Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Some of you have asked
when the puppies will start growing beards
and begin to look like Scotties.

That really doesn't start to happen
until after they leave us
and go to their furrever homes.

Maddie (Lilly's firstborn) at 8 1/2 weeks old.
This is what they will look like
when they leave us.

Mom tried to document
age appropriate Scottie looks
with Lilly as she grew -
so here goes.

This is Lilly at about 10 weeks -
you can see she already has the
Scottie ears, but no ear tufts or beard yet.

But she already has the pleasing
Scottie look from the back.

Here she is at about 12 weeks
and her nose is starting to elongate.

You can see the beginnings
of ear tufts, eyebrows and some beard
at about 4 months old.

Here at 8 months old,
she is starting to look
like a proper Scottie;
Well she would have if she
had a proper groomer.
Grooming Lilly was Mom's first ever
attempt at grooming a dog -
she had driven Java
to the groomers before,
but that's about as close
as she had come to grooming a dog.

And here she is at 1 year old.
And she would have had
longer eyebrows and a longer beard,
but there was a little grooming accident
where Lilly zigged and Mom zagged
and OPPS! - there goes an eyebrow,
so everything else had to be trimmed up
to match it.

So you can see,
the puppies probably won't really
look like Scotties
until after they leave us,
but we will keep you pupdated
as their new Moms and Dads
send us pictures.
But we still have
6 more weeks before they start going-
so we'll enjoy them
and love on them
as much as we can now.

Dad bought a flip camcorder this past summer
and Mom is trying to learn to use it.
Because of our bandwidth allowance,
we can only upload short clips
so here's a bit of cuteness from this morning.

The Rocky Creek Gang


Sue said...

It looks like a little bee hive with them all squirming around. What fun. Do you spend all your time with a puppy in hand like I did? Are you keeping one? Have you decided on which one?

Jazzi said...

Awwwww...such super-duper, really cool, darling, adorable, snuggly, cute, small, loveable, sweet, and snazzi puppies!!!

Their puppy sounds just melt your heart!!!

Giggles and smiles

Dory and the Mama said...

So much cuteness!!!


Samantha said...

Lovelovelove puppy gurgle squeakers and the thought of puppy breath! How cutecutecute! Nothing like a movie to bring proud Lilly's pups to life! Beautiful!
Big Hugs xo

The Musketeers said...

Awww~ thats just super duper cute !!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We know just how long it takes to grow that beard, don't we, Mitch!
Awwwwwwwwwww, the pups are just so darn sweet and curious!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Twinkietinydog said...

Thank you for the step by step breakdown on a Scottie's development. As for the Flip Cam, it's the easiest camera to use. We're in love with ours. Our entire youbute channel was done with a flipcam. Mago once suggested I upload to youtube first and it helped me out tremendously. BTW your video wouldn't play.

Martine said...

Thank you for posting all these photos! We were wondering the same thing, but never got around to asking about it!!

They are so cute at all ages!

xo martine & the kiddlets

YankeeQuilter said...

I would get nothing done all day if those cuties were in my house...just puppy gaze!

Angus said...

A remonder to enjoy those puppy days. They go so quickly.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos and Awwwwwwwwwwww! they are soo cute, making there little puppy noises....
-Kira The BeaWootiful

BRUTUS said...

That grooming stuff looks like an awful lot of fussing around to me! Makes me SO glad for my short, fine, low-maintenance furs!! Those puppies are getting around! They are still sort of in the stage that reminds mom of little potatoes with legs!

Brutus the Frenchie

The OP Pack said...

Oh, that was great to see the changes in appearance as they grow and mature. Just beautiful.

And thanks for the mini-puppy fix. So cute.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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


EvFURRYone looked AND sounded so khute!

Thanks fur the explanation on how and when they turn into SCOTTIES!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Asta said...

I think they look pawfect at evewy stage! and I love the way they sound like squeeckie toys, hehehehe

What dawlings
smoochie kisses

Oskar said...

Us schnauzer have much of the same thing going on. My people were so happy when I got my schnauzer "look".

Clive said...

That was so cute - the pups are adorable!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Sierra Rose said...

Growing up so fast!! What super cutie sweetie puppies!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Benny and Lily said...

So adorable. hey look like stuffies
Benny & Lily

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh Lynn, you are so bad, making us want a puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They look and sound so adorable!!!!
I loved all the pictures of Lilly in her different ages. Nice!!!
Love all 13 of you pups, Bambi & Fern

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh man I just don;t know........we may have to go on the waiting list.......we have our eyes on Scarlet ( and Henry too ~ but don;t tell Gussy Dog~)
Hugs, Nancy & Angus

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Wait, did you say when they leave you and go to their furrever home? You mean you're not keeping them? Allll of them... lol!

Shannon and the Gang

Mango said...

That was most helpful. It does confuse the Mango when doggies do not look proper until they are older. I, of course, was ever my most handsome self from day one, but it did take a while to get my full jowels.

Looking forward to watching those snooters get longer and grow little beardies.


Hollie and Janie said...

It's so neat to see how Lilly changed from a puppy to a proper Scottie! And I agree, beard growing is truly hard work!! (especially when groomers keep lopping it off!)

Marcy said...

Hello there ... the puppies are SO cute ... :) Are all of the female Wheatens spoken for? I'm watching from a distance, but would so love to have a friend for Maizie ... :)

Rachel said...

I love the rear shot. Of course, Scotties are cute from any angle!

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

This is very interesting and informative about this breed of cuteness. I'm in love w/ them, if I didn't already have two here, I would at some point be wanting a Scottie. But I'm not sure if one would be suited in our environment. You said they are very active and price wise I don't know If I ever could afford one. Email me sometime when u have time. Thanks,
hugs for the wee pups and big pups too!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Those little squeak toy sounds sure got the attention of two napping wire fox terriers! Heheheheh! Perked our heads right up, they did!

What a wonderful chronology of pictures of a maturing Scottie! We've been able to witness it with our neighbor Nessie ... but how wonderful to have photos to show the world!

Hey! As we paw this out, our Girl's bloggie icon is to the right of the comment box. We must get her to blog again. She got some AMAZING photos of a hike she and her buddies took the other day (without us! imagine! and she had a WONDERFUL time!)

Hope all is well.
Jake and Fergi

Two Country Poodles said...

We too know all too well about the "accidents" in grooming.

Loved the movie...seeing those little squirming pups makes us want one...Oh wait we do have one...BOL

Enjoy them while you can and good luck!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Foster Sibling Maggie Mae

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