Silent Sunday – A Twofer’

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Friday Fund Fun

Yes folks. We were proud to announce Stuart’s Fund yesterday. Along with the T-Shirt fundraising campaign. We’re off to a rousing start.

ArrOOOO to you all for supporting the cause.

What could be more fun than sporting a Stuart’s Fund T? Or hoodie?

 

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Nothing. Nothing’s more fun than that so get out there and order one! You have until midnight on Wednesday, October 12 to put your order in. Then, poof! The campaign’s over.

Please share with likeminded souls so that we can all benefit from canine hemangiosarcoma research. People get HSA, too.

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Stuart’s Fund – Don’t You Need a Shirt?

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The Dad Peep and I have been busy. Very busy. Wallowing in grief only goes but so far. So, we decided it was time to do something else.

We’ve established a fund at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine where there are trials going on right now – with Scotties even – to determine the origins of hemangiosarcoma cells.

We don’t want dogs and their peeps to suffer as we did. I’m not saying a cure – let alone a test or treatment – is coming next week, but we’ve all got to start somewhere.

Research in Stuart’s name seemed appropriate.

In that spirit – and  you know how spirited and sporty Stuart waswe’ve also launched an immediate fundraising campaign through Bonfire Funds.

Our goal is to sell 300 shirts from now through October 12. International shipping is available so get out there and buy a shirt or a hoodie. Or share the news with your shirt and Scottie loving friends.

Visit the Stuart’s Fund website and Facebook page to learn more. (Like I said, we’ve been busy.)

Thank you Lynn Spencer. The T-shirt campaign hadn’t been live for more than 3 or 4 minutes when I received notice that the first shirt had been sold. It was Lynn at Rocky Creek Scotties.

Stuart made that happen, too. Bless him. And Bless Lynn.

And thanks to you all for being a part of this journey along with me and the Dad Peep. We appreciate it more than you can ever know.

ArrOOOOO!

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Watercolor Wednesday – Puppy Squee!

Happy Wednesday with one of my favorite pieces of StuART. Don’t you wish you knew what goes on in a Scottie mind???

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Dogs, Dogs, Dogs – ‘Tis the Season

There’s “Scottie Stuff”, and then there’s Scottie Stuff.  And those of you who covet all things Scotties know what I mean when I say that. Some renderings of our beloved Scots are just O.K., others are astoundingly beautiful. (That’s the “Scottie Stuff”.)

My friends over at Cuddledown.com are promoting their annual holiday flannel bed linens. And, yes, the “jaunty Scotties” adorn the sheets and pillow cases. As they should, yes? And there’s another item I need to tell you about – a Scottie pillow that’s so beautiful – with a WAIT FOR IT – a black pooch AND a Wheaten. (But I can’t find it on the website, so I’ll keep you posted on that.)

Here are the flannel sheets:

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Now, for those of you who covet the Doxies of the world, here are some fab finds for YOU! (And you know that I know who you are.)

Needlepoint Doxie Pillows!

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And sheets!

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Alrighty then, my work for the day is done. I think these are finds enough for lots of folks. Enjoy!

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Silent Sunday

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Saturday Scottie Scholars – Food & Drink

Attention Class. It’s time to get back to the books. Or back to the critters or stalking or protecting. Whatever your specialty, it’s time to stay on your toes and keep your nose to the ground.

Today’s lesson is all about eating and drinking so tilt that head and listen up.

Scotties are bearded dogs, so make sure your peeps understand that you’re going to drip when you drink and drag your loveliness through wet dog food if that’s your meal of choice.

Simply bark at them to, “get over it” and be glad you’re not a slobberer. (Yes, that’s a word.) Be sure to snoopervise as they wipe up your mess.

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Notice Oban on his 9th birthday. See how he carefully stays away from his birthday cake – made of squirrel cookies by the way – and the lit candle. He’s waiting patiently, which, as you know is very hard for a Scot. Flames and Scottie beards don’t play well together. Good job Oban!

Speaking of cakes, food is very important. Whether it’s store bought kibble or homemade rice and vegetables, food can have a real impact on a Scot’s coat and skin. Got an itch? Ask your peeps to check out the food.  Maybe it needs to be adjusted.

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Treats? Did someone say treats? Mac and Jennie love freeze-dried liver snacks like these. And they’re wonderful things to enjoy. Of course, when one overindulges in the treat department, one can pack on the pounds.

Which, leads to enjoying fresh green beans steamed with love along with your kibble to help trim some weight. Like this:

Now. Water is also important. Some folks say that ph balanced water helps keeps the ‘ole cancer doctor away. Others say, heck, drinking out of a nasty ‘ole pond isn’t a bad thing.

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Whichever you choose, make sure your peeps have water for you outside as well as in. All the time. But stay away from those puddles in the street!

Fruit and vegetables are perfectly OK. Just like their two-legged friends, Scotties need good nutrients from things like blueberries, cooked green beans, brown rice, and tomatoes….

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Tomatoes? Not so much. And stay away from grapes and onions!!

OK class. Time for a lunch break followed by some good, old fashioned recess. See you next week.

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