Entry number 1420


19th August 2017 (received evening of 18th August)

Heather and Paddy (with little paws being guided by Barbara Tribe)

Subject: Our News


Hallo everybody, Heather here!


Now I must say Paddy and I are getting on really well together - he's a great lad. He comes for a walk with me now and  I am enjoying showing him some new places.

He's very respectful with me, which makes me feel really important and, when Mum has to go out, he is great company for me as Leo is still sticking out and refusing to come downstairs. I've told him he is a silly boy but, like all males, he is very stubborn. He says he will come down in his own time and wishes everybody would stop fussing.

You were brave, Eilidh, meeting a Saint Bernard - I'm not very tall and Mum said I wouldn't even come up to her knees!

Message from my Mum to yours, Eilidh. She can't find a name for the flowers (Entry number 1419) - it looks like a member of the pea family as far as she can see from the flower shape; a leaf may help. Also, it looks as if it is frantically flowering and wants to set seed to reproduce as it is a bit restricted in the rough ground. Could be Common Tare (sorry, not very glamorous), or maybe it's in the campanula family as it's the right blue.

I'm going to hand over to Paddy now as he wants a go at the computer.


xxx from Heather

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Top of the morning, Paddy here!


I am such a happy boy in my new home and now I can go for walks with Heather and that's really great fun.

I can run in and out of the garden here and bury my toys and then dig them up again. Mum says that's OK but we don't want any mud indoors. I have learnt to sit and wait and I am practising 'heel' when I've used up all my surplus energy. I get a bit fidgety at grooming time so Mum does it gently till I get used to it - Heather really gets the works at grooming time so I have to sit and watch and then we can have a treat together when Mum finishes.

I have found two dead birds, (Mum says, "Are you sure you found them?") and also brought her a present of a dead shrew, very wet. Mum said she thought I'd sucked it to make it wet!

I keep hearing Mum talking about 'my little op' - I don't know what she means but something tells me it's not going to be fun!


Bye for now, Paddy

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Entry number 1419


18th August 2017 (received evening of 17th August)

Eilidh (with little paws being guided by Liz Storrie)

Subject: Our News


Hello everyone, Eilidh here!


Well, it's official, our Mum has lost her marbles. She only saved up all her old tea bags and this morning she planted them in the garden. Jojo and I tried to tell her that they wouldn't grow into a tea bush or a teapot. Anyway, she reckons they are good compost for the soil and somebody told her it will stop cats toileting in the border. We'll see, Mum!

She also dug up a plant which was coming up through the chips and replanted it in the border. She has no idea what it is - maybe a weed - but she really likes the colour. Can any Mummies tell us what it is?

I was in the dog house yesterday, but only for a wee while. Mum was out in the back lane talking to our neighbour, Mary and she left me in the garden. Anyway, Mary's gate was open so I wandered into her garden and out the back gate. Mum was not impressed at all.

I made a new friend on Sunday. We passed this garden and there was the biggest dog I have ever seen. She was HUGE but she came to the fence and said "Hello". Mum says she is a Saint Bernard and that they are usually very placid and friendly. I like her a lot.


Anyway, feeding time for me, so love and kisses to all XXXXXXXXX

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Entry number 1418


13th August 2017 (received evening of 12th August)

Heather (with little paws being guided by Barbara Tribe)

Subject: Our News


Hallo everybody, Heather here!


Oliver told me to carry on with his newsletters but not to say anything silly and girly so I will try to be sensible.

Well, we took Paddy on his first walk today, as he had finished his vaccinations, and we went to the Donkey Sanctuary. He was a really good boy and didn't show me up at all as I thought I might be a bit embarrassed if he got too excited. He said hallo very nicely to other doggies, like me, and we let children stroke us. Then we went for lunch with Mum and Chris to the Donkey Sanctuary restaurant and I showed him how to sit under the table and watch what was going on. Mum and Chris were very impressed. Mum said a silly thing - she thought Oliver was in his head, showing him what to do, as he has settled in with us all so well.

We had our lunch when we got home and we've just had a good sleep.

I think like Eilidh, that Oliver and Macduff are having loads of fun at Rainbow Bridge - I wonder if they are writing their newsletters together?


All for now, xxx from Heather - Paddy sends woofs

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Entry number 1417


13th August 2017 (received evening of 12th August)

Jojo (with beak and claws being guided by Liz Storrie)

Subject: Our News


Hello everybody, Jojo here!


Eilidh is on neighbourhood watch at the window so she asked me to tweet a message to you all.

