The Scottie News team gets regular requests for Canadian content so we’re always happy when something comes our way, like this excellent video of a grain elevator in Wakaw, Saskatchewan, featuring a brief cameo by what we believe is a young Scottish Terrier. Cinematically, it’s reminiscient of Days of Heaven which featured a hot young Richard Gere frolicking on the prairies. And it’s as Canadian as this Mountie and Scottie pair.
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Over in Scotland, they’re discussing the dissing of White House first dog, Barney, by outgoing deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, who recently referred to the Scottish Terrier as a lump.
Coming to Barney’s defence on an interview broadcast on National Public Radio,the White House deputy press secretary, Dana Perino, said: “Barney’s kind of stand-offish, but he’s got personality. He’s got a little bit of sass, but he doesn’t let people get too close to him.”
The Herald of Edinburgh replied:”Sounds pretty Scottish to us.”
Wouldn’t you know it? Scottish Terrier and Dog News closes down for vacation and there’s another Washington Scottie scandal. This time, it involves the president’s outgoing deputy chief of staff Karl Rove who, following his resignation, made his true thoughts about Barney, the first dog, known to all. “Barney’s a lump,” Rove told the New York Times.
Times reporter Jim Rutenberg wrote that Rove “expressed what no White House aide would express publicly, though many very senior officials have shared the sentiment privately: that is, distaste for the president’s beloved Scottish terrier, Barney, who is seen by some as aloof and entitled.”
Okay, now the Scottie News team will admit that occasionally we have been known to pass judgment on other people’s dogs and dissing other’s dogs is indeed more socially acceptable than ragging on someone else’s children, and, yes indeed, sometimes you do acutally find other people’s husbands dogs kind of boring, but calling a dog “entitled” goes beyond ridiculous. It says more about the insulter and transferral than it does about the dog.
Of course, due to the poor dog reporting on this subject we don’t know anything about Rove’s taste in dogs. Does he own a dog? Is he a small dog disser like Vladimir Putin? Or could it be that he is a cat person? We need some answers in order to get to the bottom of this.
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