Friday, January 18, 2008

This is for Fran

Around Thanksgiving, I posted a picture of my sister’s dogs. Fran asked about the blond one, so I got Candy to take some pictures of Lacey to show.


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Lacey is a Soft Coat Wheaten Terrier, also known as an Irish Soft Coat Wheaten Terrier. Lacey is very much like the breed standard for this terrier. She is alert and happy. She is playful and friendly, and makes a great watch dog. She has a puppy attitude that should remain with her throughout her life. She is sweet-tempered, easy-going and self-confident.

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The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was used as a farm dog, herder, and hunter of small game and vermin in Ireland, which is his country of origin. Though it is probably one of the oldest Irish breeds, its first public presentation was in 1933. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was first imported to the United States in 1946 and officially recognized by the AKC in 1973.

Candy and Wayne have trained dogs for 20 or 30 years, but have trained “people” dogs – Lacey is the first terrier they have worked with and she is a challenge! But as she is growing up, she is getting better at listening and obeying.

Lacey IS a love – she is affectionate and cuddly. Candy says that Lacey sleeps behind her feet when she is in the kitchen or at the table. Where Candy is, there Lacey is!

On another note, I looked up the stairs to the girls’ “suite” – where they stay when they come. I saw a heart-warming sight on the stairs. Slippers, waiting for feet to come “home” to wear!



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And, on a weather note, it is COLD. C*O*L*D!!! With a capital “C” --- it’s warmed up to 0º (plus or minus, your choice!!) and the sun is shining. But the wind is blowing – the wind chill is –22º. I am hoping to keep Norm inside, working on spoons – we have an event next week and he needs to get more spoons done!


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It may be cold, but the woodpeckers are out getting good food

It is a beautiful, if cold, day. You have a beautiful day!




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Norm still selling his spoons? I have been trying to find his spot on your blog.

My 13 year old nephew is now carving wood spoons. I bought him a book about wood carving. I thought seeing pictures of Norms would inspire him:)

Blessings,

Renee

Sonia said...

Love the dog's photos! They all are cute, specially Lacey!

Have a nice day!