The Beauty of Short Legs

This, my friends, the beauty of having short legs.

Ah. I can wriggle myself into the best places to find rodents, varmints and pesky things. If I had long legs, I couldn’t do all the things I do so well now could I? So the next time you overhear someone saying, “ah, poor little thing, he’s got such short little legs,” just ask them if they can get themselves into tiny little places. Like rat holes and chipmunk dens. That’s what we’re bred for after all!

What You Learned Today:

  • Scotties can get into the best places.
  • We can also run really fast (though most people wouldn’t believe that).
  • Sure, it might take us longer to cover the same distance, but never underestimate the power of Scottie legs.
  • Why, just this morning I hauled off across the street to chase another dog… Ooops! I’m in the doghouse for that one.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a dog 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. He would have been 12 years old in March 2018. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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18 Responses to The Beauty of Short Legs

  1. Peggy says:

    Such fun to watch Button barreling across the yard as fast as possible then, boom, she takes a tumble. Gets up meekly, looks around to see if anyone caught it then trots back to us. So comical.

  2. Kyla says:

    Where’s the food? It isn’t up in the air but on the ground. Dogs on stilts miss out on good meals. What’s up in the air to eat? Gnats-yecch.

    I love to go to PetSmart or Petco. There’s a lot of food in the food department that falls under the bottom shelf. I can reach between that shelf and the floor, scoop out the food and have lunch. Most dogs around here are big and can’t do it. Remember, life is all about food!

  3. Yay Stu! You are so right. We don’t need longer legs, ours are just right. Although trying to reach the bird feeder …… could do with a couple more inches!

    • Don’t talk to me about bird feeders! Right now I’m watching two squirrels demolish the “squirrel proof” one in my back yard kingdom. It’s hard to type and watch at the same time….

      Rooo, Stuart

  4. edgar says:

    stuart – one of my favorite games is to chase my friend millie the great dane around the dog park…i zoom and zoom and zoom and she gets so tired out that i always win!
    sparhawks – i really feel that it would be right and proper for your peeps to hang the bird feeder low enough for you to reach – i mean it’s a little inconsiderate on their part don’t you think?

  5. Short but very very fast little legs.

  6. Georgie B says:

    My short legs don’t slow me down…I can keep up with Scarlett the Greyhound and with enough speed, you can’t even see my legs move…we Scotties are too cool…


  7. Tobias says:

    Hello Stuart – Legs – now lets see – mine are short and powerful like yours – since I am a Scotty too – and you know – they can really go fast – like you say – am interested in that – “go across the street to chase another dog” – haven’t had that experience but bet it is fun — but make sure you are careful of cars – they can be dangerous– keep rolling Stuart – fast and low that’s us! — Always – Tobias

  8. Daisy says:

    You are so right, Stuart. AND when we get bowled over by big dogs, we just roll! No injuries. Low slung dogs RULE!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  9. Hoke says:

    Here they call it the army crawl…I can drop myself down low and scoot under the bed like it’s no-ones business and I’m quick too…they can’t catch me at all! I’m like one of those transformer things!! They don’t let me get near any holes but I do scoot around and under the shrubs too…mostly looking for that stupid cat. Have fun being you!!!

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