Today is Blue Apron Day

Just over a year ago, good friends told us about Blue Apron and gave us three free meals so we could try it. Blue Apron is a weekly meal delivery service. Once the box of fresh ingredients arrives at your door, the rest is up to you. Cook it up, serve it up and clean it up. Pretty mindless. And that’s a good thing for minds shattered by a terminal, untreatable diagnosis.

Maybe I shouldn’t say “untreatable”because, theoretically, we could have cracked open Stuart’s chest, tried to remove the tumor on his heart and, if he survived that, put him on chemo for, oh… in the best scenario, maybe six more months of some kind of life.

No. That wasn’t an option for us. Or him. No way baby. Not for our baby.

puppy pic

Who’s now 9 years old.


So, it’s been three weeks. One more week than expected by the specialist at the emergency hospital. He’s in perfect spirits. No pain. No nothing. Just pure, unadulterated, Stuart scrumptiousness.

We don’t know anything these days. Each day at a time, we’re loving our boy and he’s loving us.

But there’s one thing I do know. Tonight’s dinner is seafood. And I didn’t have to catch it myself.




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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56 Responses to Today is Blue Apron Day

  1. rjkeyedup says:

    That Blue Apron deal sounds wonderful…. our best is PeaPod that delivers the groceries I order on line when it’s icy or too much heavy stuff. Now if we could only find someone to come in and cook for us every evening so we could spend hours cuddling our precious scotties! Enjoy the scrumptious time that our favorite man Stuart is providing you. Thankfulness each day.
    With Love,
    Ozzy & Callie’s Mommy

  2. “Stuart scrumptiousness” is the order of the today, together with anything else that brings a smile to your faces and a warm glow to your hearts. And Stuart, you certainly have a beautiful smile on that adorable face of yours. Keep up with the scottitude you have in abundance. Enjoy your tapas walks …. Big hugs and prayers always heading your way from us here in England xxxx

  3. Yes, thankfulness each day. Please give Stuart. Tummy rub for Mama & me. I need to tell Mama about Blue Apron. She comes up with the craziest combinations sometimes. No don’t even want to tell you about it…it would spoil your appurtenances unless you like green curry from Trader Joe’s…….

  4. rjkeyedup says:

    PS – Five years ago Thanksgiving weekend we went thru this with our Norwich Terrier, Tog – untreatable brain tumor…. we refused the chemo route as well, and to this day are glad we did…. that causes so much more suffering. We enjoyed the last days together, had him thru Christmas and into January 2010. 2 years later, on the anniversary of Tog’s passing we rescued 8 month old Ozzy, our second scottie… Watson [our older rescue] had passed away two days before Christmas 2011 from a stroke, and Ozzy had been given up to a shelter on Christmas Eve… go figure. The spirit of the dogs we love enable wonderful ‘coincidences’….

  5. Gavin says:

    We think of you all and pray for you daily! Ma won’t put me through intense medical interventions either, if faced with that choice. Sending you strength, love, and peace. Hope your day is a good one💚

  6. bentley2 says:

    I am so very happy for you Stuart and your Peeps. Every Day is a blessing and that is all evey one of us have. POTP Enjoy your Special Blue Apron Meals with Green Beans on the side.

  7. corkscot says:

    I don’t know if this will be a comfort or not for you. I have been wrestling with telling you this story. My neighbor went to the vet with his dog in July 2014 and was told that the 15 year old had severe heart problems and that she would not last the month. I see them walking every day and at 16.5 years she is still going strong . She doesn’t see or hear well, but she bounces around the neighborhood with his other dogs. Hopefully Stuart will surprise you. If I overstepped, please forgive me.

  8. sue ellen says:

    Dear Stuarts peeps,
    In my opinion you made the very best , most caring and loved filled decision for your sweet fellows medical issues. Just keep the love flowing.
    Know many folks have you all in our thoughts daily.
    Now go cook that Blue Apron dinner !!
    L&M’s mom peep…♥

  9. fergusnguinness says:

    I am thankful Stuart is getting along getting along. I wanted to let you know the little Golden Retriever, Cary Grant, 9 week old brother of Ainsley McKenna and Angus Fala (RB) has succumbed to mitral valve stenosis. He went to ER in heart failure and only survived 4 days, at least at home. Blessings to you and to Stuart….I love Stuart and know you are doing what is best for him………..

