Sunday, 26 June 2011

George...The Joy of Scottish Terriers 1

Kim over at http://lifeatgoldenpines.blogspot.com/ has a new puppy a wheaten scottie! According to literature, the Scottish Terrier personality can be described thus:-
"Friendly and playful as a puppy, the Scottish Terrier matures into a bold, jaunty, yet steady and dignified adult, with greater independence than most terriers. He is staunchly self-reliant and fearless -- also dour and crusty at times"
Well take out the dignified, the dour and the crusty, and the above description is dead ringer for our George,a dog who often is relegated to the more shadowy areas of this blog by his more robust of animal housemates.

George is that slightly awkward kid from school who always wore his uniform a little too severe and who was always walking home by himself with an over large leather brief case swinging from his arm. He wasn't lonely or unhappy, but was generally self reliant, geeky and on the quiet a bit of a comic when you got to know him......he was also bullied terribly but bright enough to avoid most of the brickbats that was hurled at him.
Our George is a constant. He is never moody,he is always insanely loyal and remarkably unneedy . He knows his place in the pecking order ( even the new Gosling in the shed is of a higher status than he is) and seems content to live  his lot with a cheerfulness which is at times almost heartbreaking in its sweetness.
Kim, if your new puppy is anything like George, then you are going to experience a decade of comical canine company,

ps Village cake contributions so far for the Allotment open now number 31 bakers!

28 comments:

  1. I don't know why exactly but George reminds me of Winnie the Pooh. A big hug to him.

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  2. Oh, poor George to have the new gosling above him in the pecking order!
    I hope he at least ranks above the chick.

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  3. George and Todd are both adorable! They are lucky dogs to have such loving homes. If you have not been to Kim's site yet...check it out. Talk about dedication to canines.

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  4. I think that description reminds me of somebody...

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  5. George is another Teddy Bear doggy! Just makes you want to drag him along by one arm with you all day and stuff him in the chair when you sit. Then come bedtime he goes right under the cover with you! :O)

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  6. George sounds lovely.

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  7. Some times animals take on the character traits of their owner.

    George is a sweetie.

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  8. I've often heard Scottish Terriers are the best amongst all breeds. Most of the dog litterature I've got home describe him as an almost "flawless" dog!
    Hail to Georges!
    Hugs
    Jon

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  9. That is, I think, the loveliest photo I have ever seen of a Scottie. George is actually smiling and your description is written in love, John.
    They used to have an undeserved reputation for being a bit snappy I think. Angry Parsnip (Two Little Square Black Dogs on my side bar) has two of them.
    Were I to visit you John I would fall in love with both terriers and with Constance - but I can't remember your other one - do blog about him or he will feel left out.

    Like the idea of an allotment day - it will certainly make you keep the weeds down in anticipation!

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  10. He's a handsome fella, and I suspect that his constant presence in the house lends a quiet stability to the rest of the pack.

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  11. Yes, I believe Kim has made a good choice! I love George, he reminds me so much of my Schnauzer in temperament! Lovely family members!

    Wow, that's going to be a lot of cake!

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  12. That is a terrific picture!

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  13. George sounds just the guy for little Meggie. Hope her scars are improving.
    31 bakers! Is it connected to the village show in August or a bit of a do for your brilliant charity? Anyway - all the best. Hope you raise lots of cash!

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  14. I think everyone needs a George in their house. He is absolutely smashing!

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  15. We sometimes see 2 guys in our town, walking about a dozen of these little dogs. They (the dogs) obviously own the town and are very opinionated. They march past, shouting the odds at my 2 lurchers, which has us in hysterics.
    Can't imagine George being so feisty, he looks like a doll.

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  16. My lady said seeing photos of George and the new wheaton wee one makes her want to get a Scottie. Tee hee. Just kidding!

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  17. How funny - I bought a little, metal ornament of a Scottish Terrier today at a new flea-market. I put up a picture of it sometime.

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  18. John, you're a bloody poet. ("Bloody" is an Antipodean term of affection.)

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  19. I love George - i think i will steal him. I'm bringing some garden related birthday cards that ive made and some flower corsages too. I didnt think a cake would make it! xxxxxx

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  20. I have a metal one on my Monopoly board.

    Lovely face on that pooch John. I'm a sucker for the 'underdog' so he'd get the most love in my house.

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  21. Anonymous11:15 pm

    Cheerfulness is a wonderful trait in a dog. We are lucky enough to live with a canine Norman Wisdom - which is just as well as our other dog makes Marvin the Paranoid Android seem chipper.
    Nature over nurture for sure.
    alice

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  22. John, I love what you've written about George and the personalities of Scotties! After just 2 days with us, I can already see that Terrier spark, that Todd has and what an opinion he has of everything that is happening to him. He is in no way a Golden Retriever, which is why I chose a Scottie and how I know we're in for quite an adventure!

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  23. You have the cutest dogs.

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  24. George looks like a gem, just like my cairn terrier. Wiz.

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  25. The combination of black hair and black eyes is beautiful. However. it'd be no good here, you couldn't spot the TICKS.

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  26. George just always looks so happy in photos!

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  28. Me too Chris! Gotta love the underdog.
    I love that photo John! (But my all time fav is the one of Meg and George on the sidebar). And it is a great tribute to George.
    Thanks for the smile!

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