Knock Knock. Stu There?

Stuart? Are you there? It’s Winston.

Here I am little buddy.

Sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday yesterday.

Don’t worry about it. It’s Scottish Terrier month and you can wish me a happy Bday any time you want. Everything OK with you? How are the peeps?

I guess things are OK.

You guess??

Well, I did something last night. And those people really liked it. I think. But I don’t get it. I’m so confused.

First things first buddy. “Those people” are your peeps. And don’t you forget it. He’s The Dad Peep and she’s The Peepstress. They take care of you. They feed you. Keep you healthy. Play with you. But most of all, they love you. You know what love is don’t you?


It’s why I picked you for them. It’s what I feel for them. It’s what they feel for me. And BoBo. It’s a feeling you have that you just can’t explain. But you know it’s there. When they reprimand you for heading into the street without a command from them to cross, that’s love.

It sounds like yelling to me.

Well it’s not just yelling. It’s love. When they pick you up and get all in your face, that’s love. When they take you with them in the car, that’s love. When they throw you in bed with them, that’s love. Got it?

Oh. That’s why they acted so weird last night.

You’re confusing me.

Twice this week I’ve stayed with them when they turn the lights out at night. And last night they put me on the big cushion with legs and I stayed there. All night. Then, I curled up in my bucket on the floor when she – uh, The Peepstress – got ready to go for our daily ride in the car.

You’ve never done that before? Stayed with them at night? In the big bed? It’s not a cushion on legs, by the way, it’s a big bed. You’ve got a bucket, they’ve got a big bed.

I kind of don’t like that big thing. But last night was different and they got all happy about it. And I got all happy about it. I think. I just don’t know what’s going on. I’m confused.

That, my boy, is love. And you’re getting the hang of it. You’re still a kid. It’s OK to be confused. I’m here to help. I’m always with you. Just like your peeps. 

Thanks. Stuart, where are you? Why can’t I see you?

You’re welcome, little Winston. I’m here. I’m always with you. Always. Remember that.

But why can’t I see you? Stuart? Stuart?


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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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21 Responses to Knock Knock. Stu There?

  1. Banks and Sherlock says:

    This makes my heart happy today.
    Banks and Sherlock’s human

  2. Sue Ellen says:

    This is such a sweet conversation. Yes, Stuart is ALWAYS there. Just like Bobo. ♥

  3. rjkeyedup says:

    Just this morning mom was wondering why we hadn’t heard from you for awhile. Oh Peeptress – feeling sad about Stuart today?? Remember he is always with you… and Winston?? You’ll get the hang of all this LOVE stuff little by little, and then one day it’s just natural to be overwhelmed by the LOVE! Arroooo to all of you. Ozzy & Callie

  4. Kismet says:

    Winston, you need special glasses to see Stu. Above all-NO POTTY IN THE BED!

  5. Donna says:

    What a beautiful conversation they had, brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

  6. theguster says:

    So touching…so beautiful.

    With Stuart’s help, Winston will learn to understand and appreciate how the Dad Peep and The Peepstress are lovingly guiding him into the family circle, and he will no longer be confused. If Winston didn’t need any adjusting from the beginning, Stuart might have felt less a part of the family he loves. This gives him a purpose while seeing the joy once again that is happening in his home. 💘

  7. Rufusmom says:

    That was so sweet I’m crying! I have to get home and hug Rufus 🙂

  8. nordhuesn says:

    Elsa has had to visit Ruby at least once that we know of on the “mind your peeps” issue. Stuart is a wise mentor that will guide Winston through his life journey. We still miss him, but he did mark Winston’s tail with the stamp of approval.

  9. Stephanie A. Sotiros says:

    Happy tears:)!

  10. WestScott says:

    What a sweet story. ❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️ Hopefully it won’t take long for Winston to decide to stay on the big bed every night!

  11. Jackie says:

    That story makes my heart happy, and happy to see Angel Stu, too.

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