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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cornelia Feb 8. 36 Replies

I am afraid that this is not a letter I want to write.My son found a lump on Arthur's foot on New Year's Eve.We got him to the vet's on Tuesday ,the first  day they were open,the vet took a needle…Continue

Castration as a means to stop a problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Howard Glansfield Jun 29, 2015. 3 Replies

Arthur ,at four years and six months ,suddenly realised that he was male and that there were lovely lady dogs about.The problems started when he met three bitches in season,one after the other,…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Howard Glansfield Dec 3, 2013. 2 Replies

 Ellie is now ten and ,as some of you will know,she has terrible intractable inter digital cysts.She has been treated for a few years with Atopica but she developed growth on her gums which have had…Continue

Digital Cysts and Ovarian remnant syndrome

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Humphrey Feb 2, 2013. 3 Replies

After many years of having horrible digital cysts my vet is now looking into the possibility of Ellie having ovarian remnant syndrome .I have been saying since the cysts first started that they only…Continue

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Howard Glansfield and Barbara are now friends
Howard Glansfield replied to angeline nicol's discussion cebacus cyst
"Ellie had them on all her paws. The vet once opened one up but it was just a fleshy mass.He is still puzzled about their cause and had never come across anything like it.I will send him your photos,if you don't mind."
Jun 15
Howard Glansfield replied to angeline nicol's discussion cebacus cyst
"I am so sad to see your dog suffering with these awful cysts.Maggie died a few years ago now and she had the cysts until the end of her life.It has upset me to know that you are caring and trying everything with little effect.From my experiences,not…"
Jun 11
Howard Glansfield replied to Andy Benstead's discussion Just a silly poem I wrote. Comments welcome, good or bad.
"That is beautiful and so true of nearly  all setters that Joan I have shared our lives  with. One stole my mobile 'phone and only by ringing it and searching the garden did I find it well and truly buried!"
May 14
Howard Glansfield replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Arthur had his dressings removed on Thursday (26th) and the wound from the removal of the tumor is healing.It has now got a light dressing on it but must be kept dry, which is difficult in the rain and mud that we have got.However empty saline bags…"
Jan 28
Catherine Carter replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Thank you for the update. I was wondering when you were going to get the results. I am happy to hear that there is no more treatment to do and he has the best chance for survival. Give Arthur a hug from me and also hugs to you and Joan. xxxxx"
Jan 18
Finn replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Great positive news, Howard. Hopefully the biopsy results will be just as positive."
Jan 14
Sue Paterson replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Keeping fingers crossed for good test results...One step at a time.. Hope Arthur understands the need to keep calm and not overdo things once the anaesthetic wears off completely!"
Jan 14
Sherry Miller replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Howard,Joan and Arthur, Happy to hear Arthur is home and hoping recovery will go well. I know it's worrying to wait for results and praying things will go well for Arthur.  Sherry"
Jan 13
Catherine Carter replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Hi Howard, Just returned home from a holiday in France and saw your post. I am glad to see the operation went well. Wishing Arthur a speedy recovery now xxxxx"
Jan 13
Cornelia replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Glad to hear that, Howard, and hope all further report is positive! Speedy recovery, Arthur! "
Jan 13
silvia replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Dear Howard glad he is home..no amputation at all I understand?"
Jan 13
Howard Glansfield replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Art had his operation and we got him home last night after a very worrying day. Our vet thinks that he managed to remove all the cancer mass and has been able to join skin over the wound ,which was difficult. We wait for the results of a further…"
Jan 13
Sue Paterson replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Sorry to hear this Howard. Hope all is well with Arthur. Our Padi had his toe off due to sarcoma and no one noticed in the show ring! Its a shame Arthur's tumour is in the meta-tarsal area, but I hope it will be good news..."
Jan 13
silvia replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"best of luck Arthur... Howard, i am really sorry. i hope things are not too bad today...."
Jan 12
James Doran replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Arthur
"Best thoughts & wishes for you all tomorrow, Howard."
Jan 11

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
thirty years
About Me:
I am retired and my wife and I now have two setters after adding another with one of Mr Jingles' puppies.
We have three cats.
I enjoy music and art and ,of course,animals.
We have two grown up and left home children and two grand dauughers.

