Irish Terrier
Picture of Scout, a female Irish Terrier

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Home:Ottawa, a, Canada  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Scout

Scoot, Scooter, Newt

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

Getting into places that she's not supposed to be. She gets this oddly defiant look of pride on her face when she gets away with something.

Move her when she's settled down to sleep and she'll give you a piece of her mind.

Favorite Toy:
Anything forbidden. Toothbrushes. Rolls of toilet paper. Attacking the bathmat seems to be a favourite passtime.

Favorite Food:
On Saturday mornings she and her brother get their kibble with bacon grease. They love Saturdays.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere when she's off the leash.

Arrival Story:
I grew up with Irish Terriers, but they aren't common around here. My parents found a breeder and got Scout's half sister a few years before I had bought a house and was ready for dogs. When I decided it was time to get puppies I called the breeder and was put on the waiting list. A year later I was able to go and pick her up. I should have known I was in for trouble because while I was signing the papers scout was running loose around the kitchen getting her nose into everything. I brought her home anyways, and although Jem wasn't too pleased when I walked in the door with her, they quickly became good squabbling siblings.

Scout has pioneered the sport of Border Collie surfing. When her brother is playing fetch with the humans she'll stand behind him just before the ball is thrown. Once the ball is in flight she grabs hold of his tail and enjoys the ride as he chases after the ball. She knows that the border collie drive will compel him to get the ball before he deals with his new appendage. Once he's picked up the ball, she lets go and they both come back for another toss. Scout is also involved in a life and death struggle with her own tail. Several times a day she'll give chase to this arch nemesis until she becomes too dizzy to continue. If she catches her tail she continues to circle after it, apparenty annoyed that it will not detach itself from her body. One of these days she will manage to remove her tail, and, free from this appendage, will no doubt go on to conquer the world. Scout seems to believe that air is a limited commodity. If you blow in her general direction she'll come over and try to lap up as much of that free air as she can get. If someone sneezes she goes absolutely nuts with excitment. All of that free air at once is just too much to handle. I have yet to find something that Scout is frightened of - nothing seems to phase her. She's loyal as can be, and has become a little bit of a sucker for cuddling up on the couch, but she still manages to get herself into constant trouble. If we're at home and we don't know where Scout is, we start getting worried as she's inevitably up to no good. For some reason, this is a rather endearing trait, and most visitors even when (or in some cases especially when) confronted with her antics decide that they want to take her home with them. Smart enough to escape almost any confinement, always ready to play, and with an array of odd quirks, she has the most character of any dog I've ever known.

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Cu Ruadh

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 16th 2004 More than 12 years!

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