Too Deep for Stuart

At last. The first snowfall of the season. I’m not talking about a flurry. I mean a full-fledged snow storm. My car hasn’t moved since last Friday and even though today is a balmy 40-something degrees, the snow is still deeper than my car is high. Too deep for Stuart.



He couldn’t walk in the snow unless it was only a couple of inches deep, or a big truck came by and made tracks for him.

He would not have liked the last few days. Not. One. Bit.

No, right about now he’s found a sunpuddle somewhere over the rainbow and having himself a nice, long snooze. Smart boy.

While his peepstress tries to make chili with whatever’s left in the pantry. Which isn’t much. Not enough tomatoes. No chilies. Barely enough chopped onions. Only a couple of cloves of garlic.

And he’s laughing to himself, “See. I told you you should have gone to the grocery store when they predicted this storm. Along with the gazillion other people with no food in the house.”

Stuart was always right.


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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35 Responses to Too Deep for Stuart

  1. I love this picture! I can’t help myself I just get a little choked up when I see his photos.

  2. Word on the street is that Stuart was at Angus Fala’s Boiled Egg and Ice Cream Parlor just today at lunch, and they were having a good giggle over your lack of grocery store foresight! – Ainsley, CEO Angus Fala Worldwide Enterprises

  3. theguster says:

    Somehow I expect this will be the last time you are unprepared for a snowstorm.
    From now on, you will heed Stuart’s advice and be ready, and I bet he will send you a sign…
    Stuart IS always right!

    McDuff & Mom

  4. Gail and Kipper says:

    Scotties’ have it rough in the snow. In Franklin, TN, we got 8 inches of the white stuff on Friday. Poor Kipper just hated it. I had to shovel out a spot for him. And when we got some tire tracks, he was a little bit happier! But he did sink in a snow drift – not a pretty sight!

  5. Kismet says:

    When it came to thinking, nothing was too deep for Stuart. I hate to tell you, but it’s 63 and sunny.

  6. indyandlucy says:

    Beautiful snow scene.

  7. Mama and I agree with Trisha….great photo, worthy of framing, or doing something cool with. It has a lot of emotion.

  8. lauramarec says:

    Wowsers, only my little pointy ears woulda stuck-outta that deep pile of snow, sez Stu!!! Too much shnow for Stu! He’d hafta stay inside all warm and cozy with his Peeps! We love da pictures of Stu on his snow constitutional!
    BTW, it is 82 here today and yesterday 80 in inland Orange County. The colder it is where you are the Hotter it is here, and we’re very upset we get no change in seasons!! We would love to have real seasons here. We want to move, but can’t cuz Dad doesn’t want to. Mum sez she’s gonna run away from home!
    Lovely, beautiful Snow!!
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl

  9. nordhuesn says:

    Your photos make Stuart’s spirit come alive for us. Thank you for that. Mom always has to shovel a place in the yard for us to do our business. Can you imagine shoveling the actual yard??? But our little legs can’t go far in the deep and then we get stuck! As far as your meager pantry goes, we’ve been there, believe me. As long as there is D O G food here we are fine. I don’t think the Peeps would appreciate eating that, though. Well, be careful out there. Hey, just remembered, vodka is made from potatoes isn’t it? Now theres your vegetables to eat. Woot!!!

    • Thank you for that kind thought about photos of Stuart. I often wonder if I’m being morose. I hope not. Now, you should know that the vodka supplies are getting short. Very short. And I don’t mean short as in Scottie legs, I mean I might have enough for one cocktail and then that’s it. TROUBLE.

  10. Kaci says:

    Kali and I want to see snow – we never have. Kismet says NO NO NO. Parrots are not snow birds.

    But maybe we can get Dad peep to take us on a short trip 2 hours or less to see some snow on the side of the road to Flagstaff????? PLEASE PLEASE DADDY PEEP. Then we will find out if we like it or not. Bet that Kali likes it a whole lot more than I since I am such a scared, little, white and pink puppy,

    Believe it or not, we do get a LOT of snow in Northern Arizona. Only problem is that never of our cars will take chains and the road have to been good for us to go………….. Let’s hope. I would be so excited.

    • My dear Kaci,

      Snow is wonderful. You’d love it. You’d sniff around in it until you figure out that every time you run in it, your little paws kick it up and you think it’s a toy. Snowballs are also fun.

      I’m thinking your peeps will figure out how to make sure y’all see some. Kismet, too. Can’t Kismet stay in the car and watch from the window???

  11. corkscot says:

    I remember the first Corky bounding down the street in her first snow fall. I was a lot younger then and it was difficult to keep up with her. I DON”T MISS SNOW!

    • The plow truck just came down the side street that runs into our house. Whew. The streets are so narrow that one wrong move would have taken out about a dozen cars.

      Why don’t they just let Mother Nature take care of things? It’s going to warm up!!!! Gee whiz.

  12. finleywestie says:

    Luv the photo of Stuart… beautiful! I don’t like da snow anymore… it makes me cold evfur since I lost so much of my fuzz due to my allergeez…

  13. I’m with you… I liked the last days not one little bit…. I hope driving is possible soon. My momma did it today and flew through the storm in the elephant skate like a witch on a broom stick :o)

  14. Piglove says:

    WOW my friend. You did get hit hard with the white stuff. I don’t like snow either. It’s cold and frigid on my undercarriage if you get my drift. I’m thankful for the one isolated icicle that mom found during our Snowmageddon. Stay safe and warm. XOXO – Bacon

  15. Lee says:

    Nati City was right on the edge of getting snow so we trecked to the store with everybody else and I sat in the car and watched everyone. We got all stocked up and we had chili Saturday but we only got two inches and it didn’t even make snowballs in my furs. It is sauerkraut coming today on our menu.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  16. CC says:

    Aruoo Stuart,
    Don’t wastes anytime get to the store and buy dog 🐶 biscuits dog food, and store up for the next storm. Today it raining ☔ tonight’s to cold. Watch out for black ice.
    Pack a bag with plenty of battery 🔋 for a temporary electric power outage. Have a suitcase with toys and plenty of 👚 incase of emergency 🚨. Aroo Stuart, Its exhausting in this life what we go threw. I’m ready for a nap.
    Dear boy, so glad we have you.

  17. gentlestitches says:

    The temperature is “just right” where Stuart is. ❤

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