Monday, June 22, 2009

I'll take the high road...and I'll be in Scotland before ye!

Just like our golf balls on the crazy double greens at St. Andrews...we're on a roll! This time, rolling down the tracks through the Highlands on the Royal Scotsman.

And just look who got on board today! It's Marvin, my wise Scottish sage! He's been feeling a bit under the weather, but we decided the clean Highland air would be like a restorative tonic for him.

We presented him this antique print we found in Edinburgh to give to his gal Jeannie. I wonder if the Rocky Creek Scotties know these guys?

Ahhhhh! Sticking your head out of a window on a moving train is about 100 times better than sticking your head out a car window. And you know how great that is!

Poor Aunties! Thought they might take flight with those flapping ears!

Our next diversion on the way? The famous Malt Whisky Trail. I don't know anything about Whisky, but I know a Malted is a lot like a Milkshake and that's made with ice cream, and I love ice cream. So this sounds like the trail for me!

"Here's mud in your eye!" says Jakie, our earth dog.

"Bottoms up!" says Marvin, our kilt flipping pal.

"To our sweethearts and wives!!!" says Eric, "may they never meet!"

Even though our terrier ancestors came from Scotland, we obviously couldn't handle our Scotch whisky as well as the native-born Scots dogs.

Since Marvin is a Hollow Hound, he also has a hollow leg or four. So he made sure we lightweights got back on the train.

And where was Hamish the Westie, you might ask?

"Och aye! These wee bairns can barely hold their milk much less fine Scots whisky," he muttered, "I'm tucking into a nice haggis sandwich and then a nap."

"Wake me up for high tea with those saucy Aunties."

As we got further north, we spotted this strange looking creature. It was odd, and yet, vaguely familiar.

Reddish blonde hair? Check.

Stubbornly bull-headed? Check.

Always horny? DOUBLE CHECK!

AH HA! It's a Muckle Lacie Coo!

Tune in tomorrow when we're joined by mysterious castaways!


Golden Samantha said...

Oh my - you've outdone youself yet again on this pawsome post! And my forbears are supposedly from Scotland, but I (shying away) know nothing of spirits but of those that go "bump" into that goode nicht. I must to revisit my homeland.
With huggies and haggis dreams,
xo Sammie

the magic sleigh said...

WOOO! What a trip, I am so looking forward to the rest of the story....
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Can't wait to see more! (And Mom says that if you've got a chance to go back to that whisky trail, she wouldn't mind a little pressie!) Looks like a very fun trip!!! I can definitely see that I've got to get Air Fiona up and running so I can go visit some of these cool places!

*kissey face*

Gus said...

Ah yes, for a wee timourous beastie, ye are doin' a truly fine job of it.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

LOL - that last pic is hysterical.

Unknown said...

Oh, you're always so creative and original, Petey!

And I just wanted to say that your last comment about a "Great Derriere" had my humans roaring with laughter...I didn't realise that Cairn Terriers were so witty!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Checkers & Chess said...

looks like you are having a grand time petey -

Martha said...

Oh Petey, we just knew we should have packed our headscarves.
Eric has already recommended the ones the Queen herself wears - they should be suitable.
It was great looking our of the train window but oh how our ears are aching!
This is just the best trip!!
love and kisses
Aunties Martha & Bailey xxx

Clive said...

What a brillant trip! We're really enjoying following it!

When we were 'Up North' in April - we visited the Bushmills Whiskey Factory - it tasted really great (well, so I was told!!)

lots of woofs

Abby said...

Hi, Petey...

You sure know how to have a good time...

Can't wait to hear more...

Abby xxxooo

Dughallmor Beagles said...

We wait with baited haggis breath.....well, Rosie and Gabbi are busy gabbing about whose man is the handsomest and chasing their tails with boys are looking forward to sharing a dram or ten (there is a distillery less than a mile from us, Benroma, we can see the big chimney from our house....perfect!)
See you gentlemen soon.....and our elegant Aunts of course (we do hope they're behaving, Martha has a tendency to "misplace" her bloomers when plied with alcohol!)
Expectant slobbers xx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a wonderful post - so nice to see snippets of our homeland. And a wonderful print of our relatives.

AHH to walk along the moors and smell the heather...........

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Dexter said...

I was glad to hear you kept yourself in check from going total cracker dog on that big guy you met. Us full sized doggies do not take kindly to little bouncy guys all jumping on us.

I am at a loss regarding your most recent adventure. You sure know how to have a good time. Yowsa!


Dughallmor Beagles said...

Duuuh....the distillery is called Benromach....our friends beagles are called Benroma, silly Mum!

Bijou said...

Hi Petey,

You and your doggie pals are sure having a high old time huh?

Can't wait to see what you all get into tomorrow!

Wags & wiggles,

Jake of Florida said...

That malt whisky (hic) is sure tasty (hic). Pour me some (hic) more, please -- or wait, I think I'll (hic) just take a little (hic) snooze while you guys get ready to move out...

Jake once of Florida and now of (hic) Scotland........

Eric said...

Good to see Marvin join us today Petey. Did he bring his brothers? Could of sworn I saw four of him soon after our famous toasts.Och ay, thank dog for Hamish.

It was a great trip, a laugh a minute!!! Until the arrival of the Lacie Highlnd coo...she's after me Petey and not in a nice way...

Wiry love and kissies Eric xxx

Cassie said...

Our mommy said she'll have a Chivas Regal scotch and toast your pawsome trip!!

XXOO-BabyRocketDog and Hootie

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I think I've had too much nip!


Joe Stains said...

my Dad is drooling uncontrollably over that table full of fine malts. he does love that stuff. Marvin's humans have helped him to discover several tasty new bottles to try. Looks like you are having a heck of a time, but boy does that lacie beast look scary.