I wish I could help you with Lucas & Molly but I'm sure it will all be fine. Tess really didn't like or want Grace at all but when she eventually realised that Grace was not going anywhere, I think she decided to stop carrying-on & got on with it. It did take awhile, probably many months, but slowly I could see a change in Tess. She was beginning to accept Grace, but I have always made sure that Tess has her quiet time away from puppy Grace & also still have her special 'Tess & me' time. They do get along really well now but still, when Tess is tired or has had enough, she will tell Grace off & Grace will know she's not interested. I still separate them at times (after 12 months together) as Grace can still be a bit too much for Tess. She's such a happy little girl & wants to play & doesn't realise that Tess is too old or just doesn't want to play. I really feel that it's so important for Tess to get her rest & not to be bothered.
I have no magical potions; wish I did. We have had Grace now for just over 12 months. Love her to bits. I'm so thankful that Tess loves her too (or I think she does (lol)). It did take time & much longer than I thought but we got there & so will you. An Irish & an English Setter are perfect together. Oh, & Molly has certainly grown into a beautiful young Irish girl.
Lynn & girls.
As to how long it took for them to become friends; well it's hard to say. It was very gradual, over many months.
Hi Eileen, It's lovely to be your ES friend. Thank you for asking me. I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful 2014. Best wishes from Susan and her English Setters, Hobson and Misty and her horses, Hallmark, Charlamayne and Khatalyst and our White Heron family member, Sam xxxxx
I was just heading off to bed Eileen and remembered I hadn't accepted your friends request...I an so sorry. I knew if I didn't do it now I would forget with the silly season on us! Have a lovely Christmas with family and your furbabies. I look forward to sharing many a furkid story. Take care Dianne and Irish x
We are all fine! It's great to hear from you and I'm so happy to know that Finlay continues to do so well! I also like that photo ... it's not so easy to get the four of the to pose ... ;-) Lots of greetings to you, dear Ellen!
Hi Eileen, how are you? And how are the dogs? Finlay has had his food and gone upstairs for a sleep on my bed, they say it's a dogs life, wish mine was like his, walking, eating and sleeping (",) I'm just having a sit down for 10 minutes before I go out to work again. Take care Ellen x
How old is Kiera? I think sometimes when there young some setter do look skinny, Finlay was all legs and skinny body for quite a while, but think boys are bigger built then girls, im lucky as Finlay is not a fussy eater he will eat anything. Nice to hear from you. Take care, Ellen & Finlay xxx
Hope you find out what is giving her the rash must be itchy for her. My daughters golden retriever sometimes has a few days where she doesn't want to eat when they moved house she wouldn't eat unless I hand fed her. As I said its very rare for Finlay not to eat but he can always be tempted with some nice cooked chicken, they are a worry at times. Finlay will be 6 in December cant belive he's 6 already. He has just come in licking his lips guess he hasfinnished his breakfast . hope Kiera is better soon. Take care sending hugs to all the dogs. Take care Ellen and Finlay xxx
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