Saturday Scottie Scholars – Food & Drink

Attention Class. It’s time to get back to the books. Or back to the critters or stalking or protecting. Whatever your specialty, it’s time to stay on your toes and keep your nose to the ground.

Today’s lesson is all about eating and drinking so tilt that head and listen up.

Scotties are bearded dogs, so make sure your peeps understand that you’re going to drip when you drink and drag your loveliness through wet dog food if that’s your meal of choice.

Simply bark at them to, “get over it” and be glad you’re not a slobberer. (Yes, that’s a word.) Be sure to snoopervise as they wipe up your mess.


Notice Oban on his 9th birthday. See how he carefully stays away from his birthday cake – made of squirrel cookies by the way – and the lit candle. He’s waiting patiently, which, as you know is very hard for a Scot. Flames and Scottie beards don’t play well together. Good job Oban!

Speaking of cakes, food is very important. Whether it’s store bought kibble or homemade rice and vegetables, food can have a real impact on a Scot’s coat and skin. Got an itch? Ask your peeps to check out the food.  Maybe it needs to be adjusted.

liver 2

Treats? Did someone say treats? Mac and Jennie love freeze-dried liver snacks like these. And they’re wonderful things to enjoy. Of course, when one overindulges in the treat department, one can pack on the pounds.

Which, leads to enjoying fresh green beans steamed with love along with your kibble to help trim some weight. Like this:

Now. Water is also important. Some folks say that ph balanced water helps keeps the ‘ole cancer doctor away. Others say, heck, drinking out of a nasty ‘ole pond isn’t a bad thing.


Whichever you choose, make sure your peeps have water for you outside as well as in. All the time. But stay away from those puddles in the street!

Fruit and vegetables are perfectly OK. Just like their two-legged friends, Scotties need good nutrients from things like blueberries, cooked green beans, brown rice, and tomatoes….


Tomatoes? Not so much. And stay away from grapes and onions!!

OK class. Time for a lunch break followed by some good, old fashioned recess. See you next week.

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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8 Responses to Saturday Scottie Scholars – Food & Drink

  1. great lesson… I agree it is better to stay away from birthday candles…. but just between us: Captain Flamebeard is a darned cool pirate name :o)

  2. theguster says:

    McDuff here: I am a champ at getting the floor wet after drinking water! The peep is always wiping up the floor. It’s even fun to drink a little more after she’s done to show her she should wait till I completely walk away from the bowl! And fruits and veggies are my faves! Apples, watermelon, and strawberries are delish! I have veggies with my kibble every night, too! Mom says I would eat a leg off of the table if I could!

    The video of Stuart eating his green beans was awesome! Such a regal guy, even his feeding dish!
    Tsk, love that Stuart.

    McDuff & Mom

  3. Jackie says:

    I loved seeing the video of Stuart and his green beans. He had such a magnificent beard and eyebrows. 🙂
    Archie is just learning about fruits and veg. He gets a bit of grated carrot and some blueberries mixed in with his kibble and scoop of wet puppy food. Bonny Rose eats a food called Urban Wolf and it has all that good stuff as part of the ingredients. As for treats, dehydrated liver is what they get…and they love it. Bully Sticks and cow toes are great for chewing and keeping those big Scottie chompers pearly white!.

  4. Kismet says:

    No word about Stu’s favorite? Kitty bon-bons.

  5. WestScott says:

    My guys LOVE carrots, grape tomatoes (not grapes!), bell pepper strips, and many types of fruit. Can’t get them to eat green beans, though. Our Westie is the sloppiest drinker, dripping all over the place and creating a mini flood. Our Scottie, however, is the most neat, delicate eater and drinker we’ve ever had. Go figure. Love the pictures and the video!!!

  6. Donna says:

    Loved seeing Stuart eating his favorite green beans!! These are valuable lessons!! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. corkscot says:

    As I slip and slide across the floor, I totally agree with you.

  8. rjkeyedup says:

    Ever since Mommy saw Stuart eating green beans she bought them for us…. but we eat them raw! Hmmm maybe she should par boil them like Stuart’s meal.
    Oz& Cal

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