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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 replied to human friend's discussion Need Help NOW - cat litter eaten!
"How is your dog now? It would be nice to know!"
Oct 6, 2016
Howard Glansfield replied to human friend's discussion Need Help NOW - cat litter eaten!
"Found this on a pet advice page: "Dogs that eat large amounts of cat litter can become sick due to impactions or constipation. Any dog that strains to have a bowel movement, isn't eating or is vomiting should be examined by a…"
Oct 4, 2016
Howard Glansfield replied to human friend's discussion Need Help NOW - cat litter eaten!
"As clay could set I would 'phone your vet and ask for advice.Humans take a form of clay to settle bad stomachs but not in large quantities.Giving them lots of water might help but I am not sure how you can make your dogs drink!"
Oct 4, 2016
Howard Glansfield commented on neil selman's blog post loss of a good friend Jake 23/06/2003 to 17/08/2016
"I feel for you,so sorry for your pain."
Aug 22, 2016
Howard Glansfield replied to shirley walsh's discussion Devastating news
"Joan and I are heartbroken for you,please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Howard"
Jul 8, 2016
Howard Glansfield replied to Belinda Littlemore's discussion Wasp Bite
"I don't know but when our dog is stung he reacts and we give him Piriton.That is safe with dogs and works. "
Apr 24, 2016
Howard Glansfield replied to human friend's discussion How do I fix this nail?
"There' not a lot you can do ,we found out by the same thing happening to one of our dog's claws.We cut the claw back as far as we could and left it to the dog,usually they will chew at it .It is possible to seal it with super glue but you…"
Feb 14, 2016
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Jan 12, 2016
Howard Glansfield left a comment for alison higgins
"Pleased to have you as a friend.Thank you."
Jan 11, 2016
Howard Glansfield and alison higgins are now friends
Jan 11, 2016
Howard Glansfield replied to alison higgins's discussion Is it a setter thing?
"Yes it has, but it is not so bad as I expected.He is fluffy where he was once smooth and shiny. He is still the same lovely dog and is safe. Yesterday he 'set' at a squirrel in a tree.It took me about five minutes to get him to break his…"
Jan 10, 2016
Howard Glansfield replied to alison higgins's discussion Is it a setter thing?
"See my post of June 28th 2015.The solution is still working and I have a very happy dog....and he has a very happy carer!"
Jan 5, 2016
Howard Glansfield replied to rosie beere's discussion Merry Christmas
"Merry Christmas and  a Happy New Year"
Dec 24, 2015
Howard Glansfield replied to silvia's discussion advise with enzymes
"Could you make it into a liquid and syringe it down? Probably get more over you than down Oberon! Good luck!"
Aug 5, 2015
Howard Glansfield replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Castration as a means to stop a problem
"Not at all! He was totally won over by the feminine charms! Thanks for the advice on his coat."
Jun 29, 2015
James Doran replied to Howard Glansfield's discussion Castration as a means to stop a problem
"So Arthur finally got his head turned by the feminine charms, Howard...like the rest of us! I take it the cold shower didn't work for him then!"
Jun 29, 2015

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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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