Monday, May 25, 2009

Meet my new baby

His name is Rory. He is 11 weeks old. And I am one very happy Mom. Isn't he precious?


I miss my Maggie and was ready for a new "furbaby." I was actually thinking of getting a cocker this time. (I have had Irish setters for over thirty years.) Last weekend I went to a local dog show and talked to a few breeders. While wandering around I spotted a camper with a bunch of Irish puppies being exercised. Well, of course I had to look. Now all puppies are adorable. I know that. So I didn't say anything to the breeder. Later that afternoon I stayed to watch the setters. The woman with the puppies was showing an absolutely stunning dog who I thought was breathtakingly beautiful. She was just the type of setter I like.
Well for the next day and night I couldn't stop thinking about those puppies. So I emailed the breeder. Three days of back and forth emails and phone calls and a ten hour car trip and Rory came home with me yesterday.

Rory, my little boy, wouldn't be my boy if not for the world's greatest brother! You see he, my baby brother, bought my Rory for me. Greg, if you read this know that you are the BEST BROTHER. Thank you Greg.

I hope you all don't get too bored of photos of my new baby. I promise to include some stitching in the next post.


Until then............
Love and stitches,
Kathy
and Rory too

41 comments:

Katrina said...

Congratulations on the new member of your family! Rory looks like such a beautiful puppy. No wonder you've been busy!

Katy

Daffycat said...

What a gorgeous puppy! Congratulations, Kathy!

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on your new baby. He is adorable, just as cute as a bugs ear and will be a very handsome boy. What a wonderful thing your little brother did for you.

Gabi said...

What a handsome boy he is. And that look ...just adorable. I'm sure he will lots of joy into your life. Hopefully you'll show him off more often on your blog. .

Donna said...

Rory is just perfect. And thank you to your brother. I think Rory is just what the doctor ordered!

Nancy said...

He already looks like he feels right at home! He's adorable and we won't mind if we get as many updates on him as we do your stitching!

EvalinaMaria said...

I love puppies! And I can see a future champion in those very smart, brown eyes. Congratulations and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Oh he's so handsome! I love him! Congratulations!

Carolyn

shutterbug said...

These pictures of Rory are as good as stitching pictures any day! He is absolutely beautiful. (and looks like maybe he knows it. :o) Congratulations on your new fur baby. He looks like a wonderful friend.
Hugs, Elaine

Sandy In Montana said...

Rory is a very hansom young man. I love Irish Setters, they are so beautiful. Your brother truly is a wonderful person.

blueladie said...

I'm glad you shared photos of Rory! He's adorable!!! Thanks!
:D
Cathryn
aka blueladie

Lou's addictions said...

he is sooooooo cute, cant wait to see more pics of him. Setters are beautiful dogs, your a lucky ady with a wonderful brother.

Sadie said...

Oh what a handsome boy he is. I am sure you will have lots of fun together. What a lovely thing for your brother to do.
Have a great week x

Dawn said...

Your New Baby is gorgeous. I can see why you haven't had much time. Pups do keep you as busy as with a new babe.

Lucky you!!!

Dawn ( BBI group)

Vonna said...

He's a handsome young boy ;) Did you name him? I love the name :)

Katri said...

Oh my, he is precious! So sweet!

I've put many more puppy pictures than stitching photos in my blog recently. So, please keep the puppy pictures coming, I'll return for them and your stitching, too!

Trecie said...

Cute puppy What a wonderful gift for a brother to give you. And the stitched piece from Deborah is Beautiful. How is Rory and Rosie getting along? Your flowers are looking lovely.

Carolyn NC said...

AWWWWW - I can't stand it - he is soooo cute! And wait a minute - isn't he big for an 11 week old??? Your brother is the sweetest; congrats and all the happy dances in the world to you for your new baby! And you better keep those pictures coming! :)

Alice said...

He is just precious Kathy. Thumbs up for your bro. Now all that is left is for me to convert you to raw feeding. : ))
Hugs
Alice

Mel said...

So very cute! :)

Emily said...

What a wonderful present you brother got you. I'm sure you will enjoy him. Get lots of playtime in with him.

Ranae said...

What a gorgeous puppy
Congratulations! to the new addition

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Oh he is lovely. We are an Irish Setter family too. Meghan is my fourth setter. They are wonderful at all stages I think, although I had forgotten how naughty they can be as puppies!! Prepare to move everything - higher and higher as they grow. Did you know the Gaelic spelling of Rory is Ruairi?? Pronounced just the same. Quite nice I think. Love Irene.

CindyMae said...

I do not think that I could possibly get bored looking at that gorgeous baby of yours! Rory is stunningly beautiful! I am so happy for you and for him as well as I am sure that he has the best home possible now!

Terry said...

What a little darling, I am wondering if he shares your bed like our Marzbar shares my sons bed, I hope that you have many happy hours of fun with such a little cutie, I used to breed cockers years ago and I have always loved setters and for a long time thought about an English setter instead of an Irish setter but we have ended up with one huge hairy Otterhound but as full of love and fun as I am sure that your new boy is

Milly~ said...

Congrats on the newest addition to your home. How sweet of your brother to get Rory for you. May he bring you many years of happiness.

Meari said...

What a big puppy! So adorable, too.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Oh, we all just love him - and my DS Ruairi of course loves his name too! Would never tire of more photos.

Mylene said...

oh, he's sooo cute! Congrats!

Cindy B said...

Oh I just him he's so pretty.I know he's going to be spoiled.

Kathy said...

Your new fur baby is beautiful! How wonderful of your brother to get him for you. I love his name too.

Siobhan said...

Oh wow!! Give Rory some cuddles and an extra treat or two from me & The Fluffinator. We thought about getting an Irish setter, too; I was just worried about how much exercise they would require. They are gorgeous dogs, and Rory is just adorable. I need to send your post to my brothers and tell them they need to kick it up a notch in the gift giving department. LOL ;)

Mary Ivancicts said...

I love your new puppy! he is so cute!

Mare said...

What a handsome little boy!

Danni said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new baby!!!!! He is adorable-- and big--- how big will he be when he is fully grown!!!!!

Enjoy spending time with your new baby-- how did you get him to sit still for all of the pictures?

Danni

Cindy F. said...

Oh Kathy!! He's beautiful!! Congratulations! and how sweet of your wonderful brother:)

Myra said...

He is sooooo handsome. I have always liked Irish Setters and he truly is a gorgeous one.

Debra said...

oh cutie

Patti said...

congratulations on your new baby who is a tad big for a baby me thinks. Anyway he is just gorgeous so welcome Rory. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Anonymous said...

Kathy
Rory is adorable!!!!
Annette

Irene said...

What a gorgeous boy and he looks so at home.