Smitty (RIP 9-2-13)


Scottish Terrier
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Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs


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Nicknames:
Pookie Bear; Punkin Doodie, Mr. Belly, Mr. Pook

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
April 17th 1999

Likes:
Going to the dog park!

Pet-Peeves:
Pushy dogs!

Favorite Toy:
Giant stuffed dog

Favorite Food:
Real bones

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere where there are a lot of people.

Best Tricks:
Twirling dog trick. He spins and shakes his rope toy until he's dizzy.

Arrival Story:
He's an angel sent from heaven. I'm just sure of it! I did a questionnaire on the Internet to determine what was the best breed for me and it was a Scottish Terrier. So I contacted his breeder and just hoped and prayed I'd pass the test as his mam! He's been my best buddy ever since! First Scottish Terrier I've ever owned, and one of the few breeds I will probably ever want to consider!

Bio:
Smitty loves everyone, children adults, other dogs, other animals. He expects everyone to love him back.

Forums Motto:
Smitster - Mr. Personality!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Annie

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 29th 2004 More than 10 years!

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Dogster Id:
1990


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Goodbye brave and gentle companion

September 2nd 2013 4:30 am
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Today seemed to be the day to let Smitty go. He's 14 years old this year. I just feel a sadness that I can’t imagine will ever leave me, such sadness. He’s an impossible act for anything or anyone to follow, my greatest joy for so long. All the wonderful happy times I had playing with him and holding him, watching his antics at the dog park, the way he loved Gus when he was old and sick, the way he protected dogs that were being picked on at the dog park. He was so loved by everyone because he was such a gentle, sweet little dog. All the neighbors here loved him. He was my introduction to all the friends I first met in Oregon through the Scottie club and my model for all the merchandise people snatched up with his image on it on Cafe Press.
I could only have him put to sleep because I loved him so much. I just couldn't see him suffer another day with the Cushings, and the breathing difficulties were just something he didn't deserve and shouldn't be made to endure.
He would have gone on and on in pain, had I not done something, just because of who Smitty was. His spirit was so strong, I drew strength from it too and he would have fought to the end.
I feel so weary now. I felt relief after he passed because he was no longer uncomfortable and struggling. I’m already missing him so!

 

Smitty's 14th Birthday

April 21st 2013 8:47 pm
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Wednesday was Smitty's birthday, but we waited for the weekend to celebrate it at Oregon Gardens with the Cascade Scottish Terrier club. There were 11 participants and 13 dogs in attendance.
Oregon Gardens is like Disneyland for dogs, especially when there are other dogs to share it with, and although Smitty's sister Jo Jo isn't a Scottie, she came too.
They had a good long walk and were two tired doggies by the time we got home!

 

Smitty's 13th Birthday

April 17th 2012 4:54 pm
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It was cold today, but we headed to Salem to Petco and Smitty picked out his birthday gift, pork burger chews. He gets to choose by going from bin to bin, sniffing treats until he pulls the one he wants from the bin.
Next we headed to some of the parks we used to frequent, and it was obvious he was glad to be back, evidenced by the waggy tail and the spring in his step.
He pooped out pretty quickly, but it was a good day for him!

 
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