The hero of this story is a tiny little Westie named Scottward Phillip McScotch the First. His mother Lizzy Margerite McBetharr gave birth to five puppies and Scotty was the Runt of the litter. He was a tiny, scrawny, skinny little pup at birth, with a very long name. He didn't like his long name; he wanted to be called Scotty. Scotty is a very friendly little puppy, and he chooses a name to be just like him, short and friendly. He learned very early in life that being different may make one's life rather difficult, it's all very confusing if you're as tiny as little Scotty was. He wrote every day's events into his little Diary, but most importantly he kept a sunny outlook on life. Scotty's book is a story of joy and of sadness; of excitement, disappointment, and love. It's the story of a very courageous lovable tiny little Westie who named himself Scotty.