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Mr. Butt Up

Posted by laurie on August 8, 2013


Commenting on Boo’s butt-up last week, Karen remembered that Clayton’s butt-up upon meeting us instantly made us say, “we want him!”. I mean really, how can you resist a beagle butt-up?

17 Responses to “Mr. Butt Up”

  1. harperlea said

    You can’t resist a beagle butt up!
    In fact, I can’t resist a Basset butt up either! Bartles does the butt up at least once a day…. The only difference is with Bart’s short stumpy legs, it’s hard to tell sometimes 🙂

  2. Karen S. said

    Also endearing is the “roll over so you can scratch my tummy.” It’s how my first beagle and I met.

  3. Susan in DE said

    Josie introduced herself with a shove of the snoot and a smack of the paw, insisting that she should be patted and adored. Eight years later, same story!

    How young and little Clayton is in this photo!

  4. Luana, Cody, and Henry said

    My precious Benny introduced himself to us in the shelter’s get-acquainted room by throwing himself into my arms as I sat on the floor. He then proceeded to pee on my purse, which was also sitting on the floor! There was no doubt – he was going home with me!

  5. Julie, JB & Cassie's Mum in England said

    When we went to meet Cassie at Beagle Welfare, the lady that runs it opened the front door, Cassie bounded out and jumped up at Michael – for all the world like we had arrived just to pick her up and take her home! It was just like she was saying “where have you been? I’ve been waiting for you!!” So apart from her name at the time we fell in love with her. She was called Custard originally because she lived with another beagle called Roobarb, but we really couldn’t handle that name. So working on the assumption the previous people had called her Cussie sometimes, we changed it to Cassie – a much prettier name for a very pretty little girl!

    • Susan in DE said

      Oh my, Custard? That is terrible. Cassie is much better! I agree with the thought that it’s okay to change their names if you want to, but it isn’t always necessary. It’s nice that they get a new name with a new, happy life if they need it. Jordan and Lady both knew their names when we got them, they weren’t objectionable names, and they both came from (relatively) happy previous circumstances, so there weren’t bad associations. Poor Josie had been found as a discarded hunting dog on the side of the highway, so the rescue didn’t know what her previous name was. They were calling her Clarabelle, and that just didn’t cut it. So, Josie it is!

      Ex-racehorses have a similar issue. The horse I have been riding in lessons for the past several years is a very sweet older Thoroughbred, and he’s called Bayberry. I finally got around to looking at his Jockey Club registration number (tattooed inside his upper lip, as it is with all racehorses in the US) and looked it up on their online database. The poor guy’s original name was Watral’s Taffy (owner/breeder’s last name was Watral, and the horse’s mom was named Taffytina [she was from Great Britain!]). He wasn’t a very good racehorse, but he’s happy being a riding horse now (Honestly, I do think he enjoys it!).

    • harperlea said

      Completely agree, Cassie is a much prettier name…. I LOVE the story of your first meeting… So sweet.

      Bartles was found wondering the streets of Bakersfield (Dwight Yoakum and Buck Owens anyone?) and his rescue group called him Barney… He was probably 3ish??? And we changed his name to follow our “liquor cabinet” theme… He’s probably 4 or 5 now and has responded to Bartles from day 1.

    • Linda UK said

      Custard – oh no! Only suitable for Birds (lol, Julie will understand!), Cassie is such a pretty name 🙂
      Beagles butts are cute whichever way round!

  6. Kate H. said

    It’s like they’re saying “Go ahead, sniff me!”

  7. JC said

    So cute. When I first met Baxter, he was sniffing all around the room becuase I did my meet-and-greet in a small pet wtore with lots of yummy food scattered around. But as he was walking away from me, he turned and gave me this very flirtatious look over his shoulder – and I was sold!

  8. Peggy Michaels said

    Was Clayton’s ‘butt-up” part of ‘stop, drop and roll”? I ask because it’s part of Penny’s dance sequence. For some reason, she loves to roll on the carpets inside one local ATM, so Ginny and I always withdraw cash from there because Penny likes their carpet.

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