Share Your Scottie Love Story

Scottie Love is in the air. Can you feel it? With days left until Valentine's Day, I'm opening the Scottie Love line, encouraging everyone to submit “gotcha” stories of how your pup came into your heart and your home. Tell me all about your puppy love story below in the comments. Share as little or as much as you want about your "gotcha" story! A lucky few will be profiled right here on the blog.

Scottie Love found me by accident. I accompanied a friend to a shelter because she wanted to welcome a dog into her home and can you guess which one of us ended up finding a furry friend to love that day? Hint: not her! I found Mr. K depressed and all alone at the shelter. He wouldn't even make eye contact with me and he looked nothing like a Scottish Terrier. Still, I knew I had to give this sweet boy a forever home. No one deserved to be that unhappy. The rest, my friends, is history.

See Mr. K's dramatic transformation.

Fast forward about a year later and into my life came Heather. I was determined to find Mr. K a friend, having moved to a new city and taken a new job that kept me away longer than I would have liked. That's when I spotted a gorgeous wheaten girl in the care of Tennessee Scottish Terrier Rescue. She had been found in a raccoon trap, was missing some teeth and yet, she was perfect in every way. Mr. K and Heather pretty much ignored each other when they met but it didn't take long for them to be bitten by the Scottie Love bug. The two were inseparable until Heather's passing.

From raccoon trap to forever home: Heather's story.

When I decided it was time to expand the Scottie Mom family, the crew literally doubled in size overnight when a bonded pair came home. Once again, the Scotties ignored each other at first, but it was clear Nibbles had decided she and her brother Pudley were exactly where they needed to be when she hopped into the Scottie Mobile without invitation and sat there patiently waiting to be chauffeured to their new forever home, where happily ever after they shall live.

Now that you know my Scottie Love story, it is your turn to share yours! Was it Scottie Love at first sight? Or maybe you were bitten by the Scottie Love bug a little later on. Whatever the situation, I'm sure it is a Scottie Love story to remember and I'd love to hear it. Share the details below or contact us here to submit your Scottie Love story for consideration as a feature on the blog.

Scottish Terriers of Instagram

Start your week off with a smile - or ten! - with these Scottish Terriers of Instagram. Looking for more Scottie cuteness? Head over to our Facebook page tomorrow for our weekly #TooCuteTuesday celebration and experience a true cuteness overload! Want to share your Scottish Terriers' photos with us? Upload them to Instagram using #ScottishTerriersofInstagram and tag @TheScottieMom.

Still looking for more Scottie Love? Check out other Scottish Terriers of Instagram on Pinterest!

Scottish Terrier Club of Peru Celebrates Special Anniversary

Recently, Scottie Moms and Dads gathered for a special Scottish Terrier meetup celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Scottish Terrier Club of Peru. Small at first, the group has grown to more than 400 Scottish Terriers in just four years. The members coordinate quarterly events and they not only look out for the best interests of Scottie dogs in the area, they work to provide support to the animal shelters in their communities. Happy anniversary, Scottish Terrier Club of Peru!

Scottish Terriers of Instagram

Move over, #TooCuteTuesday! These Scottish Terriers of Instagram are attempting to take over the Internet with their Scottie cuteness a day early so Scottie Moms and Dads around the world can kick off their week with a smile. Want to share your Scottie dogs' photos with us? Tag @TheScottieMom on Instagram and use #ScottishTerriersofInstagram for a chance to be featured. 

Still looking for more Scottie Love? Check out other Scottish Terriers of Instagram on Pinterest!

eBook: Scottish Terriers of the World

If there's one thing that Project: International Scottie Love taught me, it is that Scottish Terriers are everywhere! From Scotland to New Zealand and Canada to Argentina, Scottie dogs are leaving paw prints on hearts all over the world. The evidence is in my eBook, Scottish Terriers of the World.

The first volume in a series of Scottish Terriers of the World eBooks, this edition introduces readers to Scottie dogs living in more than 20 countries. A total of 25 Scotties were chosen as ambassadors for their terrier-tories in this first edition. Meet a few of these ambassadors in this sneak preview. 

Scottish Terriers of the World

Scottish Terriers of the World

Already, I've heard from hundreds of Scottie Moms and Dads, and the search for Scottish Terriers around the world is only just beginning! Soon, I once again will set out to find even more Scottie dogs living abroad and will eventually select new ambassadors from terrier-tories across the globe for the next edition of my eBook, Scottish Terriers of the World.

Want to put your Scottish Terrier on the map? Subscribe by email and look for details on how to nominate your Scottie. If you're already subscribed, you'll be among the first notified when our next round of nominations for Project: International Scottie Love open. In the meantime, check out the International Scottie Love photo album on Facebook to meet other Scottish Terriers of the World.

Scottish Terriers of Instagram

With glitter beards now a thing of the past, many Scottish Terriers of Instagram are doing their best to bring upon the next big Internet phenomenon: snow beards! It is clear that, at least among Scottie dogs, snow beards are "in" this season. Just look at some of the photos showcasing some impressive snow beards below! Share photos of your Scottish Terriers' snow beards with us on Instagram using #ScottishTerriersofInstagram and tagging @TheScottieMom. 

Still looking for more Scottie Love? Check out other Scottish Terriers of Instagram on Pinterest!

Life's a Beach with Beachin' Biscuits

Ever discover a place that's been hiding under your  nose and you wonder why you didn't find it sooner? That's exactly how I feel about Beachin' Biscuits, a small family-owned and operated business selling organic, homemade dog treats right here in Georgia. A colleague and fellow devoted dog mom gave the Scottie Mom crew a gift card to Beachin' Biscuits. And I'm so glad she did!

The owner Britt started baking homemade treats for her four adopted dogs (and any foster dogs she and her husband might have at any given time) when she decided she didn't want to feed her dogs things with ingredients she couldn't pronounce. Plus, like Mr. K - and I'm starting to suspect Nibbles and Pudley as well - three of her dogs had allergies so I was more than willing to give these treats a try...and so was the Scottie Mom crew. Here's what I ordered from their website:

Beachin' Biscuits Mini Cran-Apple Donuts

Beachin' Biscuits Mini Milk & Cookies Donuts

Beachin' Biscuits Mini Punkin' Donuts

When the package arrived, the Scottie Mom crew didn't know what to think. It wasn't until the treats revealed themselves that they started dancing around the house as if the Overtreater suddenly appeared. And after just a taste of each flavor, I think I can safely say that I have won these Scottie hearts back! For quite some time, their favorite person in the whole world has been the Overtreater (and perhaps, understandably so...who else spoils them with way too many treats?).

Nibbles and Pudley were very curious about this special delivery.

Mr. K debated which to taste first...cran-apple, milk and cookies, or punkin' donuts.

Clearly, the mini donuts were a hit with Nibbles. Here she is smiling while she's chewing. 

Pudley didn't need much time to decide on the milk and cookies flavor first.
I'll be trying Beachin' Biscuits again, not only because they're local and the dogs loved their products but because I'm intrigued by the gluten-free and vegan options that supposedly make great "clean" snacks for humans, too! Oh, and it doesn't hurt that a portion of proceeds are donated to local rescues. Tell us: what local favorites have you discovered in your neck of the woods?