What Was She Thinking?


Arrrooooos Peep! What were you thinking? ArrOOOOOOOs!!!!

Don’t do that again. Here’s what happened.

She was at the local Farmers’ Market and saw these two handsome American Mastiff dogs. So what does She do? Puts Her face in one of their faces and pets him, told him what a nice pooch he was and all that jazz. He just stared at Her.

How many times do I have to tell you people? Do not put your face in another dog’s face. No matter how cute they are.

She could have lost a nose. Or an eye. Or, heck, Her whole face.

I swear.

So She says to me, “But Stuart, he was such a nice dog I just couldn’t resist.”

“Peep,” I said. “He was a nice dog, maybe, MAYBE, but you NEVER KNOW when he might get an idea to TAKE YOUR FACE OFF. You were standing too close to his peep. And he and his beautiful sister could have said, ‘let’s take her down’, then where would I be? Peepless. That’s what I’d be. One peep short of a couple of peeps.”

“But Stuart, I even said to his peep, ‘Wow, I shouldn’t have done that!’ and the peep said, ‘it’s OK, I wouldn’t bring them here if I weren’t sure they were OK.’ ”

“But, peepster, even those dogs’ peep can’t be sure! YOU GOT IN HIS FACE for heaven’s sake!!! And he didn’t even know you! To him, you could have been a mass murderer or something.”

“You’re right Stu. What was I thinking? Kind of like when you decided to try and eat that nice puppy’s head the other day when she walked by your yard?”

“Uh, yeah, just like that. See? I’m pretty mild mannered, but I don’t like that dog. And I could have taken her head off.”

“Yes, Stuart, and I shouldn’t have put BOTH OF MY HANDS between you two to pull you away.”

“No peep, you shouldn’t have done that either.”

What You Learned Today:

  • As I’ve said many, many times. You humans do some crazy things.
  • Please don’t put your face in a dog’s face who doesn’t know you.
  • And please don’t stick your hands between two dogs who obviously don’t like each other.
  • I’d hate for something bad to happen.


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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21 Responses to What Was She Thinking?

  1. You are so right Stu! Woooooowooooooo, Ku

  2. Scout's Mom says:

    Stuart – so much wisdom for such a young pooch. But, you are right. It amazes me the people that will walk right up to us while walking our dogs in the park and stick their hands out to pet the dogs like they’ve known them for years – and these are very very young/little children! Luckily, neither of ours have ever attempted to even nip anyone but, as you said, anything can happen. I’m just amazed that parents don’t teach their young children that! Stuart – your words are words to live by my friend! : )

  3. I agree – you are right Stuart! My mom does this too – ooooh girls!

  4. This is definitely a case of Stewart KNOWS best!

  5. Peeps are nuts sometimes!

  6. Kyla says:

    You’ve got the wrong question. It isn’t “what was She thinking?”. It is “was She thinking?”. I don’t snap at people. Well, a couple of times. There was an excuse-I was on meds and there was no way for a stranger to know that. My peeps didn’t know I’d react that way.

  7. You are the man – Stuart – just keep reminding your “Peep” of those words!! Even, we, who are just wonderful with our people friends always need to be asked before touching!! – Our best to you’all – Tobias, Lady, Cherry & Shadow…

  8. Humans……no matter how hard we train them they still mess up from time to time!

    Kitty Hugs, Sam

  9. susieandsidebite says:

    THANKS Stuart, we will make sure then Krazy Peeps read this tonight, cause they are so pupper nuts they do that, heck I have even snapped on occasion, and Dad says I am way to sweet, can you believe that!. What Nuts!

    The Mad Scots and Trainee

  10. Sometimes you just gotta wonder about people!

  11. Gizmo says:

    Very wise words today Stuart…sometimes hoomins just don’t think and we dogs have to help them out

  12. edgar says:

    ooh! stuart, my momma gets between me and other dogs when we are snarling and doing bitey face (but not in the nice way). i told her the same thing and she said “i didn’t even think about what i was doing, i just didn’t want that do to hurt you, edgar!” oh, momma – THINK next time, because *i* don’t want *you* to get hurt either!!

    edgar and his (sometimes not thinking) mum

  13. Just ask our peep what happens when you try to intervene – it wasn’t pretty!!

    Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy

  14. Misaki says:

    Good advice Stuart!

  15. Alyssa says:

    Very good advice Stuart. We have told our little boy, 9 years old, NEVER to put his face in another dog’s face. We have told him at least 1000 times and I’m not exaggerating. We told him to not even to do this to our own dogs. And you know what? He didn’t listen. He was playing with the neighbor’s pit bull and put his face right into hers and she bit his cheek, right under his eye. It was bad and scary and we had to tell him this is why we told you NEVER to do that, EVER. He is ok, btw, and has little brown scar going down his face, but it’s faint. You are a good boy and those mastiffs are good too!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  16. Daisy says:

    Peeps do crazy things sometimes!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  17. theguster says:

    Stuart, you are the best! Your reaction to the situation was so typically scottie-like. Always the ‘protector’, keeping the Peeps from harms way, always looking out for them. I bet your Peep was glad that nothing happened and very proud that you showed her just how much she means to you!

  18. Dougall says:

    Oh no! That was naughty of her!
    Bad peep, BAD peep!

  19. nadinka says:

    Stuart, thanks for this lesson.

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