Thursday, February 25, 2010



Many of you have made the comment
that you love the aroma of puppy breath.
If one could bottle that scent,
they would make millions.

But some Scotties have another aroma
that is on the same level with
sweet puppy breath.
They have a scent
on the top of their head
between their ears,
that is known as
"The Heather Scent".

Mom and Dad had smelled it
on Carrleigh and on Lilly's puppies,
but just thought it was something
they had rubbed against.

But when Mom and Dad first joined
The Scottish Terrier Club of Western Virgina,
one of the founding members
asked if any of their Scotties
had the heather scent.

All at once they knew where this delightful
aroma came from.
They all don't have it
and if they do it's not all the time,
but newborn Scotties seem to exude it.
Carrleigh has it fairly strongly
and occasionally you can smell it on Lilly,
but never on Piper.

If you have a Scottie,
rub it's head and take a whiff.
You might get rewarded
with this sweet aroma.

The Rocky Creek Gang


Mango said...

That is totally cool. I mean puppy breath comes from what they are eating and immature digestions, but scottie scent? Wonder where that comes from.


bea's blog said...

These puppies are so damn CUTE!!!
Love from Germany
Beatrice and Gizmo

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh you got Mama going. Something about missing puppy breath in the house....I think it is only a matter of time now before I get a baby sister.

*sigh* I guess that if they are as cute as Carrleigh's babies.


Radley Roo said...

How totally adorable !

Radley is just over a year old and smells very faintly of wee! Don't think he ever smelled of heather, how lucky to have sweet smelling puppies :-)
Lesley and Radley

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just read radley roo's comment about smelling like wee! hehehe
If mom ever gets the chance, she'll be rubbing that Scottie's head! We'll let you know!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Oh wow, that sounds heavenly. Wish the Frenchies smelled that way. You scratch Betty and the only smell you get in return is rotten eggs... We still love her though!

Shannon and the Gang

Remington said...

Very interesting! I love learning new things....thank you!

Jazzi said...

So..they dont have to be puppies to smell it? I will have to check JAzzi out and see if she smells, well, I know she smells LOL but see if she smells heather scented!!


BRUTUS said...

That's so neat! We know one scottie (he's in our agility class), so I'll have to ask if we can do a sniff test next week! Mom says my feet smell like Fritos, but other than that I'm just stinky like any bulldog!

Brutus the Frenchie

Snowy and Crystal said...

dat is so pwecious :) we wuv puppy bweathe

wet licks

YankeeQuilter said...

Most of the time McBeth just smells like the red Georgia clay he digs in every day...that or the shampoo we have to use to get it all off of him!

Sue said...

How wonderful is that!! It sure beats the smell of mud that my pups are exuding today.

Priscilla said...

Puppy breath is gorgeous.
And looking thru your blog, your scottie pups are really adorable!!!!

Angus said...

Simply magical.

Twinkietinydog said...

Thanks a bunch for this post! Now M is rubbing my head raw!

Anonymous said...

Sophie? Is there a Stuart? It must be so! You're so right about that Scottie scent. Nothing finer. Hug those babies for Us. Roo Roo! Stuart

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur the sniffs and the smiles!


Petey said...

So adorable.

Petey's head smells exactly like Fritos corn chips. Maybe Cairn terriers are secretly Frito Banditos?

How's wee Hamish? Is he half as cute as sweet Sophie?

Your pal

Petey the Dogfather

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Just found my way over here! The puppies are precious. I do so love puppy breath too!

The OP Pack said...

Thunder and Phantom would like to take the puppy breath along with the puppy and ship her out tonight - they both are exhausted and want to go to bed but the Energizer Pup is still raring to go.

That is so cool about the heather scent, never heard that before. Smoochies to the pups.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kay said...

No heather scent here yet....those puppies are just so beautiful, how on earth are you going to be able to let them go????....

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That is such a sweetie pie picture! We sure didn't know that about the Heather scent. We don't have any Scotties close around, so could you install scrach-n-sniff for us?

Have a pawsome weekend!

Woofs and Kisses!

Clive said...

That is so cute - just lovely!

Have a good weekend
Clive and the NSLM

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Lynn, I wonder how many pups in blog land you are going to inspire!!! I'll bet quite a few!!!
I'll bet at least a few.
I didn't know that Lilly and Carrleigh were born in Paducah. If you want to go to the quilt show go as soon as you can, because the younger you are the better!! It is hard on an older person.
Kiss all the pups for me, Fern

Piappies World said...

That's really interesting. We are happy to learn something new today. Puppies are really fun and loving. Sweet smelling is such a plus!

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Ms. ~K said...

Very cool fun fact!
Big kisses to all,

Sherry said...

Awww, so cute when they're resting up, dreaming of future mischief for their future families.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We never heard of such a thing.Mom sure wishes we had some heather scent or other good smell. Apparently we both smell like fish! Well we ask ya, what does she expect when we get a fish oil capsule every morning??
XXX-BRD and Hootie

Oskar said...

Hmm, next time we come across a Scottie we will be sure to give it a good sniff!

Two Country Poodles said...

That is quite interesting to know. I will be smelling the next scottie I come across.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

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