Memorial Day – December 12


My Dearest Stuart –

How are you?

The Dad Peep and I have heavy hearts today and want to let you know how much we love you. You’ll never leave our lives, but you already know that.

You’re in our hearts and minds every single moment of every single day.

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This morning last year you and I enjoyed a stroll around the lake at Forest Hill Park. It was a “Stuart Stroll” and you drank in the sunshine, smells and sights at every blade of grass. It was glorious.

I haven’t been back to the lake, though everybody at the Farmers’ Market still asks about you. They can’t believe you’re gone.

We can’t either.


This afternoon last year you helped the Dad Peep and I mulch Auntie Meredith’s front yard. Remember how warm it was? As always, your snoopervision was greatly appreciated. You sat and watched over the neighborhood. And I watched you. It was glorious.

This evening last year we three took our daily evening cocktail walk. We ran into the two Schnauzers down the block and you played with them as if you were a puppy. That, too, was glorious.

I rarely see the Schnauzers these days.

Then you decided it was time.


Thank you for that day. Thank you for that glorious time together. You left our lives just as you’d entered – with a sweet face and a serene calm.

Nothing could have prepared us for your exit, but, today, a year later, that memory is how we survive. We were together. You weren’t suffering. And we said goodbye.

I hope you heard me. I know you heard the Dad Peep, but I’ve always wondered if you heard me tell you goodbye that night.

I wonder if you’re thinking of us as we’re thinking of you today? And every day.

I hope you’re stirring the pot as only you can do over the Rainbow Bridge. Tell everyone “hello” for us. Let them know how much they’re loved.

Please stay in touch….but only if you feel like it. You always did whatever you wanted. Whenever you wanted.


Love always my boy,

Your Loving Peepstress and Dad Peep

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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36 Responses to Memorial Day – December 12

  1. This was just beautiful….I can’t click “like” because I don’t like that Stuart is gone. This post was so heartfelt and just beautiful. Sending you (((hugs))) and love as you remember.

  2. nordhuesn says:

    We love you and miss your indomitable spirit! Peace to the Peeps who loved you so.

  3. Banks and all... says:

    Stuart you are loved beyond the constraints of this world.

  4. Roxanne, Truman, Callie & Mandy says:

    Remembering Stuart on his Rainbow Bridge day.

  5. macjenn says:

    The Terrier Duo in Bellevue send love.

  6. Laura Rivers says:

    Your fans still miss you too Stuart – sending love & prayers to your peeps today – love Simon Henry 🙏🏻🐶

  7. rjkeyedup says:

    Tears of sadness for your loss. tears of gladness that his last day here was sooooo glorious, tears of compassion that he did not suffer but quietly went across the bridge, and tears of joy that one day you will be united… Much love, Ozzy, Callie, Mommy

  8. Leah says:

    Oh, Sweet, Sweet Stuart! The memories are so strong!! 💙💔💙

  9. Fozziemum says:

    Sending hugs…bless his heart..i am sure he felt the same love for you and took it with him…xxxx💔💔

  10. corkscot says:

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful boy. We miss you. Thankfully your mom reminds us of you all of the time.

  11. WestScott says:

    A beautiful, beautiful tribute to a beautiful, beautiful, very special boy. I can imagine how difficult it must have been for you to get through writing this tribute, because I almost couldn’t get through reading it. I’m crying my eyes out and need to go compose myself. I won’t be able to explain to my husband why I’m suddenly such a mess without breaking down, and then he’ll break down. This is because we know exactly what you are going though one year later and how you feel. But you mentioned the good in all of this misery: You and the Dad Peep were blessed to have Stuart in your lives for 9 glorious years, you had a wonderful last day together, you were with Stuart, providing him all of your love, up until the very end, and — most importantly — Stuart didn’t suffer at all.

    Thank you for sharing Stuart with all of us and for keeping his memory alive.

  12. Kismet says:

    On the 17th, five days from now, it will be 2 years without Kyla. We miss those two.

  13. A wonderful Memorial…..We’ve been blessed by our pets, and when they”ve passed, they seem to take a little bit of us with them…..How did these little thieves steal our hearts and take our breath away?

  14. I miss you so much Stuart… and yes, please stay in touch…
    I’s unbelievable how things can change after only one year, one month, one week…

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  16. Donna says:

    I loved him too and I never got to see him in person. He was a very special Scottie!! Sending you hugs!

  17. I can’t believe it’s been a year. Although Khia and Mya had passed earlier that year, I feel like Stuart was the start of all of the losses we’ve had since, almost consistently. Miss you, scottie with the melted marshmallow on your back! *ear licks*

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