Tears open his email
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001
Woof Woof !
Wow what a cool homepage do you have.
Please come ands see me at my homepage
ArroooOOOOOO Ace (and Nick),
Glad you like the site. Thanks for sharing yours. I really
enjoyed your puppy pictures especially. Nick, you must have been so
proud of Baron. The poem on the guestbook page brought
back memories of another Scottie...
Hi barney!! My names is Emma and I am a scottie. I would love to meet
you sometimes. I am a pretty girl all black with a red collar that
suits me quite well. As soon as I got the first pictures I will have
some foward to you! and I am just 13 weeks old. Last week I got my last
vaccination and finally I could go outdoors for a walk!!!
Jim and German were as excited as I was and they took me to Central
Park where I met lots of doggies and they owners but what I enjoyed
more was chasing all the pigeons and scaring the hell out of the
sqirrels, boy they are so fast.
Anyway hope everything is "kwel" at the White House and don't let spot
take so much attention from you. You are the Star there. Best regards
to the Bushes.
It's always great to hear from young pups.
Sounds like you have a wonderful life. Be careful
about the squirrels, you might catch one! Barney
enjoys life at the White House and is always appearing
on TV. Just the other day, he and Spot were seen
sniffing around the Rose Garden in the background
during a Fox News interview with First Lady Laura
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001
Subject: hello! Good Boy!!!
We hope all is going well & that you have successfully
completed your housebreaking training. We know how tough it
I am a Wire Fox Terrier and a big black & white shaggy
mixed breed. We are thinking about adding a Scottish
Terrier brother or sister to our family.
Yesterday, we heard Mom tell Dad that she thought
that "Air Force Two" would be a good name. What do you think?
We think it might be strange, and would really appreciate
your opinion if you have time to get back to us.
Keep up the good dog stuff & try to get more photos to
the media, we really would like to see more of you!
ReeshaPeedles and ArchieBarker
Hi ArchieBarker (and Reesha),
Air Force Two sounds like a great name for your
new Scottie, who would be your "vice president" (since
that's what the VP's plane is called:} Housebreaking
training never stops--there's always something new to
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001
Subject: scotties of course
Hello from Beverly Hills. California.......my rescue scottie pup,
Bluezy will be one year old on June 17.......she was a sick pup when I firt
got her......she still walks alittle funny but is a cute little
scottie.....her favorite thing is looking for trouble...shows,
furniture, twigs, plants,.........she doesnt like people too much
(abused at petstore) but loves other dogs...she only wags her tail for
Sebastian, a rescued pug with one eye....and she goes around in circles
when she sees him.......scotties are such a delight...so
precious.......I know Barney must be having fun as the First Scottie
Dog of the United States.........Renee ^.^
THANK YOU FOR
SUPPORTING DOG RESCUE
Renee's PAGE http://www.geocities.com/reneesrescues/
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001
Subject: hi again
tell Barney I said "hi"!
Is Barney GOING TO BE IN A DOG SHOW?
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE HIM.
ANY WAY I MUST GO NOW
It's doubtful Barney would be a show dog. He's too
busy running the White House for now:}
Subject: Best Wishes from Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora McDonald
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001
Congratulations and Best Wishes, it is good to see a REAL dog (i.e. a
Scottie) taking his place in public life and doing his duty.
I hope the White House roses are sufficiently sturdy for your
attentions. Take it from me, breaking in new plants can be such
a bore, and usually your mum gets very uptight when they do not
respond to a dog's attentions.
Flora (my partner) and I live in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia with
two cats (but they know their place). Actually I married 'out' as Flora
is a Westie, but she is such a gorgeous blonde I couldn't resist her.
We are very close to the sea and often go walking along the beach with Mum.
You can find wonderful things at the waters edge - old fish heads, dead
birds, piles of roting sea weed and many other exciting objects. So far
however, I have never been able to convince Mum of the benefit of
long roll in the sea weed. I keep telling her it is so good for
my skin but somehow she never listens. Must go, I just heard the
refrigerator door go so perhaps lunch is on the way.
