The clan has changed

I was reading back over the blog and realized that our Scottie clan has changed so much since I posted last. We had just lost our Sam E. In October of that year we adopted a frightened little guy aptly named Scotty. He was terrified of people and would hide behind the toilet. He is now very well adjusted and has made himself at home.

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Miss Katie came to us through Memory of Monroe on October 28, 2007. We were at a Wiscots convention and heard Jan Seeger talking about an elder girl needing a home. She was an 11 year old silver brindle and had been with the same family since she was 9½ weeks old. Her crime? She started peeing on the floor! She was always an only dog even here in a house full of dogs. She kept to herself and didn't bother with the others at all. After several regimes of antibiotics she stopped peeing in the house. She lost a toe to cancer the first year here. We had to let her go on December 2, 2009. She had cancer of the jaw and sinus cavity. 

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Shortly after Miss Katie went to the bridge one of the rescues sent me a photo of two elderly siblings sleeping on a bed together wearing coats I had donated. I said if the adoption they had set up fell through then we would take them. And take them we did.  Miss Allie & Mighty Max came to us through Memory of Monroe on January 16, 2010 at 14 years of age. She and her brother had been living in a barn, no vet care, no contact, BUT.... said the woman who turned them over to the animal shelter ....I fed them... as if that is enough! The shelter didn't think rescue would take them as they were in such deplorable condition. They shaved them down and bathed them to rid them of the dirt and fleas. Rescue took them the next day and wasn't sure they would even make it. Horrible urine burns, no fur (three hairs between the two of them was how they were described.), tumors and abscesses, rotted teeth and deplorable skin conditions. They fell right into the way of life here with good meals and lots of scritches and treats.

M & A snoozing

Bert... I got wings for Christmas!  Bert was our first, our bouncy Bert, our little black sheep. He had curly fur when it grew out. We adopted Bert from the Eastshore Humane Society while we were still in Connecticut. They held him for a week for us until we could get out here to pick him up. He was turned in because he had bitten a one year old. They should never have left a one year old on the floor with him and he had to have been hurt to have bitten. He was scared to death to even take a treat from your fingers for the longest time. He had a pin in his hip from being hit by a car. And was terrified if you raised a hand or threw a toy in his direction. Someone had not treated him very nicely. We loved our silly boy and had to make the tough decision on Christmas day 2010 to help him cross the bridge. We knew it was time when the other dogs all lay down beside him, cuddling him as if to keep him warm. They had never done that before. He had a rapidly growing tumor that was closing off his airway and he could no longer swallow.   

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So we then had this young kid (Scotty) and the two old ones and felt we needed a companion for Scotty to play with. So in January when I saw a picture of this gorgeous young lady with the sparkle eyes I worked with STLSTR to bring Miss SuzieQ to join the clan. Gorgeous sweet girl who loves belly rubs and sleeps on her back like a "hussie"

I see you 165760_1734463860Hussie pose

In April we were to assist on a transport for Memory of Monroe. Randy picked up Harry a young rambunctious little boy on Saturday while I was at work and was to meet Jan the next day to pass him off. You guessed it. By the time I got home from work Randy was smitten and I contacted Jan and asked if he could join the clan. It's hard to get a photo of him because he is constantly in motion.

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Miss Allie who had been the weaker of the two elderly siblings started to decline and left us the day after Harry joined the clan. She had bladder cancer. We were concerned that Mighty Max might miss her but he is still a happy old man liven in the lap of luxury.

Miss Allie

So I think that brings you up to date. We have Mighty Max, Scotty, Prince Harry and Miss SuzieQ and they keep us on our toes here at Scottie Acres.


Diane said...

God bless you!

Sweet William The Scot said...

So three boys and a girl. I loved reading about how you acquired them. Bless people for doing rescue. I came from a very bad situation and my peep fought for months to get the breeder closed down. The AKC took away her right to register and the Humane Society for the county took the dogs. My story was on Rocky Creek our friends.
Sweet William The Scot

Dayna said...

we read your story Sweet Willliam. We like to read the Scottie blogs too!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

There is a special place in heaven for people who do Scottie rescue. Bless your hearts.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Glad you read our story. We also like quilts. My peep has one displayed in her secretary glass top that her grandmother made when she was in her teens. Fan pattern with thousands of stitches to make the background pattern tight. Many different pieces of material to make the fans. All hand done over a 100 years ago.
Sweet William The Scot

Brenda said...

What wonderful Scottie people you are. I tried to find a Scottie to rescue here in Michigan but finally my family bought Ladybug for a Christmas present. She will be 3 this month. We are empty nesters and she keeps the smiles on our faces.

Shawnee H said...

Your clan sounds delightful. I hope you're feeling much better!


Melinda Cornish said...

hey Dayna! first of all your scotties are beautiful...I am so sorry to hear that you have lost several of them...but they are worth it the way they love you with all they are...
Also wanted you to know that I got your wonderful table runner and it is SOOO my colors and I love batiks...Also thank you for the bag of goodies! that is surely the way to my heart...I will try to post it tomorrow on the flirty blog!

Miss Jean said...

Diane took the words out of my mouth. God bless you for opening your home and your heart to take care of these angels with fur. Surely they are stars in your crown!

Sweet William The Scot said...

We just saw on a new blog, Modern Scottie News, that you adopted another little needy guy at the Door County Scottie Rally. Congrats and Bless You!
Swet William The Scot