"Please remember if they're anything like our Molly...if you do something with them once and they like it ...it's now part of their routine that they will beg you to do again. (We had one that thought being squirted with water was jolly fun)"
"They do keep trying things out. Ours didn't bark at us....our Irish lads were thieves! Not getting enough attention? Oh well, I'll steal this book, doll,pillow, her sandwich,shoe,...the possibilities were endless but resulted in chases by…"
"Shirley I'm so sorry to read your post. May the shamrocks fall softly on your beautiful Sophie. I know how hard it is to loose our wonderful Irish but I hope your special memories of happy times you shared with her will help bring you comfort.…"
"Mia I probably should have added I was lucky to be home with our Irish pups and Alan had retired the day Molly came home so while ours were sometimes left for longer periods it was never a daily occurrence. We raised our daughters with our Irish…"
"Hi Mia....we got our first Irish Setter after watching one float across a field...truly a thing of beauty. We knew nothing but soon learned.....we always had 12 week old male puppies and theyhouse trained easily, wee bit of chewing but if you use…"
"I know for us the year and a half without an Irish
managing our home was just too dull and quiet. Finally
convinced Alan to let me find a purse puppy to rescue
but none really said we belong together to me...even
though they were cute....two…"
"Dear Susan....just now reading your sad post. I am so very sorry. I know how much
you loved Hobson and how hard you tried to help him. May your memories of your wonderful Hobson help to comfort you. Run free Hobson."
"James I'm so sorry. I just now read your wonderful
tribute to Romeo and my heart hurts for you all. Romeo
left his paw prints in your heart with everyday you
shared......and knew you did everything you could
to give him a wonderful,…"
"Phil so sorry for the loss of your Rhett......they leave us way too soon by stay in our hearts forever. May
your wonderful memories of Rhett help to comfort you. I hope the shamrocks fall gently around
"Chantal and David,
Thank heavens Mac is home with you all....and I will keep positive thoughts and prayers
Going for his recovery. How wonderful to have Dorothy knowing
How to find the right place to help Mac and all those awesome
supporters. I read…"
"I found with my male Irish Setters at about this age if out in public they
We're acting up at the sight of another dog or person that a simple about face
And walking the other direction got their attention quickly. I'd then do…"
"Wilko I hope for the future of our Irish that your survey helps to find the answers.
We have had Irish Setters since 1973....strictly as companions but so far we haven't had to deal with bloat.
Our Molly is a rescue so no pedigree to help you…"
We got our first Irish Setter, Shilo, back in 1973 ...knowing nothing of the breed but soon fell in love with our boy...and since then we have had 5 more males....we lost our last old gentleman Irish in 2008 and our inherited rescue Brittany a month later and husband said NO MORE DOGS !! Well , in June of 2009 I talked him into letting me rescue an itsy, bitsy dog but the more I looked the more I knew my heart was truly with my Irish Setters....then one night watching the Cardinal's Baseball game ....they had the Purina Pro Dog of the week looking for a home....a young female Irish Setter named Heidi ( on You Tube under Heidi the Irish Setter) and to make a long story short ....Heidi has become our Miss Molly ! Wee bit wild at first but was out of crate even when we were not home within 3 months, Miss Molly has just been an awesome Irish for us....have ran out of tricks to teach her....and she sure changed my mind about insisting on always having a male dog! I had always gotten Irish puppies around 12 weeks old before but after being owned by Miss Molly ....I would search for a rescue dog as she has just been so easy to train and fit into our lives. The only thing I wish we did know was what her pedigree was . I still miss my boys but Miss Molly sure healed a lot of aching hearts in our home.
Our Molly does not hide things but leaves her teddy down the back yard which sometimes is hard to retrieve because of the steep block of land we have. As we do not have snow here how do the dogs go with getting cold. The pictures on this site look like they have so much fun playing in the snow. Molly has just come back from the beach with us but in Sydney dogs are not allowed on the beach so she just stays on the grass near the sand on a lead. Boring.
We do not show Molly. Years ago I used to show but not now... happy just having Molly. Your Molly weighs more than ours. Thedog training do not recommend choker collars. Molly goes back to training this Sunday.. they close over the hot months but is still hot. We live in Sydney not near the floods. I felt so sorry for the people of QLD we live in NSW it is the worst thing that has happened in Australia from my memory. We have had the bush fires which are really bad but this was awful. A friend of mine takes her dog to a dog park she has a boxer but I don't wish to take Molly to one. Would be real fun to have both Mollys play together... bit far to travel for that. Our Molly could put on some weight but she has come a litter of 15 and I think she is quite small for an IS. We love her heaps she is my companion during the day. Still can't imagine the setters in the snow. Most likely because we do not have snow in Sydney only down the snowy mountains in southern NSW. take care talk soon
only just read your message. I love the photos of Miss Molly at Xmas. We spent Xmas in Alice Springs which is in the middle of Australia with our son and his family. Molly had hers at the kennels. She likes it there but hopefully next Christmas our family will be back in Sydney. My son is a pilot and living inAlice Springs to get more flying hours.
thanks. The kennels have playtime but not for long during the day. Our previous setter went there also and they loved her so much and this has been passed on to Molly who is special. They pickup her up from the vets which is local to us and she is transported to the kennels which takes about two hours with other dogs and cats. They are a big concern in Sydney and train dogs for customs. beagles mainly.
Your Miss Molly sits on the lounge the same way as ours. I suppose they all do much the same things.
that photo was taken when we arrived home from the aiport after collecting Molly. She came from QLD. I have two cats and they were used to the previous setter. When she died the other cat really missed her. I was not sure how Molly would go but the trauma of the flight, meeting new people then faced with a 1/1/2 hour trip from the ariport with us via the pet shop where we purchased the bed in the picture I think she was just glad to be settled. She had a long trip to the airport the other end in QLD to Brisbane.