Monday, May 29, 2017

Scottie? Male?

Male scottie, or just Dui?

 It has been YEARS since we've had a male scottie.
 He is so different to the girls, that he puzzles us sometimes.
We understand the leg lifting.
Dui has his own version of Tall Poppy Syndrome,
what rises above the rest must be wee'd on.
 Dui races from side to side to lift his leg on everything.
We say 'lift his leg' because after about the third
go, he's empty, so it's just a leg lift.
 However, he also lifts his leg against a tree, to poo!
He cannot jump.
Whenever he wants to lifted up, he gives a
shrill cry, and then lays down to await assistance.
He barks at anything,
must be held tightly when meeting another dog on a walk,
lunges at them screaming in anger.
He has bitten three (very understanding) people,
ripping the trousers of two.
He loves chasing anything on wheels.
Well, racing. The times he has chased rattling
trucks, he races to the side.
He has to be watched every minute when out of the yard.

In the mornings, he is snuggly.  He won't get up until he has been cuddled and properly worshipped.
When offered a treat or food, he often takes it with a
'if this is all there is, I'll have it' attitude.

We think he's like those young men who
are arrested for anti-social acts, whose
parents and friends say
'But he's a loving boy and wonderful son.'
He is a puzzle.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Our little car....

We've heard that people have Names for their vehicles.

Da Phenny has the Elephant Skate,
Frankie and Ernie have had Jennifer jeep, and Jessica jeep.
There are the Scotsmobile, Labmobile....

Well, we call our little car

What do you call your mode of transport?

Monday, May 22, 2017


Now I am Six!
That would make a great book title...BOL!
Yes, SIX!

The story of Me.
I am a Designer Dog.
She says designed by a committee.
I have TWELVE brothers and sisters!
She says it probably explains my wonky leg.

Sadly, seven of us ended up in a high kill shelter.
BUT we were rescued by a wonderful foster mother.
When we received my official adoption papers,
my birthday was 22nd of May.
The same day as Kendra's.
So we always think of her.

We celebrated with a Kangaroo, sweet potato and green bean cake!
(That's what it said on the tin.)
With cottage cheese icing.

And look who turned up to celebrate with me!

Thanks Madi, for the wonderful card!

Happy Birthday to all of my sisters and brothers!
I only know where four of you live now, but  know you have wonderful homes!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday snippets....

We've had a MAJOR change here.
SHE now has a job--taking two children to school in the mornings. (SHE tutors the little boy three times a week.)
Which sounds okay on the surface--more treat money.

BUT the downside is, we are not allowed in the CAR during the week because SHE says we smell it up and make it a mess!  And SHE doesn't want to constantly clean it....sheesh!

So going to the river on the weekends is more exciting.

Then yesterday we came home to these:

Tuna puree with a kibble decoration!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Recently, the scotties have been hanging out together more.
 Dui used to follow Roxy around all the time.
 But now, the scotties are usually together....on guard duty.
They prefer to lie companionably, surveying the 'hood,
while Roxy is a couch potato.

 However, when there is excitement....a walk, or car trip,
Dui resorts to his naughty little brother routine and teases Bella relentlessly.
Bella will not go outside until both Roxy and Dui are in the car.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Bet that got your attention.
Food is VERY important to us.
SHE calls us stomach hounds.
The blanket and upturned plant pot is an attempt at keeping Roxy out of the dirt!
We expend a lot of energy during the day--as
you can see in the photo.
So food, good food is important to us.
We have a SCHEDULE for dinner
(So SHE can remember what to buy, what to defrost and what to feed!)

We have an excellent quality grain-free kibble as a base.
Then add
Monday:  Raw chicken, necks, legs or wings.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Grain-free wet food.
We get one-sixth of a small tin of beef, kangaroo, lamb or duck.
Sometimes the kibble is mixed with rice or pasta.
Thursday:  Raw chicken again
Friday:  a third of a tin of sardines in oil
Saturday & Sunday:  cooked chicken gizzards or hearts.
The amount of kibble is adjusted according to the topper.

We love dinner time.  Do you have an eating schedule?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday Mischief...

I'm in trouble again....
There wasn't any blood.

And the lady wouldn't even take any money
to replace her running tights!