Just when you thought you knew everything about a Scottie, something new comes along. Pay attention class.
Did you know….
- Scotties were one of the most popular breeds of dogs when Monopoly was created in the 1930s? That’s probably why the Scottie is the most popular game token in the famous board game.
- Queen Victoria had a Scottie as did Jackie O and Rudyard Kipling. And David Bowie, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
- Scotties are also known as the Aberdeen Terrier.
- Here in the U.S., Carnegie Mellon University and Agnes Scott College have Scotties as mascots.
Now you know!
My Mom says that was her favorite Monopoly board piece to use…………although if her brother took it before she did, she’d drive the car! Tee Hee
Love the car too! I haven’t played the game in so long.
I agree efurrybuddy wanted the little dog! once my mom tried to hide it in her mouth to reserve it for herself and she swallowed the little pup. That was a show… butt it fortunately came back the common way and she needed no dogtor… :o)
Swallowed it??? Poor thing.
The Queen, Jackie O and the others had outstanding taste in their choice of dogs!
Monopoly was my favorite board game as a child, and I have collected 8 of the scotties which are sitting on the shelf beside me! I often wonder how many times they were chosen to play the game!
McDuff & Mom
SWEET! You’ve got your own collection of Scottie tokens!
That was. Dry interesting! Mama doesn’t want them to get too popular. Then every idiot & their brother thinks they have to have one and we all know what happens then. I wonder if Agnes Scott has any cool Scottie swag?
Well now! I’ll have to go over and find out if there’s Scottie swag at Agnes Scott. A grand idea!
That is knowledge we did not have (especially David Bowie and Jackie O). We agree not to have them be too popular. We are so special, only special people should let us own them, yes?
Special people yes. I only found out about David Bowie a while ago. I knew I liked him…
Thanks for the lesson! Stuart looks good as a scholar!
Doesn’t he? I have his Obedience School diploma on my shelf. Such a good student.
But I knew that.
Others, new to blogging, may not know.
You know everything. So did Kyla.
Cool…Fala and Barney were Presidential Scotties also…..Those of us who have had Scotties must agree….if we weren’t special before we had a Scottie….we definitely are after we have been own by a Scottie….!!!
And that’s true. We ARE owned by them aren’t we?
Barney and Miss Beasley, too, White House Scotties too, and very personable.
I think I would have loved Barney. He didn’t take much stuff from anybody. He let ’em know who ruled the White House.
We is takin’ notes dis time so we can be ahead of da game for da quiz whenever der is one! Mum sez she is one of da peeple who like to hoard da Scottie game piece, too, cuz it’s soo cute. She sez dat she is loving all of da Scottie Saturday FUN Facts! We are too. Scotties and Stu RULE!! Dats fer sure!
Thanks for da lesson, Teacher.
Barks and arroooos,
Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl
Glad to be your professor. Now go out and enjoy recess!
The history of Scotties is very interesting. It takes a special person to live with this wonderful, stubborn breed. Thanks for some insight.
I think that’s true. A special person for a special breed.
Is Stuart channeling this info to you from the RB? I gotta get mom on board! Max? Mandy? Allie? Gizmo? Bart? Ruby?? FACTOIDS about rotties, please!!
He IS! Channel away. I’m waiting to learn all about Rotties!
I didn’t know the Scottie was also an Aberdeen terrier!
(the longer I live, the less I know!)
My son is lucky because he is 15 and knows all. “I know” he says.
The critters and I have discussed it as the boy is very good to his dog and all animals and a willing worker we decided to keep him. ❤
So why were we once called Aberdeen Terriers?? Mommy saw a TV commercial with hundreds of scottie monopoly pieces running across the screen – she got all excited. Pish Posh they couldn’t cuddle with her like I do! Aroooo… Ozzy
I don’t know, but I’ll find our for you. Wish I could see that TV commercial.
For a Scottie lover like you, and if you haven’t already, you should read Rudyard Kipling’s book, Thy Servant, A Dog. He captured the spirit and dearness of this beloved breed like no one else in the world, and the sketches show a uniquely ‘English’ Scottie (smaller snout). I have three versions of the book I am so in love with i!.
Why do I not have that book? Thanks for the tip! You get a A for that! Extra credit.