Welcome to my website, established in 1998 as a hobby
site for West Highland White guardians. With the help from visitors the
site continues to provide a free information service, non commercial and
nothing to sell you.
Originally produced and published on free websites
like geocities.com (USA) and later Freeserve (UK) the site moved about a
lot. Then in December 1999 this domain name was registered.
The site is produced in memory of Bobby(1st) who
sadly passed away with an unknown illness, at that time while searching
for answers, I soon realised there was very little information on
Westie's, and so embarked on a mission.
What you see today has taken many years to produce,
and research, polls, feedback forms, thousands of emails have all
contributed to the sites contents. As the Westie's popularity grew, so
did this site, and millions have visited from all corners of the world.
I didn't need to tell anyone it was here, people soon found it...
Previously .co.uk was suppose to represented
companies in the UK, However soon individuals like myself were able
to purchase cheaply top lever domain extensions, and so today .com .net
.co.uk and many others are used by people like myself purely as a hobby.
The site has become very popular, I have had many
people email me to ask if I wish to sell it, I have had companies
contact me to enquire on charges for advertisements, or to ask to
promote their products, for some they find it hard to understand what a
hobby is, and just wish to use the site to make money.. I don't...
If your a company please note that this is a hobby
site, not a commercial venture, it was produced to help visitors, so
please don't waste your time (And mine) in asking. Sure you see donation
buttons and Google ads (which seam like a good idea at the time) but I
don't sell anything on the site, and will not promote your product.
Hobbies can be expensive, if your someone who has
taken up gardening, how much do you spend on fertilizer, seeds, digging
equipment, while it would be much cheaper not to grow anything and buy
from the shop, why do you do it then ?
Servers cost money, as do domain registrations, this
is my hobby and I pay to enjoy it, enough said ?
Moved server AGAIN ! if your looking for a host, never use f a s t h
o s t s uk, the are rubbish, no support, fault system, and I had
enough of them and have moved my sites to a USA server. That means some
pages may not be uploaded, or give an error, if you have a problem,
please let me know
P.S bobby & Scamp are now 10
years young ! would you believe that ?. This site has been running since
1998, and I update it regular, be and the boys need a holiday don't your
Update October 2010
He didn't stand a chance, despite having no side effect to the
chemotherapy, on 15 June 2009 Scamp became very ill. Monday morning he
drank a lot of water, then was just laying around the house, then laying
under a tree in the garden, and we new he was very un-well, we rushed
him to the vet who had been treating him, who gave some metacalm and
antibiotics, that's all !
By 10:00Pm Monday night we had to do more, so rushed him to an emergency
vet who put him on a antibiotic drip through the night, but he didn't
recover, and passed away at around Tuesday 1:30 - 2:00PM
So sad, We had Scamp and Bobby
since 8 weeks old, they grew up together, went everywhere together, eat
and slept together. He did have a good life, went visiting Wales and the
seaside regular, climbed mountains, went for a walk in the sun, rain and
Scamp was a loving dog, never
once growled at anyone, teased Bobby to get a him off the sofa and the
warm spot. Its been over a year now, Bobby is very well and still
plays like a pup, I know that one day we will loose him too, then that
will be the last paragraph on this site.
Update 26 February 2014
Sad to say Bobby is no longer
with us, this site was created at the loss of Bobby(1st) and has
survived over 16 years while our two boys lived on.
The last 7 months Bobby had
changed, he slept most of the day, had to use a floor lift to go
upstairs, and the last 2 months couldn't travel in the car.
We finally said goodbye to him
at 9:00am on Wednesday 26 February 2014, at the age of 16, perhaps in
time this site will just fade and disappear, we will never have another
I wanted to say that Bobby had
a good life, he went EVERYWHERE, visiting Blackpool, the steam trains at
Chaiswater, Llangollen, many visits to the beach, camping many times,
visiting my son in Tonypandy, he went everywhere. We didn't go anywhere
where he couldn't go.
The last few days have go so
fast, here walking around the garden at night, 2 days later gone.
If your thinking of getting a
pet! DON'T! while they will give you their love and attention,
companionship, the pain is hi when they leave us.
Goodbye Bobby, hope you see
your brother Scamp one more !