Friday, 4 August 2017

Being a Scottie... (or, why Scottish Terriers are the best)

Well hello there my loyal pack!

As I stroll the streets of Melbourne, I'm often stopped by well-meaning (but completely ignorant) humans...

"What sort of breed is he?"
They often ask.

"He seems very friendly,  but I thought Scottish Terriers weren't very social dogs?"
Oh please.

Strolling the strassers...

So today I thought I'd help out, by debunking a few myths surrounding Scotties - so that everyone can fully appreciate just how wonderful we really are:

Myth #1: We are aloof and unfriendly

First of all; does this look the face of an unfriendly guy?

So friendly

Okay, so while it's true that unlike some breeds we won't go running over to every passing human and pretend to be enamored by your presence -

(Golden Retrievers I'm looking at you)....

This guy cannot be smart

We actually do ADORE attention.

Scratch my chin, pat my back, and rub my tummy, and we'll be friends for life.

Oooh yeah that's the spot...

Best of all - we are the most LOYAL members of your pack.

When our parents treat us with the respect and dignity we deserve, we will reward in kind... and you will be allowed to get close to us.

Lucky you mum... you've got ten minutes of hug time (then bugger off)

Myth #2: We are no good with children

Yes, we have fangs the same size as German Shepherds...

That's a great set of pearly whites

And yes, we do enjoy nibbling on the odd tree, toy, shoe....or even our own kennel...

Don't mind me... I'm just doing some renovations

But, we definitely DON'T nibble children. (They squeal and move around too much and we like quiet time).

Pipe down small humans... I'm trying to snooze

Myth #3: We are no fun

Are you joking?!

Look how much fun I'm having at Christmas!

If I shake your hand will you get this off me??! 

Or when mum returned from Korea and dressed me in this ridiculous outfit!

Help me

Alright, alright... it's true I hate getting dressed up.

But that doesn't mean I'm not up for fun.

Anyone for a beer? 

Hey! I'll take the whole slab...

This ought to do me...

Looking for a friend to play at the park? 

Sure! I'll take anyone on...

Come on big guy... let's wrestle

And if you're after a beach buddy...

There's no better guy! 

Ahh the beach.. reminds me of the Scottish moors of home

Of course, if you're after a lap dog...

Not a great example of a lap dog...

Fluff ball...

I'm sorry, but is this even a real dog? Yuck.

Or guard dog...

Just. Plain. Scary.

Then, Scotties are not for you.


If you want the most loyal, loving, independent and dignified little friend you could have...

How could you say no?! 

A Scottie be your best bet! 

Until next time!!! 

"...because there's nothing minor about being a Morris..."


  1. Hi Morris,
    Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Nice to meet ya. Welcome to blogville.
    There are so many Great things about Scottie's, you are a smart
    boy. Just don't chew any shoes! ha Don't ask me how I know this.
    xo Astro

    1. Hi Astro! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I loved your blog and I'm excited to share my own adventures too... When I was younger I LOVED chewing shoes.. now I'm a big, sensible, almost two-year old I've moved on to more sophisticated tastes.. like the coffee table legs!!

  2. Hi Morris! Astro told us about you. Welcome to Blogville! We have lots of Scotty friends, and you're right, they are so very friendly!
    Jakey & Arty

    1. Hi Jakey and Arty,
      I'm so happy you stopped by! I will love to follow your blog so I can keep up with all your adventures. I started this blog in the hope of making new friends!!

  3. Hiya Morris, I am very pleased to meet you and now I've read your post I is finking I nose lots more about Scottie Dogs
    AND, I am looking forward to finding out a whole lot more about you and your adventures
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    1. Hey Princess Leah! I'm glad you know a lot more about Scottie dogs - we sometimes get a bad rep from some people! I can't wait to follow along your blog to see all your adventures!

  4. Hi Morris. Astro introduced us and we wanted to pop over and say hi, we love Scoties and look forward to getting to know you more.

    1. Hi there Hailey and Zaphod! (And their lady...) Well I must say Astro has done a great job introducing me to a whole new pack and I'm sooooo happy you've come over to say hi! I really wanted to make lots of new friends and I'll be definitely following along to see all your adventures :)

  5. Astro sent us over to say hello, Morris. We have Scottie pals in Australia, Duir and Bella and their non-Scotty sister Roxy. Nice to meet you.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

    1. Hello! So glad you made the effort to stop on by and to introduce yourself! There aren't very many Scotties in Australia so it's great you know some of my kind here! I can't wait to follow along so I can share in all your adventures!

  6. HEY MORRIS!!!! I, too, have been sent over by Astro! It is a pleasure to meet your acquaintance! You will find TONS of your fellow Scotties in Blogville! We all know they are one pawsome breed. Butts, i gots to say, that Airedales are the bestest! BOL!!! Sorry, Ma made me say that....☺ Looks like you have a grand ole time, and I can't waits to follow your adventures!
    Come by and say HEY!
    Ruby ♥

    1. Hey Ruby!!! Wow Astro has done a great job sending new friends over my way and I'm ever so grateful for all the introductions! I really wanted to make new friends, and I can't wait to follow along with your blog to see what you get up to! PS one of my best friend's is an Airedale!!

  7. Hi Morris!!!!!! So nice to meet you! We met you from Astro and just signed up to follow you via email, hope you will follow us too and thanks for all of the info!!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota DakotasDen

    1. Hi Dakota! So pumped you stopped by to say hello! It's so great of Astro to introduce me to a whole new pack of friends - I can't wait to get to know you all! I'll definitely check out your blog and follow along with all your adventures !!!

  8. Hi Morris I am Madi....a Cat. I came over from Astro's blog to say welcome to Blogville from Madi and Mom

    1. Hi Madi! Wow. You are my first cat friend and I have to admit I'm a little nervous!!! The only cat I know lives down my street and he always tries to attack me when I walk past 😔 He's got very sharp claws and it hurts when he swipes at me... it will be great to meet a cat I can be friends with instead! I can't wait to visit your blog so I can see all your adventures!