May 20, 2015

My Dearest Brother Angus:

Sorry I haven’t written you in a while,- I have been busier than the proverbial 3 legged Scottie in a butt kicking contest (by the way, they should add that event to the 2016 Door County Scottie Rally).

How are you, brother?  I had a vision when I sleep that you are doing well, and that business is going great guns at the Angus Fala Boiled Egg & Ice Cream Parlor Rainbow Bridge location.  I also heard you got a great location for your business – at the corner of Stubborn and Stoic – the perfect spot to draw crowds of Rainbow Bridge Scotties.

Remember when you arranged with Penny & Monty’s hooman for the 14th Birthday Party to end all birthday parties way back last May?  Well, after you went to the bridge February 28th, I wondered if they would want to cancel – but they came anyway, and we made it a celebration of your life.  We even got you a cake and everything!

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But that was last Friday.  Let me back up –  Tuesday we got Beril from Australia at the airport.  We had lots of fun with her, she is a really neat hooman, and has been breeding Scotties for many many years.  She even said that in Australia, I would be shown and would have earned titles, and that I was a good looking Scottie girl!  I remember how you used to mock me as a dwarf Scottie, too short and too long, with ears that were prone to lay flat.  So there!  One of the best breeders in Australia said I am just fine!

We had lots of fun with Beril – last Wednesday, I saw buffaloes with her…

238Helped her shop at Walmart…

230And relaxed around the Manor with her…

209Tjen Thursday, Beril was taken away by the St. Louis Rescue folks to go to Door County Scottie Rally.  But first, the Rescue people came, and their dogs had a brief pit stop at Angus Manor.  Rachel, our old friend Duffy that we met in 2013, Annie, Pepper, and Higgins, a Wheaten Scottie, who stole the show with his enthusiasm!  He is probably one of the biggest ball players we’ve had here at the manor since you were in your prime, brother!

327So Beril left, but no sooner had she left than Penny and Monty’s Hoomans came to the Manor, just in time for your big 14th Birthday celebration!

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And Friday, Bella and Bee Bee came, and in a big surprise, Princess Peyton and Handsome Jack came as well!  Can’t say I didn’t have a scuffle or too, of course…Jack really made me jealous the way he made up to Aunt Judy…

055But, we had fun…lots of food, your cake, vanilla ice cream of course too…even had a group picture.  That’s me, top left, waving at you, Angus…

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Well, I need to wrap up this letter.  But big news this week though….I KILLED A BUNNY!  And Indy and Lucy are supposed to visit us this Friday!  I will write you again soon and tell you about it, though the details on the bunny, I might Private Message you – the Scotties out there will love the details, but the hoomans tend to be a little squeamish.   I might just get promoted to Captain for that victory.  I know you felt you could do most good staying a Sergeant, but I am climbing the ranks of the Scottie Officer corps.  Since so many experienced Scotties have gone to the Bridge, our ranks are kinda thin here.  Scottie HQ says they need a Scottie with my bloodline, experience, bunny killing, and patrol expertise out there in the battlefield commanding the young crop of Scotties.

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Anyway, talk to you soon.  Tell all the other Scotties at the Bridge hello from us down here.

Love you like a sister, cause I am your sister,

Ainsley McKenna, Lieutenant 21st Scottie Illinois Regiment