Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
Age: 6 years old
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Web/Blog Page: http://skylerbraveheart.wordpress.com/
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I had been surrendered to a Scottish Terrier Rescue in Atlanta, so I was at a Vet’s there. The Vet had chipped and neutered me. The Vet was also treating me for a raging ear infection. I was greasy, tired and my ear hurt. Mama came over to my crate and said, “Dude, you don’t know it yet, but I am going to be your new best friend.” I was like, “Sure, whatever, go away”. However, the Vet Tech removed me from my crate and brought me up front where Mama was writing a check to cover my tab. The Vet looked at her and said, “He is a biter.” Mama said, “Really?” and PawPaw said, “Who the hell cares”….that man was such a card! It was a cold, nasty day in January. They put me in a kennel in the back of PawPaw’s Tahoe and away we went. I started getting excited, even though I wouldn’t drink any water on way home. They stopped a lot so I could tinkle, etc. Each time I got back in my kennel, I got a little more excited, but I played it very low key.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? After about 6 hours of driving, we pulled in our driveway. They let me sniff around a bit and then brought me in the house. BAM! It happened. I knew I was home. I jumped on all the furniture downstairs, ran upstairs and jumped on the bed, and when I came back downstairs, I had forgotten my woes, cause I knew I was home. They were both laughing. Then, I put my paws up on a shelf to see what was up there and it flipped over, breaking everything. I froze! Mama said….it’s only stuff. No punishment, no scolding, nothing, nada. After all that running, jumping and breaking, I knew what Mama has said at the Vet’s was true. She was my new best friend.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? The first day I was home, PawPaw forgot and left a door to the outside cracked. I slipped out. He looked for me for about 30 minutes, trying to figure out how to tell Mama he had lost her dog the very first day. When he pulled in our driveway, I was sitting in the front yard. Again, no yelling, scolding, etc. I just wanted to see my new ‘hood!
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? At first it was PawPaw. Mama was good for paying my bills, getting my food and supplies, taking me to Vet, etc. PawPaw shared his breakfast with me and since he was home and Mama was working, I gravitated towards him. Sadly, about 7 months after I came home, Mama had to buy him a ticket for the Bridge. After that, I got to know Mama, and she and I are a team !
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? That I am a Schnauzer. No offense but for Dog’s sake, get your eyes checked people!
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Louis Dog Armstrong
09/01/2016 at 1:52 am
Skyler, I have a questions fur you. Who rescued who? Did you rescue Paw Paw and Mama or did they rescue you? Also, I am sorry to hear about Paw Paw. I think you gave him a lot of love while he was here.
Louis Dog Armstrong
09/01/2016 at 6:50 am
Excellent point Louis Dog Armstrong! We all rescued one another. I am sorry about PawPaw too. He was a very nice man and thought I was very smart…he kept telling Mama, “This dog is SMART !” And he was not a Scottie person originally. He liked German Shepherds and Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mixes. But after Mama had brought three Scotties (one at the time) home, he found us Scotties to be as fun and interesting as the big guys. You can read about it in my blog entry, How It All Began. SkylerBraveheart.WordPress.com
09/01/2016 at 3:41 am
I totally love Skyler… he is a fabulous scotsman :o) It’s sad that he had not much time he could spend with his daddy, butt I’m sure his mama gives him the double love efurry day :o)
09/01/2016 at 6:53 am
Thanks Easy! Yep, Mama goes the extra mile for sure. We both miss PawPaw, but I am glad I had that time with him. I got to visit him at Hospital, but one day, I looked at Mama and we both knew he wasn’t ever coming back home. Mama was married to him twice. But that’s a story for another time.
09/01/2016 at 5:28 am
Wow Bacon! I woke up exrta early to read my Interview. Thank you so much! I feel very honored to be ” In the Spotlight!” And, thanks everypawdy for your kind comments! Louis Dog Armstrong, I guess we all rescued each other. Your Pal Skyler
09/01/2016 at 10:13 am
Thank YOU my sweet friend for participating in our Spotlight. You are totally awesome my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon
09/01/2016 at 6:05 am
Skyler is a cutie and such a lucky little guy to get such a grand forever home. It’s sad his PawPaw had to leave so soon after he met him but I’m thinking PawPaw keeps a close eye on Skyler anyway. Thanks for interviewing Skyler…….
09/01/2016 at 6:59 am
Hi Sammy! Boy, you sure have us boning up on geography….and just between us guys, there is some bacon in our freezer that Mama sez you directed her to buy telepathically…..We ” talk” to PawPaw all the time. I think you are right…he is watching over us and sometimes sends signals, and symbols, like a special butterfly or bird.
09/01/2016 at 7:06 am
Oh yes -butterflies especially are messengers….and I’m so glad your Mom got my “message” about bacon! ENJOY!!!!!!! You did a great interview with my buddy Bacon. Bravo!
09/01/2016 at 6:15 am
We love you, S.. You’re a real champ. Bummer about PawPaw. Lucky he was there when you and your mom needed him most. Now he’s there to watch over you and help you be a good boy.
Love and licks,
09/01/2016 at 7:01 am
Thanks Cupcake! You are such a cutie pie. I try to make PawPaw proud everyday, and of course, Mama is always telling me what a good boy I am, and how lucky she is that the Rescue put us together.
09/01/2016 at 7:38 am
Skyler you are adorable! And it is unfair your Paw Paw did not spend as much time with you as he should have..but i have a feeling he is always with you..thanks Bacon for a great interview ..pee ess Skyler you and your Mum do great work for rescue..we see in facebeak 🙂 xxx Fozziemum
09/01/2016 at 11:03 am
Hi Fozziemum! Thank you for noticing! We are trying to pay it forward.
