Friday, August 20, 2010

A Lesson for Mr Andrew Denny…

On reading Granny Buttons blog, “The Hair Of the Dog”, I was horrified, yes horrified to see that Andrew, has mistaken a lovely little West Highland Terrier, (Westie), for a Scottish Terrier, (Scotty), so just for you Mr Buttons here is the difference…


On the left, is my dog, Bobby, a Scotty, on the right his little friend, a Westie! Just to make it a little easier for you to tell them apart, the Scotty's are usually black, and Westie’s white, but to be fair to you Andrew you can get cream Scottys, which  I imagine would be confusing! Scotty's are usually more heavy set than the finer Westies, and their faces are quite different too, as you can just see in the photo, Bobby’s face is quite a bit longer than his friend the Westie’s, as your face must be now you have been told off! I did notice on your blog comments, that a lady, Ann, also pointed out your mistake, never mind it can happen to the best of us he he.





Here endeth the lesson. Oh just one more thing I agree with you hole heartedly, it must be annoying looking through a veil of fur, so as you can see I keep Bobbys fringe cut so he can see! Just as annoying as having your tail lopped off when a puppy, but there by lies another tail…

Oh, and Bobby’s reaction to your faux pas…….



Dave Winter said...

Hi Debbie,
I might be wrong (I usually am) but I always thought your not supposed to cut the fur from dogs eyes unless it's growing into them.

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Hi Dave, you could be right, I will have to Google it! I do have a Scotty book which has a section on grooming, I don't think it mentions it in there, thanks for bringing it to my attention I will look into it!

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Hi again Dave, just checked, I think your told not to trim the hair around the eyes for showing purposes, its just personal preference I think!