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Westie Wednesday and other occasional stories about West Highland Terriers.

Westie Wednesday!

Mail Online Article
Mail Online Article



Surf’s Up:  Westies have now taken over the waves. Check out the photoshopped pics in the Mail Online.  They are adorable.




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Westie walk in Brighton continued on despite some earlier poisonings that occurred in the park.  Check out the pictures and article in the Argus. It is so scary when people do horrid things such as leaving out food and poison for dogs and other animals.



A day in the life of a Westie (my Chelsea):

Are we going to the park or not?
Are we going to the park or not?


I LOVE the park!
I LOVE the park!


Time for my nap. Wake me up when dinner is ready.
Time for my nap. Wake me up when dinner is ready.


Happy Westie Wednesday!

The Goodbye: Farewell to an Old Friend

I have been dreaming a lot lately about my Westie, Chelsea, who passed three years ago.

Chelsea and I always had little rituals that was just between us.  Everyday, I would get up and get ready for work leaving her asleep under the covers. Angus would be asleep at the pillow.

When I was ready to take them out, I would lean down and pet both of them.  Chelsea would always give me one little lick on my nose.  Chelsea and Angus were not dogs to lick someone so this was special.

Chelsea did this everyday.  I like to think it was her way to say “Good Morning”.  If I was feeling down, she would lean over and give me a “kiss” on the nose.  She only did this with me.

When the day came to have her put down, I stood at the table petting and talking to her.  As I stroked her fur, she started to go.  But before she went, she leaned her little head  over and gave me a “kiss” on the nose as if to comfort me.  She then laid her head down and was gone.

It broke my heart to say goodbye but I knew we made the right decision for her.  She was with me for 14 years and she was very special.  I will always remember that last little “kiss” from my little girl. Our pets are with us for a short time and I know that we all cherish every day we have with them.

My Girl
My Girl

Westie Wednesday gets in the Christmas spirit

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Non-controversial couples

We’re a bit late today as we were decorating the tree, but not quite as nice a tree as that of  Westie-owning peeps,  Mike and Karen Measels of  Huntsville, Alabama. Read and see more here.

We also have more information about the controversial West Highland Terrier/Rottweiler couple featured last week. The Daily Mail has lots of pictures of Mom, Dad and the pups.

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Very controversial couple

The comments on the article also seem to reflect what we heard here at the Scottie News — the owner was very irresponsible. We agree 100%, but those are still cute pups. And the good news is Joey the Westie is off to get snipped.

And just so that none of you Westie people feel left out of the Christmas sweater fad, here you go. Place your bids now.

Westie Wednesday: Mating with a Rottweiler

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We interrupt regular Scottie News programming to bring you this Westie Wednesday special bulletin

Apparently when a West Highland Terrier impregnates a Rottweiler, it’s big enough news to bring out the BBC. Here’s part of the Beeb’s report:

Westie Joey was introduced to Zara, who is more than twice his size, weeks after being adopted by the family in North Grimston, North Yorkshire.

Zara gave birth to 11 cross-bred puppies – called Wotties.

They are thought to be the first of their kind.

Joey came to live with them in May and owner Teresa Patterson didn’t think it was possible for the two dogs to mate because of the differences in their sizes.

Read more

Update: A number of readers have asked the Scottie News to clarify its position on this mating so here we go…

We are not in any way endorsing mating Rottweilers with Westies or any other kind of irresponsible dog breeding, and it never occurred to us that anyone would think this was a practice to emulate. 

No, no, no!!!

We endorse neutering and spaying dogs unless they will be bred responsibly. That is all.

Westie Wednesday is selfie time

By now, you may have heard that the Oxford English Dictionary named “selfie” the word of the year for 2013.

Since it’s Wednesday, we’ll start with some selfies with West Highland Terriers.

selfies with West Highland Terriers
See the full-sized versions on Flickr by clicking the photo.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s move on to the important stuff. Did the gal above on the left remind you of anyone?

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What does an aspiring dog media magnate look like when she selfies?

There’s also another Scottie selfie of this crazy dog lady back when she was investigating the Congressional Scottish Terrier scandal in 2007.

But the absolutely most adorable ever “Selfie with Scottie” award goes to the very photogenic Mirela:

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Mirela takes the best Scottish Terrier selfie ever!

Below is her super handsome and impeccably groomed t-shirt model, Pierre. For more eye candy, head on over to Mirela’s Scottie website:

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An old fashioned non-self portrait. Perfect ending.