Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy 2010
to all of our blogging buddies.

LIlly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java,
Mom and Dad

Sunday, December 27, 2009


For Christmas 2007,
Mom found out that
she would be getting a
Scottie puppy.

2 days after Christmas,
she received an email

that the puppies had been born.

The puppy on the left is Piper.

He grew fast
and became a sturdy little guy.
Here he is at about 4 weeks old.

Before long,
Mom and Dad and Lilly
went to Ohio to get him
and he moved to Rocky Creek Farm.

And he was quite the rascal.

Always finding something to get into.
And soon he learned
that some things were better left alone.

He started maturing
into a beautiful dog.

And by his first birthday,
he was a father.

And now he is a
beautiful self assured young man.
And we love him.

Happy Birthday Dear Piper.

Lilly, Carrleigh, Java,
Mom and Dad

PS - we are sorry that we haven't been commenting on your blogs.
We have been reading quickly when we get a minute.
Things will get back to normal soon.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Christmas morning,
we woke up
to the sound of
sleigh bells ringing.
Our sissy had taken over
our Mom's job of ringing the bells.

Carrleigh got a cute Santa dress,
but it was too small for her
and Piper had to model it.
Doesn't he look adorable?

Kat's favorite present
were the wristlet arm warmers
that our Mom made for her.
If you look close you can see the
Scottie buttons on them.

And then we heard the strains of
"its a small world after all"

We watched it
and checked it out
from every angle.

And then our Sissy
made it play the music again -
something Mom calls an
"ear worm"

About 2 notes
before the song ended,
out jumps this monkey!
She only had to play
the music a couple of times
before we knew exactly when
the monkey would jump out.
And we hid.

Hope your sissy didn't get
a scary Christmas present.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas
to all of our
furiends and friends.
You have enriched our lives
and we hope each of you
have a wonderful day.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Since we live in a drafty, old house,
we were concerned that Java
was getting too cold at night.

You might recall
that a few weeks ago,
we were searching
for a viable option

for getting a sweater
for our sweet

You all jumped it
and gave us some
great advice.

But the folks over at

Three Dogs Animal Sanctuary
suggested that we check out
Dover Saddlery,
a maker of horse blankets.

And we did
and they had the perfect blanket/coat
for our big man.
He measures 36 inches
from the base of his neck
to the base of his tail
so nothing we found in
regular stores fit him.

Now that Mom has seen this,
she knows that she could have easily made one,
but he is content to wear it
and we are happy to help him feel warmer.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


We want to wish our dear friend, Fern



Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Saturday, December 19, 2009


First we want to thank our little Scottie furiend,
Snazzi Jazzi,
for coming up with the idea
and hosting a gift exchange for blogging doggies.

By having this exchange,
we got to meet and make
new furiends.
The Richardson Zoo
from Tennessee
(not too far away from us)
got our name.

And did they ever send
wonderful pressies.

This is how it started out -

Piper and Mom and been on a walk
and were coming back to the house
when Piper (the ever observant one)
noticed there was a package on our porch.

Our Mom had ordered some Christmas gifts
so she was sure the package was for her.
Upon closer investigation
we found that Mom was WRONG!!
(well partly wrong)
The package was addressed to
The Rocky Creek Scotties and Java.

We could just smell the love
and the wonderful treats
before we could get Mom
to get the tape off.
Once we opened it we found
2 large bags of treats

2 sets of tennis ball tug of war toys
a squeaky reindeer
(of course Piper claimed that one first off)
a Christmas tug of war toyand a Scottie glass
full of one of Mom's favorite candies.
And she's claimed that for herself
and has it sitting on the shelf
in the kitchen.

We so appreciate the generosity
and we know you'd love to visit

the Richardsons -
they are even posting

a Christmas furiend of the day
and Snazzi and Piper
have already been featured.
We had more pictures of us
opening our pressies,
but Blogger is being obstinate
about uploading pictures today.

Guess what happened yesterday??
Well if you live anywhere in the United States,
you probably know that most of the

Eastern states were hammered
with a big storm.

