Thanks for your thoughtful comments on Saturday and Sunday’s posts. Each of your comments means so much.

It’s unbelievable that Stuart’s gone at all, let alone for six months. It’s so distressing that I just didn’t feel like posting yesterday.

And now, after the Orlando massacre, I don’t feel like much of anything. Things like this make it hard to leave the house for fear of being killed. When is this going to end?

WWSS? (What Would Stuart Say?)

He’d say, “Buck up, peepstress. Don’t let those with no respect for life take your own respect away. Stand up. Be proud. Good will triumph over evil. Now, snap out of it.”

“And, while you’re at it,” he’d continue, “Don’t make me gnaw at your ankles. It’s time to stop grieving so badly about moi. I’m always with you and always will be.”

On that note, I learned this morning that a dear friend recently rescued a 7-year-old boxer who’d been kept in a dog run his whole life. The only interaction he’d had with his owner was when he was fed. He’d never had a treat in his life. No vets. No neuter. No nothing. Now, he’s living the lush life with my friend and her cats.

Talk about a happy ending.

Stuart would approve.

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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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37 Responses to Thanks

  1. carol says:

    My wee Clyde in Scotland enjoys his daily walks and hanging out with the other dogs in our field… next to the house… he’s currently taking up bed space in my bed… very scottie of him

  2. We love happy endings too……….and most especially we love hearing about them when the world is topsy turvy like it is now with the horror of Orlando. We’re happy for the pup who needed a REAL life – – – it’s a nice way to end our day today hearing about him – we know Stu is smiling about that one for sure!

    Love, Sammy

  3. (((hugs)))) and love. It IS hard. Yay about the Boxer…nice to hear a happy ending (((hugs))) again. DakotasDen

  4. theguster says:

    Reading your post today made me feel so much better since the sorrowful weekend our country had again. Your knowing that Stuart would remind you that he is with you always is so typical of him! I smiled when I got to ‘moi’…I do miss not hearing him refer to himself like that!

    The other good news about the boxer being rescued had me near tears. Abuse of any animal is reprehensible. So was the total and utter disregard for that poor dog’s existence by his owner. God Bless your friend for saving him!

    McDuff & Mom

    • The sorrow can be overwhelming can’t it? Awful. Just awful.
      I can’t wait to meet Bud. (My friend renamed him. He didn’t even respond to his first name.) There are special places over the rainbow for folks like my friend. Thanks for your comment. As always.

  5. sue ellen says:

    Six months… I know how your heart still aches. And the sorrow comes in waves,,some are overwhelming and one almost hits the floor face first. Will ‘it’ get better ?? Not really…’it’ just gets ‘different’ in time. However, your babe will always be ‘with you’ in spirit. You and I know that. Ask Stuart to search out the perfect scotty that needs a forever home…trust me, that boy will sniff out a scott that he feels will have much love to share with you & the ‘dad’ peep. Stay strong..♥
    sue ellen…. another scotty mom.

  6. nordhuesn says:

    Oh yes, indeed he would. We are sending a picture of Ruby via email. Although not a “rescue” per se’, she was in need of a home. Mom n Dad are so grateful to have her (me n Andy are so-so). We are sure Elsa is guiding her driving us crazy from time to time. Stuart was very wise and he would most certainly say “Go ahead and have your grief whether it be for me or the poor souls elsewhere who are victims. But then it is time to buck up and not let the negativity win.” As Mom is in her 6th decade (Man, is she old), she says life is too short to be sad all the time. She only watches the news once a week now.

    • Oh….how wise your mom is. The news can be so dreadful. On a happier note, I just know you’re right about Elsa! She’s keeping everyone on their toes! Good for her! I’ll look out for Ruby. Can’t wait!

  7. lauramarec says:

    Thank God your friend rescued the sweet Boxer! God bless her and the sweet Boxer. May the Boxer have a long and very HAPPY life with it’s new kind owner! Every furry baby deserves LOVE and respect! Why get a dog if you are not going to love it—Oh yeah, same reason you get a gun….for protection! I would love it if they had punishment to fit the crime, and put that jerk in a dog run for 7 years with only food shoved under the door! Why do people do this? Not to mention the shootings that are now so commonplace! Don’t get me get started on guns. All they are good for is to bolster peoples’ egos that are deficient. Guns don’t make people safe, they make people FEEL superior! The 2nd amendment was addressed to people in the Frontier. It has outlived it’s usefulness! No pro guns argument make sense. I have lived more than 50 years with absolutely no “Need” to defend myself–like these gun toting rights AH’s claim they do! That is a bunch of BS! You buy a gun means you have the intent to kill or severly injure someone for any reason at all! The gun lobby is just paying the pro gun politicians too much to keep guns from being banned. Everybody needs ASSAULT weapons don’t you know? Let’s not ban those!
    Give me a break!

    • No one needs an assault weapon. You’re so right about that. And no animal needs to be unloved.

      It’s just too much. Let’s all breathe deeply, keep calm and carry on without weapons.

      • rjkeyedup says:


      • lauramarec says:

        Yes, I totally agree!! If only everyone in the world would agree!–Sorry I was so sad and upse when I wrote this! It just makes me feel so awful what is going on in the world! So much suffering! I am turning it over to God. I am not in control of the world. He is.
        Sorry for venting!
        Love you and my apologies to all!
        Mum of two great doggies, Riley and Tessie

  8. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Love that picture. Thank goodness for rescuers
    Lily & Edward

  9. Fozziemum says:

    Time has no place in grieving my friend..6 months..6 years..for us today 6 weeks…i agree the news is a reminder that life is precious..a gift nobody has the right to take from us.only a human can be so vile to your friends new boxer knows only too well…but this sweet pup will not take the 7 years and use those against their new and the reason why is animals are amazing..take heart my and beauty is everywhere..and so is your

  10. Donna says:

    Stuart is one smart Scottie!! I think you should listen to him. I agree whole-heartedly with him!!

  11. Piglove says:

    aaww hugs my friend. I’ve been so out of the loop with on/off again computer problems. Always know that we are thinking of you. ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  12. Kismet says:

    Kaci and Kali have a soft spot for rescues-they were rescues.

  13. corkscot says:

    I still think of my first Scottie that died in 1978.She is with me every day.There is nothing wrong with your thoughts of Stuart. I’m glad that the boxer got a new owner and the respect and care that he deserves. We love rescues!

  14. gentlestitches says:

    You are living in a wonderful country and it isnt your country that is the problem, it is the enemies of your country. That is what it looks like to me from over here. Our Jack was a rescue dog too but I think he has given me way more than I can ever give him. We have to be brave and stand tall and unite as reasonable human beings. ❤️

  15. I had the same thoughts like you… and after the attack from yesterday, I also wanted to cancel our short summer holiday (the first one since 2007). That would be reasonable…. but on the other hand then the evil would celebrate … and I would mess up my life just because of the evil (and incabable politicians)…. maybe we all can be brave and strong together, then we can beat the evil…

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