The Countdown Begins...

Sneak peek at the Scottie Mom Wedding venue.
Scottie Mom Wedding invitation.
Scottie Mom Wedding decor.
Scottie Mom Wedding ring.
Scottie Mom Wedding shoes.
Sneak peek at the Scottie Mom Wedding dress.
Scottie Mom Wedding thank you cards.
Friends, the time is near! In just a few days, we'll be on our way to New York for the Scottie Mom Wedding. As you can see, maid of honor Heather Beather has done an excellent job of making sure all the loose ends are tied up and everything is just right. She and Mr. K will be dressed in their very best as they escort Scottie Mom and Dad down the aisle. (Rumor has it that they, too, get room service and an extra special doggie dinner in celebration of the main event!) 

Worried you'll miss out on all the action? Don't be! Guests of the Scottie Mom Wedding will be asked to freely take pictures and post to social media using #ScottieMomWedding so our friends near and far can be a part of the experience. Be sure to check our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages  frequently next Saturday to see what Heather and Mr. K are up to on the big day!

It's all in the Family

This Thanksgiving, we traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to visit family.
The weather was chilly so Scottie Mom made us don red and white striped scarves (we think this was just a photo op - not really a cold weather necessity).
Told you the scarf was just another reason for Scottie Mom to take more photos!
We said hello to cousin Snackle.
And kept a close eye on those evil C-A-T-S.
We even caught one of the C-A-T-S treating himself to a Thanksgiving dinner of his own creation...
And witnessed this evil C-A-T swat Scottie Dad in the face (no joke). 
That's when Scottie Mom had to take Mr. K outside to cool off. He simply would not tolerate an evil C-A-T treating his Scottie Dad in such a way...even if it was only meant to get his attention!

In traditional fashion, we headed to Charlotte, North Carolina to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family there. Heather and Mr. K gave thanks for Scottie Dad, who has taken up daily walking duties now that Scottie Mom works so far away; for rescue groups who gave them (and so many other pups) a second chance at a better life; and for the double dose of specially-made turkey meals at breakfast and dinner times that day. Perhaps the most important thing they gave thanks for is, of course, family. The Scottie Mom family has grown beyond the traditional sense of the word (grandpawrents, cousins and even those evil C-A-T-S inhabiting relatives' homes) for it has extended to those far and wide who are united by their love of - or should we call it obsession with?! - Scotties. Special thanks to each and every one of you for sharing in our adventures! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

Scottish Terriers of Instagram

Didn't get enough of #TooCuteTuesday on Facebook yesterday? Here are some really great photos of Scottish Terriers we found on Instagram this week. Be sure to follow @TheScottieMom and all our Scottie friends on Instagram to see more! Want to share your Scotties' Instagram photos with us for a chance to be featured here on Use #ScottishTerriersofInstagram or tag us on Instagram.  

This Week's Scottie Finds

Custom laser engraved crystal gift found at South Park Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prices vary. Crystal shown above is $250. For more information on how to order a 3-D crystal of your Scottie, email
Scottie dog throw, $12.99 at HomeGoods.
Scottie dog bookends, $90 at antiques store in Staunton, Virginia.
Scottie dog stool, $14 at antiques store in Staunton, Virginia.
Scottie dog, $65 at antiques store in Staunton, Virginia.
Scottie dog gift wrap, $5 at Target.
Holiday calendar featuring gingerbread Scottie dog found at CVS.
Scottie dog gift bag found at HomeGoods.
Wrapping paper with holiday Scottie dog, $3.99 at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods.
Scottie dog tin found, $9.99 at Marshalls.
Scottie dog gift bag, $1.79 at Marshalls.
Scottie dog gift bag found at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods.
Scottie dog gift tags at World Market.
Assortment of Scottie dog gift bags, stickers, gift tags and tissue paper at World Market.
Set of 15 holiday Scottie dog greeting cards, $12.99 at World Market.
Red and green Scottie dog gift boxes. Smaller box priced at $5, larger box just under $10 at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods.
Set of 10 Scottie dog thank you notes and envelopes, $9.95 at Papyrus.
The Season of Scotties continues! Here are all the Scottie finds I stumbled across in stores just this week. Something tells me there's a lot more to be seen this year...including some Scottie Mom original items in our very own online store! Know of something you think should be added to every Scottie Mom's holiday wish list or want us to create a custom product for you? Send a note to thescottiemom(at)gmail(dot).com. Happy shopping, fellow Scottie Moms!

A Scottie Stay: Hilton Stamford Hotel

Heather and Mr. K taking in the view of the third and final hotel of our latest road trip.
The hotel was complete with a water feature in front of it...Mr. K just had to explore.
About two seconds after this photo was taken, Mr. K dunked his head into the pool of water and nearly climbed in for a dip!
Heather enjoyed the scenery from one of the many park benches located just outside the entrance.
Perhaps Mr. K's favorite part of this hotel was watching the passersby go through the mysterious revolving doors.
The view from the top wasn't too shabby, either, Mr. K said.
Heather was ready to write about her experience at the Hilton straight away.
Mr. K was just happy to be out of the car for a while so he could have some much-desired zoomie time.
Overall, Heather and Mr. K were pleased with the amenities.
Although there weren't two human beds this time, Mr. K made sure to score some snuggle time the next morning after Scottie Dad had vacated the bed.
 The third and final hotel of our road trip, Hilton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, was arguably the better of the three places we stayed all weekend if for no other reason than the ample green space available to Heather and Mr. K for their walks. It seems simple enough but any traveling dog mom can appreciate things like walkable, scenic outdoor space and a conveniently located doggie waste bin (complete with poop bags!) nearby. Truth be told, many of the dog-friendly hotels we've stayed at don't even have these simple features. 

Not only were we able to take dozens of great photos thanks to the beautifully-landscaped outdoors, the room itself had plenty of space for the four of us - even with Mr. K bounding back and forth from the door to the couch in a fit of zoomies later that night. And while we only had one human bed in the room, Heather and Mr. K didn't seem to mind making themselves at home on the couch located just two or three steps away from us. The only thing we took issue with was the hotel's pet fee. On the Hilton Stamford Hotel's website, it states there is a $50 non-refundable pet fee per stay. However, we were charged $100 for a one-night stay with Heather and Mr. K.

Overall, our experience was pretty good at all three of the hotels we stayed at on our road trip: Hampton Inn Pine Grove, Providence Marriott Downtown and Hilton Stamford Hotel. Now, it is time for Heather and Mr. K to enjoy the comforts of home for a while before we hit the road again just after Christmas for the Scottie Mom wedding in New York City!