I Should Keep My Mouth Shut

I’m so embarrassed, I’m going to keep my head in these pine tags for the rest of my life. Truly I am.

See, last night, We were on Our walk down the alley. I WAS ON A LEASH. So don’t even go there….and I decided to rush a fence and go after a dog’s face. Yes. I. Did.

They went a little nuts. And I stopped. But, then, She noticed I was licking. And licking. And licking. See, peeps can’t really tell what’s wrong with us can They? Unless we’re bleeding profusely. Or doubled over in pain. Or squealing like a stuck pig. Which I wasn’t.

But. I lost a tooth. And cracked the one next to it.

There. I said it.

They didn’t figure it out until We got back home.

Oh me. And people think I’m so mild-mannered. Calm. Serene. And sometimes people think I’m timid. NOT.

What You Learned Today:

  • In case you’re just joining Us, I have a history of walking off lead. Sometimes things happen. But I convince my peeps to let me keep doing it.
  • This time, I WAS ON A LEASH.
  • Must have jabbed my teeth against the wooden slat of the fence.
  • Wonder if my tooth is in that dog’s face somewhere?
  • By the way, He took me to Godmother Carol’s earlier. No more mats between my toes. Thank goodness.
  • SHE found that the other tooth was cracked!!! Now We have to keep Our eye on it to see if it needs to be pulled.
  • How I am supposed to keep my eye on my tooth? I ask you.
  • I’m just keeping my head low for a while. roo. roo.
  • Oh…and if you’re of the mind that I’m some kind of mild-mannered quiet pooch. Think again.

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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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17 Responses to I Should Keep My Mouth Shut

  1. scottishdogs says:

    Wow Stuart! You wild thing, you! Sounds painful and good your peeps discovered what ailed you.

    No Scottie is timid……er except me ….sometimes!

    Hope your mouth/tooth heals quickly.


  2. Jazzi says:

    Oh no Stuart, thats horrible. Do you have to go to the doggie dentist or will it heal by itself?? Hope you feel better.


  3. Piper MacT says:

    Oh dear…was it one of your canines? Hope that you are feeling better now. Maybe you can get them to implant a gold one, that would look way cool.

    I’m off to my Uncle Otto for two weeks while mom and dad go to Egypt to tank up on some sun, I can’t go as that culture doesn’t like dogs, especially black ones (go figure).

    Stay safe Stuart.

    Piper MacT

  4. edgar says:

    hmm…stuart – misunderstandings like this one sound like exactly how i got that potentially dangerous moniker!


  5. Fergus the Brave says:

    So, so sorry about the teeth! But, if one is cracked, my peep knows from experience (her own), it is v-e-r-y painful. I know us Scots cover up all our pain, but again, tell your peep maybe it should come out now before it stresses you out completely. Just saying. Fergus the Brave.

  6. Bridget and Cally says:

    Oh my Stuart!!! It runs in the family. We are always on leash on our walks because One of us doesn’t respond to “stay”. And both of us bark ferociously at our neighbor down the street who is afraid of dogs. And once two big greyhounds got loose from their owner and came after us when we barked at them. We think one of them must have gotten his nose between our teeth because his owner was checking his face once she corraled him – and forever afterwards turned the other way if she saw us walking in her direction. We just don’t like dogs that look like they might harm our peeps – and Scotties on lead are VERY PROTECTIVE of their peeps. Mostly, we just kiss people, though. Hope your tooth gets better!

    Bridget and Cally

  7. Georgie B says:

    Well Stuart, For BOL, that’s nothing to hang your head about…I have never broken a real tooth, but I run into stuff all the time, sometimes ya’ just can’t slow down quick enough and you can’t back up on hard wood floors or a pile of leaves…this I know for a fact… but the tooth, I sure hope it doesn’t hurt as much as my mums broken tooth..it hurt so bad she pulled it her self in the middle of the night..it was tiny but she squealed like a stuffed pig too..

    hold your head high, no one needs to know the fence won…

    Georgie B

  8. Kyla says:

    Find the tooth! Have you heard about the tooth fairy? Er, maybe not, the tooth fairy may be tapped out paying the vet for this one.

  9. Oh Stuart!! Our Mom, who had a career in the human dental field (in another lifetime) does not think there is any wood in the south that is strong enough to break a Scottie’s tooth. She thinks that either you had a weak spot/cavity in your tooth already or you hit a big ole nail in that wood. Either way, if the tooth broke off at the gumline, you might be in a bit of pain and if your other tooth is fractured, you might be in some pain too. You might need a visit to the doggy dentist or at least to your Godmother Carol to take a look at it. Sorry about that.

    The Rocky Creek Scotties and Ivy

  10. rottrover says:

    Yeah. And WE get all the bad publicity… Seriously, Stuart, that sounds very painful. Hope you don’t have to get the other one pulled!

  11. Daisy says:

    Oh Stuart. We hope it isn’t too painful AND you can still eat!!!

    We often have major personality changes in new situations….you were just behaving like a normal scottie.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  12. Lee says:

    Stuart ~ You should have kept you mouth closed! Now your peeps don’t have to brush your teeth – just the ones you want to keep.

    My peeps last Scot, Half Pence, broke a tooth chewing an acorn.
    The dental vet checked it ~ it had no decay ~ we had a filling put on so it would look beautiful again and it only lasted three months. Took longer than that to earn the money for the work to be done. So then they did a top sealant so the root would not hurt. That did the job and lasted years.
    Sweet William The Scot

  13. Laura Rivers says:

    Oh my Stuart – that must of hurt. You sound a lot like me. I tend to go after other dogs when I’m on a lease. If I see a dog when we are walking & he does not come over to visit I shreek at them which really gets my mom mad. I hope you are feeling better soon. Simon Henry

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  15. Abigail says:

    Uh Oh! You’re going feral!!!!



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