Has anyone had any experience with this disease? Sidney was diagnosed this afternoon. He has a bunch of tumors in his bladder. We thought that he kept getting UTI’s, but it was something else. The doctor did not recommend surgery because of the size and numbers of the tumors. He does not act sick. He just has blood in his urine.



Three years ago today, a three month old bundle of joy named Sophie came to live in our household. She was supposed to be the quiet one of the litter and the breeder warned me to watch the older dogs and make sure that they did not bother her. Boy did she have it wrong. Sophie has made it a career to keep Sidney and Shelby on their feet. She is constantly hassling them. She takes away all toys and is a general pain in the butt. She is also the giver of the most kisses ever. I guess that it equalizes out in the end. Here’s looking forward to many more years of happiness and joy.


It has been a long summer. Thankfully the hurricane did little damage to the house. It did take a lot out of the dogs.  I was very spastic and put up shutters on top of the hurricane windows. It was not fun to be alone in the house with three nervous dogs. They did not want to be walked on the patio and I didn’t want to walk out in 90+ miles an hour wind and rain. After a whole day, I finally had to give in. They were not happy and Shelby refused to relieve herself at all. The other 2 finally urinated and made a hasty retreat to the door. I was soaked by the time that I got them into the house.

They paid for their lack of pottying by having colitis and urinary tract infections in Sid’s case.  It took two rounds of drugs to get him better.

We were lucky to have only minor tree damage. I found 5 shingles in my yard. I have not found where they were located. It is possible that they belong to a neighbor. There were no leaks in the ceiling. Almost all of the people that had fences, found them uprooted and broken.  Some massive trees were dislodged and their roots  were standing way up in the yard. They are finally picking up the debris from the vegetation. All of the broken fences are still on the ground.  The picture is of a neighbors large downed tree and the impressive set of roots that are standing up in the air.




It is hard to believe that Corky has been gone for 11 years. She is the one Scottie that will always be in my thoughts. She was found wandering the streets in a nearby town. The lady that found her could not keep her and placed an ad in the newspaper looking for her owner. I had been looking in the paper for a probate notice for my husband and I saw the ad. I called the woman and I adopted Corky the next day. My free dog cost me over a thousand dollars in the first week. She had ever kind of parasite, heartworms, a urinary tract infections, and an ear infection. She also had the biggest heart, the most loving disposition, and the greatest personality. She never met an animal or a person that she did not like.

 I had her for 14.5 years. The vet felt that she was 2 at the time of her rescue. She was a wonderful aunt to the puppies and a great sister to Drew and my two legged children. She lived the longest of all of my Scotties. She is greatly missed.  RIP my sweet girl.corky weinstein 001


The Scotties do not have a real appreciation for this holiday. The three of them are in various states of fear. The loud noises from firecrackers has been going off for days. It is illegal in Florida, but there is always a way to get around something. you have yo promise that the fireworks will be used to keep birds from destroying crops. I don’t know much about birds, but I don’t think that they are busy looking for crops at late hours of the night. Composure, Thundershirts, and Xanax are part of the remedies for the shaking. In most cases they do not work. The last walk of the night will be even briefer than usual. Sophie is crawling out of the house and urinating 2 steps from the door. She is worse than Sidney. Shelby picks her cues up from the other two. It will be a long night.


This handsome young dog sired Drew’s litter in 1999. He has a whole bunch of Championships before his name, but we called him Duncan. He was the proud father of Tiffany Sue, Lexie Lou, and Tory. The proud parents and the pups are now romping over the Rainbow Bridge