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At 2:27pm on March 31, 2010, Ruth Findlay said…
Many thanks Ossian. I'll get in touch with Jess and let you know how I get on.
At 6:55pm on April 3, 2010, Rhona, Bruce n Lil Lucy Skene x said…
Awh hehe, yes it is a nice park
Lucy is good and so is Bruce, bruce is getting pretty old now but he still jumps around like hes a little puppy hehe.
Lucy is mischevious, hehe, she loved her walks aswell as Bruce.
Although i have a slight hunch about Lucy
She seems pretty small for a setter, im not sure whether she is small or whether its the fact Bruce is a large setter hehe.
Could you tell me the correct height for a red and white setter bitch?
thank you :) speak soon x x
At 5:12am on April 5, 2010, Stephen Jones and Ian Vatcher said…
We are obsessed with the irish !
At 4:33am on April 8, 2010, ursula wilby said…
Join the crowd! I have been in the shit here as well...:-)
At 9:07am on April 8, 2010, Elizabeth Ball said…
Ossian, thank you for your comment regarding yesterday's "debates" and I fully take on board that you had had an awful day. The case you have just experienced is dreadful and heartbreaking and I can understand why you were upset, but I always find that if my mind isn't in the right place to respond to something reasonably then I walk away until it is, otherwise you can give someone the wrong impression of you when they don't know you.

I know I was being defensive but I was quite upset by the suggestion that I expected Bella to be instantly fixed without putting any effort in. Be careful not to judge people by the lowest common denominator, though given what had just happened I do appreciate why. I truly believe that the groundwork my husband and I are putting in now will pay dividends in all the years we will have with Bella in our lives and all I want is for her to be a happy, well mannered and sociable companion. We put a lot of thought and effort into getting a dog, it was not a decision we took lightly and in fact it took years of waiting before we were in the right place to make the commitment, I plan my time every single day with Bella in mind. I don't want to keep repeating myself but I am doing what my Trainer tells me, I am giving it time, I truly do not understand how Bella's mind works sometimes and I am grateful that I have someone on hand who is helping me interpret her behaviour and I would never disrespect that. I also know from other posts I have read from you on here that you have valuable experience to offer so I hope that this has not discouraged those who need it most from asking for information and guidance. I've licked my wounds and am over it, amazing what some fabulous sunshine and a good run around with your dog can do to boost your spirits. I hope that you are having a better day today. Liz
At 6:05am on April 13, 2010, Elizabeth Ball said…
Hi Ossian, Bella has not been spayed and is not yet showing any signs of her first season, I do check her every day as I don't want to cause chaos when out and about and have plenty of room here to exercise her under house arrest. I shall be mindful of your advice. I'm a bit in denial and thinking my little girl can't be old enough for such things yet, though am well aware this is not true.
At 10:45am on April 20, 2010, Rhona, Bruce n Lil Lucy Skene x said…
Hello :)
Ahh, Lucy is i think 23inches :) so all seems great hehe
and thank you, your setters are lovely too, i love the ones where they are in the snow
i remember seeing a gordon setter not long ago in galashiels, it was beautiful, bruce seemed to get along with them :)
Well i best be off to walk the dogs, i just in from school and duty calls :)
goodbye :) x
At 3:18pm on May 3, 2010, Carmel Murphy said…
How very sweet Norna!! Great to see you all and hope you survived the May weather!! My hands were numb for quite a while driving home;o)) See you all again soon!! I hope you corrected that mistaken result in the catalogue;o)))
At 3:41am on May 4, 2010, Carmel Murphy said…
I didnt correct mine either!! Look forward to the next "blather" session;o)
At 4:13pm on May 5, 2010, Ruth Findlay said…
Hi Ossian,
Some time ago you gave me the name of Jess Probst for my bitch's wee behaviour problem. We did meet her and she was very helpful. She gave me some useful strategies for dealing with the problem, and I have seen a difference in Bridget and this has helped my confidence too (not anticipating and thus causing it by tensing up the lead). Not completely out of the woods but getting there and I know I can go back to Jess if necessary. Thank you again. Ruth
At 5:37am on July 21, 2010, Marc Ruymbeke gave Ossian a gift
At 5:55am on October 31, 2010, Susan Stone said…
At 9:23am on July 2, 2013, Rachel said…

Sorry Ossian no futher than whenI put the question on ES.

It seems to help if you kow "people"in high places ie IKC.

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