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Posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:51am 8 Comments

Joan and I are very sad,in fact,devastated.Our young cat ,Sam ,got hit by a car and killed yesterday morning.Luckily it was my son who found him.He was just a year old and saved my sanity after my sister's death a year ago.Joan and I suspected he was leaving our garden(over the back wall and gardens ) but a cat is a cat.He had a lovely life with us and our life won't be the same without him.
Can't write more,



Ellie 04/11/2003- 05/12/2014

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 12:04pm 22 Comments

Sadly we lost Ellie this morning.

She hasn't been well for some time but nothing specific, apart from her horrible cysts.

Last night she became really ill and  the vet tried to save her .This morning it was clear there was no hope.

A dearly beloved dog that we miss so much.…


Arthur is two tomorrow.

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 1:25pm 14 Comments

He is a beautiful dog We have had a serious word with him now he is growing up...there is no chance he will take any notice!…



Posted on November 4, 2011 at 8:10am 10 Comments

Happy Birthday Ellie.

Eight today and we never thought you'd make one!

Comment Wall (47 comments)

At 6:46am on September 10, 2010, Debbie & Rafferty said…
Welcome to the site Howard, prepare yourselves for the puppy, life will be topsy turvy for a while as you know. My Rafferty is one next wed, he led us a merry dance in the early months ha ha. Have fun!
All the best
At 11:16am on September 21, 2010, Tina Clamp said…
Hi Howard
welcome to the site. I think it is a lovely one, all like minded people. I am hoping to get a puppy next year, I have a setter already called Mia. Can't wait. x
At 4:32am on October 11, 2010, Henry's Mom said…
Congratulations on adopting your new puppy, Arthur. My Henry will be Arthur's step brother also a Mr Jingles puppy, now 14 months old. I feel so blessed to have my beautiful boy, Mostly, very well behaved and very very loving. I wish you a long and happy life together.
At 7:43am on October 30, 2010, Tina Clamp said…
Hi Howard
What a gorgeous little man arthur is, you have taken some lovely photos of him. He sounds as if he is settling in lovely.
At 6:01am on November 21, 2010, Dee Rance said…
Hi there Howard
Thank you for you kind thoughts on my Jasmine, and I am so pleased to hear about your friends wee dog, I see you too have a Jingles baby, I have one here, he is a lovely dog but his mother is a bit of a live wire, and so is he, good luck with yours, I am sure that with a Thendara mother yours will be calmer...will you be showing Arthur???
Thanks again for your comment and for your thoughts, Dee and the gang
At 11:18am on November 22, 2010, Dee Rance said…
Hi there Howard
These Jingle babies are definitely head strong, I think that mine is part Kangaroo he spends more time on his hind legs than all four, do try and get some shows, if you go to a ringcraft class then you may well meet someone that you could travel to shows with, up here we tend to double up, but we don't handle each others dogs, just in case we have to judge...
And as far as Fred is concerned, he just had Irish way of looking at the world, (I am part Irish, so can say this) he just loves life and that is all that counts.
Thanks for the thoughts on Jas, she seems to be doing well at the moment, so fingers crossed.
Dee and the gang
ps start practising with Arthur
At 11:23am on January 28, 2011, Susan Stone said…

Hello Howard,

I've just read about Ellie and can understand how worried you are. I hope it is not as bad as feared and that the vet will find a way to help her.

Wishing you all the best


At 5:09am on February 3, 2011, Michelle Webster said…

Did you get my message?

Best wishes,


At 5:05pm on February 26, 2011, Dee Rance said…
Thank you Howard for you comment, I agree so much with you, I am going to update the blog and hope that someone will let me know if I have forgotten something....Thanks again for your thoughts, Dee and the gang

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