You Know What Burns Me Up?

mad StuartOK. Let’s call this photo my “burned up” look. Or my mad look. Or my “this really gets my goat” look. I’m hoppin’ mad. Here’s why.

I was traveling over the weekend – as you know – and I ended up strolling around a great nursery place called Pike.

It’s a really nice place with great plants, great people and very nice customers. After all, they have a dog bowl with water and treats at the check out.

Anyroo, I had a great time at Pike’s in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Then, I went to Lowe’s in Fort Mill, South Carolina, where it all went to hell in a handbasket.

This lady came up to the peep and said, “Is he fat? Or lazy.”

Now I ask you, how rude was that??? The peep didn’t know what to say except, “He’s nine. And he doesn’t really care. He’s just strolling along.” What was I supposed to be doing? Jumping on her like some dogs?? Running around and misbehaving?

Why are people so rude? You people out there, help me out here…why do you have to be so rude??????

I guess that’s why this lady’s dog bites her. Can you believe she told the peep that?? Now we know. I’d bite her, too, for cryin’ out loud.

And that’s not the half of it. While I was at the dogtor last week, a new vet tech called me her “little skunk” – YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THAT. The peep didn’t say anything. She was too flabbergasted and worried about my being worried. I was about to get my nails clipped after all.

So, for today, since it’s Monday, why don’t you people out there THINK before you speak and be kind. Especially to me. I never did anything to you.

Sorry. I had to rant today. And, as Sweet William the Scot says, thank you for being a friend.

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 11 years old in March 2017. 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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35 Responses to You Know What Burns Me Up?

  1. I can’t believe someone came up and said that to you ! That’s outrageous!!!
    Don’t you listen to them Stuart, you just be your luffly self!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Poor Stuart! You are fabulous just the way you are!!

  3. Don’t be sad, pee on that lady, so she has the answer written with yellow ink. Sadly some people haven’t such a mute button like our remote control :o)

  4. Scout says:

    I know Stuart – what is wrong with people? They never cease to amaze as to how rude they can be. Do they think that dogs do not deserve the same respect as hoomans? Idiot people. I hear the “fat” thing all the time too and my peep wants to cold cock the idiots who say that. But…. we aren’t rude and we just smile and say that is how we are built, etc. Anyway, you are perfect my friend – inside and out and don’t let the morons get you down – consider the source.
    Aroooooo,
    Scout & Abbey

  5. sue ellen says:

    This Mr. Stuart (mom peep here) this is why I prefer doggies and kitties over humans. Doggies only bite when necessary…humans bite with their words ALL the time. Heck dude, we even go to the doggie park when no humans are there to avoid silly remarks. You are a beautiful fellow that God painted just the way HE wanted…. (!!!) Now, as for the ‘skunk’ thing (grr) perhaps your mom might tell the next big mouth human ” yep, a skunk…stand back people he sprays those he doesn’t like, and that is you ~~”
    Such a nice week end… to bad about humans blabbing off…..pee on ’em ! ☺
    L&M’s mom peep

  6. Lee says:

    No matter how upset we get, be wise, breathe and walk away.
    (Unless cruelty of physical abuse is involved then bring out the fire)
    Yep someone really hurt us this weekend also and we took a deep breath and just walked away or blocked them technically from our inbox.
    Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you not because they are nice, but because you are.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  7. fergusnguinness says:

    At least she didn’t call you a dust mop. Hey Scotties are Scotties and that is why we love you and them.

  8. Stuart, while I was in a state of shock at how rude and insensitively you were treated, I began to realize that you all don’t live all that far from me. I live in Greensboro, NC. I know Ft Mill is the first SC exit of 1-77, cause we used to have a friend who lived there and Mama would detour to pick her up on the way to Charleston. Mama doesn’t take me to Lowes, for the very reasons you offer PLUS, she doesn’t want some fat slob stepping or tripping over me or running over me with their buggy. I guess I live a sheltered life, even though I do go a lot of places with Mama.

    • Kismet says:

      When it comes to HD or Lowe’s, They bring a blanket and put it on the bottom of a shopping cart so the dogs don’t hurt their paws and wheel Kaci and Kali around. We had one female moron say that they looked like nasty little dogs. He said “You taught them well”.

  9. Kismet says:

    Your mom should have had a come back like “you really should be spending more on your hair color because what you’re using looks really cheap”.

  10. Momma says she would have replied, “Just well-trained.” I have LOTS of energy, but I’m not going to act all stupid and hyper in a Lowe’s! That’s not the place. I loves going there for all the attention I get, and I won’t get it if I act like a jerk.

