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Polmennor Sweet Talk - Oliver 23/9/1997-26/7/2010

As a 3 year old

Staying at my house for a few weeks as an 8 year old

A very young Oliver

October 2009 12 years old - in his 'castrated coat'

Today is a sad day as we suddenly had to say goodbye to Oliver. He was the last surviving dog from the first litter I bred and was the last litter sired by the lovely Sh Ch Kerryfair Lover Boy and his dam was my Lynwood Castaspell Over Polmennor. Although he did some winning as a puppy and had some Best of Breeds at open shows we stopped showing him at 5 years old as he really didn't like it, in character and temperament he was so much like his sister Polmennor Sweet Dreams but they did not look anything alike. Those two were born 3rd and 4th and we called them the terrible twins. We did some basic training for gundogs in the early days and he was the clown of every class. One day when I sent him 'away' he ran through two open doors and was gone for nearly 30 minutes and when he returned 9 people formed a chain across the road to catch him and he ran through all of us without even slowing down and on another occasion he scaled a 6 foot wall and was charging full pelt around a cemetery. Those of you who have dogs in the terrible teen years ain't seen nothing. He only became totally obedient when he got to 11 years old as his legs just couldn't go so fast as he wanted them to anymore. Today he is a free spirit and can run forever without ever having to come back.

Oliver was my Mum's dog and was her devoted companion for nearly 13 years, he came to visit regularly but today he has returned back home to his birthplace and will be buried alongside his mother and sister. Rest in Peace Oliver, you led a full and happy life and you leave a huge gap in all of our lives.

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Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on July 26, 2010 at 10:51am
He sounds so wonderful, Angela, and with such a character, will certainly leave a huge gap in your Mother's and your lives.
Run free Oliver.
Comment by Dee Rance on July 26, 2010 at 11:46am
So sorry for your loss Angela, he will always live you you in all your hearts.
Comment by mrs dee farndell on July 26, 2010 at 11:53am
Oh what lovely memories you have. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Sleep well Oliver
Comment by Susan Mogony on July 26, 2010 at 12:54pm
Super character! My kind of irish setter!!! Love his head...much have been a wonderfull time those 13 years! So sorry his gone, but how beautiful his life must have been!
Comment by Tina Clamp on July 26, 2010 at 1:02pm
hi angela was sorry to see that your mum's dog Oliver has died i' m sure you and your mum had some very special times with him. xx
Comment by ken kennedy on July 26, 2010 at 1:42pm
sorry for ur loss lovely looking dog
Comment by Shilton Kennel on July 26, 2010 at 4:29pm
So sorry for Your lost.. Sleep well Oliver
Comment by Barbara on July 27, 2010 at 1:58am
So sorry for you and your mum! Run free Oliver ...
Comment by Marta Galuszka on July 27, 2010 at 3:19am
So sorry for Your loss...
Comment by Esther Siegrist on July 27, 2010 at 3:50am
so sorry for your and your mums lost, Angela! Oliver was a very handsome boy! thinking of you all


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