Guess My Weight

On the weight scales. Again.

On the weight scales. When I was a bit younger than I am today.

Dirt on my nose. I can’t believe I went to the dogtor with dirt on my nose.

Time for my annual check up with my fav: Dr. Lori Elliott. A couple of shots. A look in the ‘ole ears and throat. A draw of blood. Blech. I hate it. But I don’t hate Dr. Elliott. She loves us Scotties.

She loves me. And I love her.

The peeps get into arguments when we visit, though. They argue over my diet. And about how much I weigh. It goes something like this…

“You know, extra weight could damage his little heart.”

“He’s fine. Will you stop worrying about that?”

“And that’s probably why he snores and has trouble jumping on the sofa at night. Because he’s carrying extra weight around.”

“Enough with the weight. Has he ever NOT been able to get up there with you on the sofa? Will you stop?”

“And, I think you feed him too many green beans.”

“Dogtor Elliott, will you tell Her to give it up?”

“Well….he needs about 2/3 cup of his food and he can have the same amount of green beans. And a rice cake, maybe two. A day.”

“Seeeeeee! I told you you’re feeding him too many green beans!!! Stop feeding him a darn (insert another choice word here) pound ‘o beans a DAY!!!! ”

And so, the annual dance continues until Dogtor Elliott, ever the diplomat, says, “We want him around a long time don’t we?”

Oh boy.

How much do you think I weigh?

On Friday, I’ll tell you. The guess closest to my actual weight will get a set of StuART greeting cards. Yes! I have some left for sale! (If you don’t win a set, why not buy one? So my peep can afford to harden my arteries with multiple pounds of green beans a day!)

Come back and leave your comments here to guess my weight.

What You Learned Today:

  • Ever since I turned oh, say, 3 or 4 years old, I’ve carried a couple of extra pounds.
  • That’s when I started to eat green beans. To make me feel full without the extra bad calories.
  • I went on a low-fat diet a few years ago once the tests came back that I didn’t have any physical problems which might cause me to be on the pudgy side.
  • My peeps even fight about my weight.
  • Seriously?
  • So, we go through the weight thing.
  • Let’s hope I don’t tip the scales today. I mean tip them over. As in FAT DOG.
  • By the way, that’s the food I eat: Fat Dog.
  • Nice, huh?
  • OOOOOOHHHHHH! Before I forget…Saturday’s Where in the World trip was: Staunton, Virginia. We were looking at a bee-you-ti-ful private home. And I wanted to tawdle up those steps to get some green beans and food because I was famished say hi. Sweet. Y’all had some nice guesses. Thanks for playing along.

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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80 Responses to Guess My Weight

  1. Scout's Mom says:

    Stuart, we think you are handsome just the way you are!!!!! But, we do want you around the optimal amount of time! I’m going to say you weigh what I weigh which is about 28.9 lbs. (More of us to love).

  2. Kyla says:

    14.3 kg. It sounds a lot less than stating your weight in pounds.

  3. bentley2 says:

    You look like all hair so i guess you will weight in at 27.8

  4. Edgar says:

    hmm…i’m also a stocky – NOT pudgy – fellow. i’m going to guess that you weigh in around 28.4 lbs. us scots are built to be sturdy!

    Edgar and his mum

  5. Duffy, Andrew & Elsa says:

    We shall guess 26 lbs. or about 11.79 kg. You know Stuart, you are worth your weight in gold. Just remind the peeps of that should you tip the scale a bit. Me (Duffy) ‘n Elsa are visiting the dogtor on Thursday. So we feel your pawn.

  6. Braeden and Seth says:

    Well…..We think 25.8. You’re fluffy. And cute. And You said “a couple of extra pounds,” so yeah, We’ll go with that. Have a magnificent Monday!

    Braeden and Seth

  7. Bella, Roxy & Macdui says:

    Bella is having a weight problem….having a puppy isn’t helping because he keeps leaving his food and she nips in to finish it off.

  8. Kuruk says:

    Hmmmmm..wooooooo, I guess 22 pounds!

  9. Lucy & Mac says:

    Well……….. this is a ‘touchy’ subject to say the least….. however we will venture a guess at~~~~ let’s see…kinda short…fluffy coat…. not so wide…..not so looong….. we think 23&1/2 pounds of lovin’ scotty boy.
    ArOoO ♪ L&M

  10. I’m sure you don’t weigh as much as Splotchy, so I’m going to guess 18.5 lbs.

  11. Fily says:

    Where can I find a link to buy some Stuart cards? 🙂

    • Oh Fily….I gotta bark at the peeps. Actually, I gotta GNAW at Their ankles about this. Because we started building Our on-line store and then, uh, We didn’t finish it. They assure me it’ll be done THIS YEAR. And I believe Them. I think.

      If you’ll send me your email address at, I’ll send you some information. Easy peasy!

      Thanks, pal.

      ArOOOO, Stuart

  12. hhmmmmm we are think 28 lbs

  13. Piper MacT says:

    11 Kilos or so, which is ok for a male Scottle. I tip the scales at about 10 Kilos, and my Dogtor is quite happy with me being there.

