Friday, August 5th, we drove to Buffalo Junction, Virginia, to adopt an 11 week old Scottish Terrier. Being fans of “NCIS,”(Ed’s note: That’s NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service in case, like me, you didn’t know about it) we had already picked out two possible names: “McGee” for a boy. or “Ziva,” for a girl. (I wouldn’t even have thought of naming a dog “DiNozzo.” Although”Gibbs, Abby or Ducky,” might have worked.)
There were 4 Scotties in the litter: 2 male Wheatens and 2 black females. One of the sisters were high energy and the other, very calm. The boys had already been adopted.
We opted for the calm puppy and named her “Ziva.” Ziva had her first visit at the vet’s, today, and is doing quite well. She is very affectionate and enjoys living in the tourist capital of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Congratulations, but I can’t help but wonder who got the high energy female… With any luck it was someone like Tim, who hails from a family whose Scottie roots go way back. He writes:
Let me introduce you to our latest little girl – Moffat IV. She is the 4th for us since our marriage. My folks had 13 during their lifetime, my brother is on his 3rd and my daughter is beginning the search for her 2nd. I’ve been living with Scotties for 67 years and haven’t had a bad one amongst them. The breed speaks for itself without saying a word – but then I’m preaching to the choir. Thank you for your website and the work you put into it. It is a great source of enjoyment, education and other information. AROOOOO
Oh, but those puppies grow up so quickly. Reader Tanya writes from South Africa:
I just love The Scottish Terrier News! I am attaching a photo of my little treasure Poppy. The picture was snapped at the park while playing with her good friend and partner in crime, Luci. The two of them are approximately the same age, 6 months, but Luci clearly has a height advantage which she uses to the full. Poppy however, is never fazed and loves chasing her around the park. Together they are quite comical and provide us with hours of entertainment especially when we get goofy pictures like these.
Thank you once again for a stunning “read” and I look forward to the next edition.
Well,thank you, all of you, for all bouquets. But, honestly, the Scottie News would be nothing without its fabulous readers and all their equally fabulous Scottish Terriers.