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Destinations, Dreams and Dogs - International adventure with a fast-track family (& dogs) of Old World values, adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go…!

Snow Day for the Scotties

Hello, are you following me? ~Grisha Welcome to the urban blizzard, we are Misha and Grisha, the famous Scottish Terriers of the Bartologimignano family! Whenever we hear of snow coming, it delights us. You see, waaaaay back when, in our family history, our ancestors lived in the highlands of Scotland. So when Snowmageddon was headed…

Holiday Christmukkah Dog

There’s no doubt that Scotties Misha and Grisha are part of the family. They are my big babies and have spent the last decade celebrating the holidays with us. This time of year that would be Hanukkah and Christmas. So, we have a number of various decorations. When Benedetto and the kids wrestled home a…

Lumps and Bumps in Older Dogs

Our Scottish Terriers are now approaching ten and eleven years old. Doing fine, other than their dark black hair turning to salt and pepper patches, they appear to be aging with grace. After a bath or a meaningful bowel movement, they revert to puppies, kicking up their heels and wanting to run around like wild…

Analyzing Dog Poop

This is what my life has come to, analyzing pet poop. One of our little Scotties seems to have a problem, he whines and cries and can’t seem to get comfortable. Usually, it’s when the rest of the family is out, so I think he’s depressed and moping around. But if I ask if he…

Papa and his Pack of Dogs

We have two of the cutest Scottish Terriers on the face of the earth. Misha and Grisha ooze charm and charisma as our goodwill ambassadors to the nations. Even if not to the mailman and any wayward Mormons who dare to approach our property. Then the two turn into snarling, protective warrior dogs with much…

Teaching Adoptees & Rescue Dogs How to Share

It’s often an uphill battle when a newly-adopted child or rescue dog comes home. But stick with it and new attitudes and behaviors may be taught. The point is, when a child or a new family pet understands that there are more than enough resources such as food or toys to go around, much of…

Dogs Who Feel Deeply

Our Scottish Terriers, Misha and Grisha, are the family’s big babies. They love to cuddle, snuggle, play, eat… and get into trouble. The Scotties sniff in closets, trash cans, suitcases and backpacks for a tasty morsel or a dirty sock. Their trouble-seeking behaviors are exacerbated when they are missing the family. Let one of us…

Monday Mottoes – #126

Dogs who cuddle are right up there with jetting around the world, well-mannered children and chocolate chip cookies. I mean, what could be better? Our Scotties, Misha and Grisha, love to be sandwiched in-between us on the couch as the family watches a movie together. They enjoy being salsicce side-by-side in the car. At night…

52 Final Hours…

I finished my deadline project with 52 hours to spare. After months and months of work, the final touches are yet to be added, but I’m pretty much done. Exhausted, happy and exhausted. Did I say exhausted? The brain is fairly fried. I continue sending the wrong texts to the wrong persons while undertaking multi-person…

A Winter Scottie Romp at the Park

Oh, to be free and a Scottie and take a romp in the doggie park! Here’s Misha the big guy doing his thing at the start of the New Year… Grisha the little guy is there somewhere, too….  Gotta love those Scottish Terriers with Russian names-! 21130