We are coming to terms with the loss of our boy. The house seems really quiet without him. We have his ashes back now, so that is a great comfort to Mum. We talk about him a lot - it helps - and the good memories are kicking in now.

Mum, Dad and Eilidh went to buy a plant to commemorate Macduff. Mum wanted a rose bush or lilac tree but couldn't get anything she liked. Then she spotted a Sea Holly. It is very prickly, like a thistle. She thought it was a fitting tribute for a Scottie dog. We would also like it to be a tribute to all our Scottie Dog Lover friends at Rainbow Bridge. We hope you all like it.

Auntie Jean and Uncle John have also given us a lovely plant as well. It is a beautiful red Dahlia.

We have had three lovely days here. No sun yesterday but it was warm and there was none of the wet stuff. However, it was just pouring down this morning but it has cleared up now and we are having sunny spells.

Eilidh is enjoying her longer walks now. Latterly Macduff wasn't keen to go far. Mum has been taking her out for two good walks a day. They have been exploring the village. The field behind us is very overgrown with weeds and Mum is a bit wary of going down there because she can't see if anyone is lurking about. In the winter you can see for miles in all directions. Don't tell Eilidh I said so, but she is looking a bit trimmer now. She has met lots of new doggie friends.

We hope young Paddy is well and enjoying life with his new family x.

Ooh, all this tweeting is very tiring, think I need a wee snooze.


Love, kisses and chirps to all, with special cuddles for all Mummies and Daddies XXXXXXXXX

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Barbara Tribe

14th August 2017


Dear Liz, Eilidh and Jojo,


What a lovely memorial to Macduff - gorgeous blue flowers, standing tall and proud like a true Scot. Also such a nice idea as a tribute to all our friends at Rainbow Bridge. The flowers are fragrant as lavender and violet and as such are good for nerves!

The gift of a red dahlia conveys power and strength to the person receiving the gift.

Thinking of Macduff.


Love Barbara, Heather and Paddy xx

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15th August 2017 (received 14th August)

From Eilidh (with little paws being guided by Liz Storrie)


Hello Heather and Paddy,


Please thank your Mummy for the information about our flowers. We are glad you approve of our choice. The bees sure like the Sea Holly. I have to watch out around it - I don't want to get stung. That was a factor in our choice that it was a bee friendly plant.

Sorry, must rush, someone is actually walking past my window, what a cheek!


Love and kisses Eilidh, Jojo and Liz XXX

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Entry number 1416


3rd August 2017

Marion Kimberley-Scott

Subject: 'Paddy' Tribe (reproduced from the 'Latest' entry dated 31st July 2017)


We extend a very warm welcome to Scottish Terrier, 'Paddy' Tribe, who has very recently found his forever home with Barbara and Chris and become a companion to Heather, the Scottie and Leo, the cat.



Paddy is 2 years old and originates from Ireland. Having shown no interest in being a stud dog, Paddy is now happily settling into his new life in the countryside, getting lots of TLC and having loads of fun.


Enjoy your new life Paddy.


9 images have been included in the 'Heather, Paddy and Leo' slideshow courtesy of Barbara Tribe.

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Penny Gutridge and the Paw Prints

3rd August 2017


The warmest of welcomes to your new home, Paddy - you lucky fellow & what a handsome fellow you are!

We're looking forward to seeing lots more photos.


With love from your new pals, Archie, Rosie, Lily, Ceilidh & Tomos ... (also Alzena, our foster friend) xxxxxx

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Elaine & Dave Hewitt and Scott

3rd August 2017


A big welcome to you Paddy - you look a very handsome boy.


As Heather knows, you will find lots of new friends here on Scottie dog lovers.


Love from Elaine, Dave and Scott X

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Dorothy Hankin, Isla and Pipin

3rd August 2017


A big welcome to you Paddy.


Hope you are settling in nicely with Heather and Leo and keeping your Mum on her toes!


Love from Dorothy and woofs and wags from Isla and Pipin XXX

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Pauline Leigh and the Tartan Terriers

3rd August 2017


Hello there young Paddy,


We are Shadow, Ollie Bear, Thistle & Treacle - commonly known as the Tartan Terriers (or Terrors as Mum calls us) - and we want to say a big HELLO to you and welcome to Scottie Dog Lovers.

We hope you settle in your new forever home which, by the looks of the photos, you already have. You have a very mischievous glint in your eyes, we must say.

We hope you are a good boy to your new big sis', the lovely Heather.

Good luck to you all and we look forward to Heather's next news report.


