In keeping with the music and art themes, we have going this week, the Scottish Terrier and Dog News brings you this electronic piano video, whch calls to mind Philip Glass. If you think that just like a Glass concert, you might not be able to make it all the way through, at least try and stay for the cats.

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Life at a dog show

by AnnB on October 17, 2007 · 2 comments

in Random

These paintings include one of a Scottish Terrier.

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Admit it. As the Nobel prizes are announced, you find yourself wondering: Do any of these people have a Scottish Terrier? Or, were any former Nobel winners Scottie owners?

Well, yes, indeed.

You will win the prize for Scottish Terrier trivia if you tell us who.

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We also think a former Nobel prize for litrature winner wrote one of the best dog stories ever.

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Minnesota Scottish Terrier lovers held a Halloween party last year. Lots of good ideas for costumes.

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SuiteDigs produces luxury modular crates that not only have automatic treat dispensers but allow dog owners to monitor their pets from the office and decide when to give them the goodies. Or at least that’s what SuiteDigs says. Someone will have to try it and report back.

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These tips come courtesy of Doggone Safe, a non-profit organization dedicated to dog bite prevention through education and dog bite victim support.

1. Secure your dog behind a closed door or in a crate in a room away from the front door or the party if children are meeting at your house.

2. Give him a juicy bone from the butcher, a sterilized bone or Kong stuffed with hotdog, Rollover or other soft dog treats or a pre-stuffed bone from the pet store.

3. Play music or leave a TV or radio playing in the dog’s room to help mask the sounds of the activity at the front door.

4. Close drapes so that the dog does not see people coming and going through the window.

5. If you have a dog that barks at the sound of the doorbell, disconnect it or watch for trick-or-treaters so that they do not have to ring or knock.

6. Puppies and dogs that like to chase can get overly excited by costumes with dangly bits or streaming material. Supervise very carefully if you have a dog that may try to play with your children’s costumes while they are wearing them. Teach kids to Be a Tree and stand still if the dog does start nipping at their costume since the more they move, the more exited the dog will get.

7. Keep your dogs (and cats) indoors around Halloween time. Pets have been stolen, injured or poisoned as part of Halloween pranks or other rituals.

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The Scottish Terrier and Dog News doesn’t usually go in for howling hound videos, but this one is truly exceptional — in the Spinal Tap category!

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(If you don’t care about Putin’s poodle and just want to see cute Scottie photos, click here. We have some wonderful Scottish Terrier pictures for you)
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Months back we reported on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dissing of Scottish terriers. In the course of our background research we discovered that while Putin likes to show off his macho relationship with his large lab Koni, he is also rumoured to be fond of a small poodle named Tosya, something he prefers to keep hidden.
Vladimir Putin poodle Tosya dog
Well, yesterday, due to a flurry of Putin news, we got a number of hits on our original Bad Vlad story including one from a visitor who was kind enough to send us a link to a photo of Putin with his poodle. While the photo’s a little grainy, it definitely illustrates the intensity of this special relationship between president and poodle.

We recommend you save a copy on your hard drive in case either the photo or the Scottie News team disappear.
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In other Russian Scottish Terrier news, the Monument Art Committee of the Moscow City Duma decided in March 2008 to erect a bronze monument to the famous clown Karandash and his Scottie dog stage partner near the House of Circus Workers Union of Russia, where Karandash (Mikhail Rumyantsev) lived and worked for many years. The committee rejected a proposal to build a statue to Putin.
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Read all Scottish Terrier-related polical coverage here.

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Yesterday we noted the evidence against Princess was pretty slim.

Today, we’re happy to report that others agree. First there are those that think that even if the cat did do it, it’s humans who are ultimately to blame. Asks blogger Kathy Hand: “What about the idiot homeowner who went to sleep with a kerosene lantern burning with pets in the house??” What indeed.

Then, there are the hardcore cat lovers who can’t see the cat as anything but unsung hero: “The cat lit her tail on fire so she could show the dog and the owner the way out of the house to safety,” theorizes one.

And finally, there are those who go places the Scottie News never so much as considered:

Something just doesn’t click in this story. If nothing else, I find it really odd that a kerosene lamp was left burning in the kitchen while this person either went to bed for the night or, at the very least, fell asleep on a sofa or recliner. For that matter, I find it a bit unusual for a kerosene lamp to be in use inside a home to begin with … as ‘krysking’ has pointed out, we live in a world where electricity lights our lives except when we’re camping or such.

And it’s awfully convenient, too, that this guy’s family just happened to be away when the fire was started. As the only person on the premises, it would be a piece of cake for this fella to get the pets out of the house, knock over a lighted kerosene lamp and dial 911 once the house was fully involved in the fire. I wonder what the insurance value of that property might have been, and whether the building was in poor condition and needing expensive repair work that would have cost more than it would have been worth.

Meow!!

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After yesterday’s post on how bee costumes worked well for Scotties, we were alerted to the existence of an entire internet site devoted to dogs in bee costumes.

We may be biased but we think a shaggy Scottie works the look best.

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