All Scottish Terrier owners have come across signs like this, but the legs are too long and the body not quite long enough for it to mean anything nefarious.

no scottie dogs allowed, originally uploaded by frenchick.

This, on the other hand, is clearly breed discriminatory.

No Smoking or Scottish Terriers, originally uploaded by puckotg22.

Well, at least there’s one safe haven!


Scotties who should be thankful

by AnnB on October 7, 2007 · 0 comments

in Life with dogs

If ever there were two lucky Scottish Terriers, they are Baily and Riley, who’ve been featured on Scottie News before, and now have their very own play room.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, you lucky guys.


New York dog walker stabbed

by AnnB on October 7, 2007 · 0 comments

in Scottie newsmakers

The New York Times reports she was attacked while walking Velvet the Scottish Terrier. According to the Daily News, she was taking Velvet to Good Shepherd Church on E. 31st St. for the annual blessing of the pets.


In honour of Canadian Thanksgiving and family get-togethers all over the world, we’re bringing you this link to someone complaining that the mother-in-law’s Scottish Terrier is about to explode.

If you want the advice of the Scottie News, don’t bring the subject up at the holiday dinner table, it’s a classic lose/lose situation.


Scottie saves owner’s life

by AnnB on September 29, 2007 · 0 comments

in Scottie newsmakers

but dies in fire.

So pointless, so sad.


Canine social networking dilemmas

by AnnB on September 24, 2007 · 0 comments

in Life with dogs

As I’ve mentioned before, my dog Bridget has a rather bad habit attacking feet. It’s mostly under control but occasionally, she’ll just start biting a random stranger’s feet. She did this to a new dog walker at the park this morning.

While I was apologizing profusely, another dog walker chimed in: “Yes. I read on her Facebook profile that biting feet was one of her favourite pastimes. “

That’s right, Bridget has a dog book profile created by my daughter several months ago but evidently not actively maintained since then.

“Whiskey’s sent her a friend request,” said the other dog walker, whose name I didn’t know and who probably doesn’t know my name even though her dog had sent mine a Facebook friend request and our animals routinely share sticks.

Since I didn’t want to get a reputation as the kind of person whose dog ignores Facebook friend requests, when I got home, I immediately fired up the computer and accepted Whiskey’s friend request on Bridget’s behalf.

Lo and behold, I also discovered that, Bridget had four more friend requests.

Two were from Scottish Terriers, Morag in Melbourne, and Shnaps in Moscow. That made sense given that they have their breed in common. But I was a little disconcerted by the seemingly random friend requests from Chingiz, a Moscow boxer, and Torri, a Moscow Saint Bernard. I will likely ignore their friend requests for security reasons.

Finally, I checked out Whiskey’s friends and browsed the other dogs who had the same favourite parks as Bridget. Then I sent a human friend, who’s trying to decide whether she needs Facebook, the profile of a Dachshund she knows, who just happened to be one of Whiskey’s friends.

Talk about social networking — and time wasting.


This video recalls Lina Wertmuller’s Swept Away (definitely not the Madonna version):


For more Scottish Terrier and Scottie Dog videos, click on the video label directly below.


Sorry for the absence

by AnnB on September 11, 2007 · 0 comments

in Random

It has nothing to do with the foot. We’ll be back soon.

In the mean time, a missing Australian man and his Scottish Terrier are found.


Finally, almost 60 hours after two feet diasappeared, Bridget the Scottish Terrier has eliminated the second one.

While she was not unwell enough for a visit to the vet, she hadn’t quite been herself for the past few days. She threw up again last night and the night before, but by the time human help arrived she had already — how to put this euphamistically? — cleaned up her own vomit and perhaps, in the process, re-consumed the foot. Sixty hours does seem like a long time for it to be lodged in the digestive tract.

Not because of the happy ending but due to the fact that we aren’t sure if the ball in question was a knockoff, the Scottie News is refraining from calling for a boycott of Cuz dog toys.


K-9 police blotter

by AnnB on September 6, 2007 · 0 comments

in Other dog news

Somehow, we thought police dogs wouldn’t have this problem.


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