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Chronicling the lives of the Kramer beagles and their hard-working domestic help.

Archive for May, 2012

Don’t tread on it

Posted by laurie on May 16, 2012

Remember when the UPS man ignored the tape at the bottom of the driveway and left footprints on his way up? Well, they’re gone now! We had the driveway done on Saturday and fortunately no UPS packages were scheduled for delivery. We had to stay off it for two days but now it’s fine. Although as you can see, Sherman didn’t get that memo.

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Open for discussion: May 15

Posted by laurie on May 15, 2012

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With apologies to Andrew Wyeth

Posted by laurie on May 14, 2012

Whaddya think?

Hard to tell the two apart, huh?

I hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day. We went up to Connecticut and joined Phillip’s sister to celebrate with my MIL Gitty. We gave her an iPad which she plans to use when she goes to the pool this summer. The boys stayed at home since we went out for brunch and didn’t want to leave them alone in Gitty’s house. Uncle Bob came over to feed them. Thanks, Uncle Bob!

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10 or 11?

Posted by laurie on May 11, 2012

Karen S. took this great shot of ten (eleven?) beagles on the Lido deck. This beaglefest featured a lot of pack action with much chasing, screeching and howling. Usually they are more sedate. It was great fun to watch.

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Open for discussion: May10

Posted by laurie on May 10, 2012

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Posted by laurie on May 9, 2012

It’s kind of a shame that we don’t have a good view of the canal from our house. But the boys manage to eke one out through the bushes and trees. If they see someone from here walking south, they’ll tear around the house into the backyard to continue the barking. The other day Phillip was walking the boys on the canal and he called me just before he got to our house. I went down to say hello and the beagles were like, “WTF? There’s mom but there’s all this WATER in the way!”

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Open for discussion: May 8

Posted by laurie on May 8, 2012

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Party’s over

Posted by laurie on May 7, 2012

This sums up the day after a beaglefest: soda cans and tired beagles. It was a great party. There were about 30 people and Phillip counted 27 dogs.

I’ve known Karen S. (right) for years but this was the first time I’d met Susan in DE!

And I also met Audrey-Mom Of Buddy & Holly In NJ. What fun to put faces to names! Audrey was just one of the many guests who allowed Sherman in the house so that they could rub his tummy.

Audrey took this photo of Phillip and a bunch of beagles who wanted in on the 6′ sub sandwich. Hard to blame them, it was delicious.

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Posted by laurie on May 4, 2012

Most of you know this story, but it deserves retelling. Early on a Saturday morning not long after Scooter came to live with us I found blood in the hallway. An immediate check of all three beagles revealed a small chunk taken out of Clayton’s ear. It had to have been done by Scooter because there was no evidence of a fight and Spenser and Clayton didn’t play together. As you know, ears bleed like crazy and this was such a gusher that we knew he needed to go to the vet. Trouble was, the vet didn’t open for about an hour. So Phillip applied pressure, and kept applying, and kept applying pressure until he just couldn’t apply pressure anymore and off we went to the emergency vet. They of course have a large cover charge, I believe it was $150 just to walk in the door. They took Clayton back to have a look-see and when the vet came out he asked how important it was to us for the ear to be restored to its original shape, or could we live with a notch in it. Of course we could live with the notch, we’ll call him Evander Holyfield, which pleased the vet. Clayton was such a good boy that they didn’t even have to knock him out for the suturing. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some details from this story so maybe Phillip can chime in. That notch really became a part of Clayton’s identity. It was adorable!

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Open for discussion: May 3

Posted by laurie on May 3, 2012

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