So Monty Jones, in his purple animal T shirt and classic Glen of Imaal Terrier sit, can wish everybody all the best of 2011 instead!
This is Bowie, the Glen of Imaal Terrier that went missing just before Christmas. The boy still isn’t home but paw prints have been found very close to where he was last seen that look very much like his so fingers crossed for the New Year.
If you live, or have friends or relatives, in the Holywell area of North Wales do ask them to keep an eye out.
Did you get the Susan Boyle CD in your Christmas stocking? What exactly does Glen of Imaal Terrier Emma think about it?
…and what better way to celebrate it in the Glen of Imaal Terrier world than with another list of dogs that have gone through the PRA DNA scheme.
Baillielands BB Ben-Clear
Bawnogue Holly Blossom-Carrier
Bwrenna Vom Au Deich -Clear
Miimoksen Hsi ja Ho-Affected (another who is clinically clear though at age 12)
Rosears Agile Rascal-Affected
Rosears Call The Shots-Carrier
Uther Uactaran of Megh-Morran-Clear
A brindle Glen of Imaal Terrier dog went missing today from Pen-y-Ffordd, Holywell, North Wales. He is 5 months old(microchipped) and escaped from the back garden which backs onto fields. His pawprints were tracked but then nothing so it is hoped somebody took him in. Advice has been given re: Doglost, the Wrexham Leader, Chester Chronicle, North Clywd Animal Centre & vets. As 3 Glen breeders used to live in the area there should be a few vets left who will recognise a Glen if it is bought to a surgery. If you know of any people in the area please ask them to keep their eyes open!
In the UK there has been a Guide to the Glen of Imaal Terrier CD that has been around for a while and has been very well received. The Danish Glen Club has just done one and theirs is online. It is quite picture heavy so takes a while to download but it is worth the wait. It is interesting to see the change in topline (and what is considered correct) from a country that stopped docking many years ago
The big Winner shows mark the close of the exhibition season in many European countries and last weekend was the Swedish International. Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier was Jeonty Flown Finnair.
…some of us will be missing something that shared in the excitement of last year. “Only dogs” people say who don’t share their lives with them but to us they are so much part of our lives they stand proud as family. So for all Glen of Imaal Terriers, and indeed all dogs, who aren’t there to gaze at the Christmas tree this year the following is dedicated and Alfie (Wickholm In The Line of Fire) who only left recently will take the message along to all who have gone before.
Do not mourn my passing for if you could only see
By slipping all my earthly bonds, I’m young again and free.
By day I run the Heavenly fields, my body healthy and strong
At night I sleep at Angels’ Feet, lulled by Celestial Song.
So do not mourn my passing, just close your eyes – you’ll see
I’m once again that frisky pup, just as you remember me.
If buying a Glen of Imaal Terrier (puppy or adult) don’t be shy about the DNA test for PRA. The Kennel Club health finder shows a lot but names can get missed off so just do the obvious-ASK. All responsible breeders will be more than happy to show you the paperwork!
…what has been going on over the weekend in the Glen of Imaal Terrier world?
A BIG weekend in Finland with the Helsinki Winners & the Finnish Winners. Best of Breed both days was Gleann Nollaig & the BOS was also a repeat with Gleann Queen Size Girl. Indeed all the major awards were repeated!! In America the race is on for the end of the year rankings and Gettysburg was the “biggie” of the weekend…with Terrier Group 2 going to a Glen of Imaal. Gr Ch Coleraine’s Mandalay Royalty added number 19 to her group placement tally!