Who Knew I Could ArrOOO?

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On just about any given day you’ll find a flag flying at our house. Except during a hurricane, which, hard to believe, sometimes happens. Even though we’re a good two hours inland.

Stuart hated it when the Dad Peep was up on the ladder changing the flags. He’d bark. He’d ArrOOOO. And just complain about it. ArrOOOOO! ROOOOOO!

Maybe he didn’t like that the ladder occupied “his” space on the top step. Maybe he was worried the peep would fall. Who knows.

It was time to change the flag over the weekend. I decided to ArrOOOO at the Dad Peep. I was pretty good at it, too. He looked at me in amazement, then laughed. Then we both laughed.

We’re laughing these days instead of crying all the time. Though we still do that, too. A constant source of amazement and amusement, Stuart would wish us happiness I think. Sadness all the time is just too draining. And unfair to the memories.

I think I’ll keep on ArroOOOO’ing. And I think you should try it, too.

If you’re just joining us, it’s a Scottie thing.


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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15 Responses to Who Knew I Could ArrOOO?

  1. Donna says:

    Good for you!! I think we should all AROOOOO too!! Glad to hear there is laughter in your home. Bet Stuart is too!!

  2. nordhuesn says:

    Mom says I make her laugh everyday. That’s a good thing for us all. A good Arroooooo never hurt anyone!

  3. rjkeyedup says:

    Aroooo…. so Callie has now started rooing when Ozzy does, in a higher pitch, little girl aroo – a good two octaves about Ozzy. It’s quite musical when they arooo in unison. Ozzy starts when he sees something from the couch, and Callie sits by the landing of the side door, chiming in. It’s very funny!!! Glad laughter is creeping in at your end. Remember whoever comes next, you will tell them all about Stuart as they do each new thing! Such fun…

  4. theguster says:

    Since McDuff is in charge of the ArroOOOOS around here, I never do it. However, finding out that you and the dad peep are laughing more and crying less these days and that you think Stuart would wish you happiness…I gotta say it! ArrroOOOO, ArrroOOOO, ArroOOOO!

    McDuff & Mom

  5. Marty the Manx says:

    Well that makes me smile in happiness! You are turning the corner!
    ArroooOOOO! for you today!
    Marty’s Mom

  6. WestScott says:

    ArroOOOO back atcha!!! We love it when our guys get going (Westies do this, too).

    Here’s my take on finally feeling OK, laughing, and having fun: You’re so sad and depressed and miserable for so long that when you find yourself all of a sudden laughing and smiling at something, you “catch” yourself and feel guilty for doing so, and you stop. It takes time to get over the guilt and realize that it’s OK to laugh and have fun.

    Glad to hear that you’re finally laughing and not crying all the time! Stuart wants you to be happy, the way he always liked you to be.

  7. Kismet says:


  8. gentlestitches says:

    Our Jack is the best Arooo OOer. Particularly during music practice, 😀

  9. Arrrrrrrooooooooo! So bittersweet. Sendin’ and extra ArrrrrroooooOOOOoooooo, and {{hugs}}
    Ruby ♥

  10. arrrrooooo! it’s mabe the seventh sense we dogs have… we are afraid when they climb on things like jack on that beanstalk… and in my case my arrrooo! was justified, between the r and the o I saw him flying like a….boulder :o)

  11. Piglove says:

    aaww that is awesome my friend. I’ll tell you a secret. Sometimes when Houdini is playing really hard, he will do a little arroo bark – he reminds me of Stuart. We all stop and it just brings a smile to our faces. I thought I would share that with you ((hogs and snout kisses)) XOXO – Bacon

  12. Ranger says:


  13. Two French Bulldogs says:

    I scream at moving leaves and flags
    Lily (& Edward)

  14. lauramarec says:

    It IS fun to arroooo, and sometimes when I do it when Riley is Arroooo-ing, he stops, and gives me this tilty-head look like “Whatcha doin’, Mum?????” I guess I’m not doing it correctly!
    That sure is a cute and fun memory you shared with us about Our Stu today! He sure can make us smile and laugh when we think of his antics!Thank you!
    Love and “faux” Arrrooooos to you,
    Riley-Puppy’s and Tessie-Girl’s Mum

Go ahead...Bark Out Loud! ArroOOOO!

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