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Bridget Simpson
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  • Napier , Western Cape
  • South Africa
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Maureen McKeevers' Derrycarne & South African Redsun Irish

Started this discussion. Last reply by Henk ten Klooster Sep 29, 2013. 8 Replies

I am currently researching some of the old South African lines with the assistance of the Kennel Union of South Africa and "old timers" who have some memory of the legacy they left behind.Under the…Continue

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How many Irish Setters do you have?
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
41 years
About Me:
Qualified Judge for 5 groups ( Gundogs,Hounds,Utility,Terriers & Toys ) plus BIS at Ch Shows

Photos of Sirius (Oakdales Foolish Knave) with his Tiger family and his new girlfriend Gemini

Due to the wonderful response and so much interest regarding Sunette Fourie's Sirius I have invited her to join us on Exclusively Setters, but in the meantime here are some more photos of Oakdale's Foolish Knave and some background details about this story in which even the long departed artist van Gogh plays a role!

Sunette stays at Starry Nights Karoo Guest Cottages, with Sirius, the dog star and his girl friend Gemini!  Tiger Canyon is near Philippolis and around January 2009 Sunette and Sirius found themselves raising 6 week old tiger cubs abandoned by their Mum, which, as you can see from the adult tigers was tremendously successful!

Sirius really has lived up to his name and is adored by Sunette.  Although 11 now he enjoys the flirtation of his dizzy young girlfriend Gemini and they all live together happily ever after!

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At 12:28am on December 12, 2011, Myra Thomas-Rhodes said…

Welcome Aboard, Bridget. I am sure you will enjoy the site.

Cheers from Down Under,   Myra.

At 5:13am on December 12, 2011, Chantal McIlveen-Wright said…

Welcome to ES Bridget and a welcome cuddles to your 6 Reds!!!

At 12:12am on December 15, 2011, Henriette van der Zwan said…

Dear Bridget,

I'm so glad you have joined! I also struggled to load photos in the beginning. It took very long and I thought I'm doing something wrong but then suddenly it worked!


Our party is only tomorrow! We are going to Walkhaven in Muldersdrift...doggy heaven! All dogs can run free and there is a big dam for swimming. The last time we were there Fiddich was so tired but refused to get into the car! Then on Monday we are off to the South coast...first time for the Setters at the sea and I'm sure we will have a few great laughts!

Have a great day!


At 8:51am on December 28, 2011, Estelle Meiring said…

Hi Bridget

Great to see you on the site! :-)

Seasons greetings to you, Mark and all the lovely reds.

Karla celebrated her first birthday on the beach in Natal - loved every moment of it.  I will see if I can upload some photos.

Best regards


At 1:35pm on December 30, 2011, Phil du Plessis said…

Hallo Bridget,

Remember me? Ari was one of your pups: born 8 August 2008. So good to see you here on IS site.


Phil, Ari and Rhett

At 7:20am on January 1, 2012, Estelle Meiring said…

Hi Bridget

Yes, I did receive it, thank you very much.  I have already responded back via email.



At 10:40pm on January 7, 2012, Estelle Meiring said…

Hi Bridget

Thanks, that's great, I will have a thorough look at the results.

I will also definitely contact Kate to have a chat.

Will keep you posted.



At 11:14am on January 8, 2012, Jennifer Yow said…


That is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

At 12:19pm on January 15, 2012, Henriette van der Zwan said…
Dear Bridget,
I will ask my sister too to look out for the pup. She lives close to Garsfontein and they jog often so perhaps she might notice him. She owns 3 Weimeraners herself.

I've let Estelle know that I've done Fiddich's hips at Rant&Dal hospital. Dr De Cramer is a breeding specialist who is busy with his Doctoral in (I think) C-sections or something. We work with him very often and I was happy with him. He sends it to OP for analysis and his prices were very much the same as OP. It was very easy for me as I could drop him off there on my way to Pretoria and got him on my way back. I think I should do Jamie soon as I see Fiddich is "very interested" in her but she isn't on heat yet. Otherwise I'll have to wait until afterwards. I also forgot to send you their eye tests. I did this in November already. We sampled PRA damples at a Labrador eye-exam day and took both dogs along. Both were clear, but I'll send you a copy tomorrow. I can't believe I forgot about this!

Have a good evening!
At 1:45pm on January 16, 2012, Estelle Meiring said…

Hi Bridget

Whoohoo, that is wonderful news!  Please keep me posted.

I haven't contacted Kate yet - tried once and her line was engaged - but I will try again some time this week.

Very nice article on Irish Setters - but you forgot to mention how CUTE they can be.  I just want to eat Karla up sometimes :-)

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