  14. fozziemum says:

    Stu the diet dance of the green beans..oh dear…we have the same discussions here about Dinnermintz….oh well…I think maybe you weigh 12.5 Kilos..and most of it furs 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

  15. Ranger says:

    I had my annual check last Friday. Got the lookover, shots, nose squirt, and nails clipped. My dogster assistant complemented me on how well I maintain my weight. I’m 20 lbs. So if your dogster thinks you’re overweight….. I’ll guess 32 lbs. Maybe you’re just big-boned. hehehe.
    I like big bones…. hehehe. Dang… I’m funny today.

  16. Carol Bogerd says:

    I guess 100 pounds. I think it is wonderful that you eat green beans as part of your diet. I wonder if green beans are good for all dogs or just for adorable Scotties?

  17. Carol Bogerd says:

    opps guess I am pink in the face….dead wrong. Can I guess again and say 20 pounds. I am terrible at guessing weight, just ask anyone.

  18. theguster says:

    It’s hard to say, Stuart, it may be all your fur that gives you that ah, ah… ‘substantial’ look but, I’m going to say you’re hovering around 30 lbs. Whatever it is, you look marvelous!

    My peep is taking me to a canine dermatologist on Wed. for my nasty itchies. I’ve had skin issues all my life but I’ve only been with my peep for one year and she’s beside herself over my scratching. NO more steroids, she said! And since she’s highly allergic to poison ivy and had it lots of times and was miserable she doesn’t want me to be miserable too. We are lucky to have our peeps concern for our well being.

    McDuff & Mom

  19. corkscot says:

    Sid and Shelby weigh a little over 23 pounds. I would guess that you weigh 27.8 lbs. We think that you are beautiful the way that you are.

  20. Gwyneth says:

    We’re weighing in (on your weight, tee hee) at 26.5. You look great to me!


  21. Kyla says:

    When I was younger, when I was put on that “black carpet”, I used to pee on it. Between the water weight lost and the extra time I gained to get rid of some carbon by breathing, I think I cheated the system by a ½ pound. It felt good to beat “the man and the system”.

  22. Donna says:

    28.5 pounds. You are just big boned not fat.

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  24. Hi Stu – whilst researching green beans for Kyla we came across a number of articles re: the green bean diet or substituting part of your meal for green beans in order to help you lose weight, so I (Wally) am now officially on the GB Substituting diet because I too have been told that I am too…portly *PFFT!* Please wish me luck.
    Our guess for your weight is: 33Lb or 15 kgs
    Wally & Sammy

  25. Alyson (on behalf of Oban) says:

    Ah we put our guess on twitter (doh!). Oban thinks your weight is about the same as him which is 12kilo (26.5lb), this said Oban has been on a bit of a diet this year and is eating a lot of veggies like you….carrots are his favourite, and he has added 2 new games to his fitness campaign ‘doggy boxercise’ and ‘hide and seek’. He often finds his peeps having the same arguments…mum says ‘don’t give him any toast’, auntie says ‘but look at that face’

  26. PigLove says:

    hhhmm – I’m going to say around 31/32 pounds my friend. And you’re not fat. That is all scottie muscle – 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
    P.S. Are your humans working on your “assignment”? Snorts – I gotta get them in 🙂

  27. Lee says:

    Oh I guess 27.7. My vet says if I have and indentation after my ribs and you can feel a few of my ribs I am O.K. Some Scots are just stocky for going to ground, it’s the way they were meant to be.
    So there you are with me guess.
    Sweet William The Scot

  28. Steph says:

    I would guess, like my little guy Fitz, you are somewhere around 29.4 pounds.

  29. I think not more than 28 pounds. I feel with you since my mom got it written and sealed that I’m a fatty ( boy she was in a state, that a feather grew on her butt). Butt I loste some weight since I’ve got green beans instead of cookies :o)

  30. Jackie says:

    I’m going to guess you weight 26lbs. You’re not chubby, you’re height challenged!
    If your scottie mom is interested, a great food that keeps my wheaten girl, Bonny Rose,at her optimal weight, is Urban Wolf. It’s a dehydrated food that you rehydrate and mix with real meat. It’s gets big Arooo’s from Bonny Rose! She likes green beans, too!

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  32. Martha says:

    I think you must weigh in at 42.3 pounds.

  33. Daisy says:

    I think you weigh 26 pounds. That’s not bad for a muscle-ly Scottie! I know two Scottie boys who are 35 pounds. They have such a big bark I get a little scared.

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  35. macjenn says:

    Let’s see…a handsome fellow such as yourself…we guess 24.6 lbs.

  36. Cally and Kiki says:

    Hi Uncle Stuart,

    We’re on the green bean regimen, too. Do you think the 3 of us together could convince your vet and ours that its a family trait?!!! We think 26.6 lbs. My mom told the doc at the vet school that he was dreaming when he said Cally needed to weigh 15 lbs. She’s going to teach that young man a thing or two about Scotties – and she’s not going to emaciate Cally to do it!

    Your nieces,

    Cally and Kiki

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