Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Scottish Terrier...

The Scottish Terrier...

"As a guard it is impossible to better him.
He gives his warning, and if it passes unheeded, he shows very definitely that he is there and in charge.
He is self-centered, deep-natured with a soul both for laughter and tragedy…
There is nothing frothy or shallow in the nature of a Scottie.
He never forgets–his heart may break with grief, but he will not yowl about it.
He is absolutely honorable, incapable of a mean or petty action, large hearted and loving...
With the soul and mind of an honest gentleman."

Dorothy Gabriel, The Scottish Terrier, 1934


I really loved this and had to share...Enjoy your Saturday!!

43 comments:

Joanna said...

Perfect summation of this feisty little terrier's personality. Really gorgeous pics of young Todd :o)

x

Lori Skoog said...

Todd fits the bill. Such a cutie.

Anns Art said...

Lovely. I absolutely adore Todd, he is such a character.

Bassetmomma said...

That is great! It sums up your Todd to a "t"!!

phylliso said...

Those expressions on his face tells it all,it`s almost as if he wrote the poem.Have a great weekend,getting together a food drive is awesome,so many in need right now.phyllis

TexWisGirl said...

just too sweet! :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

This is sweet Todd through and through.
Takes his job seriously, a gentleman, and kind to the core...
Lovely.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
~Jo

Nancy K. said...

Your photos match each caption so perfectly! (no surprise there)

;-)

I've often wondered, when you decided to get a Scottie, did you specifically want a wheaten? He just fits in so well with the Goldens...

Have a WONDERFUL, relaxing weekend!

GOOSE said...

That fits Todd perfectly.
Blessings,
Goose

KT and Easton said...

Very nice Scotty thoughts. He sure is a charmer. Hope your weekend is delightful and that Sam gets to see his The Mom. It's a nice thing that you have done for them Kim. It's very cool you got to meet a bloggy friend. Hope we can share a few minutes (at least) someday. I've met two so far and may meet Christine (Sam and Monty) before I go back to Seattle.
Easton sends Rooooooooos to all and special kisses for Annie.

tammy j said...

perfect poem for a perfect puppy.
he is a scotsman to the core!

rottrover said...

Oh Todd...Do you have the soul and mind of an honest gentleman? You're a beautiful boy!

harrispen said...

What a great post with great pictures.

Cindy

houndstooth said...

I love that, and the pictures that go along with it are perfect!

Karine said...

Very well suited to the wonderful Todd! I hope your weekend is off to a good start :o)

Jo's World said...

They are rare and wonderful dogs! My late Scotty Otis felt it was his job to take care of me. When we would walk, if I stopped to speak to someone, Otis would move himself between myself and my friend. I had always guessed it was in case of an attack, he would be handy to take care of it!

Todd is a beauty!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Cottage Tails said...

Todd - Oh one can not get too many photos of him!
Love Leanne

John Gray said...

she forgot to add
he hates strangers
he has musicality and barks easily
and he sings "arrroooooooo" every day

Jim said...

Oh Todd! You did it again! You are a good dog!

KB said...

Oh, you described wonderful Todd perfectly! I love that description too.

RiverBend Farm said...

Todd is just darn cute!!!!

marejohn said...

What a fantastic job of pictures and prose! I think I'm in love!!! What a boy!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Spot on perfect.. The description and the photos.. Well done!

Sue said...

It looks like you made a good decision in adopting Todd. He seems to fit right in with your gang. Where's Charlie these days?

bellaboo said...

Yep...that's Todd! :0)

Angus said...

Wonderful !

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Beautiful words Kim - fits the lovely pictures to a "T"..... for Todd!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie (and her mum)

Oskar said...

Great thoughts about a wonderful little doggie!

Happy Mother's day to your mom person.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

2browndawgs said...

Lovely! Hope you has a nice weekend.

Tracy said...

How sweet is that...love it! and Kim, don't worry about 'being behind' the only one imposing demands on your time is you...we will all be here when life settles down....

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my, such a handsome lad you are!
Wishing your human Momma a Happy Mother's Day!
Warmest hugs...
Judy xx

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

What a wonderful post! I found myself smiling through the whole thing. Have a great week!!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Stoppin' to say "hello" and hope you and yours are having a Happy Mother's Day!

Hope y'all have a wonderful week!!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Tweedles -- that's me said...

As we read all the words you shared, we just knew how very true they all were.
We knew it was so true about our Todd!
All your furrys say Happy Moms Day to you!
love
tweedles

Catherine said...

Such a sweet little post! That fits Todd to a T huh?

And look at your cute little birds down below! How fun!

Sounds like you are keeping your hands full Kim. I hope you find time to relax!

xo Catherine

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

My Human thinks that he is so cute! I wonder if I should be worried?

In the meantime, please stop by tomorrow and pick up an Award for your blog.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Sall's Country Life said...

Wonderful! Love your perfect pics to go along with the quote!!

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Oh, this is WONDERFUL, Kim! How adorable he is, too...Love him!! ♥♥
Hugs,
Anne

Berts Blog said...

Loved it and the pictures too. PErfect post.

Louise said...

That's wonderful! And, Todd is such the perfect model for the narration.

missing moments said...

It is a beautiful poem! As is that todd!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Kim, You pictures of Todd just fit Ms. Gabriel's sentiments!! Thank you so much for sharing it.

xo
Lynn

PS - Todd has such the perfect black Scottie nose- I love it!! (of course I love him too!)

The Witch said...

Kim,
Just catching up, and what a adorable poem that suits Todd to the tee.
The pictures where so spot on with the words and that Todd is so cute that I'm sure I'm in love with him. But then again who wouldn't be.
Glad you had some quick action on the toad and Todd. That's one big toad.
Take care Kim and have a wonderful weekend.