leave such a hole in our lives when its their time to go. your wonderful memories will never leave you though and in time will make you smile again"
May 10, 2014
Catherine Carter commented on Gene's blog post Cedric (Vermilions Beside the Point) [07/11/2002 – 05/05/2014]
"Gene, I am so sorry to read your blog about your beautiful Cedric. These are are very sad times for you and for all of us here we know what you are going through as we have been there too. Cherish the memories of his life with you . thinking of…"
May 8, 2014
Finding_Beau commented on Gene's blog post Cedric (Vermilions Beside the Point) [07/11/2002 – 05/05/2014]
"Dear Gene, I am sincerely very saddened to read that you have lost your most beloved Ced. I have to agree wholeheartedly with you about the unspeakable grief you suffer when "their time" comes. Unfortunately the deeper you love them, the…"
May 7, 2014
Dianne cook commented on Gene's blog post Cedric (Vermilions Beside the Point) [07/11/2002 – 05/05/2014]
"You have written lovely words Gene at a time when it's all so hard. I imagine the joy on the faces of your past ones when one day you meet them at "rainbow bridge" . Your Ced has he's angel wings. Take care"
May 7, 2014
Monique VIRY commented on Gene's blog post Cedric (Vermilions Beside the Point) [07/11/2002 – 05/05/2014]
"It's so hard to say "goodbye" :-("
May 7, 2014
Gene commented on Gene's blog post Cedric (Vermilions Beside the Point) [07/11/2002 – 05/05/2014]
"Thanks for the kind words, everyone.  It is great to connect with people who know what it is like since I am sure each of you have been there before."
May 7, 2014
Sue Paterson commented on Gene's blog post Cedric (Vermilions Beside the Point) [07/11/2002 – 05/05/2014]
"So sorry for your loss Gene. Glad you have lots of good memories to help you at this sad time."
May 7, 2014

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How long have you owned Irish Setters?
15 years
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Live in the Dallas, Texas area and have owned 1-3 Irish Setters since 1993.

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Cedric (Vermilions Beside the Point) [07/11/2002 – 05/05/2014]

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 5:36pm 13 Comments

It never ceases to amaze the unbridled joy dogs can bring to your life and then the unspeakable grief when they leave it.

Thanks for all the great memories, Ced.  You were such a fighter through all of your health issues, but it was finally your time.

When you get to ‘the rainbow bridge’, find Chelsea, Mollie, Chelsea Jr, Dublin, Killian, and Orion for me.  Tell them that I love them and to wait for me.   I miss each of you…

Overcoming Canine Sports Injuries

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 3:29pm 0 Comments

Hi Barbara - Here's the article you requested. Everyone, please make sure and look at the ads so I don't get thrown in jail! :-)…


Irish Setter Magazine Cover Dogs

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 2:22pm 5 Comments

Here's a cover of a magazine that I came across while cleaning today. I remember when I bought it being excited because you don't see them (Setters as cover dogs) that often, at least in the states. Any others out there?

Private Auction from Harris Collection

Posted on August 14, 2007 at 9:17pm 0 Comments

I am cross-posting this for a friend of mine. If you are interested in any of these items please send your bid via email to Glenna O'dell at coolmeadowirish@charter.net

For what it is worth, my last name is Harris but I am not related to Del nor have I met the man.

The following items are open for bidding immediately. Bidding will close at 9 pm (CDT) on Saturday, August 25, 2007. Items not…


Wanted: Male Irish Setter from Champion Bloodlines

Posted on July 31, 2007 at 1:22pm 0 Comments

Hi Everyone - I have recently befriended our first member from Brazil (I think), Cristina Manfredini, who owns a kennel in São Paulo. Cristina is looking for a new addition to her kennel, a beautiful boy from great bloodlines that she can breed with some of her existing dogs. Since there are not a lot of options in South America, she is opening up her search and we both feel that this may be a… Continue

Save Our Setters Texas-to-Tennessee Super Transport - July 28, 2007

Posted on July 28, 2007 at 10:31pm 5 Comments

As I mentioned in my Week 3 update, Alissa and I ran the first and third legs of today’s Texas-to-Tennessee Setter rescue transport (with Carol Johnson picking up the second leg) for Save Our Setters (www.saveoursetters.org). The trip covered 521 miles (838 km). Our special passengers were Tommy, Aaron, Gulliver, Toby and Georgia Girl. Three Irish and two English, although I thought one of the English was a red and white…



Posted on July 25, 2007 at 11:53am 0 Comments

Congratulations to TAGAMAGO and one of their dogs who recently had puppies! Photos are on their TAGAMAGO profile page...

Comment Wall (136 comments)

At 6:03am on July 10, 2007, Lena said…
Hi Gene! Thanks for starting this - great idea!
At 8:14am on July 10, 2007, Gene said…
Hi Lena and Frances!

I have been on the Internet for over 11 years now and it's power continues to amaze me. We have been up for less than 4 days and we have people from 8 different countries so far. I am very glad that you both decided to join and I look forward to getting to know you and your dogs.
At 12:58pm on July 11, 2007, Loma I. Clark said…
Thanks for the welcome and good luck with the list.
Loma and Red Friends
Yuma, Arizona, USA
At 1:28pm on July 11, 2007, Florence Carton said…
Hi, Gene!!!
What a good idea!! I'm very glad, I'will be better in english with that... LOL!!!
Good luck!!!
Florence, Bourgogne, France
At 7:27am on July 12, 2007, Kasia Czapla said…
Hi Gene,
Very good idea with starting this site! You already have nice group of active members :-) Thank you for putting us all together!
Greetings from Poland
Kasia and Diervilla Irish Setters
At 11:53am on July 12, 2007, Gene said…
Hi Kasia - Thanks so much for joining us. For Day 5, we seem to be off to a good start with a great group of people. I really look forward to getting to know everyone and learn about their dogs.
At 9:33pm on July 12, 2007, Georgianne Carney said…
Hi Gene, Thank you for the invite,love all the pictures ...what a great idea...just learning how to navigate everything. Looking forward to getting to know you and learn more about your dogs. greetings from upstate NY Georgianne
At 11:47am on July 13, 2007, Gene said…
Hi Birgit - Thanks for joining us. I love looking at Irish Setter photos too and there are some great ones on here - puppies, champions, playing, funny (typical) Setter poses - we have about every covered. And new people join daily and upload photos of their dogs. Please feel free to join the discussions on the main page.


At 1:07pm on July 13, 2007, Klaire said…
Hey! Thanks for starting this great site!
Greetings from Estonia!
At 7:58pm on July 14, 2007, Gene said…
Hi Klaire - Greetings from Texas! Thansk for joining us. I look forward to getting to know you and your dogs better.

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