Toby’s Visit

You’re right. That’s not Stuart in last weekend’s Silent Sunday.

It’s Toby. Of Toby and the Bubble Wrap fame.

He and Stuart never met, but Sunday he came for a little visit. To get to know us before he comes for a whole weekend next month.

It’s the first time a Scottie has been with us since Stuart passed in December.

He made us smile and hopefully, we made him smile. He had the yard all to himself. He sniffed around. Peed on things. And took a little nap while I weeded the brick patio and the Dad Peep finished some pruning.

Yes. I called him Stuart a couple of times. Yes. I thought he was Stuart more than once. And I realize things will never, ever be the same.

But it was nice to have a Scottie around.

pile o sand

I’m sure Stuart approved of Toby’s visit.

About The Scottie Chronicles

The Scottie Chronicles began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. He passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty canine cancer that took him far too early. He would have been 10 years old in March 2016. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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20 Responses to Toby’s Visit

  1. rjkeyedup says:

    So glad you are entertaining scottie visitors! Aroooo to you peeptress.
    Ozzy & Callie

  2. theguster says:

    Having an open heart allows us to move forward and consider the possibilities life presents us.
    We are pleased to know, as we are sure Stuart is, that you enjoyed the visit with Toby and that you will play host to him next month!

    McDuff & Mom

  3. lauramarec says:

    How sweet that you had Toby over for a visit! It IS wonderful to see a Scottie and to be able to be with them ! We love them so much that if ever we catch glimpse of one we go out of our way and run to go meet the Scottie and to fawn over it! Just like you said you do!
    Toby is adorable, and you are absolutely correct that Stu is smiling on you and Dad Peep for your kindness to one of his countrymen! We know the feeling about slipping and calling Toby by your heartthrob’s name, (of Stu), because we have had the same experience after we lost our Hazel!!
    We know Stu approves, and he knows that you are pining for him and are very sad, but he KNOWS how kind and loving you always were with him, and that it is only natural to share your hospitality with Toby!
    Toby is so cute!
    Love you lots, Peepstress! You are always in our fondest thoughts and prayers, as is Angel Stu!
    Riley-Puppy, Tessie-Girl and their Mum

  4. Kismet says:

    Stuart wants you to have a Scottie to love.

  5. This is a most excellent post!

  6. WestScott says:

    Toby won’t replace Stuart, but he will help to fill a void. How lucky you are to be able to have him as a guest, and how lucky he is to be able to stay at a loving home that is already fully “Scottie approved”!!! Enjoy!

  7. We are sure he was channeling Stuart a little 🙂

  8. nordhuesn says:

    You know we thought something was off when we didn’t see the white patch…….you tricked us good (as our 4 year old bi-ped cousin says.) BOL! Thank goodness you were able to have a Scottie around for a bit to experience our awesomeness again, yes? Stuart would wholeheartedly approve and give his blessing.

  9. Elizabeth Davis says:

    I Think it is great that you are having Toby over. Stu was one of a kind and none other will be like him. Scotties are so special that we should not compare them with others just enjoy them and love them,and let them be! In Fact all our fur friends have their own great merit…Lucky us when we find such great companionship.

  10. Donna says:

    Glad to hear about your Scottish visitor.

  11. It wasn’t Stu because there was no white patch on his back. Bev’s old boy is a bit crook at the moment. Bev of the fozziemum pet sheep. Stu want even old. Anyway I hope you and your guest have fun when he arrives. (I know you will) Sutch a wonderful garden to play in. ❤

  12. Two French Bulldogs says:

    You look like Stuart. Handsome
    Lily & Edward

  13. what a wonderful visit… and I think every place in your house was happy to get some scottie sniffs :o)

  14. So happy you had a visit from a Scot – they are good for the soul.

    Edgar and his mum

  15. corkscot says:

    We know three little Scotties that would be very well behaved visitors. That might be a bit of an exaggeration.

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