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Push over!

Posted by laurie on March 26, 2012

Phillip and I were ensconced in the closet on Sunday, pulling out summer clothes for our upcoming trip to Jamaica. There was no room for the boys so they settled into the crate. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them like this. Phillip had to close the door briefly while I went downstairs for the camera.

Look at those cute ears. They should help you through this Monday, I’m sure.

P.S. Phillip made the crate!

20 Responses to “Push over!”

  1. Karen S. said

    That’s quite a crate!

  2. Love the crate ! Do they get along good in there, or do they ever fight ?

  3. Sue ~ Barney & Jodi's Mom said

    Lovely ears, especially on a Monday! Thanks.

  4. Harper said

    There is just something so very cute about hounds ears…
    Bartles got a paw-dicure on Saturday and then I spent some time with a doggie wipe cleaning his ears … Since they’re much longer than beagle ears, they tend to get dirtier πŸ™‚
    He’s also at a whopping 53.5 pounds (sigh)… He was 40 when he rescued us…. He’s not fat yet, but he will be if we don’t put him on strict feeding regiment now… So less kibble more pumpkin for the Barts….

  5. Susan in DE said

    Lovely photos … and such cute boys! Yes, that definitely made my Monday morning better. :->

  6. lois said

    Love the ears – & the designer crate. Happy Monday!

  7. Cathy, Gomez & Lily said

    Good grief they’re so cute!

    And I have a happy announcement: a very nice beagle boy named Saber is doing a two-week sleepover with us. If all goes well he’ll join our pack, making three beagles! We went to see him yesterday and brought him home for the trial period. So far things are going well, and I have my fingers crossed for continued peace among the hounds. Gomez and Lily seem a little confused, but at least for now are being gracious with their territory and people.

    Thanks to the very kind people at NorCal Beagle Rescue, Saber and quite a few other beagles were rescued in January from a bankrupt breeder who finally surrendered her breeding stock. It was a terribly sad situation, and Saber still needs to put on some weight, not to mention getting used to living in a house around people, but things are looking up for him now. All three beags are snoozing on the bed as I type this.

    The foster family we visited yesterday had 6 adult beagles and 3 10-week old puppies. It was complete chaos – I loved it. Beagles everywhere, with the puppies zooming around in a demented overlay. You should have heard the chorus when we rang the doorbell: every single one of those dogs gave tongue! I tell ya, it was dicey getting out of there with just the one dog – I had some serious internal dialog going on about those perfectly adorable pups.

    If anyone has any advice for integrating a new dog, I’d love to hear your experiences.

    • Sue ~ Barney & Jodi's Mom said

      Seems like all is well. If all three are on the same bed I don’t think you need any advise πŸ™‚ Mine are not as gracious as yours. My femaie won’t even let my male on the bed when she is on it, and they have lived together for 6 years now, sigh.

      • Sue ~ Barney & Jodi's Mom said

        Oops, sorry Congrats of your new Rescue. AND thank you for taking an older dog instead of a puppy. You rock!!!! I would have so loved to be there with you πŸ™‚

    • Harper said

      NorCal??? What area? We’re central coast/Santa Barbara area….
      Wonder if there are any adult females available????
      4 dogs?! My husband would KILL me if I adopted another one!!!! But still….. hmmmm

      • Cathy, Gomez & Lily said

        Thanks everyone! I forgot to mention that Saber can be seen here on the NorCal site:

        Harper, NorCal has beagles all over the Bay Area, Sacramento area, and Taiwan (!). There are several females there now, so maybe you can sneak one in. Your hubby wouldn’t even notice, right? πŸ˜‰

      • Harper said

        Yeah maybe I can convInce my husband that a new beagle is really a cat….. HA HA HA πŸ˜‰

    • Saber is so handsome !! Congrats ! I know the feelings you are having about wanting to adopt more. When I went to pick out my second one- I wanted to adopt them all. Puppies are soooooo cute, but they are so much work too. I would love to have more beagles in my pack but for now have to just stick with two. My family has told me that I can rescue as many as I want, when I win the lottery. We have to stick to a budget for the time being. Vet care be a bit too expensive. Mega Millions Lottery – here I come. Audrey

    • Nancy J said

      Congratulations, good luck, and God bless you for taking him in. Each new addition is different situation. Dexter tiptoed into our pack and stayed in the background for several years. Sugar overwhelmed her way into the pack by being a big voice and attitude in a little dog. Scotty had a big chip on his shoulder and fought a lot. He had never been part of a pack and didn’t know how to get along. I guess the answer with everybody is love, love, love. And patience.

      • Harper said

        Bartles is like Scotty… I don’t think he’s ever been part of a pack… But he just loves loves loves people… And you’re right, I found that love and patience with Barts is the only way to go.

    • Karen S. said

      Congratulations! Sounds like Saber is quite the little hound. Where can I find his picture?
      My only advise is to be careful about feeding time; feed them in separate areas.

      • Cathy, Gomez & Lily said

        Yes indeed. I fed the two incumbents in their usual place in the utility room, and fed the new boy right there in the kitchen. You can see his pics on the NorCal Rescue site:
        – he’s listed as Sabre there vs. Saber on his registration.

        Nancy J, I agree. Love is the answer to a lot of situations (except in computer science). And he seems to be a people-friendly dog, so interaction with us will be easier at least. It’s amazing how different their personalities are!

      • Harper said

        Saber is a very handsome beagle boy!!!! I got a little teary-eyed when I read his bio… Cathy you are sooooo lucky!!!!
        I have to say, I noticed Molly… What a darling senior girl…. Livermore is only about 4 hours from us…. Hmmmmn….
        Of course tonight I had to break up a fight between the lab and the Basset at/after dinner (sigh)… Amazing that this time my yelling with a swear word thrown in broke up the fight. Of course I feel like I’m coming down with something today which is why I snapped, so maybe they know I’m not feeling well and wont put up with that stuff…..

    • Luana, Cody, and Henry said

      Sabre is a real sweetie! Best of luck with bringing him into your family.

      Visiting the foster beagle home must have been so much fun – and SO hard not to go home with all of them!

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