We learned last week that Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot — or Sadie for short — not only has a good Scottie dog pedigree but some very wealthy human backers as well. The New York Times reported that Sadie, who is a favourite at the Westminster Dog Show next week, belongs to Dan and Amelia Musser, who own not just the famous Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan but also a private residence on St. Croix — and presumably a fancy apartment somewhere else as well.
We’re not sure if, being on the dog show circuit, Sadie ever gets to kick back and enjoy the family homes, but we’re pleased to report that their designer Carleton Varney, who also happens to be a Westie owner, prides himself on creating dog-friendly environments. ““I don’t think dogs are any messier than people,” he told the Times. “In fact, I don’t think there are bad dogs; I think there are only bad people.”
See Mr. Varney’s picks for stylish dog furnishings and accesories here. and do a bit of online stalking and check out Sadie’s digs in Michigan and St. Croix. We should all be as lucky as that little dog.
Just like last year, the Scottie News will be providing full Westminster coverage. Stay tuned and please send us your tips. In the mean time, here’s Roundtown Mercedes’ pedigree, courtesy of her breeders, Anstamm Kennels in Michigan. And here’s our history (from last year) of Scottish Terrier winners at Westminster. The main competition among the Terriers comes from Charmin the Sealyham aka Efbe’s Hidalgo At Goodspice. He may not winter in St. Croix and summer in Michigan but he hails from near my hometown of Montreal which is good enough for the Scottie News.