Hello everyone, been awhile...a long while since I posted here. Just wanted to say my Rainbow litter is going to be 2 years old. I have been blessed with great owners who bought my puppies. The one that I kept is Kermit. He has been a very good dog. Has points toward his AKC championship and will remain my buddy. Diddle his father is just off his meds. he had an immune crash and his blood work went crazy. He is lucky to be alive. But prayer from all his friends and the Grace of God pulled him through. I bought neighbors house and land last month and will have my yard made bigger for the dogs to run in. Been very hot here in western Pa. we got rain and hail last night. Kermit and the other dogs didn't know what to make of the hail. Over the last couple of months there have been some great dogs pass over to the Rainbow Bridge. So sad for the owners. Knowing their at peace is a comforting thing. Well everyone you all have a great last days of Summer give all of yours a HUG. Take care....
Good Morning to all, Joan Fiser here from Western PA. It seems the cold weather is gone for now! I finally got to pick up the yard for second time and got all the poop from months of winter freeze and many inches of snow. It looked like a land mine went off and dropped piles of poop all over the place. Now to go out and gather up all the toys and big knuckle bones, bring them in and clean them up with hot water then throw the toys into the washer. I love to see the dogs take out the toys from the dryer one by one like they are something new. Yesterday the pups chewed the weather stripping off the main door to the deck. All the while I thought they were laying and just playing with one another. Right! SO I have weather strip left from the roll and I'll just replace it. I keep remembering a quite pup is a bad pup! One day I'll look back at this and wonder where the time went. My pups from the litter are going to be 8 months old on the 11th of April. Time is really flying. Well I hope you all have a great day today and enjoy the weekend. Give all a hug..... Joan and My crew of 7 plus 2 extra for now.....
Joan, What an adorable picture of Kermit. So Shiny and sweet. That fresh irish cuteness. Just like Abbey. She is shiny like a penny. Hugs, Laura
Good Morning to all from Western PA. Joan Fiser here. I hope I have made it over the winter months. The puppies grew so much over these months. They are almost as tall as Dad and the little girl is almost the size of mom. Tomorrow is the St. Paddy's Day Parade in Pittsburgh and I'm going to take my good friend and club member, Pam, with me and we are taking 2 dogs. Pam bought things to put on the dogs so I hope to get pictures of the days event. I know we will have other club members there. Can't wait to see all the happy faces of children and mom and Dads wanting to reach out and pet our Irish. I know it start out a little chilly and then warm up. So enjoy the Day what ever you might do. Spring is on it's way. Take care everyone give your guys a HUG...... Joan and My crew of 7
Good Morning to All, Joan Fiser here from Western Pa. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I wanted to say that I was Blessed this year in helping a very pregnant Delaney, my Irish Setter Girl who I co-own with Lissa Tiffany and Coleen McGee , whelp 10 healthy pups. I'm Blessed in meeting 8 very great people who wanted to own these pups. I wanted to Thank all the breeders out there, Bless you all. I did this once and it is enough for me. I thank God I had pups sold before I did the breeding. But as you all know my heart is in rescue. This year I lost my Johnny, and Moran and my Marley. All great old white face rescues. I lost my Dewey who Gave me a great ride in all we set out to do. I now have his son and a grandson. I see Dewey in them everyday. I have my Drummer, who I co-own with Coleen McGee, and what a love bug. And I have 3 rescues Sully,13 and her mom Casey who is 14, And my newest rescue Bailey who is 11. I want to thank all my friends who are so supportive in all that I do. To Deb Lawrence, with out her I would never kept going to weight watchers and making goal. I know I still have a long way to go but with support from my friends I'll get there. I'm sitting here with food in the oven and dogs laying around. Snow is falling and the fire is burning in the pellet stove. Wishing you all a very Happy day on Thursday. Be careful for those who will be driving. Give all of yours a HUG. From my Crew to yours....Joan
Good Morning to everyone. Joan Fiser here from Western Pa. I guess you can say it is official now that I'm a dog breeder. My last puppy went home Saturday morning. I have heard back from all the owners and all are pleased. I'm glad I was able to breed two fine Irish and produce 10 great looking pups. My little guy will be going for his first groom this coming Saturday. With help from my right hand friend Pam, I did his nails last night with the grinders. I always start when they are very young. Then after awhile I can just get the grinders when they are laying down and I just say OK lets do nails!!! My family also grew with another rescue. My friend Deb, and her husband, brought her to me and I drove over an picked her up last night at Deb's house. Bailey is her name. She is still learning the house the yard and she thinking what the heck is this little thing jumping at me