Good Morning to all from Western Pa. Joan Fiser here with my muddy Irish Setters. Countdown to Turkey Day is now 2 days. I sit here and I'm searching for reasons why and what I'm Thankful for. I'm Thankful for my dear friends who are better than family. I'm also Thankful for my family. This year my prayers where answered by getting my Dewey his Grand Champion, and His son Diddle his Championship. Drummer has points toward his Grand Championship. I'm Thankful for having my old dog Skye live as long as he did before cancer took him. And getting my health back on track. One doesn't know what meds can do or make you do till you get them balanced. I'm sure I was not the best person to live with or be around for a few months. Thank you friends for putting up with me. Also having my rescue girl Marley come into my life. Also I am Thankful for all of the dirty floors, dirty windows, torn blankets, and all the dust I put up with. And my new car that no dogs were going to go in. Thankful for handy wipes.... to clean the car. But most of all Thankful for being able to live in this great Country with our freedoms. You all have a wonderful Holiday. Remember give all a Hug and say Thank You to them.
Well it's early afternoon and Bella and I have made our third run/walk through the pastures. A very nice day with just a nip of winter in the air. We average over a mile a day!! Today Bella flushed out three wild tom turkies. It was awesome to see them take flight over the treetops and the riding ring with the horses grazing below. It seems that Bella knows the difference between "Daddy's birds" and the wild ones. There is never a problem with Bella and my two Chineese Geese and the ducks or chickens. She is also friends with the new four month old foal. One happy family here. Bella puts love and laughter into all she meets
The neighbors grandchildren came to visit today and they got to pet the turkeys, Starr the foal, and Miss Bella. They had a blast!! Each child was allowed to collect a fresh brown egg from the chicken coup to take home. Life is good down on the farm....
Good Morning to all. Well it is 24 degrees here in Western Pa. Sun is coming up higher and bringing some heat with it. I wish it would work a little faster. Well it is Nov.5th and tomorrow it will be a hour behind. The last few days I have been feeding the dogs later so they sort of get used to the time change. Not working!!! The pellet stove is burning and the recliner is so soft and my blankets so warm. I'm just as snug as bug in a rug! Then the red dogs start. So out of the warm zone into the cooler air of the room..... I leave them out sit and wait for the darlings to come back. Ever wonder why they all go out together but they come back one by one? Means open the door cold air in Hot air out. Do this 3 times and then I call the others DO YOU WANT OUT.... They never move not even an eye lash.... So back to the chair it takes me while but I find my comfort zone. I don't have to say what happens next! I wish I had 5 cents for every time I open that door. It would pay for the gas I need to heat the house!! Well I hope you all have a Great Weekend & give all those four footers a Hug. Remember to turn your Clocks back tonight!!
Good Morning to all, just a quick note to let all of you know what a wonderful day our club fun day was. It started out cloudy but then the sun came out and with the big fire going, it warmed up pretty fast. For just a hot dog roast we ended up with a smoregus board of great foods. There was a beautiful Cake from Coleen for Diddle"s Championship. He did get some of it when I got home. Lisa organized her games she had us compete in. I'm so glad the dogs were in better shape than their owners. We all got to meet a 6 month old setter pup and his owner, Jessica. Oh the memories it brought back. I hated for it to end. Good friends make a great life and right now I have a great life....... Give all of your four footers a hug. Joan
Hi Bella, and ED; Bella, she's my girl, you know since she is a rescue. She is a Champion of My Heart. Bella was very lucky to find a forever home with ED and Pam. Bella living a life I'm sure that my guys would love to have. You have to remember it took a village to get Bella to where she is. We here at Golden Triangle work as a team. We read about Bella needing a home NOW... or else. Well we had to get her or else she was getting picked up in the parking lot of the shelter where she was going to go. Deb picked her up. I drove to Deb's to pick Bella up, took her to the vets and kept her for couple of weeks, going back and forth to the vet. Bella was lucky I let her go!!!! I had her for to many days and she was bonding with me, even though I did not want that to happen. Yes, Bella had her toys here also. She would crawl up to me on the recliner. She thought she was home! What most rescuers call a FUREVER Home and that was with ED and PAM.... West Virgina will never be the same!!! Thanks GUYS.. Joan
Bella O'Shea and Ed have been very envious of the GTISC showdogs. Consequently, they have developed their own honors to bestow. So far the following honors has been bestowed on Bella:
B I R Best in running on the "creek"
B I B Best in brambles on the "creek" Champion burr collector!
B I P Best in play Outplays her doxie siblings. Has a great toy collection.
Bella has earned her rescue dog CH on Goose Creek!
Good Morning everyone. The Sun is out sky is blue. Wanted to say Thank You to Deb Lawrence and Coleen McGee for getting my youngest boy Diddle to his Championship! It was a Great weekend at Maryland. Watching my boy go around the ring with other dogs and being picked winners and then Best of winners. All he needed was 1 point to finish and he got it. Seeing Diddle with Coleen working as a team,perfect!!!! Diddle wasn't shown all that much but he did what he had to do. Now I look at my little Champion mud on his paws and mud on his black little nose from digging he is Happy. Now Diddle gets to sit back and grow up.....While his roommate Drummer goes for his Grand Championship. Never ends! So everyone give your little Champions a HUG. Joan
Hello there from Northern West Virginia! Hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather!
I don't have any creatures that I need caught~thank goodness!
Our red dogs are doing just great. Ginger started obedience classes and is doing good.
We had a bad experience yesterday when I accidentally left the garage door open and Cassie & Ginger took off flying over the fields. When I called for them, Ginger came running quickly to us, but Cassie kept on going! (A true Irish) I'm thinking maybe Cassie needs some more obedience training! She came back home when she was ready!
Stay dry this weekend! Debbie
Hello everyone. Just wanted to post that I have 3 Irish I will rent out (lol) if you need chipmunks removed from under mower decks. My one older mower has been broken and it has taken up space in the back yard near my walk. The battery is dead and until I haul the charger up it will be sitting there for a while. I found out when the boys are no where around they are all on point on the mower. I was worried they got out of the yard when they did not run across the deck to let me know they were still alive. So out I went to see what they were into. They did catch one today! That was short lived cause I took it away and up and over the fence it went. So please let me know if you need any varmints removed. Enjoy this grand weather and give all of yours a Hug. Joan
Good Morning everyone. I know it's morning because the clock says it is. Just can't use to getting up in the dark!!! The boys don't care as long as the door opens and they get to go out to the great unknown. There was a time when my youngest, Diddle, was scared to death of the dark. That all ended one night when he was close to the door and the others wanted out really bad to chase God only knows what, and poor Diddle was in the middle of a sea of red. I could see his eyes as his little feet tried to hold on before being swept out into the big black unknown. I did shut the door and let him deal with it. Since then, I have paid him back ten fold. Now during my nightly trips to use the bathroom both Drummer and Diddle think they need out. They are usually standing at the door wanting back in when I come back. Seems the great duo hunt rabbits..... The other night was bunny number 2 that I had to take away from them. So....... my sleeping is cut short and I'm wishing for the nights when at least Diddle was afraid of the dark. You all have a great day give all a HUG.