This time - since July 2008 : previously 1977-1986
My partner & I live on the Gold Coast, Qld, Australia. We have five children between us and I have foyr grandchildren. We are honoured to be owned by Seamus who came to us in a roundabout way from Carmel @ Shadowvale. He was nearly 8 months old. Previously I had an 'Irish' in the 70's - Shannon (Ch Wendover Gentleman progeny) who was the most amazing dog - she gave the love of the 'irish' to me & my family, which we are once again lucky to share in and can now pass the love to our next generations. In between I had another amazing dog, Zoe, who definately had an irish setter soul. Which wasn't surprising when I found out she was a Flat Coated Retriever and the breed had come from Irish Setters & Newfoundlands.
Hi Jackie..Well then, Seamus is related to my boy Finnegan...& yes Finn loves the snow, which is quite funny really, considering he comes from Perth, where its usually very very warm, even in winter....
Hi there so you came from Cleethorpes?? I lived in Louth (quite near there) only for a few years, I now live in Scotland where I came from, took me 50 something years to get back here. How many Grandchildren do you have, I have 1 boy and 3 girls ranging from 5.12---almost 18 months, because I look after two of them during the week (not both at the same time usually) it takes a lot of my time, Saffy my young girl (dog that is) isn't really keen on these little things that keep taking her toys, but Jas my older girl (dog again) just loves the kids......
I envy you living in the sunshine all the time, its white outside at the moment, but only a little, but still cold..
Dee and the girls
I see you have 'met' Myra, Sharyn and Dee. Dee has been giving me some great advice on coat care and Sharyn has Seamus' 'uncle'. He is a half-brother to Brodie's dad.
I hear you have met Whilhem as well. Two of Seamus' full brothers are down your way and go into his shop as well. Whilhem is a lovely man. He told me he used to show fish...could have been pulling my leg. Don't know how you could do that.
Jas is the same, I have been trying to get a picture of my youngest, (I think that she is going to either be a vet or a show judge), she keeps going up to Jas and lifting her nose and pulling down her bottom jaw, examining her teeth but every time I try and get the camera she stops. I will get there in the end.
I always wished that my parents would emigrate when I was young, I hate this cold weather.
Have fun with your grandkids, I am at the moment waiting for one of mine to go to sleep, for her morning nap....
Speak soon Dee and the girls
Hi Jackie...small world eh!....although I am sure Woodend has grown (like topsy) since Peter was last here.....has Peter still got his kiwi accent or has he gone over to the dark side and picked up the Aussie twang?...hehehehe ...yep follow the one dayers....especally if we are winning..... question for Peter...who does he yell for....All Blacks or Walliabies