Watercolor Wednesday – And More

Yes. It’s Wednesday. Time for some StuART.

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Oh boy. What’s not to love about this little puppy StuART? Enjoy!

Now, for those who might be new to this pawty or have been away for a while, here’s what you need to know. So you can catch up with the rest of us, or simply have your memory refreshed.

The Scottie Chronicles is all about Scotties. In one way or another. It’s also about Stuart – a precious, precocious and perceptive boy who chose us to live with – The Peepstress and The Dad Peep – for his entirely wonderful life.

We’d hoped his life would have taken him into old age, but it wasn’t to be. He left us a year ago next month. Taken by hemangiosarcoma. At a young 9-1/2 years old.

For a year The Dad Peep and I have grieved our hearts and souls dry. And we’ve often said, “he left us too soon”, but from whose perspective? From ours? Certainly. From his? Maybe not. From yours? I think so.

Grief is a such a twisting, turning path.

We now see that Stuart’s life is just as it was planned. Whether we agree with the plan or not, it happened the way it was supposed to happen. The way it was going to happen.

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. That Tennyson. He was a smart cookie.

About The Scottie Chronicles

The Scottie Chronicles began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. He passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty canine cancer that took him far too early. He would have been 10 years old in March 2016. 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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21 Responses to Watercolor Wednesday – And More

  1. sue hall says:

    yes…grief is a ‘twisted’ emotion. and it lingers for so long. we understand your feelings. ♥

  2. Fozziemum says:

    Beautiful boy…our plans are often shattered aren’t they…time with our precious ones finite..a word i really don’t like…loves Fozziemum xx

  3. Mama says she is glad that we can continue to celebrate Stuart’s life and legacy.

  4. Rufusmom says:

    I always try to remember how much better my life is having the pitter-patter of Four Paws in it. I’ve been shown unconditional love and massive amounts of forgiveness from the error of my human ways. So even though some of my buddies haven’t stayed as long as I want it I know they stayed as long as was good for me.

  5. rjkeyedup says:

    You always managed to take the greatest photos of Stuart, no matter what the age. Trying to get a Christmas photo for our card…. arooooo missed blogging with you and glad you are back.
    Ozzy & Callie’s Mom

  6. nordhuesn says:

    Soooo good to hear from you again and another stunning pic of StuArt! He was so photogenic!

  7. Kismet says:

    Terrible thing have happened this time of year.
    2014-Kyla
    2015-Stuart
    2016-Easy

  8. WestScott says:

    Another fabulous Watercolor Wednesday of StuART! Yes, it’s better to have loved and lost . . . It’s just that the loosing part is so darned painful and lingers for eternity.

  9. corkscot says:

    I have never gotten over the loss of Tory at age 6.5. I understand your sentiments about loss.

  10. So timely. Thank you, I needed this reminder…..

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