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Enough snow!!!

February 11th 2008 10:17 am
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Holy dog!!! I don't know how many other pups are getting as much snow as we are at my house, but enough already!!

Since February 1, I think there's only been maybe 1 or 2 days when we haven't gotten any snow at all!! Most days it's only an inch or three, but there have been a couple days with over 6 inches, and a day last week when we got over a foot of new snow!! That's past my shoulders!!! Mama said we're supposed to get another 4-6 inches tonight and tomorrow!! Holy doggie!! Pretty soon I'm going to get lost out there!!

The one thing my mama looooves about the snow is how tired I am after I play in it-- figure my legs are only about 4 -5 inches long, and the snow is 12-18 inches deep, and I don't walk THROUGH it, I try to jump OVER it!! I sleep for hours after playing outside in the snow!!! I loooove to bury my nose in the snow and make tunnels as I'm tracking, too...

The bad thing is right now it's sooooo cold outside, too-- Mama said with the wind chill (whatever that is), it's 40 degrees below ZERO outside!! I potty fast in these weather conditions!!! BRRRR!!!!

Stay warm pups, and have a Happy Valentine's Day!! (Wags & sloppy kisses for all!!)

 

Uh-Oh... I made my Mama mad!!!

February 2nd 2008 1:58 pm
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We just got yet another big snowstorm by our house, and with lots of snow on the ground, it makes it so much easier for me to track when other animals have run through my yard...

Yesterday morning Mama was walking me outside before she left for work with my retractable leash on, and my beagle nose caught a whiff of something. I took off running sooooo fast that my leash went flying out of my mama's big mittens-- I was running faster than a speeding bullet!! I didn't stop when Mama called for me-- that beagle nose makes my ears shut off when I'm tracking!!! So Mama had to chase me to make sure I didn't get hurt or lost-- you should have seen my mama running through the 6 inches of fresh snow with ice under it!!

I ran and ran with my nose to the ground, and whenever Mama would almost get close enough to grab my leash, my nose would tell me to run again!! Mama was getting mad, but I didn't even realize it because I was having so much fun tracking!! I also didn't realize how far away from home we were!! Mama said we were probably 10 houses away (and people have BIG yards by my house!!). I was really upset when I stopped to get a better sniff and Mama was finally able to grab my leash! :( Mama literally dragged me home, and she only got more upset with me when she slipped on the ice under the snow and fell, getting her work clothes all full of snow!!

To make my mama's morning even better, I sat inside her truck while it was warming up and she was shoveling all the fresh snow off it!! (I was cold and wet from my recent romp in the snow!) And of course, guess what I did... I locked myself in Mama's running truck!!!! I stepped on the power locks and oops!! I was trapped!!! Luckiliy my mama has a spare key, so she was able to get me out... She was only an hour late for work... ;)

So yeah, Mama wasn't very happy with me yesterday morning. She told me it really scares me when I follow my nose and run off like that because even though OUR house is far off the street, it is a busy street that we live on, and she's afraid someday I'm going to run out into the street and get hurt. I need to be careful, and Mama's holding on to my leash a little tighter now...

BTW, what's it mean when Mama says to me, "You're lucky you're so cute"? I'm too beautiful to stay mad at?!?!? BOL

 

Trick or What??? Treat?!?!?!

October 30th 2007 7:39 am
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Wait a second here... I take a walk in a silly costume and peoples give me treats?!?!? You have got to be kidding me!!

On Sunday I learned all about Trick or Treating!!! Mama and I went to my grandpawrents house so I could go Trick or Treating with my human cousins, and since my grandparents neighborhood is very rural-- no sidewalks & no streetlights-- it was on Sunday afternoon! It was really nice outside-- 60 and sunny-- Mama said when she was little she Trick or Treated in the SNOW!!

My cousin Gillian was dressed as Snow White! I wanted to hide under her dress because it was soooo puffy, but Mama wouldn't let me!! My baby cousins were dressed as a tiger and a monkey!! My little tiger cousin scared me because he crawls now, and I wasn't expecting a crawling tiger!! Arrrooo!!!

