Brenna a.k.a Brin
|Brin on her lounge chair
Brin was a very good natured scottie. She would smile a big white toothy grin when asked, and
always would converse with her Scotch brogue. Brin also had a wonderful food dance that she would perform, as food was
a great thrill in life. (most Scotties love food). She loved to go anywhere especially with Shanna. Brin
was my first Scottie (selected by me), and enriched my life in so many ways! Her heart literally broke after Shanna
passed away. Within six months of Shanna's passing, Brin passed away with me holding her in my arms.
Darby came to live with us when she was almost two years old. Everything in the world seemed
new to her. She is a very gentle and sensitive dog. She moans her pleasure when given attention. Darby is
well mannered and takes care of all the new puppies that come to live with us. She loves to eat pears straight from
|Isn't he handsome?
|Trev is a very nice dog!
Trev...what a guy! He is without a doubt, a dare devil. He can often be found sitting
on top of the picnic table watching for his friends (the groundhog family). He will leap from high places and
balance on the thinnest platforms (much to his owner's horror at times). Trevar loves agility and will work readily for any
food. He is very smart and quick to learn, and is very eager to please. He is quite sensitive, and can give
a sad scottie look that will melt your heart. He is a joy!
To Puppy or Not?
The decision to add a new pet is never easy. There are many things to consider when adding a new pet. For
example; the initial cost (adoption or purchase), medical care, training (time and money), time to spend with pet, grooming,
and the list goes on. Animals are a living breathing entity and rely on their
human companions to tend and care for all of their needs, which includes time to love and have fun.
The decision to add Rori was not easy. We had to consider our other pets-Hanna who is 10, Darby 12, Kearsey the cat who is fifteen, and Trevar
who is four. The mature dogs and cat were settled in their routine and relationships,
so adding a new puppy would obviously disrupt the balance. After much thought,
we brought Rori home. It did not go well at first. As I sat on the lawn with the puppy, and called the other dogs to greet her, she decided to growl. This upset the apple cart from the get go. No one wanted to play with her and quite frankly they were very put out. Trevar would not make eye contact with me for several days. Hanna
scoffed every time she came near her, the cat scrambled, and Darby retreated to a crate.
My once happy kingdom of pets was in disarray. However, with much care
and attention given to all, sharing of treats helped, Trevar began playing with her.
Soon Darby joined in too. The cat no longer scrambled as she now holds
her ground with the puppy. Hanna still scoffs, but will look for her if she is
not here, or anxiously goes to her crate to remind me to let her out. “Animal
adjustments” has been one of many changes that will take place with the addition of Rori. Trevar says, “Finally I’m not last to get a treat.”
Darby says, “She’s fun to play with.” Kearsey says,
“I’m gonna’ get her one of these days,” and Hanna says, “She’s all right as long as she
stays outta’ my face.” My husband and I say, “She adds to the
joy of our house, and we are glad we brought her home.”
Adding a pet is a major decision, one that needs to be