You guys are studying hard. I can tell from your Saturday comments. Glad you’re keeping up to date with your Saturday Scottie Scholar lessons. You never know when there’ll be a pop quiz.
But not today. No quiz.
Today, we’re learning about getting a dog in the first place. Yes. It’s a tough decision. Or should be. Here’s why:
Look at that little angel. That’s my boy. As a puppy. LOVE HIM. And miss him so much I could burst.
Can you imagine bringing a puppy like this into your home without a fence to keep him safe? Or enough time to play with him every day? Or time enough to teach him how to be a dog that everybody wants to be around?
A reader sent an email to me the other day asking what I thought about rescuing a Scottie but without a fence or time enough to spend with a new furry friend though he/she promised that later, a house with a fence and more time was on the horizon.
First, I applaud people who rescue companion animals. There’s a special place beyond the physical world for people who want to rescue. Thank you.
Second, I applaud people who recognize that the time may not be right to adopt a friend.
So, today’s lesson is simply this: if you think the time isn’t right, it probably isn’t. So get your ducks in a row and your house in order, THEN go out there and RESCUE A SCOTTIE!
Remember: Scotties need routines. Yards. Places to sniff and dig. And, like all of us, LOTS OF LOVE and that includes TIME.
And let us never forget what Stuart used to say, “Terrier = earth.” Digging comes with the territory.
Class dismissed for today.