Every year on January 15, Scotty dogs become a familiar sight trotting along Wallaringa Ave in Neutral Bay to be special guests at the party at Nutcote.
It is reminiscent of (Author May) Gibbs’s heyday when she was a familiar sight shopping at Neutral Bay with her dogs perched on the back seat of her 1920s Dodge Tourer.
Nutcote, where Gibbs lived for 44 years, hosts the birthday party each year.
Whoa, wait, May Gibbs, who? Should the Scottish Terrier and Dog News know about her? Apparently, she’s one of Australia’s top children’s authors, known for gumnut baby stories, the most famous of which is Snugglepot And Cuddlepie. But she was also a Scottish Terrier lover and breeder, which explains how there came to be a Scotty in Gumnut Land.
Has anybody out there read it?