Nicknames: Baby Bear Cub, Baby Baboon, Tiny Man, The Don of Sunset Road, Thunder Buns
Birthday: October 18th 2001
Likes: Hunting vermin...whether we like it or not, doing the gator in a pile of stink (any icky scent will do,) showing other dogs who the boss is, going bye-bye!
Pet-Peeves: Naughty cats and squirrels in his yard, other dogs sniffing his hinder,Izzy going bye-bye car without him, too much cuddling not on his terms, getting his ears cleaned, his teeth brushed, or a face bath.
Favorite Toy: His sister's paws...he loves to chew on them. He's particularly fond of something we call piggie wizzles (why do we call it that? Trust us it's better than what it's really called.)
Favorite Food: All of them...really. Anything left over after Mom & Dad are done eating is the best though.
Favorite Walk: The elementary school soccer field or the docks at Lost Lake in Mound
Best Tricks: Tricks? Tricks are beneath his dignity. If a treat is offered, he may raise his paw to you, but grudgingly. He will, however, follow basic obedience commands.
Arrival Story: When I was a little girl, we had 3 little Scottie girls and my Grandma collected Scotties. So for Christmas in 2001, I'd begged my husband for a little Scottie pup of my own. I knew he didn't get me one, so when my Dad arrived to celebrate the holiday on Christmas Eve, I was bemoaning the fact that there would be no Scottie that year. About five minutes later, Dad said "Let's open one present early!" He gave me a bag to open that contained the framed registration papers for one Black Male Scottie pup. The whole family raced down the stairs and out to the car, where little Earnest George Bailey (named after Jimmy Stewart's character in It's a Wonderful Life) was curled up in a little ball, fast asleep.
Bio: Since my previous experience had been with all female Scotties, I was a bit disappointed to find out I was getting a little boy. NOW, I can't even begin imagine how dull it would be to have a docile lap dog instead of MR. PERSONALITY. Not that a male Scottie can't be a challenge. Ernie is large and in charge. He's officially 13 pounds over breed standard, but a gorgeous Scottie nonetheless. While Ernie loves all humans and adores small children, he has some, shall we say, "ALPHA issues," with other animals. Ernie is an expert manipulator,very charming. He epitomizes the spirit of the stubborn and proud Scottie. In fact, if Ernie is unhappy or doesn't want to do something, he has been known to talk back to us, by protesting with a petulant "WOO, WOO, WOO" that he only uses when he's letting us know he is not happy with our request, but will comply because we're in charge of the food.
Today being the holiday of smooches and love, I was thinking about you, and your big squeezable buns.
I was uploading one of my favorite songs, by Dean Martin (who you had a lot in common with, both of you being incredibly cool cats, so suave and debonair,) "I'll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places.....I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you."
That is so true.
I ordered some special cookies for Valentine's Day, from this bakery that was doing a fundraiser with HUA. They're heart-shaped, and smell like peanut butter. They have pink frosting and smiley faces drawn on them in icing.
They were Bacon & Beanie's EXTRA special treat, because as you know those two get treats nearly every day. The little porkers didn't know what to do with them at first. Just like you & Izzy with the Whoopee Pies. It's funny how you doggies can't figure out decorated pastries, but Spaghetti Noodles, ice cream or mashed potatoes, NO PROBLEM.
We watched the Westminster Dog Show with Beanie the other night. He watches it just like you! Only Beanie gets REALLY angry at those bad doggies on his t.v., and he barks his teensy tiny little head off. OMD. That one is trouble. You really picked a wild one for your Mama, didn't you? Was that some kind of practical joke? BOL.
I hope you're keeping an eye on us down here, baby boy. Your brother Bacon loves the life you gave him so much. He still can't believe he has a whole backyard kingdom, that's ALL HIS. And he never wants to leave it. He will stay out in the cold until he can't walk and is shaking like a leaf. Mama has to go out and pick him up and carry him in. He loves every one of his toys, and plays with them relentlessly, even in the middle of the night. Sometimes Mama & Papa will be watching a movie and we can hear Bacon shaking the stuffing out of his toy, tossing it up in the air for himself, or throwing his howler monkey to make it squeal. Then he'll come thundering across the house to show us his miraculous good fortune at having found such a magnificent toy!
I know you're so happy that your big sister is there with you now. I still find clumps of Izzy hair on my clothes or in a suitcase. We see you both everywhere, and feel you with us in our hearts.
Mama is flying to Cincinnati to spend the weekend with Lucy & Daisy and their Mama. then on Friday she will meet Jarvis Davis and Diablo's Mom!
Mama loves you, Ernie. Thank you for helping me make so many wonderful friends to keep me company. And now your sister is with you, too. Make sure you eat a birthday whoopee pie, both of you, and remember how much your family loves and misses you.
Arrrrrrrrroooooooo, Cincinnati here comes trouble!
Ernie George is dictatering this message to you on my magickull golden Kindle Fires...the new kind, because we gets evfurrything up here at the Bridge furst, and it is golden. And if Ernie wants, it will come with a side of taters. That are how specktackylar life is up here.
Ernie had to take a break from chasing squirrleses and sailing my beeyoooteefullll schooner on the most beeeyooteefullest of seas, to say ARRROOOOOOOOROOOOOROOOOO and a MOST HARDY Thank YOU to all of my furriends who honored me with remembrances yesfurday on the second annifurfsary of my trip to the Bridge.
Thank you for the cakes, and the candles and hearts and wingses. Thank you for the beeyooteeuss picfurs, and the heartfelt messages that made Ernie tear up a little, to think that you guys wuff and honor me so with your friendship.
Ernie George truly are the luckiest Scottie on heaven or earth!
I miss you guys and evfun though you don't hears from me evfurryday, know that I am nevfur far. Just a whistle...just a wink, Ernie is always there if you need an angel.