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~~Happy Christmas to all~~


Only two more sleeps to go boys & girls :) Hope Santa is good to you all !

Rohan, Legolas, Theoden & myself would like to wish all our ES friends (both two legged & four legged) a very, very …


Added by Michelle Walsh on December 23, 2011 at 6:19pm — 6 Comments

Lego on the mend again.

Hi folks !

Just a little up-date to let you know how Legolas is doing. We were back at Gillabbey Veterinary Hospital in Cork again yesterday...left Wexford at 6am & got there just after 8. He was booked in for his arthroscopy procedure on his left shoulder. The ortho-specialist Shane Guerin, who also treated Lego the last time he was there, explained everything that was going to happen. Initially the mineralised tendon was going to be removed but luckily new x-rays were done &…


Added by Michelle Walsh on August 10, 2011 at 9:23am — 13 Comments

Introducing something special :)

To all discerning Setter owners out there especially those of you with a keen eye for something special in the English Setter breed.

We are lucky enough to have a variety of colours in this wonderful breed, the tri-colour, the blue, liver, orange & lemon belton...lots to chose from but now...after years of selective breeding & careful D.N.A screening, I am proud to introduce the latest colour to this elegant breed....

Ladies & Gentlemen I give you....The…


Added by Michelle Walsh on July 25, 2011 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

All the sevens !

Today on the 7th of the 7th, my little man Theoden is 7 :)     boy have those years flown by so quickly.

Theoden is from working lines breed here in Wexford (Capparoe & Blackstairs) and has many working F.T.C's in his lines and although he has never been formally trained to hunt...there's nothing on this earth he enjoys doing more !

Even as a puppy, he was only happy with his head stuck in a ditch or stalking rabbits in the nearby park.…


Added by Michelle Walsh on July 7, 2011 at 12:20pm — 8 Comments

Recovering once again...

Hi Folks !

Well it was a long day or us all yesterday. Left Co. Wexford at 6.30am and arrived in Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital Co.Cork a little after 9 for Lego's 9.30 appointment.

The orthopedic specialist had a really good look at him. Initially he was there for an arthroscopy procedure but after having another check of his older x-rays and a good feel of the shoulder area, the vet decided he didn't need to preform one as he could determine where the main problem area was.…


Added by Michelle Walsh on April 20, 2011 at 6:22am — 13 Comments

On a happier note...Look who's 9 !

Hard to believe this little rascal, attempting to chomp his way through one of Connor's chewies is 9 years old...time flies :) and what a difference 9 years can make !


Same type of chewie...just a 'slightly' bigger beastie :)



Added by Michelle Walsh on April 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

First year away from home

Beloved Connor

I know he's not a Setter but this gentle soul was a major part of my life for over 14 years and today is his first anniversary away from home & I still miss the old man terribly. I ended up with this guy purely by accident, while taking my little sister's Guinea Pig Spike to the vets for a nail trim, I ended up with a puppy ! Con & his six sisters were left unwanted at five weeks of age at the vets all he knew was that their mother was a Border…


Added by Michelle Walsh on March 31, 2011 at 3:11pm — 37 Comments

Legolas update.

Again many, many thanks to all of you that wished my poor lad a speedy recovery in my previous blog.

The latest news now is that the vet is no longer happy to simply inject into the shoulder joint again. It would reduce his limping and offer some relief for a while but it's not a long term solution...which is a fair point.

Apparently there's just too much of a disimprovement in the area when comparing this months xrays to those from last March.

The xrays were sent to a…


Added by Michelle Walsh on February 24, 2011 at 12:43pm — 7 Comments

Legolas recovers.

My poor laddie Legolas had the misfortune to brake his shoulder last March and he tore the tendon away from his scapula so hard that he pulled a little piece of bone with it...nasty. He had to be put under several times for a variety of x-rays and then again for a deep steroid injection into his joint. Meanwhile he had two separate surgeries to remove 8 mysterious lumps from his body. He had large shaved patches like the one below all over his body, my poor baby looked like a cyborg that had…


Added by Michelle Walsh on February 3, 2011 at 2:34pm — 14 Comments



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