newborn scottish terrier puppy

New Puppy Checklist: The Wee Scottie

tiny black scottish terrier puppy

The Call

After waiting for two years, we received the call. Unexpectedly, to our delight, one male Scottie puppy was now available, ready to come home in a few months.

Our family again sat down to discuss if we were still all in agreement, as we knew this was a long-term commitment.

Can you guess what the answer was??

Name Game

It’s hard to choose a name everyone likes. This pup was also a surprise for Mom. We joked about names for the “someday Scottie” for two years and tested out what she liked.

The decison?

Mr. Beamish McDuff.

cute scottish terrier

Duffy, the Troublemaker

The breeder kept us updated about Duff’s progress.

Our favorite line still is, “He is the largest in the group and very confident in himself.”

Did anyone else laugh a little and then say… oh dear?

Expensive First Year

This puppy acquired more stuff in the last few months than we have in the last few years. He is one very, very spoiled little man.

We stored all his stuff in places in homes mom wouldn’t look – not an easy feat with the amount of puppy stuff we accumulated!

New Puppy Checklist

In preparation for bringing him home, we made a new puppy checklist we made before bringing him home. It includes some basic supplies, tips on setting boundaries in advance, chewing, fencing, puppy-proofing, and more.

Best Spring in Years

At eight weeks, Duffy was ready to come home.

First, Duff’s parents and grandparents barked their hellos. Then we met Duff.

Instantly we knew we were in trouble: you saw the photo, right?

Did we really have a puppy?

Drive Home

Since he was so tiny and this was all so new and exhausting – the breeders mentioned he would be so tired Duff would likely fall asleep on the way home….

scottish terrier puppy playing with toy


He demanded to see out the window, insisted on crawling onto my lap, claimed his place on Kara’s lap, and persisted in his attempts to see the backseat. OH BOY, did he want to see in the backseat, and he wasn’t taking no for an answer.

Bemused, we looked at each other, united in the thought: This one will be one determined little man.


We calmly walked into the house like any other normal day, except, this time, holding a puppy.

Mum turned around … then noticed the puppy.

Mum’s expression is etched in our minds: she melted.

Duff was home.

grandma playing with puppy