Sunday Funday is on hold …….. Stuart of Scottie Chronicles ………. I can’t say it ……. Oh my! He’s left us and his Peeps behind. He was so loved, worldwide. He is the reason we are blogging. Rest In Peace Stuart …. till we all meet again.


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Bobby, (Sparhawk Sapphire Knight)

14.02.03 – 16.06.15

One of the reasons for our absence has been trying to fix Bobby and get him better. Sadly our efforts to achieve this failed and we said an extremely emotional goodbye to him. He was cradled in my arms, in the garden of the house into which he was born, and at my nod, his wonderful vet Victoria, eased him gently across that Rainbow Bridge. He fought so very hard, in true scottie style, to win his battle not only with kidney failure, but liver problems and finally pancreatitis. He will obviously be forever remembered by me, his Mama. I know we’ll all meet up again one fine day.

I’m sorry that this will come as a shock to you all, but since April 2015 I just wanted to spend every single moment with my bestest boy, and to cherish the short days that I knew he had.

Here’s just 50 photos out of 1,000’s that I’ve taken of my scotties, but these sum up my beloved Bobby.

Gus …..

Mama’s turn to write …..

In memory of Gus – my gentle giant. Two years have passed, yet it often seems like this morning that I had to let you go. Your little ‘urn’ sits in my kitchen – where I’d find you every day snoopervising every single movement of mine – and you still watch over me daily.

You were a big softy really, the most laid back Scottie I have owned. For your size you were so very nimble on your feet, you seemed to glide across any surface – unless it was those pesky stepping stones where they often tripped you up!

Always greeting any strange dog with a huge wag of your rudder-like tail, a quick sniff and then on you’d trot. You were truly mentally balanced and remained calm when your brothers and sister were often barking like crazy at something or another.  Only once was there a ‘cross bark’. You snarled, showed your teeth, gave out three extremely big barks to an intrusive German Shepherd interested in your bottom, then with a swooooosh of that beautiful scottie tail, you sauntered off.

Your presence is still as large in my life today, made more so by the loss of your little brother Finlay, 10 months later. You are both entwined in bittersweet memories; not having the time to truly grieve one scottie before another became terminally ill.

Today will be a day of remembrance for me. Not only will I be thinking of my gentle Gus, but all my other Sparhawk Scotties that have crossed the Bridge (Rosie, Agi, Izzy, Kelpie, and Finlay). I shall also pay respects to those Sparhawk Scotties that went onto live with other families throughout the years, but special thoughts go to my dear friend Maggie who owned two of my Sparhawks : William (Gus’s litter brother) also passed away in 2012 at the age of 13 yrs and 2 months, and Poppy (one of Kelpie’s babies) their niece who recently crossed the bridge  on 20th May 2014 aged 13yrs 2months on Maggies 60th birthday!

May all my scotties run free in their special garden across the rainbow. One day we shall all meet again.

Here’s some fabulous photos of this beautiful scottie boy …. some of you will recognise them from a couple of years ago – sorry for repeating myself – they sum up what Gus was all about ….


In Memorium

Agi, 11.11.90 – 3.12.2002

Today is possibly one of the worlds most important days of remembrance, other than for those of us who’ve lost companions on days other than 11th November.

This day allow us to openly mourn. To shed tears without embarrassment. To remember.

This day is doubly poignant for my family as this is the day 23 years ago, that Mama’s first Scottie dog, Agi, was born. Although I never met Agi, as she died in December 2002, two months before I was born, it is because of her that me and my mama-dog, brothers and sisters became part of the life of this family.

So, like millions of others, mourning the loss of people we’ve never met; paying our respects to those that have gone before; to those that have sacrificed their lives for others; I too pay my respects to these great people and include in my thoughts a little prayer for a devoted companion that I know Mama still misses ….. desperately.

Purple Poppy, a reminder that animals have been and continue to be victims of war ……

Goodbye Finlay ….



Sparhawk Sapphire Knight

14th February 2003 – 21st May 2013


Sadly we had to say goodbye to our little man Finlay. He had been in a one-sided battle with bladder cancer. He was helped across the Rainbow Bridge laying the arms of his devoted mama, both of them sitting in his favourite place, at 15:30 GMT on Tuesday 21st May 2013.

When our emotions are not so raw, we shall post a fitting tribute to this very very brave little chap, who stole our hearts from the moment he was born.