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The Black irish Setter

A very good friend has been taking my little Labrador Tara to the beach recently. We did think it was time for her to go, but the beach trips have helped her arthritis and also her ear cancer, so she has been enjoying life again.

Any way on this last beach trip Tara, who has trouble walking most days, took off like a bat out of hell. When I caught up with her, she was sitting down looking very disgruntled. Running along the beach with all the joy of living that is such a characteristic of… Continue

Added by Vera Clay on January 9, 2008 at 12:14am — 1 Comment

The Life and Times of Conaign

The Beach

About twenty minutes drive south of Hobart there is a beach which is known as the Dog Beach. There are other beaches where dogs are allowed at restricted times but the Dogbeach is open at all times and at all seasons for off lead dog exercising. It does change size as the River flows into the sea between the dog beach and the people beach and it moves with the tide, becomes deeper or shallower, fast flowing or sluggish. The river is the boundary…


Added by Vera Clay on September 3, 2007 at 8:39pm — 3 Comments

TheLife and Times of Conaign

Coming Home

For Conaign to come from Canberra to Hobart was an enormous undertaking, but a friend of his breeder's was coming to Tassie on business and agreed to escort him. This way the dog travels for free.

The younger three foster children were away on holiday, so only the older ones came to the airport to meet the new addition. None of us had ever seen an Irish setter puppy, only the adults and I think we all expected a…


Added by Vera Clay on August 20, 2007 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment

The life and times of Conaign

Why we got an irish setter.

We had a labrador named Tara and we lived in a street with several dogs. They were all friends and played with each other and ran around together and also with assorted children. For visitors it was often difficult to know which dog belonged to which family.

Then we moved house as we acquired more children. It was a beautiful big house wioth four acres of garden, all fenced and lotrs of freedom for our lovely Tara. But she only got to meet other dogs for… Continue

Added by Vera Clay on August 12, 2007 at 7:48pm — No Comments



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