Irish Terrier
Picture of Darby, a male Irish Terrier

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Home:Houston, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Mister Darby! Oh, For Pete's Sake!

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

Real bones

Cats & Squirrels

Favorite Toy:
I-Cube - Jumbo Size

Favorite Food:
Beef bits for dogs

Favorite Walk:
3 Miles around the Memorial Park Loop

Best Tricks:
Dead Dog

Arrival Story:
Wanted a lively dog with little shedding after our 14 yr old mutt mix died. So, I got on the web, took some tests and started researching.

Darby flew in from California in Oct. of 2002. He had been raised in a 1-story home and looked like Bambi trying to climb stairs. He required a lot of exercise, play, and training--to quote one book "A tired dog is a good dog". He's a happy dog, always smiling and ready to give a kiss.

Forums Motto:
What a comedian!

The Groups I'm In:
Cairns terriers and irish terriers rock the world, Cu Ruadh, Dishing the Dirt on Terriers

The Last Forum I Posted In:
What's your favorite animal movie???!!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 22nd 2005 More than 12 years!

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Where did she come from?

December 29th 2009 1:42 pm
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So, I'm minding my own business Thanksgiving week-end, and this truck pulls up and a lady gets out with a dog, a nice lady dog that I've met before. We sniff and paw and we are ready to play. Pretty soon, Mom gets us both on a leash and we go for a l-o-n-g walk, must have been 3 miles.

Well, it's after Christmas now and she's still here. It's kind of nice to have a friend to guard the yard from cats and squirrels, and the other night there was a big possum on the fence. Oh boy, I wish we could have gotten ahold of that thing!

She's a lot of fun for the most part, and we are definitely getting a lot more exercise. Mom says, 'A tired dog is a good dog'. She slept in my kennel last night, so I gave up and slept in hers. Guess I'll keep her.


Me and Hurricane Ike

November 18th 2008 1:05 pm
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I slept through it. Yep, me and Dad snoozed through the 80+mph wind and sideways rain and shaking windows. Mom said she was up most of the night, checking the radio after the electricity went out. Next morning, she waited till 8:30a, but I had to go, so out we went, me in my raincoat, sniffing to find the perfect spot. Boy, was the back yard interesting with all the stuff blown down and stuff blown into it! You can see me checking the fence in my photos. Later, we walked all over the neighborhood looking at the damage; people and pups seemed to be ok, but the trees and some roofs were a mess. Mom kept getting ice every day to keep a few crucial items chilled--my dog food, first and foremost! It was kind of fun, I thought, since Mom was home more, and Dad was cooking on the gas grill a lot. Once the power came back and we could see the photos of Galveston and other areas, it was sad, and we hope for happier times for all those folks.


Laissez Bon Temps Roulez!

December 13th 2007 3:33 pm
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Wow, road trip! Mom and Dad got this neat cover for the whole back seat of the 4-Runner and off we went. I stayed in a people hotel and got to sit on a chair,still no sleeping on beds though. We walked and walked, through the French Quarter, over to the Mississippi River, down to Cafe Du Monde where I got a piece of beignet--Yum! We went into stores and art galleries in the Warehouse District and visited friends. The variety of smells was outstanding and I was a good dog, so I hope they take me on some more trips. Wait till Mom gets the photos up.

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