The members of the Golden Triangle
Irish Setter club extend their deepest sympathies to Joan Fiser on the loss
of her boy "Duffy"
Hello My Name Is Duffy
My first owner was a Mr.
Duffy from West Virginia. I was bought as a show dog from a very good kennel in
Michigan. Mr. Duffy had then retired and he and his wife remodeled their house
and I had a good life playing in the yard. Then when the house was done, I guess
you could say I was too. I just did not fit into the plans of retirement or the
new carpet?? I was never shown for I grew to be a big boy. The wife gave me to
family that lived closer to town. I learned how to get away and the people gave
me back to the Duffyís household. Then I ended up in a kennel, the days of
running and playing stopped A nice lady by the name of Judy happen to be at this
kennel and heard my story. She knew of a Joan Fiser in Western PA who helped
Irish setters in need. It was a hot June day, I was just over a year old when I
went to Joanís house. I had to stay in the car while Judy did a quick home
visit. I could see for myself while sitting in the crate in the back of the van
- it looked good to me. A fenced in yard and another doggie! A red dog none the
less!! Well, I was taken out, met Joan and introduced to my Irish sister Megan.
Itís been 10 years now, Iíve grown gray along with Joan and she helps me up the
steps and on to the bed. I donít run the fence line like I did, now I just stand
and let that school bus pass me, but I do bark at it. Itís nice to know Iíve had
a forever home in Western PA.