Happy Birthday Nanna Grand Peep

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty…

Today would have been my GrandPeep’s 616th birthday. Wait…that’s not right…she would have been…let’s see…in peep years, she’d have been 88 today.

She loved me. Truly. She loved it when I tawdled up the steps at her place to visit her. I’d saunter into the kitchen and get a drink of water. Then, I’d drip all over her kitchen floor…don’t you just love a bearded doggie?…she didn’t care.

Next, I’d walk over to her big sliding glass door and look out over the water to spot some ducks. (She lived on a little pond with LOTS of ducks.)

Then, as she got old and sick with the big “C”, she couldn’t come out to see me in her living room. So, my peep would pick me up and plop me down on her bed. She and I’d lay there for a while and she’d ask about my day. How was I doing? What was on my mind? Things like that. She talked to me as if I were a person.

She loved me. And, truth be told, I loved her. (Being a Scottie, I rarely let her know how much I liked her. Even though I gave her a big ‘ole Roooo, Arooooo! sometimes.)

Here’s to you Nanna Grandpeep! And that strange kitty cat you’re with in that picture. Nobody’s around anymore who can tell me where that picture was taken. We think it must have been on a beach in Florida somewhere.

Birthday Hat

I’ll even wear a hat today for you Nanna.

What You Learned Today:

  • Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
  • Like cancer. Scotties get cancer, too. Lots of Scotties get cancer.
  • Oh me.
  • Take care of yourself, K?
  • Be on the lookout for changes. See you Dogtor. Often.
  • I wouldn’t want it to happen to you!
  • OH….. don’t forget to vote!!! Go here to vote. WE CAN DO THIS!!! I’m a loooong way from the leader, but, like all Scotties do, I have faith. If you’re just joining us, I’m running for Thundershirt’s Spokesdog position in a new television commercial. Hop on over and vote for me, OK? THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS who tirelessly vote for me EVERY DAY. Whew! That’s friendship! And I appreciate it.
  • Speaking of friendship, if you haven’t heard, my friend Lilly, over at Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures, is in a contest, too. She deserves to be the CUTEST PET IN VIRGINIA. So hop on over to Virginia Living magazine and VOTE FOR HER! ‘Cause she’s definitely the cutest pet in Virginia in the world! Thank you!

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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41 Responses to Happy Birthday Nanna Grand Peep

  1. That’s a really nice post, very toughtful… I’ve voted for you and I hope you will win!!!

  2. katie says:

    Sorry to read about your grandpeep – but I am glad you had a good visit with her. Take care my little scottie friend,

  3. Lovely story Stuart. That big cat is rather moth-eared looking! Voted again – you getting anywhere near that Dude?

  4. Lee says:

    Stuart your Grandpeep looked quite stylish. It’s nice when you have great memories. I like it when people talk to me also.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. Your Nanna sounds like a grreat person. And WOW, that’s a big kitty!! Happy birthday to her. I know you miss her lots.

    • Yes, she was a grrreat person! Know what else? She contributed to the “Stuart Fund” whenever she had some extra bucks in her wallet. For Dogtor visits and stuff. How cool was that? Treated me like a special granddog!

  6. Wonderful tribute post to your grandpeep…. I have one question. I live in Florida,… should I be watching out for cats that large on the beach… just saying. I might be a snack for that one.

    Have a great day. And thanks for the lovely post.

    hugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles


    We loved the tribute to your grand peep. We never got to met our grand peeps, but Sid’s older sister Drew used to go visit her grandfather peep everyday with her sister Corky( a rescue scottie). Luckily our Auntie Michele comes to visit all of the time with her rescue scottie Rocky. We love family.

  8. Hey Buddy, We’ve been voting for you every day. Our Lillybug is vying for the cutest dog in VA – we don’t think she’ll do as well as you did last year!!

    Guess what our Grand Peep was 88 yesterday!! Our Mom took her to Mabry Mill for breakfast along with our Aunt Mary who will be 90 this year.

    Lilly, Piper, Argie and Ivy

  9. Kyla says:

    Kenzie and I never got to see our grandpeeps-they lived in SC and were in no shape to fly and They were too cheap to fly us there. We did get to bark on the phone with them before they went to the bridge.

  10. robynwp says:

    Your Grand Peep sounded like a wonderful Ouma (that is what we call our grand peeps in South Africa) and we are sorry that she is no longer with you.
    Wallace and Samuel

  11. joulesandprescott says:

    What a wonderful post. Happy Birthday, NannaPeep! On our way to vote…

  12. I’ve voted again! Happy birthday Stuart’s grand peep!!

  13. Dougall says:

    Your grandpeepsounded like a lovely human, the big C has a lot to answer for… Hope you’re travelling well, I keep voting for you every day, good luck!

  14. sue ellen says:

    We LOVE our grandpeeps!!! They live in Washington state…we live in Alabama. We send them prezzy’s of people treats.They send us cards w/ $ for scotty treats ! We know how much you love your grandpeep. And how much you miss them when they have to ‘go home to heaven’. Always remember…their love goes on forever. You are a fortunate guy Stewart, you have brought joy to many peeps. There isn’t anything better in this world.
    We celebrate for you special “GRANDPEEP” !!!!

    * WE VOTED!!! =)

  15. sue ellen says:

    “OH YES” Our grandpeep “Amy” reads your posts every day. Our clan mom sends them to her. She also thinks you are a “cool scott” Mr.Stewart !!!!!!!
    😉 L&M

  16. Daisy says:

    What wonderful memories of your Grandpeep! And that’s quite a kitty.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  17. So incredibly special. AROOOO Brandy dog

  18. Alyssa says:

    Oh Stuart you have brought tears to my eyes…. I wish your grandpeep could have lived forever so you could hang out with her. What a special person she sounds like. I’m going to vote for you again. I hope you win!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  19. I get to meet my grandpeeps at Christmas this year … I am already starting to practice my manners!!! Nice post, my friend.
    P.S. We voted for you!!!

  20. bigdogzola says:

    A big birthday thought to your Nana…ooooo..that tiger kitty has a really weird face..your Nana looks like a bootiful model on the pic…

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