My family and I walked from house to house, and people gave the kids treats!!! ARRRROOOO!!! I was having sooo much fun!! I was so excited!! There were so many people, I wanted to stop to say hi to everyone and show everyone my skunk costume!! And guess what?!?!? At one house, they even had Trick or Treats for PUPPIES!!! I got a treat, too!! But the silliest thing saw all day?? I even saw a KITTY dressed up and Trick or Treating!!!

ARRROOOO!!!! How fun!!!

 

I was tagged!

October 22nd 2007 10:10 am
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I was tagged by Brilliant Prescious Ruby!

Here are the rules of this dogster game of "tag" in case you've never gotten a chance to play. When you are tagged, you post 7 random facts about yourself, compose a "new DIARY entry" along with the rules and put them in your own DIARY. Then you pick 7 furs (kitties or doggies) to tag but make sure you tell them... a simple p-mail will do fine, or a rosette to tell them, but you must let them know that they have been tagged. Post their names also in your DIARY.

1) I was a Christmas present from my Daddy to my Mama last year-although my brother and cousins think St Nick brought me!! On the day Mama and Daddy were scheduled to pick me up, it snowed 18 inches, and Mama still insisted on coming to get me!! They had to drive over 2 1/2 hours away to south of Chicago to get me! And then, silly me... I tooted the entire way home!! Poor Mama had to keep checking her lap to make sure I wasn't leaving any beagle bombs!! :)

2) I'm the smaller size of beagles-- beagle standards are 13" and 15" (shoulder to ground), and I'm the smaller 13" size! Strangers always think I'm still a baby-- even though I'm almost 13 whole months now-- because I am such a petite little gal!! Mama says I'm the perfect size-- I'm big enough to run around with outside and play with and have lots of fun with, but I'm still small enough to be the sweetest little cuddle bug!! (And I can curl up into about a 6" ball when I want to cuddle!)

3) I loooooove attention!! (Who doesn't?!?!??) I'm the ultimate lap dog, and if I'm not ON a lap, I'm snuggled as cose to someone as I possibly can get! If Mama and Daddy are sitting on the couch together, I either have to smush between the two of them or distribute myself equally across them both! I love sleeping on top of the couch, but only if my nose is right in your ear!! And if you are a guest in MY house, I WILL sit on your lap, I will give you kisses, and you WILL fall in love with me!!

4) I loooove kids! I have a 6-year old human brother who only lives with us every other weekend-- I get soooo excited to see him, then cry at his bedroom door after he goes back to his mama's house! I also have a 4 year old cousin, and 2 new baby cousins! I was really jealous at first seeing Mama hold the babies, but she tried really hard to include me-- she always let me sit by her and smell the babies, and even lick their arms or feet (no faces!)! I'm excited-- the babies will be crawling soon so Mama said they'll start chasing me!! Arrrrooo!!

5) Mama and Daddy have worked really hard with training me to make me the best behaved puppy I possibly can be-- they want me to be polite & sweet as candy!! I just graduated from intermediate training, and my next class I take is going to be for my CGC certificate!! (Mama wants me to be CGC certified to I can visit her grandma's in their homes!) Along with that, I get to run Lure Courses from time to time-- SO FUN!! And next, Mama would like to start me in agility classes!!

6) I go to a really, really cool doggie daycare called "Central Bark" once a week! Mama used to think that was a silly idea, but now is a believer-- as Ceasar say, "Power of the pack!". I was really nervous when I started their in June, but now I've made friends with all the other beagles there, including my BBFF (best beagle friend forever), Phoenix! We're often referred to as the "black, brown & white streaks" at daycare!

7) Ironically, my Mama grew up in a cat family, and never thought she'd have a doggie! Luckily-- well, for me at least-- Daddy is allergic to cats, so that's why they got me!! My grandma and grandpa still have 2 kitties- who I loooove to play with, but now everyone else in the former cat-family has puppies, too!! Quite an assortment of doggies, too: a lhasa apso/shih tzu, a poodle, a pug, 2 akitas, and a rhodesian ridgeback!! I love my family!!

