Saturday, March 17, 2012

Adopt an Irish!

Ryley 2001-2011

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, this post will just be about my Irish Setters and Irish Setter Rescue.  See above links if you are interested in adopting an Irish Setter.  
Adopt-a-Setter deals with NJ, PA, CT, DE, based out of NJ. 
Pillsbury ambassador for Setter rescue.
Magnolia Setter Rescue deals with the Southeastern States, based out of FL.
My gentle giant, Irish Setter, Pillsbury. (Gone Feb 2011) 
Pillsbury's cowl to keep his ears out of his food.

Pillsbury (pre-dog cart) watching squirrels

Ryley was named "telethon dog" because since we had him as a pup, he has always had major problems that were fixable$$$. It would take a telethon to pay for all his medical procedures. We did fix all his health issues and he recovered quickly and happier than ever, until his last bout with bone cancer. He passed Sept. 2011.
Below is just a sampling of his health issues...
As a pup, he had HOD Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy) He went lame at 4 months old. The HOD flared up and down for 3 months. Below is Scott helping him to walk so he can go potty.

Below is after Ryley's Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) & Correction of Angular Limb Deformity Surgery for a Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament.
 Below is a lymph node taken out.  It was called a "reactive" lymph node. Filled up with puss and had to be drained. Non cancerous.
 Below, as a puppy, he also broke his leg.  He learned quickly to lift the cast and bang on the door to go outside.

Pillsbury & Ryley tent camping
Ryley checking out squirrel looking for peanuts

Ryley checking out a funny looking Irish Setter (my foster guinea pig)

Ryley's favorite comfort toy, my neck roll pillow.
And yes, we have to add Devin to this page. I hope someday, I'll feel as close to him as I did to Ryley & Pillsbury.
Misc. Irish Setter Rescue photos


  1. Thanks so much for posting this, what a lovely tribute to such wonderful rescue dogs. Thanks for adopting and sharing! I have been enjoying being able to follow you around the country! When we traveled it, we didn't even have a cell phone! What did you do with that cart? I read this today, we only have 1 Irish Setter, Bentley. Our Patrick, we made his birthday St. Patrick's day, since we didn't know it, makes that day a tough one for sure !!!

  2. I just found your blog last night. I read it all and really enjoyed it. My husband has a new job that will allow us to live in our motor home. We are supposed to leave this Saturday, but do not have our first assignment yet. We are worried that he may be sent somewhere that the motor home can't go like Hawaii. I will have to stay home with our two greyhounds, if that happens and we will have to catch him on the next trip. :-(


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