Some dogs walk tall,
but all Glens walk happy
Clodagh stole my heart from the moment she was born and refused to give it back. Truth be told, we had every intention of keeping another Blue. She really did choose us!
Upon arrival, Clodagh burst through her own birth sac and began to crawl across the bed. She was gutsy and intrepid from the get-go. A blonde butterball, she was constantly mistaken for her wheaten brothers in the Puppy Pen.
If Sky is a moody blue with an old soul, then Clodagh is the light to her shade. Consistently cheerful, she has never really tested the boundaries during the Terrible Twos, as Sky briefly did. My family call her Skylight.
Clodagh is extremely affectionate with a ridiculously soft nature. She particularly loves children. The little things. She expresses gratitude by wagging her tail and gently licking you, even if you're just opening the door to let her out. She has to thank you again when she returns, blissfully happy and wearing a leaf fascinator. She is grateful for everything.
Clodagh began mousing outside at six months old. She successfully dismantled a nest first play, one baby mouse at a time. She is fascinated by anything that moves and all garden dwellers are considered fair game. We would have loved one of Sky's first litter to be a working dog. But no one approached us for a puppy.
That legendary Glen courage has been slow to show itself. Then again, Clodagh does give that noisy, scary Hoover monster what-for - from the safety of her mother's side! Her frequent tendency to roll in fox poo has earned her the dubious moniker Clodagh the Unpleasant Odour. It must be a Wheaten thing!
Glens are slow growers. They can take up to four years to fully mature, like a fine Irish malt. Clodagh certainly experienced that lean and - dare I say - leggy phase during her second year. But several growth spurts later, she has blossomed into the most beautiful dog.
Clodagh is named Nettle's Mettle in honour of her grandmother, Ballyfoyle Nettle. It should come as no surprise that we'll continue to Pupdate her progress, with photos.
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Waiting For The Man
Nettle Among The Buttercups
Date of Birth:
PRA (crd-3) status:
D | B
Registered with the UK KENNEL CLUB
Registered with Glen Footprints
Teamhrach Nettle's Mettle (Clodagh)
19 January 2018