Sherman the Airedale is famous for being the best Scottie Uncle ever, a YouTube star and all around nice guy. Just to prove his hit video with Scottish Terriers wasn’t out of character, here he is again using a visiting pack of Scottie puppies as agility props. His owner, Marie writes: “I do have an awesome Scottie, he does some of the flips the big dogs shown do..hard to get him on camera, I will endeavor to try, we can’t let these other dogs grab the spotlight!”
While we’re on the subject, here’s Dartagnan, the Peruvian agility champ in his Christmas best. Yes, it’s late (my fault) and out of season, but the cuteness factor overrides everything.
Still out of season (unless you’re in the Southern hemisphere), here’s Kuro playing in the snow in a very handsome tartan coat.
I was reading today’s post regarding Scottish terriers and their walking manners, which made me think about our Scottie, Molly. She had just about the best walking etiquette you’ve ever seen a dog have. She was something Cesar Millan would be proud of, happily rolling along at a leisurely pace next to, or behind us. She never tried to chase a squirrel or cat, never pulled toward another dog… she would simply turn her head to acknowledge them, and then trot along her way.
Molly passed away this past Monday (ed.: December 2010) at the age of 12. She had a wonderful life with us: daily strolls around the neighborhood, home cooked meals, long walks on the beach in the summer. After suffering through a seizure on Monday morning, our visit to the vet revealed she had a grapefruit sized tumor in her abdomen, and kidney and liver failure. She was in so much discomfort and pain, it was harder to watch her suffer than to make the decision to put her to sleep.
Molly is survived by her two brothers, Hans and Fritz. She was a very good dog, and she will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.