Friday, April 28, 2017

A History of Scotties Part 1

Actually it is a history of HER scotties.

These stories precede digital cameras, so no photos.

SHE has always loved scotties.  HER first was a male puppy
bought after landing the first permanent job..a clerk-typist for the General Accounting Office.
Unfortunately, SHE was living in a No Pet efficiency apartment,
so he didn't last long. 
(He was adopted by friends--a young family who adored him.)

After college, with a permanent teaching job, SHE visited one of those puppy pet shops (wasn't aware of puppy mills at the time) and was looking at a young, male scottie puppy.

The sales woman, kept drawing HER attention to an older female puppy and suggested SHE play with her for awhile.  You can guess what happened next.  SHE said SHE'd take her.  The sales woman burst into tears and went racing to the front of the shop yelling, "Scotty has a home!"
This puppy had been brought in with several and was just the one left.  The sales woman said she would have taken her, but they had seven dogs and her husband said no more.
While buying all the things a puppy would need, the woman brought a chewed up toy, tearfully,saying...
'it's not much, but it's hers.'

The whole staff came out as pup and gear were loaded in the car, waving goodbye!

Kendall was a lovely dog, and when SHE came to Australia, Kendall joined  the family home...
(as young adults tend to hand over responsibility to their mothers.)
Kendall eventually went to live with an aunt and uncle, in their 80s, who loved her so much, they put their mattress  on the floor, so Kendall could get on and off easily!


  1. You could almost quality her as a rescue.

  2. It sounds like SHE was hooked on Scotties from the very start:) Kendall sounds like she was a very nice dog.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  3. What a wonderful story of HER first Scotty!
    Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  4. Mom was just thinking today about her first pug! An older pug that mom adopted and she was hooked
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. ah....the story of Kendall brought tears to my mama's eyes. And yeah, mama has a soft spot for dogs but especially Silky Terrierist just like HER with Scotties BOL


  6. Dat's too bad dat she couldn't make an Aussie outta Kendall but I guess ya gots some pretty strict rules about bringin' dogs in... sumthing Johnny Depp learned da hard way...bol, bol!

  7. After a wobbly start, it sounds like Kendall ended up a well-loved pup. Can't wait to hear about the next Scottie.

  8. Pawfect, I'm looking forward to hearing more of the Scottie stories
    Such a sweet story of Kendall's life, do you have any photos?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. I am loving this story! I can't wait for part 2!

  10. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh now that is a love story for Kendall....what is impawtant is she found love for the remainder of her years. A plane ride Downunder would have been a bit much.
    Milky-way our first cat was actually my human sis's cat but when sis went to college MW stayed here. 5 years later when sis had her own place...MW belonged to the peeps. They bought her another kitty the infamous Cali the Cornish Rex.
    Hugs madi and Mom

  11. Kendall was lucky your mum rescued her and gave her a good home and made sure she had a good life.

  12. Nostalgia Lee thinks about the other two scots that came before me often and she tells me stories about them. Someday all of us will be together. Lee says it will be fun the three scots her black cat and her. So only wants to see her pets on the other side ~ the heck with the humans.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  13. Just catching up with your posts. Lovely to read about the story of how Scotties came into your Mum's life. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

  14. My Mom always loved Scotties. They were her favorite breed even though she never had one of her own.I grew up thinking I would have one someday, but I discovered that I'm just not a terrier person.