Regards, and keep up the good work (remember a Scottie's digging
is never done)
Charlie and Flora
ArrrrroooOOOO Charlie (and Flora)!
Thanks for visiting Bushy Barney and writing such a
nice note from Australia. BB must have a lot of fans
Down Under as you can see in our emails. Barney has
been known to frolic in the Rose Garden but has
managed not to be a thorn in the White House
gardeners' side. Seaweed and sand sounds like a
wonderful combination--but only your hairdresser
(clipper) knows for sure:}
P.S. Westies are very cool, though none can touch
Scotties in the stubbornness department!
Date: Sat, 5 May 2001
Subject: Hello Barney
This is Scottie Boy! Just wanted to say hello to one of my distant
relatives. I'm going to be 5 yrs. old in Aug. I just wanted to tell you I'm
so glad you got such a grand place to live. I have a Grand place to. You see
my Mom and Dad saved my life I was just a skeleton when my Mom and dad saved
me. And all my other little friends in that awful place were skeletons to. I
was only 8 weeks old when my Mom and Dad got me. They had me in a cage with
another bigger dog and he was biting me. So Barney you see that is why I love
my home so much and Mom and Dad. You should see me now. I am a very Handsome
Lad now! Maybe one day we will meet. Wouldn't that be nice? Oh! My Mom
belongs to the ScottyLovers and we help to save Scotties Well will say by for
now. Your Scotty friend Scottie Boy...
Dear Scottie Boy,
What a special lad you are. Glad to hear about your new life
with Mom and Dad. It's a wonderful rescue story that makes
life so great.
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001
Subject: Let me tell you about McDuff!!!!!!
Dear Mrs. Bush and President Bush: I watched you on Larry King - and guess
what I have news for you........I have raised Scotty dogs for 30 years - I
now have McDuff who is a real beauty - he is 5 and is probably one of the
most handsome Scotties I have ever had - but I have hate to tell you - their
short legs do not stop them from going on the furniture.....they love to get
up on the end of the bed when "they want to" and leave when "they want to"
they really do have a mind of their own........and do not ever move furniture
around - they sense that and have a difficult time adjusting.......McDuff is
a very very friendly scotty - loves everyone -even the 12 lb cat down the
street - they actually kiss each other all the time when they meet. Hope you
enjoy Barney - they are truly one of the best dogs you will ever have - they
are dedicated but aloof - they are smart and are always one step ahead of you
- even for the President!!!! Have fun and hope to hear of all his
progress.... Best Wishes - Bev Marsteller of Mission Viejo, Ca. - a true
Republican P.S. One of my clients has a Westie and a Scottie - the Westie
is the Democrat and the Scottie is the Republican....... how can we change
From: "Lyd S"
Subject: Wee Jock waving at Bushy Barney!!
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001
Hi Bush Barney,
Just though I would drop you a wee line from Sydney, Australia. It's
pretty good living here. As you can see, I have been having quite a
nice time at the beach. The second photo got me into a bit of a mess
though. Don't you just hate getting sand in your beard???
Well I hope you have lots of fun in the grounds of The White House
and get special treats. My mum is Scottish, well she has dual
nationality, Scottish Australian. She rescued me from someone
who wasn't very nice!!!. I am sure you will have a very nice life
there, but if you are ever in Sydney I can recommend a nice spot
for a swim at the beach.
Lots of Love,
and of course My Mum Lydia Stephenson.
G'Day Wee Jock and Lydia,
Thanks for visiting Bushy Barney and writing such a
nice note from Australia. The beach photos are
marvelous! Barney would love to dig up your beaches as
much as he probably does the Rose Garden. Jock, hope
you wear a life vest when you swim!
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001
Subject: Things We Can Learn From a Dog!
