Sharon, Willow is lovely : ) Did you name her for that Willow Tree? I like the name.
I could watch puppies forever. The only thing that makes it alright that they won't stay puppies forever, is that they grow into best dogs ever, Irish setters! Yes She sounds like Timmy - taking it all in, and determined to catch those flies!!
Joan, Her actual name is Maeve, but she spends so much of her time chasing the willow branches that it got to the point of saying "Where's Maeve?" that the standard reply is "Willow" she shades herself from the midday sun, she plays with the branches in the wind and occassionally pops her head from under it if its raining! Plus my children have a den underneath it, so I'm sure that there are lots of "treats" lying around there too!
Maeve is a nice name too. Sometimes nicknames stick though, so luckily for her, willow is a pretty one : )
Poor Timmy is known as "Frankenstein" by almost everyone except me. What can I say? He is a big clutzy boy, who does not fully realise that ALL his legs are connected to the same body. He's adorable : ) Have you had dogs before?
We also have a German Shepherd called Max - who is becoming "a Grumpy Old Man" he's 8 going on 80, however he gets on brilliantly with Maeve! Know what you mean by nicknames sticking - everyone calls her Willow now. I love the way she runs, catches a glimpse of something and tries to stop but her legs keep on going!! She is So mischievous! she Loves pulling a sock off my youngest to get her to play with her! if she still wont play with her she'll make a go for the other foot then run off dangling the socks as "Bait"!!! :)
Sharon, Your comment didn't show up on my 'page' so I didn't see it until now.
I glad you added more photos... now I have a better idea of what she really looks like!
I see you live in Wales... I've never been, but it must be somewhat similar land to Ireland. I can just picture a setter running there through the fields - hey! you probably know that song "Aberganvenny" that I just discovered because of this site!! Joan
Joan, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - life has been hectic! Myyoungest just started playgroup! my eldest has what seems "hundred" of after school activities and Willow had an incident chasing a squirrel! we were on the fields doing recall training when she spotted a squirrel and decided that was infinetly more interesting than doing any training with me and went! followed the squirrel into some bushes and when I pulled her out she had a huge thorn in her nose!!
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