Blue & Vivi did me proud. They didn't go nuts. They didn't bark their fool heads off. Vivi didn't play-growl at any other dog. Blue didn't snap at impertinent puppies that got too much in his face. They were on best Scottie behavior. This made me happy for two reasons. One, they didn't embarrass me to death by acting like some rabid dogs I had picked up off the street. Two, they comported themselves in a wonderful "ambassadorial" style, letting strangers know that Scotties can be very mannerly and wonderful little dogs. I know there are many people who have a poor opinion of Scotties because the ones they've seen in the past acted like lunatics. I blame this primarily on the owners for not teaching appropriate manners to their dogs. It's kind of like people who let their small children run up and down the aisles and crawl under the tables at restaurants. Nobody blames the kid. Nope; those nasty looks are reserved for the parents. Same thing with dogs and owners. Dogs can learn if owners will teach.
Now that the weather is getting better, we'll be getting out and about more and more. All will be excellent learning opportunities for them.... and for me.
Vivi did have to throw a little growly fit about all these turtles. But it was mainly under her breath. Good thing she was leashed; she would have been swimming out to get them.
Team Dosido: Donna, Blue & Vivi