Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Home stretch....

  You may have noticed that a puppy was added while there was an older dog.  The older dog helps with puppy training, and the puppy never has to be left alone at any time.
After Carys, there was a vacancy.
At the same time HER mother died, and SHE received a small inheritance.  Time for another scottie.
(Scotties are rare and expensive in Australia--currently they are about $4000.)

Amazingly, there was a litter available in Sydney
coinciding with a planned trip to the big city!
Sunday morning, Mother's Day, SHE went to view the pups.
There were six, SHE sat in the garden watching their antics, but one, kept coming over and just standing in front of HER staring.

Daisy (right) with a brother.
 Naturally, SHE took the one that had chosen HER.
HER mother's favourite flower was the simple daisy,
So Hemskirk Charisma became 'Daisy'.
First night after a 6 hour drive, with Kendra.
Daisy was the ambassador scot.  SHE loved life and everyone in it--except cats.
She was the one who let children and strangers pat her.
* * * *
Age was catching up with Kendra, she couldn't walk far, spent a lot of time sleeping, though rallied to bark at cats and eat.
She even ignored ankles.
The call of the scottie came again.
A breeder who had saved the pick of the litter for breeding, discovered that the puppies and mother had signs of demodectic mange.  SHE researched the condition and found that is was curable, so SHE agreed to take the little girl.
 Bella arrived--with name, and a bottle of sheep dip she had to take every morning for a few weeks.

Bella, the new member of the Cat Surveillance Team.

Before Bella, SHE had been researching Bull Terriers--personality, health problems, and reputable breeders
Next there was an event in Blogville.  Everyone was asked to post about an animal that needed to be Rescued.
This little face kept appearing...
 A Bull Terrier-Rhodesian Ridgeback who came with the name Roxy, joined the pack.

Bella, Daisy, Kendra and Roxy

Age caught up with Kendra and she went to the Bridge.
Followed by Daisy, taken by cancer.

SHE put HER name on the waiting list for a female puppy,
but this photo of a male showed up:

When he was old enough, MacDui, the TENTH
and probably last, scottie joined the pack!

Thus ends the History of Scotties!


  1. Thank you for sharing your family. They are all very special.
    Bentley & Mom

  2. Wow, that is the story of a REAL family!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Don't you mean history of Scotties and Roxies?

  4. Oh guys, I LOVED that story!!! And all soooooo adorables! And very special Scotties indeed!!! And, a very very very special Roxie! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  5. Hi there, guys! Still having InnerNut problems (meaning no InnerNut at all) but I had to ask Mom if I could use her phone to comment and tell you how much we've enjoyed reading all about your Scottie history (and Roxy, you too). Don't know why but Mom was getting all emotional and teary reading about everyone. :)

  6. Great story of all the pupsters!
    Thanks fur sharin'!

  7. Oh WOW! That's a long history of many dogs owned by HER! here i am only the first of mom's dog BOL. Thanks for sharing the lovely stories :)


  8. Dui is #10!! Mabel is our tenth pug!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabek

  9. that was so touching and so sweet the smae time to read about the pups who were with you... while reading I wished so much that I had known Kendra... she had fabulous scottie-tudes, that's for sure...

  10. We LOVED your history story and feel so fortune that we met some of these pups on your blog. They will always be superspecial to us♥

  11. It was very interesting reading about your family history.

  12. Loved your history of the dogs who made their way into your heart!

  13. Oh we wuv did story of your family!!!

    Matt & Matilda

  14. What a lovely story !
    We're way behind here. I'm only no 6, in a line of yellow Labradors, and one Spaniel cross !

    Inca xx

  15. What a wonderful bunch of Scotties - it's been lovely to hear about their backgrounds. But I am now wondering how much a pure bred Scottie puppy costs in other parts of the world?
    Cheers, Gail.

  16. Daisy was in our cabinet when I was mayor...she was my Ambassador of all things Down Under and she did a splendid job....too.
    Such a sweet girl and she is missed
    Dui darlin' you are 200% Scottie with an itty bitty amount of each Scottie who came before you mixed in
    Hugs madi your bfff

  17. Thank you for your wonderful family history. I must admit when Daisy arrived I got a big smile on my face.

  18. I have sooooooo enjoyed reading the Scottie Chronicles, what a collection of amazing and funs characters
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  19. I think Dui is just laughing away in that last picture.
    Sweet William The Scot

  20. Thank you for the history of Scotties. Mom has always been fascinated with Bull Terriers. If she hadn't stumbled unto Porties she might have had one.