Two Irish characters

October 2023

How can two dogs of the same breed be so completely different? Duvel was a sweet dog, even when he was a puppy. As a senior he was a charming Irish gentleman who made you smile when he was naughty now and then. We lost Duvel in August of 2022 and miss him dearly. We are glad that we took a year “off” to travel to far away places and are now able to give our new little “terror” Woody the attention he claims.

Woody was born mid June 2023 and we picked him up in northern Germany when he was 9 weeks old. We were shockend how restless he was compared to our first Irish Terrier. Woody is not taking “no” for an answer and keeps us busy 24/7.¬† What a character! Slowly but steadily he is beginning to turn into a dog, instead of a little gremlin. He is starting to be a bit more affectionate towards us, a trait his breed is known for. He loves to be outside, running and playing with other dogs in the nearby forest, as well as on the beach where we used to go with Duvel on Sunday mornings.

We cherish our memories of living with Duvel in the Hamburger Treppenviertel, the long walks along the Elbe. He came into our lives in 2009, when we still lived in Hamburg. The gallery below shows him as a puppy. He loved to carry around sticks and other trophies.¬†Later we moved back to Holland and had just built our new house when Covid locked us down and Duvel was recovering from his first surgery. He went over the rainbow bridge in the summer of 2022. He will be remembered…

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