I am a teacher in Hartford, Connecticut, and I love Irish setters so much...they are my children, my companions, my most loyal friends. I just wish they lived longer.... See their pictures on my Facebook album, under Patricia Meehan Lerch.
It is always so hard when we lose our beloved reds, especially when it happens so suddenly, so I do understand how you are feeling. It is now almost 15 months since I lost my darling Fergus and I still feel it as keenly as I did at the time.
It's not easy, but try to focus on all the happy times you shared.
I think that they both are wonderful, but I am prejudices. My old girl is virtually retired, and my youngster was due to whelp today, but she is determined to keep me waiting. But thanks for the compliment.
Dee and the girls
Hi there Patricia
I live just outside a place called Dunfermline, which is just north of Edinburgh in Scotland UK, you live in Glastonbury in the states, we have a Glastonbury over here where they have a huge Rock Concert every year, a bit like Woodstock living through the 60's I love all of that kind of thing, just a hippy at heart....even though I am now a pensioner, still I think all the original hippies are now pensioners. All the best Dee and the girls
Hi Pat! Sorry about your other two girls who are now gone! I had heard about your loss from Leah in Kerry! Leah has two red heads from my Rua's litters(one from '07 Molly and the other from '08 Finn, is a sister of my Abbey) Setters are the most wonderful dogs!!
Thanks for kind remarks about my reds and the website!!! Look forward to seeing the rest of your photos on facebook! Thanks for confirming the friend request! Maybe we will meet some time either in Ireland or in the US! Might visit where I lived for a while in the 70's in Red Hook NY ;o)) Always loved the trips to Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut!!!!
It is a small world!! I used to go shopping in Kingston and the band that my ex was involved with often played in bars up in the Catskills, often during the winter, and I so miss the snow!;o)) The setter I had then loved his swims in freezing conditions and would melt by the wood stove when he came inside!! Great memories of a different life!!;o)