Likes: Belly rubs, fleece rope, Squeaky stuffed animals, and sitting on the couch watching people and animals walking by!
Pet-Peeves: being woken up, vacuum cleaner, not being able to catch rabbits!
Favorite Toy: fleece rope and squirrel stuffed animal
Favorite Food: anything! loves steak and chicken!
Favorite Walk: anywhere I can see the rabbits...they are all over the place...a beagle's dream come true...AROOOOO!
Best Tricks: jumping up and catching her stuffed animals; Doing a happy dance!
Arrival Story: Trudy is a rescue. we were looking for a brother or sister for our other beagle, Scooter. Trudy had given birth to 6 lab/beagle mix puppies. We were looking the puppies at an adoption fair. I had seen a picture of the mother, Trudy. Well, while at the adoption fair, I saw Trudy! She was so beautiful and she leaned against the cage just begging to be petted. We introduced her and Scooter and they became instant sisters!
Bio: Trudy has been with us for about two and a half years now. Trudy has been a true blessing to our family. She is a rescue dog and every day it seems she shows us how much she is glad to be here. Trudy's best trait is she shows you how happy she is and she just loves having the love returned. She's a real angel!
Wow, well Dogster decided to feature my diary. I hope you get a chance to read my tails of devotion that i wrote a couple of days ago. I have noticed mom loving on me a little more. She's thankful that I'm healthy and doing well. My little brother Billy keeps me young. He likes playing with me and hangs out by my side ;-). As for what I love, I love my bed and blankie...I LOVE LOVE LOVE walks! Oh bread and cookies! That's the one thing I really beg for BOL!
Soooo, mom has always wanted to do one for each of us. She prefers to do it before our time comes. Sounds kind of weird but she only wants to remember happy stuff.
Trudy...what can I say about you? I will never forget the day I saw you for the first time; adoption event at the Petsmart in Glen Burnie. We were there to look at one of your puppies. I remembered your puppies had a beautiful mom but we were there to look at your babies. But there you were...leaning up against your crate. We didn't expect to see you. That's when I realized, OMG, that's the babies mother! Cindy and I came looking for a boy puppy. We felt it was a better fit for Scooter. But you were irresistible. I looked at Cindy and said, "what do you think?". We had you and Scooter meet and you pretty much ignored each other LOL. That was okay in our book because at least you didn't try killing each other!
We took you home and I know there was a little period of adjustment. Scooter had to learn that your food was YOUR food and not hers. That took some time. I'm kind of glad you stood up to her. She needed to learn.
Here's what I want everyone to know about you. You are truly one of the sweetest, most loveable animals I have ever had the privlege of knowing. You are so kind to humans. You are so kind to children. Children come up to Scooter, Billy, and you and they usually go to the smaller one, Scooter. But it's you who always greets the kids first. You may jump up on them, but you also lean in a little...just enough to tell them it's okay when they get nervous.
When I cry, it's you who sits there and allows me to cry into your fur. It's hard not to cry as I type this. It's you who knows when something is wrong. When we get home, it's your wiggle butt that usually greets us first (unless you are asleep). That's what I'll remember the most about you Trudy. Your wiggle butt and your smile. There's nothing like it. Oh and who can forget your PINK nose. Ha! I love it! You are an incredible dog and I'm so glad, so blessed that God put you into our lives. Not a boy puppy, but a 3 year old female dog who had just had puppies. It happened for a reason. I also love that I know you know how much we love you. I can see it in your eyes. You grunt when we say we love you or hug you and give you pets. Oh and Trudy...thanks for loving Billy so much. I know you made it easier for him. He just loves you to pieces; he adores you.
I know it sometimes seems that Scooter is loved a little more. I like to think of it as loving her a little differently. If it makes you feel better, she is a bigger pain in the butt than you are. It's like you can do no wrong. You are our little angel Trudy. We can't love you more than we do right now. Just always know that I love you as much as humanly possible. To some that will sound nuts, but I don't care. I love you Mama Girl...our sweet angel.
P.S. going to hit save now. I'm not sure why it's so hard. I think part of me feels like it's saying good bye. Everyone who reads this will probably think I'm nuts. Ok...signing off...my tail of devotion to my sweet Trudy Dudy.
Wow so I just noticed there haven't been any diary entries for me in 4 years. What's up with that. A lot has happened in the last 4 years. I got a new brother who adores me, my unkie who I adore moved out, I got diagnosed with something interesting called: Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy. SLO is what we call it. SLO is an autoimmune disease of dogs which can cause severe claw problems in otherwise apparently healthy dogs. It is characterised by the loss of claws from more than one paw - eventually all claws may be lost. Other symptoms may include: receding quicks, secondary infection (often with a strong smell), claw splitting (usually down the back of the claw), pain, distorted/twisted claws and lameness.
So overall, I'm doing okay and I have my nails growing back. I hated the medication I was taking...doxycycline and niacinamide. The niacinamide made me sick. I also have to take fish oil for the rest of my life.
Other than that I'm doing pretty darn good for an 10 year, going on 11 year beagle! Still love my walks and like to play.