Get the hankie out….

A matter of a few hours and already comments and emails. It is very touching to know the blog was missed!

The photograph now resident at the top was taken in 1981 and to those of us around then it isn’t old. How can it be when we aren’t….well not on the inside anyway! Left to right the Glen of Imaal Terriers are:-

Pippa (Sammac Pippa Girl at Laureats). She was bred in Northern Ireland and was a cream. Are there any of that colour still around? The most recent that springs to mind was Dixie.

Bib (Eversley Beatrice at Laureats). Bred in Scotland and was brindle in colour.

Berg (Eversley Patrick) brother to Bib. He was a blue-brindle and led what is know commonly known as “the second coming”.

Carrie (Irish Champion Knockroe Shevaun). Bred in the South-West of Ireland and was a closet-grizzle.

Zac (Malsville Guitar Man). Bred in Wales and was red and white. On maturity his deep red wheaten coat with the contrasting nearly white head hair and feathering led many people in other breeds to very discreetly ask his owner just what did she put onto his coat to get that effect? Lyn would just smile and reply (quite honestly) “nature”.

Two weeks on…..

Two weeks on and we are back! Would we have been missed? Would anybody have thought to send along things of interest or would it have been out of sight and out of mind? Glen of Imaal Terrier people haven’t been the only ones to pass along snippets for general consumption so muchas gracias and lets see what can be run with before the Crufts gossip really gets going. (Already some newspapers are sharpening the knives and, surprise, surprise, certain people are again involved. You have to admire her publicity machine if nothing else!)

By the way your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The blog does look different. After a year a slightly new layout and colour and it is a new photograph. Actually it is a very old one. At the end of 08 information was asked for about that picture and the comment was made, by somebody new to Glens, how nice it was to see “old Glens ” from the back of pedigrees.