That's a little about me, Miss Hannah... And now my puppals that I'm tagging: Gunner, NPC (of course!!), Trixie May Trailer (my twin!), Harvey (my Lordship), Ben Valentine (Badger Beagle!), Scooter PAWS (Cutie PIE!), Goody (loooove the Howloween pic!), AND Cooper (the coolest Howloween pic, ever!!)

Wags, howls, & sloppy kisses to all!

 

My birthday cake recipe!!

October 12th 2007 8:31 pm
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1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 c. shredded carrots (Mama used a blender-- I don't like carrot chunks!)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. honey
1 egg

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in a greased 8 inch pan.

Frosting:
12 oz. nonfat cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. honey

It's D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!!!!

 

My birthday report-- only 2 weeks late!

October 12th 2007 1:16 pm
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Two weeks ago was my first birthday, and I had the best time ever!!! Mama has just been a little slow in helping type up my diary entry about it!! :P

My daddy, grandma & auntie all have birthdays the same week as mine, so Mama decided to have a little get-together to celebrate all of us-- although I, of course, was the Doggie-of-Honor!! My birthday was Friday, September 28, so Mama took the day off of work to clean the house and get ready to have people over on Saturday-- I had soooo much fun getting to spend the WHOLE day with her!! She took me in to her office at lunchtime, and everyone "oohed" and "aaahed" over me, telling me how beautiful I am and how well behaved I am!! One of Mama's friends even brought me lots of presents to their work!! She got me a pretty new sweater for the winter, a new toy, treats, a cool leash holder AND a huge bone!! I'm pretty spoiled when even Mama's friends buy me presents!!

I spend my birthday afternoon helping Mama clean the house-- or actually, running away from the vacuum!! I don't mind the little floor sweepers, but dog, that big blue vac still scare the howl out of me!!! Mama even let me sample my special "puppy friendly" birthday cake that she was making for me for the party the next day... Mmmm, mmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!!!

Then on Saturday, my grandma and grandpa came over to my house!! I go to their house all the time, but they hadn't been to my house since Father's Day weekend, so I was soooo excited when I saw them!!! I let out the highest pitched bark/howl/screech that's come out of me in a long time!! Of course I ran around in circles and had to show them all my toys!! I did calm down pretty quickly, and since I was tired from spending all day Friday with Mama, I curled up on the couch with my grandpawrents and watched the Badger game!

Later that day, my other grandma also came over with my Pug-Auntie, Isabel! Although it was nice to have another doggie there for my birthday, Isabel just won't play with me! :( I'm a fun gal, really!!!

After all the peoples ate their dinner and it was dessert time, it was also doggie dessert time!! Mama had made cupcakes to celebrate Daddy, Grandma and Auntie's birthday's, and of course, I had my special Hannah cake!! Mama even made special "doggie cupcakes" so Isabel could have cake, too! So when the peoples were all eating their "people cupcakes", I got to eat my first-ever doggie cake!!

Mama wanted to take a picture of me sitting by my birthday cake, but my tongue crept out just a tweed bit too fast!!! The cake was so absolutely delicious!! It was peanut butter and carrot cake with a non-fat cream cheese and honey frosting!! (I'll have Mama post the recipe later!!) Mmmmmm... And of course, Mama made my cake pink because I'm such a girlie-girl!! :)

I don't know what the best part of my birthday was-- the simply yummy puppy cake, all the new toys, or all the attention?!?!? I know... I'm spoiled rotten... and I love it!!!

 

My first try at Lure Coursing!!!

September 18th 2007 8:10 am
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Anypuppy out there familiar with Lure Coursing???

My mama saw a dog training place by us was having open run-thru's this past weekend, so she took me out there to see if I would like it-- come on?!?!? Running and chasing things?!?!?! I'm a beagle pup-- what could be better?!?!?!

