A Bit of Happy News

The loss of a loved one is life changing isn’t it? And while the Dad Peep and I, the Peepstress, haven’t welcomed a furiend into our home – yet – since Stuart’s passing, several of our friends either have, or are going to add to their households very soon.

That makes me happy.

Stuart would say, “it’s time to be happy peeps, ’cause the alternative takes too much effort and you know I don’t like to exert much effort”.


Who knows? Perhaps the Dad Peep and I will have something to share with you about our own household this year. I hope so. Stay tuned….

Until then, best wishes to all who have suffered painful losses and gained new loving friends in the process. AroOOOOO ROOOOO to you!



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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39 Responses to A Bit of Happy News

  1. Princess Leah says:

    Sending you much luffs and hugs and here’s hoping somethingy furry and floofy comes your way soon!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    (who arrived to mend the broken hearts of her peeps…..and did a good job I finks!)

  2. arrroooo arrooo to you… I hope so much that you will have something wonderful to share…
    Phenny is like a balm for us… even when there are still so much tears…. to know there is someone who needs us gives us some power to find a way ….

  3. We think that Stuart would be happy if you had a new furbaby to love.

  4. nordhuesn says:

    Stuart and BoBo need an earth sibling to help keep you two in line! Don’t you worry, the newster will receive much guidance from the Bridge on how to train you and Dad.

  5. When we first lost our Maile (black and brindle Scottish Terrier) to lyme disease in late July … we had not planned to even consider another furbaby. We have a German Shepherd (Duke) and were resigned to be a one-dog family. Less than a month after her passing, I felt a strong nudge from Maile that not only did we need a new member to our family but Duke needed a friend. I was determined to not get another Scottie – how could I? My heart belonged to Maile. But over the next few weeks, everywhere I turned there was a picture of a Scottie … a statue of a Scottie … pajamas with Scotties … and each encounter brought the flood of tears and brokenness of my heart right back to the surface. Yep – it was obvious – we are Scottie addicts and we had to have another Scottie asap. The only litter in the entire province of Ontario was located about 5 hours from us. And was it ever worth the drive!! Molly (a black and brindle Scottie with white markings) is truly a gift from God. I am certain Maile had a hand in leading us to Molly as well. I am so thankful I felt Maile’s nudge and saw the signs that led us to this new love we call Molly Mia. And Duke is happy, too (mostly) :). Maile will never be replaced in our hearts but Molly has increased the size.

  6. theguster says:

    The bit of ‘happy news’ you share with us today is wonderful and gives us hope. It has been a most difficult year for you and the Dad Peep. I am reminded of a poem with many verses so fitting for you both. The following is taken from that poem, To Everything There Is a Season:

    To everything there is a reason, and a time for every purpose under the heaven:

    A time to be born, and a time to die;
    A time to break down, and a time to build up;
    A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
    A time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    We all look forward to sharing in your joy and happiness with another furiend. I know Stuart would also tell you, ” It is time…”

    McDuff’s Mom

  7. Leah says:

    I was hoping to have another Sweet Squatty by now, but that hasn’t happened yet for a number of reasons. Back surgery being just one important reason. But, I am hopeful my next Sweet Baby may be “in the oven” “as we speak” and that she/he will be in my home in late April or early May. This is the longest I’ve ever gone without my own Pupper. But I know God has known all along which one He has chosen for me! ❤

  8. rjkeyedup says:

    We agree with McDuff’s Mom – Stuart telling you it’s time! And from LI, we strongly suggest two little scotties to keep you and the Dad peep laughing and loving.
    Ozzy & Callie

  9. rottrover says:

    Go for it, PEEPS!!

    -Otto and Osa

  10. bentley2 says:

    Oh I am so very happy to hear you say you are ready to share your love with a furbuddy. Young or old we all need some love in our lives. Can’t wait to see and hear who comes into your life.
    Bentley and Pat

  11. Bella, Roxy and Dui says:

    That would be fantastic!

  12. Oh, I am hoping and keeping my paws crossed that there may be something (Scottish & fluffy with a bit of a Terrier attitude) you can share with us this year!

  13. Kismet says:

    Everyone’s situation is different. We noticed Kyla slowing down and she was almost 12 with a history of medical problems (Addison’s, pancreatitis) so pre-empted the situation, got a rescue Scottie mix and let Kyla train her. Kali and Kyla were together for 11 months and now Kali is is quite the foodie also. We miss Ms Kyla something fierce, but we did it right for our situation. What do I know? I’m just a bird brain.

  14. Two French Bulldogs says:

    He’ll always be in your heart
    Lily & Edward

  15. WestScott says:

    Yes, it’s time – go for it!!! You’ll be so glad you did, and we’ll all be looking forward to seeing the photos and hearing about the new adventures!

  16. Jackie says:

    When I got Archie earlier this year, I did it fully knowing that he would fill a hole that would be left when Bonny Rose eventually crossed the bridge. She was 13 after all, and had fought liver issues since she was 9. I really thought her crossing would be further down the road than it was, though. I miss her every day but am very glad Archie is here to keep me company.

    I know Stuart is helping bring you a new buddy when the time is right. I’m excited to hear about him/her. 🙂

  17. corkscot says:

    It took 14 years to get another Scottie after the first one died. I understand.

  18. Sharolyn Heatwole says:

    So happy you’re thinking of an “addition” to the family. Kiki and Cally are Scotties #5 and #6 for us. Each one of the previous 4 has been special and precious, so “Scottie” and yet so themselves. AND, every once in awhile Kiki or Cally “channels” one of their predecessors with a pose, a look, or an action that was unique to a prior one of our babies. Just a reminder to us that we’re being looked out for forever!

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