Likes: CHEWING! Cuddling, hiding under the blanket, chasing birds, running, wrestling, chewing, chewing, chewing
Pet-Peeves: Birds. I hate birds. I hate the vacuum. I hate when mommy and daddy go to work. And don't you dare try to win a game of tug with me!
Favorite Toy: All things squeaky. It's gotta squeak or it's no good. It's also gotta be plush/soft.
Favorite Food: peanut butter, sausage, dog combo's/rollups, pupperoni
Favorite Walk: Anywhere my parents take me, but I like it best when I can run.
Best Tricks: I snort instead of growling when I play, and I neverbark unless someone is at the door. I like to stand up and walk across the room on my back legs, then I like to spin like a circus dog while I'm standing.
Arrival Story: I was adopted from a shelter by my Mommy and Daddy in December 2005. Before they took me in I had been roaming the streets til I was found and put in the shelter for a month. I can't believe no one adopted me fast! I'm not sure where I was born or who my original parents are. I don't even know how old I am, but the doctors think I'm between 1 and 3 years old. No one knows anything but I have a new life now and that's what matters most!
In my spare time I enjoy long walks on the sidewalk, with the occasional (every 30 seconds or so) walk onto a treelawn to sniff around. I love chewing, and Mommy and Daddy have to keep a continual supply of chewies and rawhides for me to be happy. At the end of every day, Mommy says to me "It's time for schweepy-pies!" and I grab a bone and race up the steps to bed and chew all nite until I fall asleep. Sometime's I'm willful but that's only cus I used to be on my own and like to do things my way.
I'm a tough city dog with a warm heart and a loud snort.
He's already made lots of friends here, and at the park too cus I introduced him to some of my buddies.
Check him out!
He's not as fast as Lydon was, but I'll whip him into shape in no time. Any dog that wants to hang with me has gotta keep up! And I can outrun the greyhounds and the jack russells!
Mommy is gonna get me a HOWLween costume, I can't wait to see what it is. I sure hope it's not a fairy princess costume. All the dudes at the park would laugh at me forever!
I am so thrilled. I have a friend to cuddle with at night, to protect, to play with. I miss Lydon so much still, but now I don't have to think so much about it, and I can play a lot instead!
Today, Mommy and Daddy dug up the yard and turned it all over upside down and threw some of these seed things down, and then toppled it all with hay. They told me they were growing new grass for me, because my brother, Lydon, and I, had turned the back yard into a dust bowl. I was so happy to hear that, I ran around frantically, kicking up the hay and big chunks of topsoil and ran around all crazy!!!
Since Lydon's been gone I have seen my humans cry more than ever, and I keep looking for him but I just can't seem to find him. Friday night I thought I heard him but it was a skunk! That skunk ran under the deck, so I chased after it, and it sprayed me!! Mommy was yelling at me to come out from underneath but I had to keep barking, the beagle in me wanted to show how good a hunter I am! She was very upset because she didn't know if I had been bit by the skunk or not and was very worried but once she beeped the car horn and jingled her keys I ran right out! This made Daddy relieved too cus he thought he was going to have to pull the deck apart with the neighbor's crow-bar!
Even though I was safe and wasn't bit, I smelled terrible! And so did Mommy and Daddy cus they got sprayed too! Mommy went to the store and got tomato juice and stuck me right in the tub. I kept licking, it tasted so good! Then I got dried off, and Mommy went in and took a bath in it, and then Daddy did. We all got to take baths in tomato juice, it was so fun. I still stink a little, Mommy said she is going to give me another bath tomorrow cus she was told Dial soap works better than tomato juice.
Tonight I'm going to cuddle with Mommy and watch tv and hope I don't make her too stinky cus she has to go to work in the morning!
Since the day we brought you home from the shelter you have shown me how to feel again.
Since December 10, 2005, I have learned again what joy is, how to smile and laugh uncontrollably, how to love unconditionally, how to play fearlessly, and live unapprehensively. You bring out the inner youth in me that had been long lost, and give me something to look forward coming home to every day.
I love and adore and cherish you, in all your canine wackiness and unpredictability. May you have every tree and telephone pole, and may you always feel free to rest comfortably next to me, so long as you and I can be.