Many thanks to Scottie News readers for the tips and pictures link.
If you go over and take a look you will see the entire c-section birth documented in photos. Warning: not for the faint of heart as much blood and many sharp instruments are involved.
On Facebook, Anstamm’s Cindy Cooke writes: “Sadie and Winston (A. Prime Minister) are proud to announce the arrival of 5 new Scottie puppies, 4 girls and a boy. There’s one wee girl, just under 5 oz and the rest are between 7-8 oz. Sadie is resting and refusing interviews until she has recovered from the surgery. Thanks for everyone who has wished us well in this endeavor.”
Congratulations, Sadie, from the Scottish Terrier News.
A bad cold has been making its way around the world headquarters of the Scottish Terrier and Dog News so the staff has not been up for any heavy duty research other than our ongoing efforts to sort out a major technical problem. So major props to our readers, who first passed on the news of Sadie’s pregnancy and then figured out who Winston was. All Scottie News had to do was locate a picture of Anstamm Prime Minister on the web.
And, of course, Westminster is next week just in case you’d forgotten.
Deep Throat contacted the Scottie News and revealed:
Sadie, last years Westminster champion, is expecting 4 babies. Father is Winston. Sadie was bred by Cindy Cooke (Anstamm) and Mary O’neal (Maryscots)!!!!! I don’t know if this is some kind of secret or ?! Anyway, worth investigating!! Don’t know who Winston is. ZOMG.
Sadie the the Scottish Terrier who won the 2010 Westminster dog show will be on hand as Nestle Purina unveils its new, 84,000-square-foot Purina Event Center this Wednesday in Missouri. She and five other Westminster “Best in Show” winners will alleat Purina Pro Plan dog food.
St. Louis-based Nestle Purina began building the $10 million arena in April 2009. It’s located in Gray Summit, about 40 miles west of St. Louis.
Sadie and the other champs — 2009 winner Stump the Sussex spaniel, 2008 winner Uno the beagle, 2007 winner James the English springer spaniel, 2006 winner Rufus the colored bull terrier, and 2001 winner J.R. the bichon frise — should be aware that they might be the target of vehement Nestle boycotters.
Jen Moser, pet photographer in Indiana, sent along these photos of Sadie aka Roundtown Mercedes of Marytown a while back. As a former Scottie owner (if you read “About Jen” on her website you can find out more), she has a soft spot for Scottish Terriers. She photographed Sadie at the Roy Jones Dog Show in Fort Wayne, IN in the fall of 2009.
The Scottish Terrier and Dog News is especially impressed with her hindquarters given that Bridget looks likes she’s sporting dreadlocks these days.
Some readers compared Sadie’s grooming to that of Rico aka Filisite Brash Celebration, the young dog who finished in second place at Crufts. These photos don’t show the details that well but I wanted to post them because Lana was kind enough to send them along.
The Sadie stories just keep on coming. Let’s just say she’s a high maintenance Scottish Terrier who requires organic chicken hot dogs, daily grooming and treadmill workout. Sounds like Jennifer Aniston or Madonna.
Yes, terriers dominate at Westminster. I think that some of that has to do with what they were bred to do: look for trouble, go to ground and find rats and weasels and the like. That means that they are on their toes, always looking for trouble. That comes across as, “It’s their world and we’re just living in it” – and translates into an edgy performance in the show ring, which admittedly makes them look good.
On the other hand, goldens and Labs and most sporting dogs and a lot of other breeds want to live in our world. If they could talk, they would probably say “me too, me too.” Their devotion to their people is more important to them than anything else that is going on out there. And who would want it any other way?
She rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Unfortunately the video is no longer available. Above is just an unclickable photo (screen grab).
Thanks to Jessica, dancing Scottie videographer, for the tip. Here’s her dog Cameron on her/his birthday. The Scottish Terrier and Dog News is impressed with how (s)he resists the cake. I would have a really hard time doing that.