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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dogs On Thursday with a bit of Scotland

"Hidden in the misty Scottish Highlands,
where the purple bells of heather gently sway,
lies the ancient wellspring of our rich endownment,
that lives in you,my faithful friend,today..."
~Glenny Palmer





Welcome to this weeks edition of Dogs On Thursday!

I hope everyone is staying cool and dry in this early summer heat wave.
We have had so much rain here lately that we may be rowing to work soon!

I just wanted to mention to those of you that have multi species households that Monica and BubblesKnits
have started a new weekly group for cat lovers called Whiskers on Wednesday.

Next Thursday we will announce the new DoT Dog Days of Summer swap details and start taking names of those that want to play.
So stay tuned.

Planet Dog is giving away the awesome 'Kiss Me I'm Adopted' kits for anyone who had adopted a dog or a cat!

Also Nichole's Sophie was just spotlighted over there so Go check it out!

Plus don't forget, June 20th is Take your Dog to Work Day!
There is even a picture contest to enter over on that site!

And...speaking of taking your dog to work....
Today I want to briefly share with you a dog we met in Edinburgh Scotland right outside our hotel room.

I was so amazed by the amount of bagpipers everywhere we went in Scotland.
But to me the best sounding one was this man.
According to our hotel porter this man played his pipes day and night and is a common fixture at the hotel and he is there three times a day.
(I took this one after I got on the bus that is why its color is different.) Outside our hotel and we could hear him in the morning when we woke up and even in the evening when we returned after a day of sight seeing.
The Pipers faithful friend is a service dog and his name is Scratch according to the hotel porter.
We were unable to get a chance to talk to the piper but I did get to pet his best friend for a minute in the mornings.
We also saw many of these guide/service dog donation boxes in Scotland and I had to take a picture of this one before dropping in a few euros.
It was in a restaurant that we stopped at just over the Scottish at Gretna Green.
It was the first one we saw in the shape of two dogs.

Okay I only have a few more posts of the interesting dogs we met on our trip then it is back to our regularly scheduled 'Doggie Spotlights'.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!



4 comments:

Nichole said...

Can't wait to hear about the swap!

Alice said...

swapping is such fun!

Firefly Nights said...

I enjoy seeing your trip photos of the dogs in other countries. It's very interesting.

vegasangelbrat said...

How interesting. Thats a neat idea with doggie donation box's.
Can't wait for swap details!
Hope all have a great day!!