Best Tricks: Rings a bell to go outside, shake, rollover, walk on hindlegs
Arrival Story: We had just lost our Golden Retriever Ginger after 15 1/2 years as our loyal companion. In the meantime we had purchased a small motorhome. When we decided to get a new furry friend we knew we needed a dog smaller than a Golden so we started looking at adds in the paper and there were two or three different litters of Beagles listed. When we got to Bailey's litter, there were three dogs left, a big bruiser boy and two girls, Bailey being the little runt. She came right over and started licking us like crazy and we looked at that sweet little face and she has been ours ever since.
Bio: Bailey weighed 4 pounds on her first visit to our vet. Her big brother easily outweighed her by 3 pounds. Like all Beagles, she loves to eat, and eat some more....etc. By 15 mos. she weighed in at 27 lbs which on her petite form was way too much.
After watching an episode of "Dog Whisperer" I got the idea to have her jog alongside my bike to get her more exercise. She is a very high energy dog and would really pull on walks.
She gets very excited when I tell her we are going for a "run" and arrroooo's her way out of the neighborhood.
The only time she makes any noise at all is when she is really excited--otherwise she does not bark at all--not even when people come to the door (some watchdog).
Her favorite place to nap is at the top of our stairs when the sun is pouring through the window. And she absolutely adores being all burrowed under the covers in bed at night.
This is the one where you tell 7 things about yourself, and then tag 7 of your pals to do the same--let them know they've been tagged with either a p-mail or a rosette. Here we go:
1. I was trained from the age of 9 weeks to ring a bell by the back door to go outside. I think mom regrets it now because I ring it when I'm bored or just want to get attention. It doesn't always work, especiallly if I was just out 5 minutes ago, BOL.
2. I will do anything for chicken jerky strips. Mom and Dad made a game out of hiding them for me to find. My beagle nose is really good at sniffing them out. I absolutely will NOT take them out of their hands though........must find jerky strips.
3. I absolutely loooovvveee cats-unfortunately the love isn't returned by any cats I've met so far.
4. I hate fireworks--my first 4th of July was at the beach in Ocean Shores Washington where any and all kinds of fireworks are legal to let off on the beach and I was terrified. We usually go to Ocean Shores for the 4th so now we stay at the campground (it's only 1/4 mi. from the beach so I can still HEAR them, but I'm in my comfy crate with soothing music on the stereo to listen to.
5. I AM NOT spoiled.....I have 5 different collars, 3 leashes, a raincoat, a camo coat, sweater, bandanas, halloween costume, 17 toys....need I say more.
6. I enjoy (sort of) fetching sticks out of the river. My pal Scoop is a golden retriever and anything he's doing I MUST do too. My first swim was in a lake with Scoop. His pawrents- threw a stick in the lake for him and without giving it a second thought I was after it. Yes, Beagles can swim believe it or not.
7. I enjoy snuggling on dad's lap for Sunday afternoon football naps,
on mom's lap when she's trying to type on the laptop, under the covers in bed at night, anywhere there is a lap available to me.
There, 7 things about 'lil 'ol me....now I get to find out more about 7 of my pals.