Scottish Terrier Language
|Arroooooooing - Letting the world
know "Hey, here I am!" -- a partial howling
BWAP - After a good meal and a
big drink they crawl up onto your lap, look you square in the eye and out
of their mouths come "BBWWAAPPP!" and they look so pleased with themselves.
It is considered a Scotty thanks for such a good meal.
Bubbling - When they stick their
whole head into the water bowl and blow bubbles from their nose...
Burial Whine - When they have something
in their mouth to bury but can't find a place to bury it.
Cat Patrol - Every night before
bed they must do a thorough search of the area to make sure there are no
kitties in the territory.
Charminize - To unroll a roll of
toilet paper and decorate the house with it.
Circumferentiating - running multiple
circles around the yard.
Conivin' - When someone has just
taken them out and they go to another person in the house who doesn't know
this and pitifully asks to go out again
Draping - When you are eating something
they really, really want so they get on the back of the couch and hang
their head over your shoulder to get closer to the food.
Flopping - When a Scotty rolls
on their back and flops around like a fish out of water.
Fluctate - Wagging their tail so
fast it causes their whole butt to shake. In this state the tail has the
potential to knock things off tables and shelves.
Frapping - Frenetic (or Frantic)
Random Activity Period
Froggin-out - When they lay down
with all four paws out to the front and back.
Frosty Paws - Manna from Heaven
for dogs only. A doggie frozen treat.
Gawp - To stare blankly into space.
When a dog has this look it is in dire need of a belly rub or play time.
Gettin' down and dirty - When they
are really a frappin' and a scrappin' and they go in for the kill.
Giffing - That sneeze/snort thing
they do to get your attention.
Grubbing - Rolling, kicking, and
growling at the same time, especially after a bath.
Gundamation - To destuff a stuffed
Head sitting - When they have almost
the whole bed to themselves and they choose to sit on your head.
Helicopter Jump - When they jump
off furniture and seem to hover while turning in the air.
Invisascot - What the Scotty hopes
to become when you are trying to catch them to brush their hair or teeth.
Kitty Ballistic - What happens
when they spot a cat while on Cat Patrol.
LBD's - Little Black Dog's or Little
Bitty Dogs or Little Brindled Dogs or Little Blonde Dogs or whatever you
want it to mean.
Melting a Human - When they want
something and they sit up so cute and tip their head and then if you ignore
them they put their paw on your knee and whine real cute.
Playing Horsie - When you take
them for a walk and they go at full speed dragging you behind them like
you are some sort of wagon.
Prefrapavation - Stiff fourlegged
bounce they use with each other as an invitation to FRAP.
Pupscicle - A very cold Scotty
with a wet nose.
Pup Squeak - That noise dogs make
when they are yawning.
Putting the lean on - When they
want something or want to do something and you won't let them do it. They
will push up against you real hard as if to nudge you into their way of
Rippling - The act of shredding
up any type of paper product.
Scotty shuffle - That kicking motion
with the back legs after they use the facilities.
Scotty Skid Marks - The marks on
the baseboards, bottoms of furniture, etc from LBD's wallering.
Scotty Sniggles - The marks on
your car window, patio door,etc...from little wet curious nosies.
The Snort - The grunting noise
they make when they are really into playing with something.
Splunging - Rubbing their wet beards
on you after a drink. Also called a Wet Wally.
Squibbing - stiff front legged
bounce with a bark that says "NOW, I want it NOW!"
Ueydon'ts - Running at high speeds
and attempting a sharp turn only to tumble and wipeout.
Ueydoos - Running at high speeds
and executing U-turns or other high speed maneuvers.
Wallering - Rubbing off that nasty,
clean smell after a bath on the walls, furniture,and carpet. You can tell
if your dog wallers by that telltale sign of fur along the bottoms of all
Whisker Cleaning - What dogs do
after a special treat, especially Frosty Paws. A way of saying Thanks for
Woobie - Stuffed toy which is licked
and carried around for a while until it turns evil and must be destroyed.