Ours came down in the form of snow.
About 12 inches of it.
And it came down fast.

How about a snownut?

We were so glad that we had
our raincoats to cut down on the
collection of snowballs.

But it is so deep that
when we step off of our
front porch
that we just sink up
over our heads.

We're fortunate that we have
an open carport
that has very little snow
collected in it.

Mom decided that if it was going to snow
she wanted to play Monopoly
so she went out yesterday
and got us a new Monopoly game-
it sure makes those grownups
laugh a lot!

We're so glad our sissy is here -
she gives us lots of treats and snuggs.
We wish she'd stay with us.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


This is the picture that was on it.

And it said,
Happy Birthday Lynn
We hope you have the most special day ever!
With love, Sue, Maggie and Mitch

How did they know
that today is Mom's barkday?
She is a Senior Citizen now -
we hope graduation is a long time away!

Guess what we did for Mom's birthday?
We let her comb us
and now we're getting ready
to get bathed.
She even trimmed a little around the edges.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Monday, December 14, 2009


This morning Mom took Lilly
to the Vet
because she should have
had her puppies by now.

Although she had all the signs,
Lilly had a false pregnancy,
which is very common in dogs.
And there are no puppies.

We are realistic
and know that there
is a plan greater than ours.

Mom is happy that Lilly is healthy
and looks fabulous,
but she was looking forward
to sweet puppy breath.

So, tonight, we are off of "puppy watch"
and can get a good night's sleep.

Several of you have asked
where to get the coats.
We got them from an Ebay store,
and very inexpensive too.
If you are interested,
email us at
rockycreekscotties at yahoo dot com
and Mom will email
the info to you.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Sunday, December 13, 2009


We know that the
First Day of Christmas
is traditionally
Boxing Day
or December 26th.

But since we got
to have
one of our Christmas pressies today,
We decided that today
is our First Day of Christmas.

Last night the temperature
stayed around 32 degrees F
and it rained all night.
This morning our driveway
was slick and muddy,
so we got to try out
one of our Christmas pressies.
Mom and Dad had got us raincoats!
Piper got to be the guinea pig
and try one on first -
he did OK until Mom snapped
the hood on it.

Carrleigh's raincoat is orange
and she likes it because
it makes her look thin.

When Lilly saw there was a red one,
of course it had to be hers-
that is after a 10 minute tussle
to get it on her!

And Piper got the manly
forest green one.

Even without the hood,
they kept us so much drier
and less muddier
that going out 'naked'.

And here they are
hanging up to dry.
Mom wonders why we waited
so long to get them.

Good news-
Our sissy, Kat, is arriving
at the airport tonight.
Dad has gone to pick her up
and we are helping Mom
make potroast and rolls
for dindin.
We are so excited -
she will be here for 2 1/2 weeks!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Friday, December 11, 2009


Every holiday or birthday,
Mom gets these visions (no, not sugarplums)
in her head about the perfect picture.

She often wonders how many of you do it -
your pictures are so perfect

and you actually embody
the holiday spirit.

Mom is neither a dog trainer
or a photographer;
she might as well get that

in her curly little head.

She has dreams of
Java wearing a Santa Hat
and the rest of us sitting quietly about
as he reads us a story.
Or Java with his reindeer antlers on
pulling a sleigh
that we are sitting on
wearing our little holiday scarves
and hats.
Or a picture of the stairs
with all of us sticking
our heads out.

How do people get these photos?
They must have 2 people per dog,
plus a tripod.

Well Mom needs to start with the tripod
and then we'll see about the visitors.
First, Piper would have to "own" the tripod,
Lilly would have to sit on the lap
of every visitor,
Carrleigh would run under the bed
Java would lick everyone.

Well Mom tries
and here are her failures:
Can't get all of me in the lens, can you?

I might try to look cute,
but are you on my level?

Did I drop part of that treat?

I'm not looking at you.

Did you say you
wanted a picture of my nose?

Come on Mom,
get this over with.
I'm too stylish and classy
to wear this Santa Hat.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java
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