|Barked: Fri Sep 21, '07 9:07am PST |
|Congrats Zeppelin & fam on your new addition!!
Having an Arrrooo-er in the house is woooooooonderful!!! My Mama grew up having cats all her life, so going from that to me was a big adjustment for her!! Beagles-- like all other doggies-- are work, of course, and beagles-- like all other doggies, have their little quirks, too!!! For example, I thoroughly have to agree with the ALWAYS being leashed when outside!!!! The RARE occasions when I'm allowed to run without someone holding my leash (but it's still attached to me so I can't make a quick getaway!) are when we're going out on our boat and I'll run right to our dock, when I'm playing at my grandpuprents with my pup-cousins, and when I'm running to the car to leave!! Any other time, my nose tends to lead me away!!! And for some odd reason, when my nose is in overdrive, my ears don't seem to work!!!
Beagles are very high energy and loooove to play!!! I especially love being outside, and on a nice summer day, I'm completely content to sit in the sunshine and watch the animals, bugs, leaves, etc... I also loooove the feel of the wind blowing my floppy ears when we're out on the boat-- I even learned how to swim this summer AND jump off the boat into the water!! I take my mama rollerblading-- yes, I pull her-- and I'm all of 17 lbs!!! Probably the most important thing you can do for your new Arrrooo-er it to keep her ACTIVE!! It you keep her active, she won't get bored & destructive (become a chewer!), and she won't get overweight (also common in beagles).
But probably the best, best, best thing about being an Arrrrooo-er??? We're an AMAZING family doggie!!! I have a 5 1/2 year old human brother, so just imagine the patience I must have to endure his tortures!! But I still love him!
I have 2 infant cousins that love cuddling with on my Mama's lap when she hold them!!
I looooove snuggling under the covers at night with my Mama and Daddy!!
I love laying down on Mama's feet when she's in the kitchen trying to cook!
I looove giving kisses and getting kisses and getting belly rubs and letting out that big ol' sigh to let everyone know that I'm happy!
I love showing everyone my big ol' floppy ears, my huuuuuuge smile, and that I'm the happiest puppy ever!!!
Wags, howls & sloppy kisses, Hannah
If you have any other Arrrrroooo-er Q's feel free to ask my Mama!!
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