Thursday, June 28, 2012

Scotty Girls

Miss Molly at age 13

We are in the midst of a serious heatwave here in the midwest.  With July 4th just days away I'm concerned about those who might risk lighting fireworks and setting our fields on fire.  It certainly will not be a wise thing to do this year.  In light of the extreme heat we are spending more time indoors than usual.  Meals are still lighter than normal and I'm keeping the house darkened somewhat to keep the heat out. 

This afternoon I will make some primitive flags from the pattern on the blog at Missouri Star Quilt Company.  These are so easy and yet so cute!

Our Scotty dog, Miss Molly, has been feeling poorly all week.  She is 13 years old and has diabetes.  We are keeping her comfortable in her old age and dreading the day when we have to say good-bye to her. 

I have been the 'Mom' to Scotty dogs for more than 40 years.  My first Scotty, Brandy Sue, was with us for 17 years.  She was the only brindle Scotty, with our other two being classic black.  She was my daughter Christina's dog and made no bones about that.  After Tina moved to California to go to college and begin her life, Brandy accepted me as her caregiver.  She was a fearless and rugged individualist who loved to swim more than any dog I've ever known.  She was definitely a large dog in a small package!

Our second Scotty was Chloe Anne, who was with us only 11 years.  She was infatuated with large dog biscuits, which we showered on her nearly every day.  Rather than eat them she would hide them all over the house ~ in every corner, in closets, underneath beds, you get the picture.  Each morning Chloe would gather all her hidden cookies and put them in one large pile and then proceed to find new hiding places for them.  I lived in a two-story house and would hear her jump off the beds after hiding cookies under the pillows!   This activity took her hours each day and she never took a day off.  She was a sweetheart in every way and it nearly broke my heart to loose her.

Miss Molly has been with me for 13 years and has been the sweetest of the three Scotty girls who have shared their lives with us.  Molly has that stubborn Scottish streak in her and she has to think things through before she responds to my ideas.  She needs to think the ideas are hers!  I believe Molly will be my last Scotty girl.  Of the three girls, Molly is the best traveler and she's the one you can take anywhere and know she will be on her best behavior.  People who claim not to like dogs at all love Molly.  My husband's boss regularly asks about Molly and sends best wishes to her.  Oh the charm of a Scotty girl!!   

Although it breaks my heart to lose a beloved pet, our lives are so much richer for having them in our lives.  Thank you Boo-Boo, Chloebug and Miss will never be forgotten. 

Wishing you a day filled with Peace & Plenty....Barb

1 comment:

  1. Hoping Molly will feel better can tell you love her very much...I love the pic of her sitting on that quilt...Blessings, Carol