02 April 2010

Black and White

John Hughes, who visited us from Scotland - our ancenstral home - last month with Julie gave the humans and us a gift of a book that he had written. It was all about whisky and he made sure that there was a scottie on the cover! 

According to John, the original "black and white" advert with a scottie dates back to 1912. It is a painting of a Scottie and a Highland Terrier called "Still Watchers". Now I know why all the workers in the Groot Constantia vineyards say "Black and White Scotch Whiskeee" when Dougal and I go past.
They also tried other "black and whites", like this husky who was the sole survivor of the pack that went to the South Pole with Shackleton, which was used in 1910,  

... and this newfoundland and a Jack Russell in 1911.
But the scottie and West Highlander won the day....

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