What I Don’t Know Can’t Hurt Me. Promise.

Dear Peeps,

A lot has happened in one week. Something awful caused you to take me to the emergency hospital last Tuesday night.

But you must realize that I’m not really sure what “awful” means. All I know is that you love me and I love you and the world keeps spinning.

I survived not being able to breathe very well last Tuesday. But my tail was wagging whenever I saw you.

I survived Dr. Elliott’s people shoving a catheter in my ankle so I could fight off the dehydration and get warm again. Because I knew I was in a safe place.

I survived my other three ankles being poked with needles hour after hour. I survived being alone in a strange place overnight and all the next day. All because I knew something had happened – I didn’t know what and I don’t want or need to know what. But I needed to be there.

I know more things than you think I do. And I know you’re sad, but I don’t comprehend it all.

Because I’m not concerned with the same things you’re concerned with. If you want to know the truth, all I care about is being with you. We’re connected. Because that’s the way it should be. We’ll always be connected. Always. No matter what.

Remember this – it’s the most important – “dog” is “God” spelled backwards. Think about that for a nice, long minute.

Then get me some salmon and green beans, please. It’s time for me to eat. And you know nothing comes between me and my food.

in the green

Me. Hanging out in my backyard kingdom on Sunday. Ah….what a beautiful day.


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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68 Responses to What I Don’t Know Can’t Hurt Me. Promise.

  1. Kismet says:

    Ah yes, foodables! Make certain that it is healthy stuff.

  2. corkscot says:

    Enjoy your food. It has always been considered a sign of getting better.

  3. Piglove says:

    Amen Stuart – AMEN! That is the most important thing in our lives – our humans and our food. Sometimes it doesn’t come in that order but our humans should know we love them and just want to be with them. We see how we make them smile and sometimes cry. Perfect posting pal! XOXO – Bacon

  4. indyandlucy says:

    You are the best. ❤️

  5. Lee says:

    It is time to enjoy food, at whatever time Stuart wants and what Stuart want.
    Sweet William The Scot

  6. So much love ❤ *ear licks*

  7. toursew says:

    Much love to you & yours Stuart ❤️

  8. Gavin says:


  9. Much love coming your way from the Rocky Creek Scotties.

  10. you have your priorities right Stuart

  11. rjkeyedup says:

    Tell the peeps to look deeply into your eyes; that is God’s love shining back at them thru you! and each of us dogoroons!

  12. raisingdaisy says:

    Lookin’ good there, Stuart! 😀 So happy to see you enjoying the sunshine and hearing that you and your peeps are having fun. Yes, there’s nothing better than being with your peeps and your peeps being with you; it’s love in its purest form. YUM to your dinner, my peeps had that dinner last week!

  13. Ah Stuart, what a difference a day makes, eh? That Salmon and green bean with some rice combo sounds quite good. May have to suggest that to the Mater. I scored some roasted chicken skin bits last night………XXXXXXX your pal Skyler

  14. Fozziemum says:

    You go Stu..bean and salmon up…living in the moment..a lesson we all should take…Loves Fozziemum xxx

  15. nordhuesn says:

    As long as you don’t start swimming upstream – you should be OK. Love you much!

  16. bentley2 says:

    You know you are living the good life with Love, Green Beans and Salmon. What makes Stuart Happy is just having his peeps around a full dinner plate.

  17. rjkeyedup says:

    Thought you might want to read this; lots of good reviews with that Chinese Herb you are taking…https://www.activeherb.com/baiyao/

  18. Enjoy your salmon and green beans Stu.

  19. iloveschnauzers says:

    green beans are the best! second only to broccoli. and carrots. and sweet potatoes. and pumpkin. and cantaloupe.

  20. theguster says:

    Stuart, we are blown away by your description of the terrible sickness that struck you last week, what it means to you, and how you view the situation. Following you all these years we knew you were a very intelligent Scottie, but what we’re reading today elevates you to another level. Today, you have spoken like a wise old sage with a lifetime of experience and knowledge that is spot on!
    Yes. It is so. Your peeps needed to know how you feel. Thank you for sharing your insight and for declaring your love and ‘connection’ with your wonderful peeps. I know they are feeling much better now, too.

    Love & hugs,
    McDuff & Mom

  21. lauramarec says:

    Dearest Stu,
    We are so HAPPY that you still appreciate one of the finer things in life—-EATING!!! Yay for eating!!! We LOVE Eating—well, Tessie more than Riley!
    Your picture in today’s post, (you hanging out in your backyard kingdom on Sunday), is truly gorgeous! I think that is one of the ones we’ll keep in our memories of you forever! You look at peace and very comfortable to be in your own private Kingdom, with your beloved Peeps nearby! Above all, that you are Very much LOVED shines through! So many love you, and we are so happy and lucky to be in that number! You are a very brave soul to have been so good when you went to the Emergency Hospital! We are so proud of you, Stu! Just don’t ever forget how much your Mum and Dad and ALL of us Love you, AND how much we’d give to have never had this new development in your life happen! We want every single minute of your life to be 100% perfect and would give ANYTHING to make it so!
    With all our love and prayers,
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl and their Mum

  22. Marty the Manx says:

    Ozzy has it right Stu! Aroooo to you my friend!

  23. Salmon??!!! Wowsa! Can I come and enjoy you backyard kingdom with you Stu?! I can make sure none of those pesky tree rats come and try and takes your foodables…and maybe gets a salmon of my own! ☺ You can keeps all the greenbeans though…not a fan! hehehehe
    You keeps that tail waggin’, and keep your peeps smilin’…that is all that is impawtent, after all!
    Lots of {{{hugs}}}} ;and slobbery kisses!
    Ruby ♥

  24. rottrover says:

    Stu, we continue to send extra strength rottie comfort POTP! We have some salmon jerky our dad made. We’re on our way with MARTINIS!! In the meantime, take care!

    -Otto and Ruby

  25. gentlestitches says:

    Blessings to you dear Stuart. I am going to give my critters extra treats right now and we will toast your health (with water) and I will have a cav blanc tonight. XXXXX

  26. sue ellen says:

    we send love and sweet thoughts to you. Stay calm and SCOTTY on dear Stuart ~~~
    L&M …and the mom peep

  27. Two French Bulldogs says:

    It’s a good day cause you are together
    Lily & Edward
    Pee S I am remembering every second with my Benny boy

  28. Mr. H says:

    Well spoken Stu!
    You are the true rock in this whole episode. Live life to the fullest!!! We ❤️ you so!

  29. Oreo says:

    EXACTLY right Stuart!! And enjoy those green beans!!


  30. Christina says:

    Oh Stuart – lots of love to you and your humans.

  31. speedyrabbit says:

    I think you need a party Stuart mate…hehehe that will bring some chilled out cheer,xx Speedy

  32. yes… we are always connected…. and that’s worth to celebrate with food … and green beans :o)

  33. Cherry & Humphrey says:

    We are behind with your ‘comings and goings’ but know what has gone in and hope you will always be “stuart” for all of us— be protective, be social, be a Scottie!! Never look back always forward and your Peeps will be there always for you! Enjoy every day Stuart and love and take care of your peeps too…We too are there for you! Humphrey and Cherry

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