Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy St. Patrick's day from our Harri!!

Mum gets melancholy on St Patrick's day.  She remembers our Harri and how on this day he and Dad, with a Guiness in his hand,  would  sit outside to watch the sunset together. Harri always got a drop of Guiness, which he lapped up with great gutso, in his bowl . Crikey ...... I didn't get any Guiness??  What's with that???  Anyway being the kind bloke I am I thought I'd let Harri take pride of place on my blog for today.

Harri led the Echuca parade on St Paddy's day 2011 with his friends. He was quite the star!!
With another of his mates. He LOVED people and EVERYONE loved him right back!!

Everyone in Echuca has this photo of Our Harri. He posed for ages, without complaint and he was OLD.  
He could ALWAYS belt out a tune, our Harri.  He had quite the singing voice and joined many a band in many a pub where he ALWAYS managed to get a drop of guiness!!
Happy St. Patrick's day everyone and from Harri .....  'UP THE IRISH'


Wanna run ..... Love, Charlie.

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  1. What a GRAND old fellow! We saw on Dr Harry today that a bit of beer isn't harmful to dogs. Wouldn't you know SHE's a wino. Hope you got some treats, mate.

    Happy St Paddy's Day!

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    1. Well surely, for you three, she could buy a stubbie or two to keep in the fridge for special occasions. Like Mondays or Tuesdays or Wednesdays or Thursdays or Fridays or Saturdays or Sundays. You know ...... special days!!!!!!

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  2. Ahhh, Harri was such a handsome boy!!!

    Happy St. Paddy's Day!

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    1. Thanks, Phantom, Ciara and Lightning. Hope you got some guiness!!

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  3. Harri was such a cutie. <3 hugs

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    1. They're ALWAYS telling me he was the BEST!! Sure hope I make it to the BEST one day.

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  4. What a wonderful memory!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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    1. It sure is, aye?? I wish I had been around to meet him. He was a bit of a character ...... and that's for sure!!!

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  5. That one happy guy....he sure enjoyed his St Paddys Day...and may you have a Happy St Paddys day...now stay way from the green eggs and beer....gives puppers gas!

    The Mad Scots

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    1. Crikey ...... I don't need green eggs and beer ...... I've ALWAYS got gas. I can clear a room!!!!

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    1. Thanks Tweedles ..... I hope you had a good one too.

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  7. I'm glad you shared Harri with us today. What a fine lad he must have been. I love the last photo of him arooing with the gray around his eyes. He must have been young at heart.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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    1. He was Irish to the end Sully. AND so brave. He had a massive tumour in his tummy but NEVER complained. The week before he went to the bridge he did his final performance arooing at an Irish festival with his favourite Irish band.

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  8. Happy St. Paddy's Day Charlie! Harri was a handsome bloke wasn't he? Of coarse you are handsome also. You know what Charlie? You are the best in alot of eyes. You never know who looks up to you.

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    1. Crikey ...... thanks Milton and Mr Stubbs ...... do you really think I am the best in a lot of eyes?? How good is that? Now I've just gotta win Mum and Dad over, aye??

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  9. Happy St Paddy's day for yesterday Charlie..and what a guy Harri must have been..i love the look on his face so proud..sure he is having a beer or shandy right now..loves Fozziemum xx

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    1. Thanks Fozziemum. I think you're right ..... He'd be having a wee drop for sure. He was a great bloke from all I've been told. He had friends all over Australia. He visited EVERY state in his short life.

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  10. Happy St. Paddy's, Charlie... I's gotta a wee sip of Shiner beer (not Guiness but it's a Texas beer)... and I can tell ya... it's yummy! Harri sure wuz a cutiepie... guess it runs in yer family...

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    1. Crikey Finley ..... I've never heard of Shiner beer but any beers good in my eyes. Well done!! Awwwwwwww Finley ...... you really think I'm cute????? Not as cute as you. You're the CUTEST!!!!!!!

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    2. I'm wif Finley - good lookin guys run in your family.

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    3. Thanks Whitley ... Your family does ok in the good lookin' and CUTE Sheila's too, aye? Even your CATS are good lookin'. Just as well cause that's about all cats have go in' for 'em, aye? They HATE me. All hissy and scratchy they are.

