I hope things work out for you Rob and the book gives you some confidence to read your dogs body language, my boy is quite scared of people moving directly at him so I'm using the signals to help him be calm and to build his trust in me
Hi Rob....no real idea of our Molly's lineage as she is a rescue from a local Humane Society (very rare to find here in St Louis...infact I found her on the Cardinal's baseball game as the Purina Dog of the Week needing a home and was very lucky to have her come rule ours)( Heidi the Irish Setter with Trevor Miller for Heartland Humane Society on You tube). I do have some thoughts where she might have come from as near KC there is a breeder and also around Columbia Mo....pretty sure she is a mix of show and field due to coat . Know a little about why she needed a new home and it truly was a rescue that I can thank her vet for arranging.
Your lads are quite handsome ...and looks like they are enjoying life from your pictures.....looking at your pictures I can see quite a few things that remind me of our Molly. May I ask where your boys came from? and do you show them or hunt with them? We do also have a younger IS who lives about two blocks from us but she has had a lot of major health issues that only recently have been figured out so Molly mostly just gets to see her briefly. IS have owned me since 1973 so I know how easy it is to keep falling under their magic spell. Lucky you to have land for them to run and play on.....though Molly would actually have to stay in eye range of us as she is constantly making sure we do not leave her out of anything.
Love the picture of your Old Gentleman Irish...so distingushed looking .
Rob the one breeder near KC also breeds other dogs...and her husband breeds Red Setter hunting dogs. Bailey the IS who lives a few blocks from us came from there.
Our Molly strictly hunts for her own enjoyment...squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits and when the sun is just right her shadow hunting keep her busy. She does like an audience for her hunting and will check to be sure we are admiring her prowness. She is truly a companion dog. As the first female IS here she has shown us while a lot is the same there are definite female traits which have kept us laughing. She can be very prissy when she wants to be ...and then off to run in puddles the next minute. Molly is the first IS I have seen who volunteers for a bath........she will sit in the shower when she wants one. ( nice change from carrying my last IS in there after I caught him). I wonder how puppies from MO ended up by you!
Hi Rob thanks for your comment i'm walking up our road almost in front of our home the other side of the road is 1000 acre dairy farm there's just us and the farm on the road we can walk for a few kilometers with nothing to fear
Hi Rob what a small world it is ,no they don't have red dogs but have known we've had them and all our married lives. The family started as pen friends with my wife Susan when she was 13 or 14 ,she came over to NY when she was 16 and we have remained in contact ever since some 40 years on. We had an exchange student with us some 20 odd years ago from NY she currently lives in Grahamsville NY and is coming back here in september for a few weeks .very exciting! the internet has made our world even closer it's been great making friends across the globe
Hello Rob, thank you for the friends invite. Yes, you are correct I would do anything for my Red Kids I have realised that the Irish are definitely easier to raise than three children were Lol. More funnier is the fact when I got Flame as an extremely neglected seven month old pup:( my husband was not too impressed in having a setter, then Ruby and Poppy came along and yes..... You got it he spoils them rotten, although they remind us of our two daughters!!! Love one minute chase the next lol. You are so very lucky to have had this most beautiful breed for so long, I too wanted them in the 70s' but my parents wouldn't let me. I've got along way to go to catch up to you but I hope to have a pup one day. Take care.
Hi Rob, yes Big Red!!! Has a lot to answer for, I imagine for many people's first attraction to the beautiful setters. Nice to hear you have rescued too, the reason why I have never got to get a puppy as yet due to the ones I've rescued. It was sad to read you lost one so young and you are so right.... Dogs come in and out of our life at different stages we are traveling:) Our two litter sisters Ruby and Poppy's grand dad won at Westminster, I have an absolutely lovely photo of him but the girls just didn't cut the mustard for following in his footsteps!!! They wouldn't be with me if they had, something Im thankful for. I'm hoping tomorrow to put some photos on ES of our break up day at dog obedience, of the girls maybe...just maybe winning a ribbon for obedience or agility. But I'm still learning LOL. Take care
Hello Rob, pleased to hear your boy is doing well they just seem to get into trouble at the worst of times. As you said, you'd do anything for them.... I too!! Our family has spent a small fortune over the last few years with a terrible run of accidents and health issues. Take care and we will keep Keba in our thoughts. X
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