  10. I wish you more of this days… as much as possible… and Santa can keep all gifts if he would give me more time for you instead… time with seafood of course :o)

  11. indyandlucy says:

    Our Mom has been thinking about Blue Apron too. Is it pretty good? Sending you kisses. 💋💋💋

    • Tonight is crispy catfish, and the other two meals are steaks and chicken meatballs. Pretty good I’d say! If you want the peep to send you a free week, send me a peemail to (She only has a few left to share.)

  12. Kismet says:

    Do they have bird seed?

  13. YOU make me laugh out loud.

  14. Cherry and Humphrey says:

    You make us laugh out loud!! You keep up the “doing well stuff” – we will keep you in our prayers for each and every hour and day!! – We know about that ‘losing stuff’ so we will help Stuart “arooo” on each day!! – Best – Humphrey & Cherry – Incidentally – Salmon is really good/boiled or baked – a little bit keeps the Doctor away!!! Usn’s….

  15. Two French Bulldogs says:

    You are one special boy Stuart
    Lily & Edward

  16. nordhuesn says:

    It is to your credit and the interminable spirit of the Scots that dear, precious Stuart is having a great extended life. Love does such wonderful things,even if the outcome is temporary. We salute you, Stuart and the seafood meal you shall have tonight! Woot!

  17. gentlestitches says:

    You guys made the right and best decision. Miricles can happen in the form of spontaneous remission and anyway, every day is a miricle. Gotta go now, my usually stoic Aussie lip isn’t as stiff as it might be. ❤️❤️❤️

  18. Everyday that there’s a happy post about Stuart is a great day! Clearly you are doing something right if he’s now on 3 weeks. Lots of love and *ear licks* – Noodle

  19. Lee says:

    Stuart just enjoy all the great tasting stuff the world has to offer ~ soak it up Stuart. We are so glad you are getting these days.
    Sweet William The Scot

  20. Ranger says:

    Do they come wiff a chef wiff dat apron? Maybe Mom could learn some new techniques. She’s been told dat her cutting skills are pitiful.

    I love you too Stuart. We share dat Barkday bond and you will always be my great scot brother.

  21. macjenn says:

    We love you, Stuart! Score some of that catfish for yourself!

  22. lauramarec says:

    Dearest Stu, We’re sorry that we haven’t written in awhile, but we’ve been entertaining relatives from out of town! The last of them left! We wish mum had showed us how to turn on the computer, but she was going crazy with all of da peeps and their doggies here, so we had to wait patiently! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we’re very HAPPY to hear that you are being your old sweet self! We missed talking to you!! Not one day goes by that we don’t think of you throughout the day! We know you are an exceptional Scottie so we know how strong you are and determined to keep living your wonderful life with your great Peeps, so we look forward to hearing from you for a VERY long time! We love you and always hold you in our thoughts and prayers, Dear Stu and your Peeps!
    Thank you for telling us about Blue Apron, it sound like a great idea~!
    Love and kisses,
    Riley-Puppy, Tessie-Girl and their mum

  23. theguster says:

    How 💐 sweet the sound of Stuart Scrumptiousness. We delight in his most remarkable endurance and celebrate every good day he has with you, his wonderful peeps. While the road ahead is unknown, it is filled with much love and prayers from all of us as we travel it together with you.

    Love & hugs, 💌
    McDuff & Mom

  24. It’s the company along the way, yes? Thank you for being a special part of my journey. Stu

  25. Mr. H. says:

    Stu you keep rocking! I believe in Christmas miracles and you are already a miracle to your peers. I pray for more of these good times ahead.

  26. Never underestimate the scottietude of a Scottie.
    Love ya Stu!!
    Wally & Sammy

  27. Sir Jamie of the Highlands says:

    Every time my mom reads your posts, I get lots more hugs. I’m 11 years young
    and slowing down a bit, but I love your spirit! We Scots are tough!

  28. Piglove says:

    aaww – you have me boo-hooing here pal. Every day is a miracle and a day to be cherished. You are a cherished miracle my buddy! XOXO – Bacon

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