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  11. Harry is as irish as a irish dog, not that I've ever met a irish dog, but happy St Pat's day to you all.
    Merle...........

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    1. Sorry Harri I spelt your name wrong.
      Merle.............

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    2. Harri was short for O'Harrigan, Merle.

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    3. Charliedownunder17 March 2015 at 22:13
      Crikey Merle ..... Mum's missed you. She'll drop by shortly to see what's been happening in your wonderful home while we've been away. Harri sure was Irish. In all ways. He was very laid back. Hope you had a good St Paddy's day too. Did the beer fairy share a wee drop with all at your corner of the world??

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  13. Gotta say, I luv da color of Harri's furs. Somefin bout dat good-lookin red color. ;)

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    1. Yeah Travis .. Just like you and Crockett, aye? They call Irish terriers 'Red devil ... Dare devil'. Pretty much summed Harri up. He was scared of NOTHING! Are you like that Travis?

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  14. Oh how wonderful to see those grreat pictures of Harri. I bet he looked forward all year to St Patrick's Day and getting a sip of Guinness. That is the luck of the Irish all right.
    So generous of you to share, Charlie.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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    1. He didn't have to wait for st. Patrick's day for a sip of Guinness, Bertie! He sang at many Irish pubs and was more than looked after with the Guinness. Probably what gave him the stomach tumour. Mum always watched that he didn't get too much but she's pretty sure he got more than she knew of. He did, however, shine on St. Paddy's day.

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  15. Hari looked like he was quite the character

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    1. Very much the character, I've been told!

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  16. Happy St Patrick's day for yesterday, Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly ... Hope you had a good day, too!

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  17. What a handsome boy Harri was. Happy St Patrick's Day to you and to Harri, Charlie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. He was a good lookin' bloke, aye? It's the beard thing, I think. Something about you blokes with beards .....

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  18. That was very generous of you Charlie, to hand over the blog post to old Harri. He was a wonderful looking chap. Hope you had a good St. Patrick's Day.

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    1. I did thanks, Ann but I didn't get any Guinness

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  19. Thanks for letting Harri shine through this post for St. Patrick's Day! They'll be honoring you in such a way when you are old and gray!

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    1. I guess they will Marley. It takes a while for us to win 'em over completely, aye?

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  20. Charlie you're back, woohoo, I've missed you!!!!
    What a great pup Harri looked. Previous paws Chloe used to luff a guinness, she was great pub dog and often had a slurp out of a cleaned ash tray (when you could smoke in pubs) Luffs you Charlie
    Happy St Patricks Day, hugs to Mum
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. CRIKEY Princess ... You missed me! How good is that? I missed you too. I did try and keep up each night but we mostly didn't have internet coverage. Should be right for the next few days at least. Maybe Chloe and Harri are sharin' a Guinness in some bar in the sky right now, aye? I sure hope so.
      I luffs you too Princess. It's good to be back!

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  22. Double ditto on what the Princess said. We missed you too Charlie.
    Oh my goodness Harri was a handsome fellow and his smile was worth a million bucks!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  23. Hari OM
    Crikey Charlie mate... somehow the 'mailman' got late delivering news of your post!!! But here I is and top or the next morning it is to ye matie... how lovely to see you reminisce about Harri; certainly he was a handsome lad. Your mum clearly has an eye for them...

    Wonderful to see you on the etherwebs again. Yes, we do miss you! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  24. Happy St. Patricks Day to you Harri... you are my pawsonally St Patricks pup now and I always when I see a clover I see you.
    easy rider

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  25. Happy St. Pat's Day to Harri, he was such a beautiful little doggie, we did not know you could drink beer, even American beer like Budweiser cos if so we are gonna tell our mom to quit screaming at our dad when he lets us lick the bottle.....mom says he is such a caveman....um......stella rose

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  26. Thanks for the memories of Harri, and the photos...I'm glad he was so loved!

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  27. Harri looks like he was a pawsome dog! Thanks for sharing those memories with us.

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  28. I'm smiling at the amazing character of Harri!

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  29. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

    Noodle and crew

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  30. OMD!! How lovely to see this post! Thanks fur sharing it with your pals!

    I got no beer, nor anything else too green either, unless you count the green ribs of lettuce I like to munch on ...

    I hope you had a fun St Paddy's Day!

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