Last year we celebrated three from the same litter arriving at their 15th birthday but then Veronica went just after Christmas. Soldier now stands alone because last Wednesday Murphy began the walk to be with the Family. Once before it had been realised that the call was being heard and, with heavy heart, it was expected he would go but Murphy stayed here because he was needed; he was needed for Joe and then needed for Ruth when Joe began his own journey.
It is somehow so fitting that the call came again on St. Patrick’s Day as Murphy did so much to register Glen of Imaal Terriers into the show world consciousness. For five years he was virtually unbeatable in the ring and everybody knew Murph-he WAS the Glen in the Group Ring-and now he walks with the Boys as Joe stands and watches and smiles at his dog who now, with The Family, stands easily alongside them.