We’re ALL back

Wow, has it been that long?? Well, we do have a very good reason ….. puppies!

We all went into ‘lockdown’ for a while until the puppies were born, and then even more ‘lockdown’. But Mama says we can post some photos now. Here’s Fabi’s 4 boys and Sparta’s 1 little girl. We’ll introduce them slowly over the next few days. They are 7 weeks old now and a lot of ‘trouble’ – which is much fun for us scotties, but not so for human mama ha! ha! Anyway here’s just one photo that we snaffled before going back to check on what they puppies are up to as it’s gone very quiet !!!!


Connor. Born 12th December 2017, one of Sparta’s first litter of 5 puppies. Connor was a beautiful dark wheaten boy. Cared for passionately by Sparta and his human mama, along with the other 4 puppies,  around the clock for 26 days. He passed away on 7th January 2018 at 21:01pm in the loving arms of his human mama. 

No one, including our vets, was able to tell us why. Mama thinks he had a reaction to the Panacur he and his other siblings were given on 4th January 2017. All the puppies were thriving until then. However the dose of Panacur blocked up their ability to poo, and when the poos eventually came out they had a plug of dead worms at the beginning of the poo. Four puppies rallied, but we think Connor developed something else. 

He was very much loved, as are all sparhawk puppies, with 24/7 hands on care and attention throughout their 3 months with us, until they leave for their new homes. 

Connor will always be remembered by us at Sparhawk Scotties. He has a little place of his own, with his urn on display alongside others that have crossed the rainbow bridge. We grieve for him for the scottie he never grew up to be and for the life he didn’t get to live. We hope that his 26 days surrounded by his loving family were enough for him, but for mama, she wanted him to have more. 

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die”
Connor, Sparhawk Highland Dream
12.12.17 – 07.01.18

Memories …

Memories of a cherished and still very much loved Scottie. Twenty-Eight years ago, this very day, a scottie pup joined my household and changed my life in ways I never knew would happen. Martimm Agnes of Sparhawk, known to friends and family as Agi, she has left a wonderful legacy of my enduring love for this fantastic breed. She now resides in my heart as she crossed the rainbow bridge in 2003. Photos of her are scattered all around my house and of course here on our blog : to which I must thank my current 5 scotties for allowing me computer time to write this post. Thank you Agi, for being you.