Luv, hugs, woofs and loads of licks - Pauline & the Tartan Terriers xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Maureen Guthrie and Dudley Bear

3rd August 2017


Hello Paddy,


A BIG welcome to Scottie Dog Lovers.

l just know you will love your new home. Barbara and Chris are caring, thoughtful and kind.

You will settle down so quickly with Heather and Leo, and never give a thought to the life you have left behind. You will be so happy and loved.


Lots of love, Dudley Bear and Maureen xxxxxx

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Liz Storrie, Eilidh and Jojo

3rd August 2017


Heather:


We are so glad to hear about Paddy, your new brother.

Hope he is settling in well - look after him. We know you will teach him all you know.

Please give him a huge cuddle from us.


Liz, Eilidh and Jojo XXX

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5th August 2017 (received 4th August)

From Paddy (with little paws being guided by Barbara Tribe)


Top of the morning to all,


Mum says I am a quick learner and mastered the computer already, so I am sending a message to thank everybody for the messages of welcome. I was so excited and, as I am a Scottie boy from Ireland, I danced an Irish jig all round the room.

I am having such a great time here. Mum has got me and Heather matching harnesses and leads so we will be modelling them when Heather sends a newsletter, and I have an appointment booked to meet Sandra, our vet.

Must rush up the garden again - Mum is really pleased with me as I have got the message about tinkles up the garden!


Bye for now, Paddy

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Entry number 1415

2nd August 2017

Marion Kimberley-Scott

Subject: 'Macduff' Storrie (reproduced from the 'Latest' entry dated 1st August 2017)


We have received the very sad news from Liz Storrie that her beloved Scottie, Macduff, went to Rainbow Bridge yesterday at the age of 12 years.



'Macduff' will be sadly missed by Liz and Iain, as well as by Eilidh, Macduff's Jack Russell companion, and Jojo, the cockatiel.


R.I.P. special boy.


Our love and thoughts are with them all at this very sad time.

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Pauline Leigh

2nd August 2017


Dear Liz,


We are not only shocked, but very sad to hear the very sad news of Macduff.

The boys and I send you lots of hugs and our thoughts are with you and, like so many of us, we do know exactly how you are feeling.

Shadow, Ollie Bear and Thistle send lots of woofs and licks to Eilidh, as they understand what she is going through, and lots of whistles to Jojo.

So sorry for your loss Liz - Macduff, the Newshound, was the highlight of my days.


Luv, big hugs, woofs and loads of licks - Pauline & the Tartan Terriers xxxxxxxxxxxx

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Elaine & Dave Hewitt

2nd August 2017


Liz,


Our hearts go out to you at this very sad time.

We are thinking of you.


Love Elaine, Dave and Scott X

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Barbara Tribe

2nd August 2017


Dear Liz, Eilidh and Jojo,


We are so very sad to learn that Macduff has gone to Rainbow Bridge.

We know exactly how you are feeling; such a distressing time.

Two of the news reporters now together at Rainbow Bridge.

Love and special thoughts with you all at this sad time.


Barbara, Heather, Leo and Paddy xxx

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Maureen Guthrie

2nd August 2017


Dear Liz, Iain, Eilidh and Jojo,


Please accept our sincere condolences on the sad loss of Macduff.

You are in our thoughts at such a sad time.


Love Maureen and Dudley Bear xxxx

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Dorothy Hankin

2nd August 2017


Dear Liz


Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your special boy, Macduff.

Thinking of you all at this very sad time.


Love Dorothy, Isla and Pipin XXX

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Penny Gutridge

3rd August 2017


So very, very sorry to learn that dearest Macduff has died.


Bless him for all the love, joy & fun he gave his family in the happy years together.

Thinking of you ...


xPennyx & the Paw Prints xxxxxx

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3rd August 2017

From Eilidh (with little paws being guided by Liz Storrie)


Mum and Dad and Jojo and I would like to thank everybody for all their lovely messages, which are giving us great comfort. I do miss my big brother dreadfully, but I am getting extra cuddles and walks, and some extra treats.

Mum and Dad are going to buy a rose bush, or maybe a small lilac tree, to plant as a memorial to Macduff and all our other Scottie Dog Lover friends at Rainbow Bridge. We are doing that tomorrow and I shall help them to pick something.

We have been talking a lot about our boy. Mum reckons that he and Oliver will have teamed up and will be causing mayhem at the Bridge. We can just imagine Macduff causing trouble, then, when he gets a row, bouncing up and down with that silly smile on his face, as if to say, "Who, me?"

The one thing that he had in spades was character. Combined with his charm, he could usually get away with anything.

Miss you bro' - xxx


Love to everyone - Eilidh X

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