We are often sent letters by our friends around the world. Here are some of them. Click on the photographs of Irish Terriers that were included for larger versions.
Firstly, may we thank you enormously for what you do, and have done, to keep awareness of this amazing vulnerable breed alive over the many years you have been doing so.
Much as we have enjoyed the regular gallery pictures on www.weloveirishterries.com of happy dogs in various exotic and exciting places, we thought the attached picture of our dog, Paddy (7yrs), might show the more “independent” side of their character when he decided to vote with his feet during a recent 5 mile walk which was perhaps further than he wished to go on that particular day?! Needless to say he was back on his feet again within seconds of treat bag appearing!!
Steve & Liz Barr
Thank you so much for the good read this month.
And I am glad to have you back in good health and your Irish Terrier manners intact. You know that you represent a great part of the magic around our beloved Micks. And we don’t won’t to lose our Magic Pixie, “Lucy”.
We live on the East Coast – Harwich. Our two year old Irish Terrier Rory enjoys daily morning runs on the beach before I leave for work, with companionship throughout the day with my husband. Today for him was different. We awoke to barking as he stood glaring out of our bay window at the snow which was all so new to him. With a gentle ‘nudge’ of encouragement out of the back door, as he looked questioning at the change to this new world. Soon he was rushing around with snow flakes clinging to his beard and legs! As his confidence built and we made our way onto the beach this was the start of another new venture for him. With the deepest snow we have experienced on the beach in nearly 20 years, being lapped by the incoming tide, this was truly a magical experience for all to enjoy. With moored boats and ropes to avoid, with unknown hidden items beneath each step, the familiar beach was blanketed in mystery, and isolation as we cautiously took each stride.
By the evening Rory had totally embraced his new world, and it was me who was anxious not to slip over on the ice as we embarked on our evening routine, trying to shelter from cold winds and avoid breaking waves along the promenade.
As the cold weather continues the challenges of walking outside and driving as we go about our daily lives sees the magic that snow brings dwindle to the harsh reality that the icy cold and challenging demanding weather brings to all.
I hope you will soon be feeling back to your former self with Libbs and Marybel by your side. With the fun and challenges of our well loved companions, and the true pleasure they bring, I am sure this will soon be the case.
Although frustrating it can be when unwell, it gives us time to stop and enjoy so many things we often miss in our busy lives, such as the magic of the snow.
Wishing you well, we look forward to reading your next newsletter in due course.
Elizabeth & Rory
I forgive her because she is very creative and expresses this through conceptual art. She makes interesting arrangements of objects that she has collected. These artworks could be inside or outside; whatever inspires her.
Attached is one of her earlier pieces. I’d love to bring her to your place to visit and play by the sea with Marybel and Libby and to see you too, perhaps late March-April when it’s our birthday time.
I’ll keep trying to get you on the phone. Be well and hope to see you soon… Much love Lisa and Alice XXX
PS The second pic is Alice today. her snow sculptures have been very minimalist!
I send you a summer picture from 2011. It is on the beach in the South of Spain. Two big friends enjoy the view of the sea. My Irish Terrier, Chess and my little Mediterranean Seagull Bfebp
Many characteristics are described for the Irish Terrier, but there is one trait that was special for Chess. He loved to contemplate into the distance, It could be the far distance into beautiful landscape or it could be the far distance over the sea surface.
You could feel his peace and his joy. Precious moments of feeling united with him.
It would happen more often in the evenings.