I finally managed to translate most of my homepage into English. Only the buttons "Stories", "Poems", "Character" and "Books and Links" I didn't get to yet. But I am working on it. I also didn't finish the "Picture Gallery" yet. I still want to put more pictures of the last years in it and will try to keep it up to date with the new pictures I take. Please be lenient towards my translation. For part of it I used a free online translation program and you wouldn't believe the sentences that came out sometimes :-). I tried to put everything together in an understandable way but I think, sometimes it may still sound a little strange. If you find anything that really doesn't sound right, please feel free to email me.
Isn't the Internet a fine thing? I wished, it would have already existed at the time, when I was desperately seeking for information about Irish Wolfhounds. I was even responded already at a gazehound exhibition in Hannover. Someone had recognized Bailey from this homepage. For several years I am also a member in an international IW Mailing List (see the site "books/links" in this homepage) and thereby have daily contact to IW owners all over the world. It is just great!
Also I am very pleased about the many entries into my guest book. However I am really sorry that I didn't thank everyone for each entry personally by email, as I had actually planned. But somehow the days are just too packed. Therefore I would like to assume the opportunity, to thank everybody very much here and now.
And last but not least I want to let you know, where we come from. We live in a suburb of the historic emperor town of Goslar in the federal state of Lower Saxony in Germany. If somebody is interested: www.goslarinfo.de (available in German, English and French).
Fortunately I can still let Bailey run free on our walks despite the new dog regulations. I was however already addressed several times whether Bailey mustn't carry a muzzle now, because he is so large. When sometimes I use the Halti on him, to remind him, that it is a "No No" to pull at the leash, I harvest frightened looks, because some people regard the Halti as a muzzle and think that he is a "dangerous dog". If I have the opportunity, I explain to them, what a Halti is and that it serves the training of him.
Talking about dog regulations: Who would like to get informed about the new laws of the individual federal states in Germany, can do this here www.dueber web.de/hunde vo.htm (in German). The dog regulations for each federal state can be looked up.
And now I wish you much fun regarding Baileys homepage!
Bailey with Halti (I think it rather looks like a halter, doesn't it?)