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Scottish Terrier eyes Brisbane flood damage

After yesterday’s post on flooding down under, Melissa from Australia sent a photograph and wrote: “Our Scottie, Busta (3 years old), at a flooded highway in Brisbane. We’ve just added a little girl Scottie to our family as well however she was too little to take on the walk to see the floods.”

Once again, we’re hoping all Scottie News readers, everyone else, and all dogs are okay.

Thankfully, there are not any Scottish Terriers that we know of (yet) in Tunisia.

A note to Australian readers

To all of you down under:

The Scottish Terrier and Dog News has been meaning to write something about those awful floods for a while now. Please note our thoughts are with you.

I’ve especially been wondering about these fancy Brisbane Scotties. Back last summer, their owner wrote:

They are the original and only official Scottiish Terrier Mascots for a pipe band in Australia.
I design and make all of their costumes, which are their official ustumes for this job.
By the way – before “anonymous” only has time to whinge – “they are NOT pom poms” – they are a group of very fine feathers!!!!
These costumes take quite some time to put together as there are some built in extras, in case of design theft!!!!
In any case – I do the very best I can with what is available to me, and I do search far and wide!!

Let’s hope those costumes stayed dry.

In Australia, Scottish Terriers frolic in garden

Hugo was trying to hunt for lizards, but Winnie wanted to play and forced him down. According to his owner:

He doesn’t do that much at all so it was great to capture it on camera! He does quite alot more jumping around (on and off beds etc) because his legs are longer than Winnie’s.

Scottie News remarked on Winnie’s and Hugo’s lovely glossy coats and learned:

We have had scotties always and used to groom them ourselves, but the clippers aren’t working lately. So we are going to a great dog grooming parlour near us. The groomer does all different breeds, she is very talented.

We live in Brisbane, Australia. It can get very hot here so when we have them cut we have a ‘fake skirt’. So the entire belly is shaved underneath, with a skirt only about 6cms wide to give the effect. We grow them out quite fluffy in the winter time for some warmth but always keep them short and traditionally cut in the summer time.

There aren’t many scottish terriers around in Australia, in particular Brisbane so we had to have Winnie sent down on a plane from Townsville (North Queensland), and Hugo flown over from Perth (Western Australia).

Looks like these two Scotties got lucky.