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    aitchdee, GreyHawk

    Sorry I didn't have time to do this sooner! My first Scottie, Malcolm, was such a character that when he died, I missed his personality so much that I stuck with the same breed. They all seem to do funny and quirky things. For example, Malcolm, would put his front feet on top of a basketball and walk around on it like a circus dog (I have pics but they're not uploaded. My second Scottie, McTavish (a rescue dog I only had for 4 years before he died), would pick up one of his toys and set it on one end of his dog bed (the same white fleece one in the photo below with Jasper on it), and then grab the opposite corner of the bed and throw the toy with it, then pounce delightedly on the toy wherever it landed.

    When Jasper was little, he was too small to eat out of the adult dog food dishes I already had, so I put his dog food in a little metal dish I had on hand. I always eat in the living room seated on the sofa, and the first night I fed him in the kitchen instead of inside the pen, he picked up the full dish by the rim and carried it into the living room and placed it down on the floor next to where I was sitting, then proceeded to eat with me! It was the cutest thing and reminded me of Snoopy. I didn't get a photo of that, but I did get one of him carrying around the empty food dish afterward. He actually did that every single night until he outgrew that dish and I got him larger ceramic ones that he wasn't able to carry.

    October 28, 2007 (2)

    He's actually what they call a "black brindle" and not solid black. You can see his coat color better in this photo. He was fascinated with that plastic bottle cap and pounced on it a few seconds later. Scotties are sort of cat-like in their behavior toward small objects, batting them with their front paws and pouncing on them.

    October 18, 2007 (11)

    Both of those photos were taken when he was around 6 months old. Here's one where he was almost 2 years old, with one of his favorite toys that he loved to run around with while it made screeching chimp noises.


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      chantedor, GreyHawk

      That little face actually brings a tear to my eye! I must be getting awfully sentimental. Frances, my Schnoodle, is my very first dog--and she has utterly stolen my heart. Now, any dog resembling her makes me eyes well up and my heart spill over.

      Pretty soon, when I go back to work full time, I will want to get Franny a little companion, and your pictures have definitely tipped the balance in favor of the Scottie! I love 'em, their look and the priceless antics.

      God bless our tinfoil hearts.

      by aitchdee on Wed May 29, 2013 at 08:10:42 PM PDT

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