Children – They’ve Done it Again

You might remember some of the children in our neighborhood. And how kind they were when Stuart became ill, then passed last year.

They’ve done it again. And they’ve made our hearts sing.

Last evening, while I was in my office, in the basement, finishing up a few last minute things before calling it quits for the day, I thought I heard the front doorbell ring.

The Dad Peep took care of it so I didn’t give it much thought.

But look at this:


It’s a gift canvas, handpainted by their grandmother, in “homage to Stuart”. It’s about 4 inches square. Perfect.

I have a renewed faith in American humanity at the moment.

And I hope it lasts for a long, long time.

Too bad I’m still mad at the Dad Peep for letting me sit in the basement while he unwrapped it from it’s gift bag complete with a Scottie gift tag.

But maybe I should be glad. I probably would have squeezed the life out of those three precious children – who are now a year older, still miss Mr. Stu, and have a dog of their own – and cried me a river around the world.

Thanks to them, the parents who are raising them and the grandmother who took the time to care.

This is what this time of year is all about. Thank you.

Thanks to all who remember and to those who keep us in their hearts.




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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30 Responses to Children – They’ve Done it Again

  1. Oh my goodness, that is so adorable and such a sweet thing they did for you! 🙂

  2. Christina says:

    How wonderful! It’s beautifully painted and beautiful in meaning as well. It’s nice to know that Stuart made such a loving impression.

  3. Leah says:

    Oh, my goodness! How beautiful and kind!! ❤

  4. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Ahh what a great surprise
    Lily & Edward

  5. Don’t be mad at Dad Peep….he probably had no clue… very kind and wonderful a gift!

  6. corkscot says:

    Your boy made a huge impression on everyone. She is a very talented grannie. Enjoy the beautiful picture.

  7. nordhuesn says:

    Love the picture – she is very talented and a great role model for her grandkids!

  8. sue hall says:

    Such sweetness. Your Stuart touched the heart of many. What a wonderful Christmas blessing those children shared with you. The blessing of love ♥

  9. WestScott says:

    What a beautiful and kind thing to do! It’s good to know that there are people who will do wonderful things from their hearts, to bring joy to others, without being asked just because they want to do it. I’m sure you and the Dad Peep will cherish this little canvas and memory of kindness forever!

  10. rjkeyedup says:

    Yes Peeptress there is good out there… we both need to focus on that, not all the other theatrics tweeting about! And I find it interesting that Stuart came to you again – thru the love of the kids next door! See told you he’s always around. Much love to you and the Dad Peep.
    Ozzy & Callie’s Mom

  11. Very lovely gift and sweetness from your neighbors, acts of kindness they must have been channeling Stuart!

  12. finleywestie says:

    Whut wunnerful naybors! And whut a sweet thing to do…

  13. That is very touching indeed!

  14. I have to admit that I cried too while reading… but I’m so glad that this kids had such a touching and sweet idea… and I’m sure once this kids will be fabulous adults….and our world needs such people …

  15. Jackie says:

    Oh, such a sweet memento and wonderful gift. Stuart is missed my many.

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