my first computer in early 1997 and in stumbling around on the
internet, I found the Irish Wolfhound Discussion List.
was a man from Italy just learning about the wonderful world of
Wolfhounds, and a great many from around the world that offered
him solid, helpful advice in his search for the right breeder
and puppy. This led him to Tina in Denmark. He learned, waited
and with great excitement, finally got his puppy. As I
recall, not long after that, the list was delighted to learn that
romance was in the air, and Antonio and Tina were the list's first
internet couple, now living with the hounds in Italy.
charmed by their story, and they had an international group that
was delighted for them. I was just starting to get really involved
with sculpting Irish Wolfhounds, and thought that I'd like to
do something sometime to commemorate their story. When another
via the lists with Ron and Willeke; he from the US and she from
Holland, marrying and starting a life together in Ireland, this
was just too much. Who would have ever believed it possible? I
HAD to sculpt something. I wanted to have male and female Irish
Wolfhound heads facing each other, with their profiles forming
a heart. LOVEBIRDS came about and is dedicated to "two people
from different worlds brought together by their love of Irish
the IW internet world has learned about a third couple; Pauline
from BC, Canada and John from Belgium, and I think all would wish
them well in their new life together.
Wolfhound lists have done more than provide us with these wonderful
romances. In the few short years of their existence, the lists
constantly and continuously bring together people from all over
the world to celebrate this wonderful breed. My deepest thanks
to all those that make this possible.