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MISTY (Graylors Blue Aurora) 26.07.2011 - 29.01.2023

My precious English Setter girl, Misty passed away unexpectedly at 3:30am today. The only consolation is that I was holding Misty, reassuring her and telling her how much I loved her when her heart rate slowed and she took her final breath, so she was…


Added by Finding_Beau on January 28, 2023 at 8:37pm — 4 Comments

HOBSON (Pamploma Toledo Mist) 10.06.2003 - 28.12.2015

My Beautiful English Setter boy, Hobson died in my arms at around 8.30am yesterday, 28 December 2015 at the University of Queensland veterinary hospital in Gatton. Unbelievably, Hobson was still fighting and did not want to let go. The Hemangiosarcoma cancer had spread to his chest. The fluid was…


Added by Finding_Beau on December 28, 2015 at 10:15pm — 15 Comments

Hemangiosarcoma - The Silent Killer

Since his discharge on 21 May 2014 from the Intensive Care Unit of The University of Queensland (UQ) veterinary hospital in Gatton, I have been taking Hobson to UQ for regular check-ups and tests at a minimum of every 4 weeks for the last 17 months. The UQ veterinary hospital is approx. 4 hours return…


Added by Finding_Beau on October 27, 2015 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

Misty's Birthday

Today, 26 July 2015 is Misty’s 4th Birthday. I found a pretty card for her with butterflies and birds. Here she is in bed with her Birthday card, not impressed with me at all because I had a camera in my hand.…


Added by Finding_Beau on July 26, 2015 at 3:56am — 11 Comments

Hobson is 12 Years Old today, 10 June 2015

I tried to buy a healthy Birthday cake for Hobson without any luck so the closest I could find was a carrot cake. We lit the candles outside so that Hobson could share his Birthday with his horse brothers, Hallmark and Charlamayne and his horse sister,…


Added by Finding_Beau on June 10, 2015 at 7:35am — 12 Comments


Today, 26 March is the Birthday of my English Setter girl “Annie”. If Annie had not died at 13 weeks of age she would be 3 years old today.

Annie was not given a chance to grow up and experience the joys of being alive. In her 5 weeks living with us Annie’s car…


Added by Finding_Beau on March 25, 2015 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments


This picture was placed on the staff notice board of one of my part time jobs which is a library. Even though the wages are very low, I love this job. I am surrounded by books and a gentle, positive environment on the…


Added by Finding_Beau on December 17, 2013 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

My Arabian Mare, Khatalyst

Today, 7 November 2013, a purebred Arabian mare whose name is Khatayst joined our family. Today is a special day for her ~ it is her Birthday!! Khatalyst is 15 years…


Added by Finding_Beau on November 7, 2013 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

Hobson’s Health is Finally Improving

I have developed my own health care and nutritional plan for Hobson now and I am very pleased that finally, after so long, Hobson is starting to improve. …


Added by Finding_Beau on April 28, 2013 at 3:00am — 10 Comments

Annie's Birthday Anniversary ~ 26 March

On 26 March 2012 my English Setter girl, Annie was born. If she had lived, Annie would be 1 year old today. 

Every time I look at this photo of Annie…


Added by Finding_Beau on March 25, 2013 at 4:30am — 17 Comments

February Anniversaries

The month of February has three unforgettable and extremely special birth dates for me. 

On 1st February, my English Setter boys, Beau and Hammer were born.…


Added by Finding_Beau on February 10, 2013 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

All I Want For Christmas is for Hobson To Be Healthy Again

It is December. The Christmas decorations and promotions are appearing in shops again. Christmas songs are playing. Unfortunately, anything to do with Christmas makes me feel sick inside.…


Added by Finding_Beau on December 2, 2012 at 3:00am — 11 Comments

Hammer - Our 22 November Anniversary

Today is the Anniversary of the day Hammer and I came together. He was almost 6 years old. Each year we celebrated this special Anniversary until Hammer died in 2011. Today I am filled with sadness and the tears have been streaming…


Added by Finding_Beau on November 22, 2012 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Annie's Story - Part 2 - The Reason

Even though I thought this would be obvious, I would like to make it clear that I am not referring to any ES member in Annie’s story. I would be breaching my terms of membership as well as the suggested Code of Conduct if I did this. I am also not writing Annie’s story to discredit registered dog…


Added by Finding_Beau on July 23, 2012 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Annie's Story - Part 1 - The Beginning

My English Setter, Annie lost her life at 13 weeks of age. I never imagined that I could suffer so much trauma and so much grief from purchasing a purebred English Setter puppy from a registered English Setter breeder. Purchasing a…


Added by Finding_Beau on July 20, 2012 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

My little Orange Belton English Setter girl "Annie"

It is with indescribable despair that I am again writing a tribute blog for one of my English Setters, this time for my little girl, Annie, who died at approx. 5am today, Monday, 25 June 2012. Annie would have turned 13 weeks old today.

When you purchase a purebred puppy from a registered breeder, this is not supposed to happen. The reason I…


Added by Finding_Beau on June 24, 2012 at 8:30pm — 31 Comments

Sunny - Best of Breed - Sydney Royal Show 1998

This is a photo of Sunny, who is the father of Hammer and Beau, with his proud owner, Victor Hammer, after whom Hammer was named. I was talking to Victor today and because it is Sydney Royal Show time again, he said he would be very happy if I published this blog in memory of Sunny, who he misses very…


Added by Finding_Beau on April 8, 2012 at 12:19am — 5 Comments


It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am writing another tribute blog so soon for another one of my English Setters, this time my girl, Rose. Her name was originally Rosie but I always called her “my sweet English Rose”.

Rose and Hammer came to me in 2006 because of my ongoing search for Hammer’s brother, Beau. Losing a beloved…


Added by Finding_Beau on March 6, 2012 at 8:55pm — 21 Comments



Added by Finding_Beau on September 8, 2011 at 1:30am — 23 Comments

Royal National Dog Show at the Brisbane "Ekka"

The Canine Control Council (Queensland) displayed a large poster of Beau prominently at the entrance to the Dog Pavilion throughout the Royal National Dog Show from 9 to 18 August 2007. The RNA Dog Show is held once a year in every State of Australia. Channel 10 News interviewed the CCC Queensland Councillor who organised this for me and focussed on Beau's poster. The CCC Qld has never done this before, but no one in…


Added by Finding_Beau on August 19, 2007 at 9:03pm — No Comments



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