The Last Woof

by SandraF on March 26, 2014 · 5 comments

in About the Scottie News

Ever try to win an argument with a Scottie? I did. Angus was not very vocal but when he barked he was loud. One day, he just kept barking. Not a string of excited barks but just a steady “Woof”, “Woof”, “Woof”. One bark about every two seconds. It was driving me crazy.

I approached him and snapped my fingers which usually gets me some response.

Nope, nada, nothing. He just kept on “Woof” “Woof” “Woof”.

So then I went for the verbal approach. Here is the conversation:

“No”
“Woof”
“Angus, no barking”
“Woof”
“Stop it”
“Woof”
“NO”
“WOOF”

So finally, I went for the physical approach. I grasped his snout in my hand (not hard) and made him look at me. Which required me to move my head back and forth as he moved his eyes back and forth to not meet mine. (I know in the dog world this is not okay but in my world I wanted him to focus on me and what I was saying.)

Finally, I had his attention.
“Angus, no barking”
“wuf”
“No”
“wuf”

Well, the only benefit to grasping his snout was that the barking was now muted. But I had to get the last word in.

“Angus, NO”

As he looked into my eyes, his lips moved like he was going to blow a bubble and the smallest, tiniest, littlest, “oof” came out. It sounded like a breath of air. “oooph”. I knew it was technically a bark but really, how could you say anything as it was so quiet.

I stared back into those big brown “innocent” eyes with quiet resignation. We both knew he won as he got the last woof in.

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Suzanne h March 27, 2014 at 7:35 am

Love having these great scottie articles. My Scotties also like the last word.

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Daisy March 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm

We wuff at IMPORTANT things….like birds and people walking down the street and cats…so don’t try to stop us.

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Tim March 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Scotty is our third, and my Wife’s fourth Scottish Terrier, but he is the most talkative of the lot and very vocal about his opinions. He is unamused if we go out without him, if we got out WITH him, if a friend leaves without his permission… in short he has opinions about everything and share them alot :)

Thanx for the wuff story.

Tim

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francesca April 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm

omg, the last woof is sooooo true. been there with both laddie and stuart many times. thanks for sharing.

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Louise Donaldson April 22, 2014 at 9:35 am

I now have my third scottie, Molly, who is a rescue dog. I have had Molly for four years and she is just now warming up to me somewhat. The day I brought her home I had her toys in a basket in the family room and immediately she proceeded to carry all of the toys to the living room and I immediately took them back to the family room – this went on all day and finally I said “you win” and the toys stayed in the living room along with Molly who sleeps on the sill of a picture window in the living room. Talk about a determined scottie I have one – but I love her.

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