I am a West Highland White Terrier!!!


Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

True story:

I recall taking my last Westie, Roddy to a big park for a romp.
Sitting on the bleachers, sat a mature woman in a warm cardie and her son pointing at my dog.

The following conversation played out over 20 minutes or so:

They said in the their best Glaswegian accents..Ah know that dog, it’s from Scotland!
I nodded my head and the woman said,
Now let me see, that’s a wee Scottie!
her son said "Neh Mom, that’s a Cairn!
I said NO!
She then said A Skye Terrier then?
her son – no Mom, that’s a Border Collie,
No boy, a Collie!
NO I said!
How about a Sheltie then?
A Bearded Collie?
No Mom, a Border Terrier!!!
It is a Gordon Setter? she asks or mehbe a Golden Retriever?
Oh Mom, I know, it’s a Dandie Dinmont!
Nooooo I say!
Ok..then it has to be…a Scottish Deerhound she said with finality.

Nooooo, I said…he’s a West Highland White Terrier!!!!

The smiled knowingly at each other and remarked how they could have forgotten that.
After a few seconds she looked at me and said: “Och Aye..how could I have forgotten that? Of course!!!!! The one on the Drambuie label” LOLOL!

January 2012
Canon PowerShot G11
Focal length 30.5
Exposure 1/250

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