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The Little Dog ( Scotty )

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The Little Dog ( Scotty )

The Little Dog ( Scotty )

I’m only a small female
Little legs you see
The other two are huge
Males big pawed and hairy
Great tongues lolling
But they protect me
They are nice to me
I’m only small

The human is a giant !
If I look straight ahead
I can only see the shins
And while the other two are off
Galloping and romping
I am trotting behind
Little legs you see
But the human
He waits for me

I think the human is male
He must be
As I feel so drawn to it
And its kind hands
And kind eyes
He must be male
I am female
I know these things

I love to go out walking
The human he takes us all
All three !
I have to skip over boulders
Which to them are just pebbles
And sometimes all of them
Have to wait for me patiently
Little legs with little paws you see

I love them all
Especially the human
And especially when he feeds me
Even more when he tickles my tummy
Do you know he built a little house for me
Just for me
I curl up on pillows at night
Nice warm and cozy

So because I love him
And even though I am rather small
I growl and bark
When he needs protecting
And I can see him smiling
So I know I am being a good girl

The human has a “ H U G E ” kennel
So big a dog could get lost in
And when he returns from being gone
He always lets us in
But never up those little floors
Which go to the place he uses for sleeping

Never mind
I am content
Like the other two 
To curl on the soft fluffy bit of the floor
And wait dozing
Occasionally sniffing about 
The place food is kept in
Till the time comes
For us all to go out walking

And then I can barely contain myself
In jumps and circles
While the other two are whimpering and whining
Time for them to go off running, snuffling and playing
While behind I follow
Steadily trotting
Little legs you see
But the human
He waits for me




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  1. Date: 2/4/2009 9:04:00 AM
    Christie made me come read this when I told her I used to have a scotty. DA bestest dogs. I want white highlands now but have a mixed shepherd. Once on a ride Dugan,,Ginn's McDugan Duff lol had his head out the window and when we parked and he got out my friend started laughing, by the size of his head he thought he was going to be huge. He was the most loyal dog and sooo smart. Thanks for the memories..Laurie

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 7:20:00 AM
    Still sooo cute! Love me

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 2:46:00 PM
    Colin you have entered a dog's mind and respectfully clever of you love this write made me smile. Thank's for brightening up my day with this one. Michael Torres

  1. Date: 11/17/2008 2:01:00 PM
    My dear friend, this is so priceless. I LOVE it. Scotty dogs are just the cutest little sweethearts in the world. I love this other side to you. Precious, it is. Love your friend, Christie