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Thank you to those who have welcomed me to Exclusively Setters.   I look forward to enjoying the site and interacting with others who also have the pleasure of owning a delightful Irish Setter. 

I have had six Setters over the last 37 years (Roy, Kelly, Missy, Jessie, Jessie and Flame).  During Jessie's time we discovered another Irish at the local pound who we adopted, but her name was Jessie as well.  Apparently she had been on the streets for a month before we found her at the pound.  Poor baby wasn't in great shape.  We kept her name because we felt she had experienced enough change in her life.   Although it was mostly convenient having two dogs with the same name, it did create some confusion occasionally.  In the mix, we also had a Jack Russell X who adopted us.  He was as equally delightful as our Setters. 

OUr current Setter, Flame, is a former show dog who was retired from the show ring with Australian Champion status.  I think she is relishing the less demanding life of retirement, especially her trips to the beach which is close by.  We've just discovered that she loves carrots.

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Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on November 28, 2011 at 4:08pm

Welcome aboard, John. Lovely to have such caring people in our breed, reading about poor Jessie.Sounds like she has certainly fallen on her feet in your household. Best Wishes, Myra.

Comment by Peter Hennig on November 29, 2011 at 3:04am

welcome to ES John I hope you enjoy it , You are from Mt Martha I see, I lived in Rosebud for 15years and now now reside in the southwest of vic near warrnambool. Looking forward to some photos of Flame posted

cheers peter

Comment by James Doran on November 29, 2011 at 3:29pm

A belated but sincere welcome from us too John. Best wishes.

Comment by Finding_Beau on November 29, 2011 at 5:49pm

Welcome to ES, John. Look forward to seeing lots of photos of your beautiful dogs.

Comment by John Murphy on December 1, 2011 at 6:31am

Thank you for your welcome.  Fantastic pics on your page.  Best wishes, John

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