Southpaw Day – Wha’???

Am I leading with my left paw here?

Am I leading with my left paw here?

Maybe I'm leading with my right here?

Maybe I’m leading with my right paw here? Front AND back.

Today is Left Handers Day. Why do they call left handed folks “south paws”? People don’t have paws. WE have paws. Four of them to be exact.

Humans slay me. The blow me away. I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.

But I love Them so.


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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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27 Responses to Southpaw Day – Wha’???

  1. that’s true, people have no paws… but some are pawsome (sometimes) :o)

  2. theguster says:

    The origin of the term had something to do with baseball pitchers who were left-handed is what my Peep found on Google.

    Does anybody else get acorns and baby chestnuts stuck in between their paw pads? It happens to me a lot and then I hold my paw up like you are doing, Stuart!

    McDuff & Mom

    • OUCH! Yes. I get things stuck in my tootsies all the time. You know what I do? I just sit there and hold up the painful paw until a peep comes over and rescues me. That’s what I do. I suggest you do the same. Sweet!

      • Gavin says:

        BOL! I do the same too. Just hold it up, and wait fur Ma to get it out!! Does anybody else in blogville bark and YELL at airplanes at night?? Those red blinkies in the sky just infuriate me!!! Ma says I watch too much “Ancient Aliens” on telly :0

  3. nordhuesn says:

    North paw, east paw, and west paw – what about them? You do a tri-sit like me. Andy tried it once, but lost his balance. BOL!

  4. sue ellen says:

    Great photos Stuart !! Did you know there are ‘south paw’ golf clubs? Not that we golf often mind you, just a rumor we heard.
    from your 4 pawed friends…L&M

  5. PigLove says:

    Well I don’t have paws but I really don’t favor any particular one of my hooves. I use them all to do everything I do. Like you said, Humans are weird for sure – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Kismet says:

    McDuff has it partly correct. Way back when, there were only day baseball games. Parks were position so that the batter wasn’t looking into a setting sun (like driving west in the late afternoon-yecch and dangerous with the sun in your eyes). A batter could get seriously hurt if he couldn’t get out of the way of an errant pitch because he couldn’t see it. Usually the parks were positioned so that the sun set behind the home plate stands and the left arm of the pitcher was on the south side of the pitcher. Why right handers aren’t called northpaws is a mystery. It doesn’t hold true today because of indoor ball parks and loads of night games. I know a lot for a bird that doesn’t have arms or paws but birds are part of baseball. Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Saint Louis Cardinals. No thanks to YOUR Richmond Flying SQUIRRELS, who are a farm team of the San Francisco Giants. That’s all we need-Giant Squirrels-bwahahahaha.

  7. I prefer to shake with my left paw, so I guess I’m a southpaw!

  8. My grandpaw are a southpaw, maybe I’ll have to give him some eggstra lickies today.

  9. corkscot says:

    I am a leftie. My daughter and son are lefties.You can say all you want about left handed people, we know the truth. We are extraordinary. We are smart. You can even read my handwriting. My kids, not so much.Celebrate Left Handers Day!

  10. Laura Marec says:

    Dear Stu,
    Us hoomin beans aspire to be like you, dats why we refer to our left handedness as “South PAW”. Any chance we get to try to be like you, we grabs it! Now, I would like for you to help me understand why “left” is called “South”? And you’re correct as usual, Hoomins are strange–some more than others.
    OMD, but those pictures of you are super adorable!
    One thing’s fer sure, WE love you!
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl

  11. Lori Denise says:

    Woofs and wags for left-hander’s day! My humans are both lefties. I’m pretty sure I’m a left-paw pup cuz I lift up my left paw when I’ve misbehaved and mum is mad at me. The missus says she likes being left-handed because it makes her different from most folks.

  12. Edgar says:

    My mum is a southpaw!!

    Edgar and his lefty mum

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