Thursday, February 4, 2016

10 Things You Should Know About a Westie

   As I was mulling over what to write about for my Thoughtless Thursday post, Pierre came over to me. It was clear there was something on his mind. He pointed out the fact that I’ve not written a post about things people should know about a Westie. I have done several about a Basset Hound so to be completely fair; here is my list of things I've learned from Pierre.

10 Things You Should Know About a Westie 
Pierre the Westie with Mardi Gras tulle collar.
1. Their proper name is the White West Highland Terrier. Westie is their nickname, but Pierre prefers “His Fabulousness.”
Pierre the Westie with dead mole in his mouth.
2. They were bred to catch rats but are proficient at catching lizards, small geckos, moles, turtles, and bugs.
Pierre the Westie smiling with orange ball.
3. Westies are a happy breed. Pierre is the happiest dog that I’ve ever known. He exudes happiness from the time he wakes up until he goes to bed.
Pierre the Westie running with toy tiger
4. They are stuffed toy killers. Do not expect them to feel any remorse. They won’t.  
Pierre the Westie has a squirrel tree'ed
 5. Squirrels are life, the rest is just details. It is Pierre’s life ambition to catch a squirrel. Our squirrels know that and taunt him relentlessly.

Pierre the Westie with his tongue out.
 6. They lick hard and fast. Pierre loves to give kisses on your face while you are asleep. It is impossible to gauge the speed of his tongue or the actual L.P.S. (licks per second)

Pierre the Westie sleeping upside down.
7. A Westie can sleep in ANY position. Even when Pierre is asleep, he can hear a banana being peeled!
Pierre the Westie with leave mulch all over his face.
8. Grooming and brushing is very important. Westies get tangles and are quick to look a hot mess. They must have played a part in the invention of Velcro®, because EVERYTHING sticks to them.
Pierre the Westie in bathtub with shoulders wrapped in pink towel
9. You need to bathe a Westie regularly, especially if they sleep in your bed. They are snugglers.
Pierre the Westie lying with television remote.
10. Westies love to watch television. We have talked to other Westie parents whose dogs watch television too. I walked into the living room the other evening and there was Pierre propped up on a pillow watching The Bachelor! I cracked up laughing.

Pierre: “I appreciate you sharing some of my marvelous qualities. There are a few more things that I’d like to add but these are a good start. I’m sure that our Westie friends can add some of their own.”

   It is Thoughtless Thursday’s blog hop with Ruckus the EskieLove is being owned by a Husky and me. The rules are, there are no rules!



36 comments :

  1. Such a doll! I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Westies. They seem like awesome dogs. Xxoo

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  2. Chasing animals and the velcro effect, we identify with. Bella watches television all the time. But snuggling? Nope. We just like to be near--Roxy is our snuggler.

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  3. Dat are a pretty good list! Me and Finn has both been known to watch TV and I has ackshually caught multiple skwerrils (and rats and mice)!

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  4. BOL! Did you happen to catch my post on Beemer yesterday? He reminds me so much of Pierre and I swear...he really IS the happiest dog I have ever known...he's amazing! He has actually particpated in every single sport I can think of including jet skiing and kayaking! He is truly amazing...but as you know...as a proud grandparent, I do brag! :) I simply LOVE each and every single picture of Pierre!!

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  5. This is soooo like my little Westie furfriend Milo...especially the happy chappie bit, he is ALWAYS smiling
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. In Germany where we lived, Westies were as common as leaves. It was a smaller town and there was a Westie breeder, so everyone had a Westie. You guys are cute as buttons, but for our family a bit too small. Mom says a GBGV is as tiny as she can go with dogs.

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  7. you are certainly a cutie Pierre and an ambassador to your breed

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  8. Wonderful post! I have a friend who had another breed all her life. Short story is she met a man with a Westie and told me: "I should have gotten a Westie long ago." Not to knock the man (they married and are living happily ever after and the dogs get along just fine.) Great dogs!

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  9. after all we can call them His/Her Fabulousness, that's for sure :o)

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  10. We've also heard great things about Westies..and it looks like they are all true!!

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  11. He caughts moles? We will have to borrow him, because we have some giant molehills in the garden :-D

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  12. WE think Pierre is the POSTER BOY fur WESTIES. He has, and does it ALL.

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  13. I've heard Wastes are big dogs in a little dog's body. Pierre is adorable; thank you for sharing such sweet photos of him. Just makes you want to pick him up and put him in your pocket! :)

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    1. Argh, my Mac is trying hard to make me have a coronary with all the auto-corrects it's been doing lately. Please know I meant Westies! Dang it, Apple...stop thinking for me!!! ღ

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  14. We think Doodles and Westies have many things in common. We should have a contest between Pierre and Stanley for who hears that banana peeled!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  15. Cute post! Westies are nice dogs, love Pierre.

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  16. Some cutie had fun in the yard
    Lily & Edward

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  17. That is the cutest little rodent trap I've ever seen. I'm surprised that they weren't just bred to be a companion animal.

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  18. Pierre! you are pawsome!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

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  19. Pierre is so adorable, and with all of these good points, I think I want one now!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  20. The mom has a friend with a Westie and she says he is one of the happiest dogs she's ever met.

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  21. You know, I didn't know any of this about Westies! Not sure I needed to know about the mouse thing - Pierre, if we hang out you can leave the critters at your momma's house! What a cutie pie - now Westies be on my list of dogs to meet!

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  22. What a great post! Pierre is so adorable, you can really see his personality in each photo! :)

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  23. "His Fabulousness"! I love it!
    And is that actually a rat in his mouth?!
    Fantastic post!

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    1. It is a mole that he dug up. It was his first one and he was extremely proud. We took it from him. He didn't want to eat it, just show it off to us. LOL!

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  24. I think Westies are so cute! I like to pretend that Nelly (a Maltese) is really just a mini Westie with weird ears.

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  25. Thanks for the education! Love the bath pic.

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  26. Pierre, my buddy, I feel like I got to know you so much better. You get that squirrel, k?

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  27. OMD, you gots to keep that rat?!! SO jealous! Ma tells me to 'drop' and makes all kinds of 'eeewww' noises...if she thinks it's so gross, she shouldn't ask me to 'drop', amirite???
    Anyhu, you are the cutest doggies evers!!!! (wells, except for MOI hehehehehe, and Murphy, of course ☺) I can't imagine getting so many baths...I guess you cuties can have the furs...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  28. I had a westie growing up - this is all so, so true, though I don't think he watched TV. My dogs never do!

    Especially the death counts on toys and small animals. So. Many. Victims.

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  29. These were very interesting things to learn about you, Pierre. You are so cute. I wish I wasn't so afraid of woofies!

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  30. These are excellent insights into the Westie dog, thanks for sharing! #10 is hilarious, the TV watching!! These photos are gorgeous, they really do His Fabulousness justice!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  31. His Fabulousness Pierre! <3 This post made me think Westie is the best breed ever! :) And the picture with the tv remote made me laugh! ;)

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  32. LOL at they are stuffed animal killers and they feel no remorse. Westies are beautiful dogs.

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