11th July: Scottie Health Awareness Day

Bobby trying a tartan ribbon for size!
This will be changed to “Pride of Bannockburn” tartan when it arrives!

The countdown has started. In one months time, July 11th, Scottish Terrier Health Network and you, our worldwide supporters will be “celebrating” our first ever Scottie Health Awareness Day.

How you celebrate we’ll leave it all to you. Perhaps those of you living nearby each other could meet for a “Scottie Walk” or a “Scottie picnic”, or just sit quietly in your favourite place contemplating our breed and in particular your own beloved scottie or scotties.

Whatever you all decide to do, either on the day – Thursday 11th July 2013 – or at the weekend – please take photos galore and send them to us. It will be great to see what we all managed to do.

pride of bannockburn tartan
pride of bannockburn tartan

For my part, I’m planning on being in Scotland during that week, and hope to visit Robert the Bruce‘s museum in Bannockburn – for 11th July 1274 was the date of his birth and one of the reasons it was chosen for our Scottie Awareness Day – so if anyone else is planning to visit Scotland during that time, please see if you can also include a trip to Bannockburn. And it is for this reason that we’ve chosen Pride of Bannockburn Tartan for our “ribbon”.

24th June is another day to wear your Pride of Bannockburn “ribbon” for that is the day in 1314 that the Battle of Bannockburn took  place in which Robert the Bruce repelled the English Army and set Scotland on the road to independence.

I’ll be doing a weekly countdown from today, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities for you to let us know what you’ve got planned!

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2 thoughts on “11th July: Scottie Health Awareness Day

  1. I was on the beach today, in Dunedin New Zealand, with my Edwina 8 year old girl, when we meet another Scotty Dog, 2 year old Maggie. This was the first fellow scots we have met in years. I mentioned Scotty Day so hopefully we can meet for it ….

    1. Oh Wow! That would be fantastic if you could “do something” even if its another walk together along the beach – oh and don’t forget to take photos …. I intend to make an album of them .

      On a personal note, several years ago we considered emigrating to New Zealand, and the place we chose was …. believe it or not … Dunedin!

      So from one Karen (me) to another Karen (you) – have a great few weeks! Keep in touch – and whatever you decide to do on 11th July, or at the weekend following, have fun!

      Give Edwina a cuddle from me!

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