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December 27th, 2010 my father passed suddenly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  It was a very sad time for us as a family, but we did have a wake for him where family and friends had a good time remembering this honourable gentleman.  Denis Lowry Russell instilled in me my love of Irish Setters making me a third generation Irish fancier.  We had a slide show for Dad showing him with his Irish Kelly when Dad was a boy. 

I am currently on the road.  I went to Phoenix with my Mom to help her get settled into their winter home, and we drove from BC with the 5 pups that I am running on, Meg, the 11 month old, and good 'ol Raiisn.  Friends looked after the pups in California for me while Mom and I went over to Phoenix. 


After a nice visit with Mom I am back and working with the pups daily.  They are FANTASTIC.  They have lovely coperative temperaments, a natural desire to point and stay on point, excellent natural drive to retrieve and I just cannot say enough about them.  I will be placing 3 of the pups into trial homes and one into a hunting companion home or beginning trial home.  I hope to have photos up soon of the pups on point.  At just over 3 months I flushed a bird in front of one of the boys this week and he stayed broke for me.  Amazing!


Anyway my life continues to be challenging lately, but this litter keeps me busy and engaged.  That's all for now!



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Comment by mrs dee farndell on February 12, 2011 at 10:10pm
Sorry to hear your sad news.  Have just looked at your pictures they are lovely. I hope you enjoy your dogs as much as I do mine xx
Comment by JOANNE on February 12, 2011 at 10:32pm
I am sorry to hear about your dad and especially being taken at that time of year. As always though the Irish can be guaranteed to put a much needed smile on your face. Look forward to seeing some photos. XX
Comment by Cheryl Gorey on February 12, 2011 at 11:23pm

Hi Susan, my deepest sympathy for your loss.  It is wonderful having these special dogs to help you through the tragedies of life.   Best wishes

Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on February 12, 2011 at 11:51pm
Good Luck with the youngsters. The enjoyment of working with them, will help you get over the sad passing of your Father, but will also remind you every day, of him introducing you to our wonderful breed.
Comment by Suzanne on February 13, 2011 at 6:34am
Look forward to seeing your pictures Susan. Hang-in there. Suzanne
Comment by Trudy Walsh on February 13, 2011 at 7:33am

So sorry for the loss of your beloved father. I think that fathers and daughters always have a very close bond.

Congratulations on the apparent working ability of your puppies. I am sure they will all do you proud!


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