Watercolor Wednesday – Stuart’s Halo

Woot! It’s Wednesday. Yep. You know what that means. Time for some StuART. New StuART at that. I think these look like halos around King Stuart.

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Aren’t puppies funny? When Stuart saw the ocean for the first time, he went nuts. He was about nine months old. As he got older, he ambled along in his Stuart style, sniffed the washed up pieces of seagrass and seaweed, old crab shells and pieces of plastic and took his sweet time. The crashing waves? Meh…not so much.

On our last visit to South Nags Head, North Carolina, in 2014, the Dad peep told us to take a walk while he did some last minute cleaning in the cottage on our last day before heading home. It was a beautifully crisp, clear day just after Christmas. Much like you see the sun in today’s StuART.

He and I walked for a while, then sat in the sand. He sat so very close to me. And I just pat him. Rubbed his ears and pulled on his beard. We sat in silence for the longest time. And stared at the ocean. He was such a grand, old soul.

I’ll never forget it. Never.

 

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a dog 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. He would have been 11 years old in March 2017. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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18 Responses to Watercolor Wednesday – Stuart’s Halo

  1. this beach is stuarts beach furever&ever… I was so sad that there was not enough time last tyear to go back to your place… but in my imagination you were there and stuart left his pawprints in the sand of his beach…

  2. Kismet says:

    The first time Kyla saw the ocean, she headed straight for the Atlantic. This was in Oregon, on the Pacific.

  3. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Sounds like Lily
    Snorts,
    Edward (& Lily)

  4. rjkeyedup says:

    How we wish there was a beach to go to for dogs on LI… at least mommy thinks we’d like it!
    Ozzy & Callie

  5. corkscot says:

    He is definitely unforgettable. Miss seeing the boy on a daily basis.

  6. nordhuesn says:

    You’re making mom’s eyes leak again. But she said they are happy leaks.

  7. Ranger says:

    Leaky eyes….. I miss him.
    Wags,
    Ranger

  8. WestScot says:

    Wow – great StuART!!! 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾 What a happy boy, just loving life and all he could experience. Your remembrance of that day on the beach with Stuart is very touching.

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