and following me all over......KERMIT is his name...... Bailey just came over to me for a butt rub!!!! I just let them go till they want to make up to me. I have big yard and was told that Bailey really does not come when she is called. So I have been walking her on lead. More activity points for me. But some how 29 degrees just does not agree with me at 4 am out in the dark. Mr. Kermit as learned from Saturday afternoon till now he goes out and stays out and comes back to the door. So if a 10 week old pup can I'm hoping the 11 year old will also learn. My house is back to normal, all my furniture is back and the Whelping box down.... Floors clean, all news papers are hauled to the garage waiting to pass them on for who ever might need them. I have been in rescue for more years than I have toes and fingers to count. I always preach spay, neuter..... Then I turn around and after all these years have a litter. I was blessed and I did have puppies sold before I even bred her. My litter is registered, all my puppy owners left with papers in hand. I have gotten to many calls over the years that people bought a pup but we never received their papers. So if the breeders, if you call them that, read my post I'll be happy to let them know who those people are!!!!! Well I'm closing for now please give all of yours a HUG keep warm.... Rescue if you can they are wonderful dogs....... Joan Fiser
Good Evening to all, Joan Fiser here from Western Pa. It is with a heavy heart and a sad heart that I must say I had to put my rescue Moran, the half setter and german shepherd mix to sleep last Wednesday. Yesterday I had to put my old girl Marley down. She had bone cancer in her shoulder and I was hoping it wasn't. I don't know if this 62 year old heart can take much more. While knowing I left those two go with the love and respect they deserved, I'm also sending puppies to their new homes. Knowing my job is done and the pups are old enough to go, leaves a empty place in my heart. I Thank God for what I have ,and it leaves me able to help these old dogs. In honor of Marley and Moran I'm taking on another gray face 11 year old female rescue. Her name is Bailey. She is coming from New Jersey. She is getting transported to shows out east and Deb Lawrence is bringing her to me. Once again Thanks to all who are making this possible. So my heart will be full again taking care and loving my new pup and an old gray face. What could be sweeter! You all give yours a HUG.... RIP Marley and Moran Joan Fiser
Keeping in touch with Joan weekly. I know the puppies are getting older and time to fly the nest soon. I've walked with her on the phone here from Baltimore from the uncertain birth days, to the sleepless nights and just yesterday, puppies huddling together under the tarp in a strong rain. They grow so fast. My new shiny penny Abbey will be a year old in 8 days. Only here 7 months but already a big girl who has learned so many lessons.
My friend, it will have to be bitter sweet for sure, watching them head out to happy homes. I only wish I had a farm to take one for myself.
I applaud your Journey. Not always what we expect with the Irish, but what we do, without question.
Good morning to all. Joan Fiser here, from Western Pa. It is 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. I just fed pups at 11pm. I'm trying to keep them on 8 hour feedings. I just wormed them yesterday, did nails and changed collars on those that needed it. It is hard to believe that these little guys are over 10 pounds and going on 8 weeks old. My little girl is still behind but she seems so healthy. They have been introduced to the great outdoors. Well, on the deck anyway. Theres so much more room for these growing pups. I'm still waiting for paper work from AKC like everyone and everything else. They cash the check and then you're still waiting on services. In a few weeks they will be leaving for their new homes and a new life with new people. I'll be keeping one of the boys. I'll have a better idea after this Sunday of which one it will be. I'm having them graded. People who have been waiting in the wings can't wait to see what pup will be theirs. So it will soon be over, my first time as a breeder of these wonderful Irish Setters. Once again, I want to Thank Joe and Gerry Lee for helping me. They have been doing the nail clipping, getting the puppies to sit on the scale and changing collars. I just help out. I have met some very nice an wonderful new people. I have also learned how smart these little fur balls are. I'm 63 three and I'm being out smarted by 8 week old pups. What does that say about me! I can thank these little poop machines for helping me lose weight. Bend and stretch... walk and carry 10 pups twice a day, pick up dishes and water bowls. It has been fun, sad, and rewarding. But I swear, never again. The hard part will standing here and watching them leave one by one. But after the tears, I'm thin enough now, I can and will do, the Happy dance!!!! You all give your's a HUG.... and give Thanks to our breeders of these great Irish Setters I never knew what it takes...God Bless You... Joan and my crew.....
Thank you for the beautiful birthday card from the club. I love being a part of this club even though I am so far away. It warms my heart that I still have so many hometown Irish friends that I get to see at the National each year.