In response to the cold weather this week, the Scottie News is featuring some of our favourite snowy posts on the front page this week. Hop on over to www.scottishterriernews.com to check them out — or if you’re already here, scroll on down.
Bridget does not wear either a coat or boots in winter. She doesn’t appear to need a coat and while she is sometimes bothered by salty Canadian streets, the only time she has ever gotten really mad at me is when I tried to put some boots on her at a pet store.
Once was more than enough. I gave up and started using paste, which works well but can be a bit messy. I’ve since switched to Pawstick, which does the trick for Bridget.
If I did use a coat, I’d opt for one that does up the back like the velcro-back model by Fido Fleece shown on the left. Bridget’s pet sitter uses them on his Westies and says they’re the best both for ease of use and warmth. In cold weather you need something to protect the stomach and with Fido Fleece, you don’t have to sacrifice style to comfort. They have a number of cute designs.
As for boots, balloon models are very popular in my neck of the woods although it must be said that a lot of people hate them because they come off and then other dogs eat them, which can cause severe problems and big vet bills. The alternative is Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots, which pre-date the balloon boots and are highly recommended on Amazon as well as by Canadian dog peeps.
Oh yeah, this is what I wear on my body and feet. My boots were an investment, but they’re as old as Bridget — six and a half — and still going strong. I trade in my down coats every five years or so because I get tired of wearing the same thing day-in, day-out for several months in a row.
Anyway, that’s how we do it here in Canada. Please let me know your tricks for coping with cold weather dog walks. But before I go, one last trick for when it gets icy. This secret weapon changed my life.
The Scottish Terrier and Dog News would like to wish everyone a somewhat belated happy new year.
We hope to be posting once a week going forward. Things kicked off with our Golden Globes post last weekend.
All former premium subscribers should have received their refunds last year. According to my records, everything is now squared away. If this is not the case, please contact me at email@example.com.
Thanks to Laura, for sending the first ever GIF to the be featured on the Scottie News. Those head-turners are Bella (l) and Ceilidh. And in keeping with the black-and-white theme, below we have Piper (wheaten) and Percy, who are a year and a half old, and look as cute from behind as they do head-on.
Blame Canada if the next two black-and-whites are a little seasonally inappropriate. Things were super busy at the Toronto world headquarters of the Scottie News and we, cough, cough, overlooked the odd email or two. Give it up for Carol’s two handsome Scotties, who hail from L.A.
And now for some basic black, please allow the Scottie News to introduce you to a couple of Oregon Duck fans. Flora (left, 1 year old) and John-Paul (4 years old). They’re just back from the groomers and all decked out in Oregon Duck regalia.
Short dogs who like tall guys
Also hailing from Oregon is Avery’s Mr. Chips O’Toole, shown here waiting patiently for his treat. He’s based in Portland.
Rocking the shaggy, professorial look
Scottie News is not sure where this mother/daughter Scottie team make their home. Mom is Berksha (6 years) and daughter is Lenka (6 months).
Berksha gets ready to head to the beach
Lenka at the beach
Berksha and babies co-bathing
More water. Shawnay’s Tartan quenches his thirst.
Fergus aka Batdog! has the dubious distinction of having appeared on Dog Shaming along with Scottie News. But given his background as a survivor of the biggest puppy mill seizure in Canadian history, maybe his little lapse is understandable.
His person says Fergus is his hero and “the fact that his ears make the Bat symbol is just an awesome bonus…;)”
Fergus the Scottish Terrier Super Hero
From super hero to sports hero, Sally’s Fairley — shown below at an Auburn tailgate last fall — was named after former AU defensive lineman Nick Fairley.
Next stop, the SuperBowl!
Justin is a bit of mystery man. All, we know about him is this was his first party.
The making of a party animal
Aidan is also another good looking mystery man.
RIP, Noah, who died in June 2012 at age eight. He’s very much missed:
Noah is much missed by his human companion, Karl
So too is the late great Schatzi from South Africa.
Last June, Scottie News featured a tribute to Julie’s late dog LuLu, who also happened to be my girl Bridget’s mother. As part of the great cycle of life, Julie got a new Scottie, Baxter, last fall to keep LuLu’s daughter Flora company. Julie wrote:
Little Baxter is now four months old, and has been an amazing addition to our family. Flora was a little miffed with us in the beginning but they have become good friends. It’s so sweet to see them snuggling up together, and now that Baxter has all of his shots, seeing him out walking with Flora. It’s also heartwarming to see Flora go from “daughter” to “mother”, as Baxter now follows her head and looks up to her, the way she did to Lulu. It’s really heartwarming.
Here’s Baxter is in all his adorable puppiness:
Can you believe the border guards hassled this little guy when he immigrated to Canada?
Danie writes with news of another family addition:
This is a picture of Mac (Macgregor) 2 months after I received him from the New England Scottie Rescue. He is the happiest little soul on earth! Pampered Pets of Delaware had just given him his first haircut and underneath all that curly mess was a great looking scottie. I didn’t care what he ended up looking like – he has a personality that is unbelievably sweet and cuddlely (is that even a word?!) I’m his and he is mine!!! His girlfriend Lovey keeps him going all day long running all over house. I was giving them 2 of everything but they rather have 1 thing and steal it away from each other!
Favourite song: Rescue Me!
What else? Dorman sent this holiday animation, which much to my eternal shame is being posted late. But let’s just pretend it’s for Robbie Burns Day — and early.
Dorman also sent some Scottish Terrier rock carvings. He writes, “My first and last impression is that this rock carving is a Scottie on the back of the cow…” Hmm, Rorschach test, anyone?
And finally, Amanda wrote recently to inform the Scottie News that PawNation recently named the Scottish Terrier as one of 12 dog breeds that are out of fashion. Being a devoted “Scottie Mom,” she took issue with this statement and posted some photographic evidence to support her argument. Check it out.
Scottie News hopes we’ve finally gotten all our readers’ dog photos up.
We are trying to set up a system to allow readers to post their own photos, but it will take a while to get it in place. We’ll let you know when it’s ready.
Linus and Mary (both rescues) behave like cats and interrupt the packing.
Linus and Mary belong to Laurie and Paul Feig. Paul is the creator of Freaks and Geeks and director of Bridesmaids, and Laurie is a producer too so these Scotties are Hollywood royalty.
Not only do they sleep on some great looking jackets, they get to have their photos taken for the Feigs’ New York apartment where the focal point is Frank Bruynbroek’s double portrait of Linus. “We have another dog, Mary,” Feig told New York magazine, “but she photographs like an old prospector, so she didn’t get the big wall.”
In other words, she failed her screen test. The Scottish Terrier and Dog News hopes that doesn’t mean Mary will be excluded from any Golden Globes celebrations. We wouldn’t want to have to call the Humane Society.
Read more about Hollywood Scottish Terriers:
Lena – Tatum O’Neal’s beloved Scottish Terrier, whose death “set her off”
Three great events to attend to support Scottie Rescue
Everyone is welcome so load up and bring your family and friends!!! A great excuse to visit Beautiful Florida and help out those Scotties in need.
Pass The Word.
January 19, 10 am – 2 pm.
Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast will have a booth at the
4th Annual “Parade of Rescues ”
For more info. Visit Facebook and Pet Supplies, 7331 Park Blvd., Pinellas, FL
At the Clay County Fair grounds, in beautiful Green Cove Springs, Florida @ 2497 State Road 16 West. The festival will begin at 9 AM and run until 10PM.
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast will have a booth at the “Celebration of Pets 2013″ event on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Sarasota County Fairgrounds.
You can learn more about this Celebration at www.CelebrationOfPets.com
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