I'm not doing my mixed breed rescue today, as I'm driving tomorrow from Richmond to Springfield. I'm driving this handsome fellow, Byron, along with another English Setter who has yet to join the caravan. Also in tow are a couple of spaniels (they look like K. Charles to me). They get off before my stop.
Byron looks just like Marnie, the gorgeous girl I shuttled about a month ago. This tri-color setter is called a Llewellyn. I'm not sure why my husband and I have such a fond place in our hearts for this breed. This color is the type that my husband would like as it is similar to Lucy (who was a Llewellyn, but did not have the mask. Personally, I'd prefer no mask.
My current English Setter, Daisy, is white and orange. Mark calls her "goofy dog". She is a goob, and I've never seen another dog run like her (I think that she is part deer). She's so thin she looks like she has been starved, but she burns an extraordinary amount of calories. I'm now adding lard to her food to give her more concentrated calories.
I think that 1/3 of her body weight must be her tongue. You can see it hanging out. She's also a very slobbery dog because when she drinks water she sloshes her whole head in it as if it were shovel. The picture here is recent. It was the first time she had submerged herself in my neighbor's podnd. She still will not swim, but that she waded in and stuck her head under the water like a duck was a good thing.
She also is sparsely haired--I call her my Rogaine dog. Her special talent is playing ball with Macy. I've never had an English Setter catch a ball or play ball in any way. I'm sure we'll get another Setter before too long. But both Daisey and Macy are very active dogs--I don't need any more excitement!