DEAR BARNEY, HERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN PASS ONTO YOUR HUMAN BUDDIES. HAVE A
GREAT DAY! YOUR SCOTTIE PALS FROM GREENVILLE, NC. ELIZABETH & MOM
PS. MOM TOOK ME TO THE CHARLOTTE, NC. STCA SHOW,MOM GOT LESSONS ON HOW TO GROOM ME
FOR A "SHOW COAT". WENT THERE WITH ALL MY CURLY HAIR, LEFT LOOKING ALL GROWN
UP!!!! WE HAD A GREAT TIME,AND I GOT TO DO SOME MODELING FOR RRAZZY'S(GIFTS)
IN MY NEW TARTAN KILT!!! I WAS SUCH A CUTIE,LIKE WHEN AM I NOT???HA HA !!
1. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be
3. When loved ones come hom, always run to greet them.
4. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
5. Never pretend to be something you're not.
6. Take naps and stretch before rising.
7. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close and nuzzle
8. Run, romp, and play daily.
9. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
10. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
11. No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing
and pout....run right back and make friends.
12. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
(from A Friend Like No Other by H. Norman Wright; in Lawrence, KS
Humane Society May Newsletter)
Thanks for the list, and the grooming update! Scotties
must look their best, mustn't they.
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001
From: Donna Winslow
Subject: Arroooo from Texas
Time to come home to the ranch for a wee visit and maybe my
mom will bring me up and we can do what Scotties do best:
dig in the yard (flower bed) and try and catch those darted squirrels.
I live near College Station with the rest of the clan of 6 -- all
scotties. Mom wouldn't have it any other way!
I was born on July 29, '99 and have three brothers. My mom
decided we were going to be the law and order boys, so I was
named Springbok's Untouchable a.k.a. Eliot Ness. I love to
travel and have flown once; I didn't get to run around in
the plane, but I was in the travel bag under mom's seat.
We went to our national specialty dog show in Pennsylvania
last October. Now that was fun! There were 200 Scotties
entered and shown! What a sight, you would have had fun --
bring your Mom and Dad next October.
Mom seems to be pretty proud of me, she says I'm an AKC
champion, whatever that is. I just like playing in the
yard, although riding in my crate in the front seat of
the suburban is lots of fun too because I get all of
mom's attention all weekend riding and at the dog show.
You take care of President and Mrs. Bush. I know you'll
be a good watch dog and help those guys who are always
making sure they're safe. I know it's a big responsibility
for you, but Scotties are always up to any job presented to them,
and although you're still just a pup, that will change soon enough.
I really was trying to get loose from mom in this picture
because I wanted to chase the squirrel, but mom had a
pretty good hold on me. Drat! maybe next time.
Take care! Take your vitamins and grow up into a grand
"All dogs are good;
any terrier is better;
a Scottish Terrier is best!"
................ William Haynes
Thanks for visiting Bushy Barney. So you're from
Texas--small world! You should be proud to be a
champion (but then all Scotties are champs at heart).
By the way, with that law enforcement background,
would you consider the job of FBI director? That post
just opened up, you know.
P.S. Nice picture. You're looking very alert, there.
From: "Abbie MacTavish Casey"
Subject: Hey Barney!
Date: Tue, 1 May 2001
Organization: Society of Computer-using Online Terriers (SCOTs)
My name is Abbie MacTavish Casey. I'm a Scottie from Texas
like you! My brother (also a Scottie) is named Angus. We
have our own webpage, and you ought to check it out!
My Mommy and Daddy went to Washington DC and took pictures of
the FDR monument, but only took Fala pictures...since she was
the most important first dog ever!
Check out our site when you can!
Thanks for visiting Bushy Barney and taking the time
out of your varmit chasing schedule to write such a
nice note. I loved your Web page, especially the
picture of Angus taking a break (the charcoal in the
background is a sign of what you're ready to do with
your catches, right?:)
Date: Tue, 1 May 2001
i just wanted to say that the dog that e-mailed you ( William), his owner is
it's cool right?
how are things at the white house?
do u have your own room in the white house?
i have to share a room with my sister
well got to go! ::)
Thanks for writing to Bushy Barney. Small world. The
White House is great. Barney's been traveling a lot
between there and Texas. His room is not his
own--Barney lets the President and First Lady sleep