09/01/2016 at 7:55 am
Glad to get to know you. Sorry about your paw paw.
09/01/2016 at 11:00 am
Thanks Katsrus! Great to meet you!
09/01/2016 at 8:32 am
Pawsome interview. I (Wally) get mistaken for a Westie all. the. time. It’s because I’m a wheaten but for goodness sake people, can’t you tell the difference!?
Wally & Sammy
09/01/2016 at 10:58 am
Wally, Mama had a Wheatie before me…..same deal….pffffffft on these Hoomans!
09/01/2016 at 9:45 am
Skyler, you couldn’t have wished for a better home. I know how much joy you bring into Mama’s life. We are looking forward to seeing you in Warm Springs for FTTR. It’s the highlight of our year.
Keep posting your adventures. Give you Mama a kiss for us. Love to you both!
Bronwyn & McT
09/01/2016 at 11:01 am
Hi Aunti Brinwyn & McT!We love adventuring with you guys too! Xxxxx SB
09/02/2016 at 2:36 am
Auntie Bronwyn, sorry about that typo. I know how your very beautiful name gets mangled. Mama updated her device, and the screen came back split in two sections. Learning curve…..xxxxxx Skyler
Tails by the Sea
09/01/2016 at 11:04 am
Hi Skylar! It’s so great to get to know you! ~ Wags and woofs, Kona
09/01/2016 at 11:16 am
Back at ‘cha Tails by the Sea !
09/01/2016 at 12:49 pm
Hi Skyler, You have a great story, all except the part about losing your pawpaw so soon. I have gotten called a Scottie so many times. It’s common among folks who don’t know the terriers. Poor people, though, cause Mom gives them a lecture about the differences in our looks! He, he.
09/01/2016 at 2:37 pm
Hi Lexi! Would love to hear your Mom’s lecture….maybe we.could get some pointers for my Mama’s lecture. We have several Schnauzer pals, and we just don’t get why people get us confused. Mama has a Weaton Scottie before me. All she heard was,”What a cute Westie! There should be a rule about knowing your terriers…..
09/01/2016 at 3:28 pm
Mee-you Skyler how could anyone fink yur a Schnauzer???? You look nuffin like Noodle mee Moodle or Lexi gurl…..
LadyMum sayss yur a BERRY hansum Scotty boy an you remind her of Scott McGhee Brigadoon Williamss thee Scotty shee tooked care of fur 6 monthss….many yearss ago! An wee have his portrait hangin on thee wall. Hee was a sweet doggie shee told mee an shee still missess him after 20+ yearsss…
Mee has seen you around an admired you all so. An mee iss sorry about yur Pappaw. An so glad you have a devoted Mumma who luvss you…how could a purrson NOT luv you????
***paw patsss*** Purrince Siddhartha Henry xxxxx
09/02/2016 at 2:40 am
Hi Purrince Siddharta Henry! Nice to meet you, and thanks for your kind comment. Mama has portraits painted of all of us. Every now and then, she will pick up one of the dearly departed, look deeply into the Pawtrait, and sigh….
09/02/2016 at 3:14 pm
Mee-you Sklyer that iss xactlee what LadyMum doess here when shee looks at Scott McGhee’ss oil paintin…deep sighsss…..
Shee told mee his nickyname was ‘puppy fluff’ an hee wood do a dance round an round when shee buzzed his owner to come to visit or take him ‘walkiess’….cute nickyname isn’t it???
09/02/2016 at 3:51 pm
Very cute name!
09/06/2016 at 12:21 pm
LadyMum told mee Scott McGhee was a Peddygree Scottish Terrier with CKC…hee had speshell papurrss an efurryfing!
So hee had a l-o-n-g last name……
LadyMum still getss leeky eyess when shee meowss about him to mee…..
09/06/2016 at 3:03 pm
Well my goodness, I am so honored…actually, I am just a regular guy…nothing like those purebreds and show dogs. And my tail has a congenital defect, so it hangs down, instead of curving up…but it still wags Mama sez it still wags !
09/06/2016 at 3:18 pm
No defects my sweet friend. That just gives you personality. Just like my brother Houdini’s ear. He has a lazy ear and that gives him his own look. Wear it proud! XOXO – Bacon
09/01/2016 at 5:52 pm
waves two ewe skyler ~~~~~~~~ itz veree nice two meet ewe…..we N joyed yur interviewz two day…..900 million yeerz ago when de food serviss gurl waza todlurr, her familee hada scotty N hiz name waz mack !!! N we guess frum yur stand point itz grate noe one called ewe a kitty, tho WE think that wood be awesum!!!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥
09/02/2016 at 2:44 am
Hey there! We think cats are pretty cool. Nice learning about your Mack…that’s a great name. Mama didn’t like my original name, so she called me George until she made mine up. Nice to meet you too!
09/01/2016 at 9:20 pm
Such a cutie. Nice to meet you.
09/02/2016 at 2:45 am
Great meeting you too!
09/01/2016 at 9:47 pm
LOL! People who can’t tell dogs apart, need to go get their eyes checked. That was a great story from a great dog. I am glad your Paw Paw got to spend time with you before he had to go (too soon) and then Mom had you to help her. I agree with Mom, things are just things. ❤
09/02/2016 at 2:47 am
Yep! There were some cool things on that shelf, but Mama tries to look at the big picture. Great to hear from you!
09/02/2016 at 1:54 am
OMB you have my pal Skyler!!! he’s a great pup,xx Speedy
09/02/2016 at 2:49 am
Speedy, hey! Thanks for your kind comment!
09/02/2016 at 3:05 am
Aww you’re welcome Skyler,xx Speedy