I was a little scared when we first got there-- there were so many dogs I didn't know-- all sizes and breeds, from little doxies to pit bulls; even another beagle!-- and they were all barking-- and some were running and chasing this thing-- which I was to later find out was the lure... I ended up meeting a new little doxie friend who calmed me down, so we ended up wrestling...

A little while later, my mama took my leash off me and told me to run--- so I did... and everyone laughed at me!!! I ran in big circles around this huge field, and showed off like I was the prom queen!!! Mama said someone called me a "free spirit". Boys like a free spirit, don't they?!?!?!

I eventually did run back to Mama, so they brought out another puppy to run with me-- this puppy took off running after the little lure, so I chased after him! DOG, was he fast!!! I was left in the DUST!!! About 1/2 way through the course, I was pooped, so I ran back to my Mama!!

After my 1st sort-of-run-thru, the hound-in-me was released!! Every time another dog raced past, I barked my face off!! Every time the lure sped past me, I tried to chase it and threw my nose in the air and howled like there was no tomorrow!

Finally my 2nd run-thru was up!!! Mama had me by the collar, they released the lure, and my mama let me go! Pups, I ran like the wind!!!! I ran as fast as my little legs could carry me!!! I ran so fast, I don't think my ears could keep up!!! Not only was I running, but I was howling the entire way, CHASING the lure!!! 400 yards!!! Mama said she was laughing so hard she was almost crying!!! She wanted to take a picture, but I just would have been a tri-color streak!!! When I made it back to my mama, my tongue was almost touching the ground, but my eyes were as big as saucers and I had a HUGE smile on my face!!! Mama had fun watching me, too!!

Wags & howls & sloppy kisses!!

 

All I need to know about birthdays I learned from my dog...

September 12th 2007 11:45 am
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With my first birthday coming up on September 28th, my Mama & I wanted to share something we found while hunting online for birthday stuff to update my dogster birthday page:

All I Need to Know About Birthdays I Learned From my Dog
You were born to be loved--- You can teach an old dog new tricks--- Chewing on your presents is the highest form of appreciation--- The best way to say thank you is a big lick on the face--- If you don’t get what you want, beg--- The best thing about getting old is pretending you don’t hear them call—If you don’t like your presents, roll over and play dead--- Just stare at what what you want ‘til you get it--- If it smells good, eat it--- Every dog has its day; this one is yours--- Bury your favorite presents in the back yard--- Stay up late and howl at the moon--- Have someone fetch your slippers for a change--- Sniff your presents before you tear into them--- Sometimes a single year can seem like seven--- A good birthday can give you a whole new leash on life--- Paws and reflect on what life has given you…

Cute, isn't it?!?!?!

Hope ya'll like my new page!!

Wags & Howls, Hannah

 

I was love tagged!!

July 21st 2007 9:57 pm
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My favorite beagle guy, Gunner NPC, has Love Tagged me! Thanks Gunner, you're sooo sweet!

So now I guess I have to tag 3 of my pals and let them know "You Are Loved!"

Remember pups, pick three Dogsters that you think are pawsome and let them know why! Don't forget to let them know how much they are loved with a p-mail, star or a rosette.

Ok, pups...

1) Jade Snoop~ you always have the coolest pics, the coolest music, and the coolest page!! You're pawsome!

2) Lily! You were my 1st pup pal when I joinedDogster! Anyone with long, floppy ears HAS to be pawsome!!

3) Rally~ my fellow beagle cheesehead!! What more can I say??

It was hard to choose, but wags and howls go out to the rest of my pals, too!!!

 

What were those things???

July 5th 2007 9:43 am
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Last night my Mama and I were sitting outside on the patio, and all of a sudden, there were really big and really loud and colorful explosions in the sky right above us!! Mama said they are called fireworks... I do NOT like them at all!! They scared me soooo much that after the first ones, I had climbed so high on Mama I was almost sitting on her head! She thought it was funny, but I sure didn't!!! After a while, I was shaking sooo bad that Mama had to take me inside! I hid in my crate while Mama sat in the window and watched the explosions in the sky... I just don't understand why those humans thought that was so pretty! Pretty scary, if you as me!!!

 
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