Nearly Hidden

Sometimes I'm hard to find.

She says She’s so glad that I have my white spots. Otherwise, She wouldn’t see me sometimes.

Here I am hidden in the monkey grass. Again.

Wonder if the varmints know I’m in here?

What You Learned Today:

  • Sometimes it’s good to have unusual markings. Like my white patches.
  • At night these patches help Them keep up with me in the yard.
  • And to think, those nasty people who bred my parents didn’t like me because of my white! Phooey on them!
  • Some Scotties do have distinctive markings like streaks, dribbles, blazes or other stuff.
  • Sometimes these markings make us ineligible to show or breed for show.
  • Some people DYE these markings! (Isn’t that cheating? Maybe not.)
  • I’m glad we don’t care for showing at my house.
  • They love me no matter what.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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8 Responses to Nearly Hidden

  1. Kyla says:

    Who cares about markings? If you’ve got the Scottie personality and disposition, you’re fine. I’m 8 and starting to get grey around the mouth and chops.Our peeps prefer us for ourselves. Westies are much more photogenic but that’s OK. They have problems because people who think they’re cute and don’t know what they’re about adopt them-terriers need terrier people. I can just see the Cavalier King Charles blog now-“Today I sat on Her lap again. Do you think I should branch out and get brave by sitting on His lap tomorrow?” And dog shows, yecch. Have you seen what they’ve done to some breeds like the German Shephard? They encourage slinking around with the hind legs. What is THAT? My Scottie peeps love me for myself-I love all you Scottie peeps.

    • I’m on the train with you, Kyla.

      Thank goodness my peeps don’t give a rat’s butt about all that stuff either. The one thing They DO care about, though, is when somebody says, “Oh look at that! That dog looks like a skunk!” Now. I don’t have to tell you what happens next. Call me a skunk and It WILL get ugly.

      ArrOOOOOO! Stuart

  2. The other night when Lilly shot around the house (outside) with no leash on, Mom was wishing she had some white markings on her – but she dutifully came running up on the porch and in the front door. WHEW!! Mom was starting to sweat a bit!!

    We hate to hear that people call you a skunk!! NOT NICE!!

  3. edgar says:

    my mum says that skunks are cute and as long as they don’t say that you smell like one it’s okay. me on the other hand – i know that skunks are varmints and can see why you would not want to be compared to one, seeing as how we scotties are vermin killers – we know how bad they are!

  4. Daisy says:

    We love your distinctive markings! Each of us has some non-show traits…..but who cares. We’re SCOTTIES, look out varmits!

    Next time you’re called Skunk, show them your big, non-skunk teeth!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  5. You are pretty well hidden, Stuart! What a beautiful garden you have to hide in!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. Abigail says:

    That would be nice when Pippi wants to wonder a bit on her nightly business

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