Scottishdogs Blog

White World (Well, nearly)

Posted in Derby,Dogs,Hector's Diary,Lady,Lucy,Scotti Dog Blog,Scottish Terriers by scottishdogs on January 15, 2012
Good Sunday Morning Peeps!


The world has turned (almost) white!  Amazing! Shewhatfeedsme says it is “Jack Frost” and I have seen it before.  But I think it is Fairies and can’t rember the garden like this.  Course, took it in my stride (even if I am missing Becky who has left me here for da weekend).
Gracie was worried about her bone and stuff:

My stuff is ok

And Lucy thought the plant pots might be damaged:

Plant pots look ok

Then Lucy posed so shewhaatfeedsme(sometimes) could take a photo of her skirt:


And Bonny made a run for it:

Not the flashy box thing.....

It is great to watch the young one’s when the world turns strange.
It is everywhere

Can’t wait for snow – amazing!

Hector and Gang
PS:  Thank you for all those lovely comments for Lady.  If I could change anything, it would be to make that terrible event never to have happened. C.x

Lady – A Tribute

Posted in Derby,Dogs,Hector's Diary,Lady,Osmaston Park,Scotti Dog Blog,Scottish Terriers by scottishdogs on January 14, 2012

Goodbye Lady…


It is with a heavy, heavy, heart I write this and everyone we see regularly on Osmaston Park on our walks will feel the same.  Shortly before Christmas a regular walker called John ambled along with his dogs Lady and Prince in the evening when it was dark – this was unusual for them as a morning walk was the norm, but his work pattern had changed due to Christmas.  A man and a toddler were walking their brown Staffie near the Community Centre, when for no reason the Staffie went for Lady who is a friendly, petite Poodle.  She didn’t stand a chance.  Furthermore, the while the (stupid, useless excuse for a human being) Staffie’s owner stood rooted to the ground, poor John had to pick up the todder (who was trying to stop the fight) instead of rescuing poor Lady.  John saved the toddler, as the dogs (once in a fight) may well have turned on her, but in doing so, he could not defend poor Lady.

The vet did what he/she could.  But it was no good, the ‘throat throttle’ had done for Lady.  We are very, very sorry John (and Mrs John and Prince too), we know how sad you are and feel very deeply your loss.  It is our loss too, Lady was the friendliest, nicest poodle we had ever met.

These are our memories of her, made sad as alas, we have no photographs of this beautiful little girl. 

  • Lady running across the park to say hello
  • Lady leaning into our hoomin’s leg – friendly
  • Lady ambushing Prince (or visa versa)
  • Her beautiful dainty legs – and her speed
  • Those bright brown eyes – intelligent and keen
  • Seeing Lady nearly every day
  • Liking Poodles, because of Lady…
We don’t know who the owner of the Staffie is but we hope he feels really bad.  Really bad.  How does he know his toddler is safe?  How does he know it won’t do it again?  How did his staffie become a killer?  Many will agree that Staffie’s can be really great family pets.
Sweet pretty lady, we will miss you always and hope your time at the Rainbow is filled with bliss and joy.


Since Lady’s attack a staffie killed a Jack Russel Terrier on a park in Belper. 
But let’s not blame the dogs.  It is stupid owners who who are to blame.