A letter to my brother

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!


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!


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…


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.


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

17 thoughts on “A letter to my brother

  1. I think a promotion is in order. You know girls have to work twice as hard to get the same recognition as guys. A bunny kill… for a town girl. Maybe Catman ought to check out barn hunting for you. You’re probably a natural.

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  2. Aw , Ainsley, what a sweet thing to do . We all miss the ole Sarge., but you are great in your own stead. I am trying very hard to move up the ranks by getting my first kill, had a possum on the ground once, but he just curled up and I couldn;\’t get to him before Mama pulled me away, hfmmm. But there is currently a couple of squirrels in my yard trying to steal the bird seed Baddaddy puts out and I have the hoomans up at 4 in the morning to let me at him. One day I will forget to unleash a barrage before I get to him and he will be mine!

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  3. This actually made me cry and smile at the same time. I know Fiona is helping Angus run things there, with more than occasional disagreements over how things should be handled while Rory sits and rolls his eyes at both of them.

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  4. Oh Ainsley and Angus Manor(under new management) staff, what a lovely week you arranged for all those good Scottie folk to come and celebrate Angus’s life. That was a very special thing to do and it will earn you all Brownie points in time to come. Yes, of course you must be promoted. I am sure the old boy upstairs at the Bridge is smiling down on you. BTW I love the fact he is running that Angus Fala Boiled Egg and Ice-Cream parlour up yonder. He should make a pretty packet with that one. Ok…..chat again soon girl. You are doing splendidly

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  5. Ahh Ainsley, I sure hope one of these days I can bring Scotch and Lejla to your manor to meet you too. Scotch would treat you like a sister I’m sure. Lejla though still has that puppy-like quality and thinks she’s in charge of everything. You might have to put her in her place. But fun could be ahd by all..

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  6. I’m with Holly on the tears. The Penny’s folks are traveling along to Angus’s other friends and toasting him all along the line. You ran a first rank mess hall Ainsley and you should move up to Captain for sure. We, on the other hand, kept the Cincinnati barracks clear of cats for the So’s. We did a bark off for them and an Arooooo too all in Angus memory.

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  7. Ainsley…what a great letter to Angus….you are so the communication expert….we see better things then Captain for you….you so right about the Scottie ranks thinning…we need some new blood to overwhelm the nation….ya just can’t have to many of us!

    The Mad Scots
    Pees: Happy 14th Angus!

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