As I had mentioned previously, we traveled to Pennsylvania for business on Wednesday. I had discovered a couple of years ago, that my dear friend, Jan, another Scottie lover, lives only 2 miles from the town we travel to!
Jan is the most wonderful hostess, as we never give her more than a day’s notice, it seems. She is always happy to see us, though, and you cannot imagine how much we enjoy visiting with her!
Since we always travel with Angus and Murphy, we left them in the truck while we went in to visit with Jan, Piper J, and Max.
Jan, being the totally gracious hostess, always prepares a beautiful spread for us. Mark and I have decided that we are going to make reservations to a nice restaurant and kidnap her so she needn’t be troubled with preparations for us!
We laughed and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, and as always, little Max was just congenial as can be! This little guy should wear a bow tie, just because that is the kind of guy he is….joy and happiness *bubble* from him!
Max also keeps guard of the front yard, making sure all of the bird feeders are full and there is no mischief going on during his watch!
And this is beautiful Piper Jane! She is the queen of her home, making sure Max knows that all orders are given by and through her! She really is a soft touch, though! She is a little leary of visitors, but once she warms up to you, you have a friend!
And, as well as being very pretty, Piper is meticulous in her beauty department as well! Here, she is taking care of her nails and paws, making sure they are clean!
At one point, Piper and Max were taken to another part of the house so Angus and Murphy could visit Jan. As Murphy sat upon my lap, Jan brought Max over to see how the boys might react to one another. To my utter surprise and (great) disappointment, Murphy showed his teeth and snarled like I have never seen him before. Poor little Max was a bit puzzled by this. There are numerous reasons why Murphy might have acted like this….such as, it was very warm, both boys are intact, Murphy might have felt intimidated by another pup approaching HIS mama, or, Murphy was not at the same level as Max.
Well, Jan seemed undaunted by my ferocious little man who went back out to the truck with Angus, and we continued our visit. It was hard as always, saying good-bye, but we know that it shouldn’t be too long before we visit once again!