postcards from malcolm | the pup behind the blog

When my mum asked me if I’d like to discuss being a Scottish pup in the States on her blog I started jumping up and down (only because she finds it endearing) and said I would be delighted. I quite like talking about myself, after all. Even though I’m only 1 1/2 years old, I’m rather wise for my age. I’ve been to three different countries already!

Westie puppy from Scotland

I was born on a Scottish farm outside of Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. I was only on the farm for mere weeks before my human parents snatched me up, but whilst there, I loved playing footie with my siblings, eating fish and chips on Burns Night, watching my favourite programs on the tellie and running through the green fields. I had hoped to acquire my own castle with the help of my Westie family, but my human parents promised that if I went with them, I’d have a good life in the States. I obliged. As you can see from my mother’s excessive dog photos on Instagram, they kept their promise and I am now spoiled. But, come to think of it, that’s rather strange since my Scottish parents told me that Americans have a difficult time honouring their promises. Maybe they were just talking about that Donald Trump man and the sand dunes he’s ruining with his garish Scottish golf course in Aberdeen. Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. My dog mum and dad are still happily married on that farm and I hope to someday visit.

West Highland White Terrier (Westie) and Scottish castle
Purebred Westie from Scotland
West Highland White Terrier from Scottish Highlands

Everything is big in the States and I find drive-throughs to be absolutely absurd. I enjoyed trotting around the UK, taking in the character of the old buildings and people-watching, so I don’t understand why you would decide to drive to run your errands. My parents are always complaining about urban sprawl, though. I’m not sure what that means but maybe that’s why we’re always in the car. I’m told that when we’re back in the Washington, DC area (in God knows how long) I’ll enjoy the walkability of the city. I’m not sure I’ll like DC though because I’ll most likely be surround by those Hill geeks and their aggressive foreign policy beliefs. I suppose I’ll have to endure it since I agreed to this life.

White Westie puppies

In my spare time, I deal with strange visitors in my home. My parents enjoy fostering shelter dogs but then I’m stuck dealing with smelly fur balls I don’t care for. Sometimes there will be a gem among the group and we’ll become fast friends, but usually the mutts end up eating my food and shredding my toys. I’ll be glad when this phase of their life ends.

I have to go because my mum has begun to call me using her baby voice. Don’t my parents realize this isn’t necessary anymore? Numpties.


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  • Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest

    This was the cutest post I’ve ever read. I might have to do something like this with Lila on my blog!

  • Dara

    he’s really from scotland?? is he a westie? I have a scottish terrier, but he’s from nj!

  • Julie Lynn

    That was so cute!!!

  • 2justByou

    This was so much fun to read for my first visit to your blog! I know I’m going to like visiting. =0)
    New GFC follower, following back from FTF hop and glad to be here.

  • Anu@My Dream Canvas

    I am really glad that I found your blog via What Jean Likes. I am following you and I hope you will do the same!

  • Kelly

    A SOO cute!!!
    Stopping by from the blog hop to say hello!


  • Cashonya Sarah

    he’s so cute :3
    he reminds me of my french bulldog puppies. i have three of them. they were all gone :(

    anyway thanks for following me back!
    let’s keep in touch!

    Stop by and say hi sometimes :)

  • Sarah Louise

    Hello! He is so cute! I found you on the blog hop. I’m your new follower, care to follow me back? :o) Looking forward to reading more of your blog!
    Sarah x

  • Treasure Tromp

    the cutest. absolutely the cutest!

  • Niki Caron

    Hiiii sweetie pie! He is SO cute! I love that you foster dogs! It’s such a selfless and generous thing to do! (My husband and I used to do this too, until one of our fosters became our own dog and we just couldn’t handle more than two dogs in the house at once)!

  • Shelley

    He is just so cute!!

  • Jodi

    So so cute! I didn’t know they could be white. I thought they were always black!

  • Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife

    This was adorable!

  • Helene

    omg so cute! he really is adorable!

  • Jen

    Thanks so much for stopping by the other day. Your blog is so cute, and your pup is so very adorable. I loved that this post was through his perspective. I always wonder what do our pups think of us :)

  • tara

    omggggg!!! i want to steal him! so precious!

  • My-cliffnotes

    Your pup is so cute

  • Holly McDonald

    Rachel, this is adorable! Too cute and too clever! I don’t think I would want to hear what my dog has to say about us though… she’s one of those crazy shelter mutts that Malcolm is on the fence about. =)

    Thanks for the giggles today!

  • Megan

    I am dying, Malcolm is the most gorgeous little pup I have ever seen, I just want him! I would take photos of him every single minute!

    Oh, and I read this whole post above in a Scottish accent in my head.

  • Emily Patten

    Oh my goodness that was adorable. Your puppy is the absolute cutest!

  • Pamela

    Hahaha this was the cutest post! Love it!

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  • Michelle Lunt

    Oh my goodness, what a sweet dog. I heart him! So I assume he’s a “Scotty” & I’m wondering if he’s full grown in these pictures?!

    Warmly, Michelle
    PS – We visited Glasgow last summer & we loved it!

  • Eilidh D

    Awh gorgeous! He looks just like my Westie :)
    Eilidh xo

  • KPsays

    Omg! How cute was baby Malcolm????? And so well travelled too! Loved this, Rachel!