Sophie and Sam. And Many More.

A friend sent a link to Scottie Rescues in Florida – part of the Rescue Me national organization. Many of you kindly and generously made donations to this organization in memory of Stuart. We continue to be touched by your generosity and caring.


One loving contributor requested this personalized photo frame when she made a donation. It sits close to me on my desk. And I think of her every time I look at it. The Blogville bond amazes me….It’s stronger than the Star Wars “Force”.

Back to Sam and Sophie. And Toby. (Not that Toby.)

Though I appreciated hearing from my friend, I was hesitant to open the link to the Scottie Rescue. Yes, the Dad Peep and I are open to Stuart guiding us to a friend who may need our help; I’m just not sure the time is right. At the moment. Nearly six months later, our emotions are too raw.

Still, I was curious. So, I opened the link.

And there he was. Toby. The Schnauzer/Scottie mix with a white chin and chest. You could have knocked me over with a feather.

Underneath Toby were Sophie and Sam. Two nine-year-old litter mates about to lose the only home they’ve ever known because their peep is moving to Australia for six months. Maybe permanently.

If your heart can stand it, see all three of them here along with another mixed breed in need of a home.

I know things happen in life that can turn a world upside down, but to give up Sophie and Sam. And Toby. And ALL of them — just breaks my heart.




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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31 Responses to Sophie and Sam. And Many More.

  1. lauramarec says:

    Sam and Sophie and Toby are adorable! I receive updates whenever there are any rescues on the California Scottie Rescue, and they are all so sweet! I continued to receive the updates even after I found MY Riley Puppy on this Scottie Rescue site approx 2 1/2 years ago! Riley was 8 months old when I found, (er he found me), and it was love at first sight! Then Riley Rescued ME, and My little Westie girl, Tessie got a baby brother, and we live happily ever after, and they both are helping heal my wounds from having lost My Hazel!
    Thank you for showing the picture frame with Stu’s picture! It is perfect! I love what it says!
    Love and kisses,
    Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl and mum

  2. Lee says:

    Sam and Sophie deserve a home not the SPCA! We tried to rescue two here in Nati City where you seldom see Scotties but was told three would be to many and they separated them. Those two need a home together.
    Sweet William The Scot

  3. Fingers, toes & paws crossed for a fairy tale ending for these three. Lee, how horrible that you were told three would be too many. Some of these Rescues, well, I just don’t know about them. Mama went through a very bad and emotional time until she found The Alabama Scottish Terrier Rescue Association , and bingo, presto ( almost that effortless) they told her they had a Scottie for her.guess who that was????? As to that person giving up his dogs of nine years because of a move to Australia….I know they have quarantine rules. They have been together nine long years. Why can’t they do the quarantine ? We have friends moving to Australia, and they most certainly are not giving up their dog. Jeeze Louise!

  4. Becky says: is a wonderful site. We found our Roxy there. She was 10 and wasn’t doing well with the new baby in the house. She was a Yorkie who died in April and we were lucky enough to have her for 5 years. We live near Spring Hill and if you decide Sam and Sophie are for you we could help with transportation. Toby really reminds me of Stuart though! Best to you, I know it’s hard. Becky

  5. nordhuesn says:

    Although we have a full house now (Duffy, Andy and now Ruby), of all the rescue sites I visited, I was not aware of this one. Well, now it is marked as one of my favorites for future use. I don’t think I can look at it too often though as these pups break my heart. Your heart will let you know when it is time…..or someone/somedawg will let you know they need you and only you! It’s like planning to have a kid – there is no plan, it just happens 🙂 (of course that’s what we hear, not having had any of our own)

  6. theguster says:

    It is heartbreaking to see any dogs waiting for their forever home, and the circumstances regarding Sophie and Sam require a miracle now! With our fingers, toes and paws crossed we will pray for a loving home that they can go to together as soon as possible. Imagine the angst his owner must be going through over this.

    McDuff & Mom

  7. rjkeyedup says:

    When ever you do decide, having more than one is soooooo much better!
    Ozzy, Callie and Mommy

  8. corkscot says:

    My first Scottie died in 1978. It took 14 years to get another one. I did not want to go through illness and death again. Once I got my Florida Scottie,also Corky, I’ve always had more than one.

    • I know what you mean about going through it again. I think that’s where I am right now. I just can’t bear it. Losing BoBo was bad enough. He led us to Stuart just shy of a year later.

      I just can’t think about another living soul with four paws, longing eyes, a long pink tongue and pointy ears relying on me for strength. Because I have none.

  9. Gail and Kipper says:

    My heart just breaks over Sophie and Sam! I pray someone will take them and give them a wonderful home! I always wanted a Scottie Farm full of precious Scottie pups! They are extraordinary dogs!

  10. rottrover says:


    -Otto, a once stray doggie

  11. Kismet says:

    Too bad the move to Australia coultn’t wait.

  12. gentlestitches says:

    I have always had at least two dogs.not suggesting , just saying. Double the fun, half the work.❤

  13. that’s what I feel too when I read the sad stories on rescue sites… and I will never forget the couple who got Easy’s brother although they knew that they will move to canada as soon as they get their papers .. and so they returned the pup after 9 month to the breeder… :o(((

  14. Piglove says:

    Your frame is awesome. Stuart will always be in our hearts here in blogville – always my sweet friend. This rescue site breaks my heart. My mom wants to take them all in to give them homes 😦 XOXO – Bacon

  15. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Paws crossed every buddy will find their forever home
    Lily & Edward

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