The 26-year-old athlete’s parents had promised to reward her with a West Highland terrier called Donald.
But then she finished 21st.
The Scottish Terrier and Dog News says she needs her Westie more than ever now. But her mother Evelyn might not agree. Here’s what she told the Daily Record before her daughter’s big event:
“She’s a very proud Scot and she says it has to a Westie born in the Highlands.
“Mhairi grew up surrounded by animals and I know she’s really missed having a dog as she now lives in a small flat and is often away abroad competing or training.
“She has even picked out a name for it – Donald. After she won the World Championships in May she asked if she could have it then, but I refused. A deal is a deal and it’s another little thing to spur her on.”
Gee wonder what Mom would say about Westie Wednesday being one day late. Scottie News has the feeling she wouldn’t like it.