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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Scotland 2009

We are back from our trip to Scotland. We rented a dog-friendly cottage in Perthshire and took Zen, Zaz and Itzy up with us. The two oldies (Pax and Jordan) stayed home with our wonderful pet-sitter as we knew we would be doing too much walking for them.

Our cottage was, as the Scottish say, "wee"! But it was so cute and the owner made the cottage very dog friendly and even provided dog beds, towels and bowls if needed.

The dogs had freedom inside and outside the cottage as well as a fantastic field of 500 acres behind the cottage that was filled with heather, boulders, streams and sheep! It was unbelievably beautiful.

This is a view looking down on the cottage and main house from the hill behind the house. Don't you love that view?

The owners were fantastic gardeners. What photo opportunities! Zaz and Itzy were so good about posing for photos; it is as if they just grew up overnight.

The only drawback was the cottage was originally limited to 2 dogs but she allowed 3 shelties (as they are perfect aren't they?) and also had an indoor/outdoor kennel available if you needed during the day. There was a lovely fireplace which we lit every night after our long walks through the Scottish countryside. It was so relaxing to sit by the fire and read a book. There was no Internet (sad but good!) and a small TV but no satellite.

I don't understand how people can go on a holiday without the dogs. What is the point of taking photos without a dog in it? Dennis went crazy with his camera and we have so many fantastic photos of the dogs. Dogs on the rocks, dogs by the waterfalls, dogs by the Loch, dogs by the sheep, up a hill, in the heather, by the fire....yes we are crazy but in my mind what good is a view without a dog in the background.

More later!


Angela said...


Macfarlane Dogs said...

Oh wow, that looks just beautiful!! Sometimes we have to have our supply cut off before we realise that we CAN live without it after all (the internet I mean) lol :))!

Glad you had such a good time.

Diana said...

Its just so beautful. I cant wait to see more. Diana

Laureate said...

It sounds like a lovely place to unwind. Absolutely gorgeous photos!


Ricky the Sheltie said...

Such a beautiful place! What a darling cottage too! Glad you had a good time!

"Halohils" said...

I wish I were there!! Ann still talks about coming to see you sometime!! Come to Springfield again--maybe when you get sick of the beauty there?

Diane and CH. Jiffy :)