  11. Fozziemum says:

    SKUNK..erma gerd Stu…pity you aren’t hey a good spritz of the ole skunk de cologne would go a long way..people sadly are mostly (apart from blog peeps) putzes..mouths with no brains attached are a dangerous thing….and really..well when your own dog hates your guts then i think it’s time to get outta Dodge..just sayin….you are not FAT or LAZY you are Stu..and there ain’t no bettering that…loves and hugs Fozziemum xxx

  12. PigLove says:

    Shakes piggy head in frustration. What is up with some of these humans? My mommy taught me if you can’t say something nice, keep your pie hole closed. Why do peeps think they can say things like that? And to call you a skunk for pig’s sake – really?! Perhaps you should have expelled some gas for her pal. Then she could have had the FULL monty with skunk – snorts and rolls with laughter. The nerve! XOXO – Bacon

  13. Oreo says:

    I KNOW, people can be really rude. They say things about my one ear up and one ear down and my overbite. WHEN……did they get so perfect? Let it roll over….cuz you are handsome and special Stuart!!
    Wags
    Oreo

  14. Two French Bulldogs says:

    The nerve. You should have showed her all your pearly whites
    Lily & Edward

  15. Edgar says:

    heaven’s! what is in the air lately??

    Edgar and his mum

  16. I feels your pain Stuart. I’ve had people make all kindsa rude comments on my dresses and how slow I walk. I like my dresses, my momma wouldn’t put em on me if I didn’t. Dey make me happy. And I walks slow. I’s 12 1/2 and have arthritis. At least I are walking, which are more dan most da people who have to pop off.

  17. finleywestie says:

    I thinks yer beeyoutifull!! We gets all kindas rude comments when we is out takin’ our walks.. fur sum reasun, some men gits real offended dat we likes to wear clothes… and I has to wear at least a tee shirt so’s I don’t git sunburned. Momma just gives da idiots her “look of death”– like dey gots horns growin’ outta der head and are dumber dan a fence post…. and we tries to ignores dem. Dere are nice peeps out dere too who make nice comments– and we tries to concentrate on dat. ‘Bout dat vet tech…. I thinks Momma woulda given her one uv dose death stares and sed… “Excuse me, did you call my dog a skunk?? …. after one of my Momma’s looks, she wouldn’t do dat agin!! bol, bol!!

  18. nordhuesn says:

    Those who live in glass houses……..the nerve and just plain social idiocy that people display these days. There are no boundaries anymore, are there? Your Peep was taken aback for good reason – how could anyone be so rude to you, of all dogs? We think you should have left a depeesit on their shoes as you walked away. But, no you are better than that, yes? As Ghandi once said “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind”. We think you’re the best no matter what 🙂

  19. Donna says:

    I don’t blame you for being upset!! That was very rude!! You are such a handsome sweet boy. I don’t know what gets into people – they open their mouth and their foot goes in!!

  20. rottrover says:

    We love you, Stuart!

    -Ruby and Otto

  21. Mean people suck. SHE wishes she had my flashy jaws of death sometimes…she’d show em what for! ‘You wanna see sharp?..I’ll let you have a piece of this”!
    Bonnie n Kenzie

  22. Making a reference to some pups size is just plain rude! You are perfect just the way you are, Stuart!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  23. We think you’re wonderful!!!! Sometimes humans don’t put their brains in gear before they open their mouths…..at least that’s what Mom says. Don’t let those silly people “get your goat”. That’s another thing she says but we don’t have a goat!

  24. corkscot says:

    It seems that too many people are rude. It is best to ignore them(I hope that I can take my own advice) Not replying might make them think twice before they are rude again. You are perfect the way that you are Stu!

  25. I wss expecting the classic:
    Q: What burns a Scottie’s butt?
    A: A flame about 4 inches high.

  26. UN.BE.LIEVE.ABLE!! Hoomans can be very thoughtless, try not to take it to heart Stu, it isn’t worth it.
    Wally & Sammy

  27. I would say “I don’t hear well dear, did you just call yourself fat and lazy? You are a very odd woman to talk like that to someone you haven’t even been introduced to. Never mind dear.”
    😀

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  29. Toby and Banks says:

    “Bless your heart.You have no manners, do you?” that’s what my peeps would say to someone who said something rude!! Shame on these people. Us animals have a kinder heart than some humans for sure.
    You are PERFECTION just the way you are, Stuart!!!
    Toby and Banks

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