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Archive for January, 2014

For rent

Posted by laurie on January 31, 2014


This is Maggie’s apartment. She has shown no interest in sleeping on the bed but likes this crate a lot. I think she might even hang out in it during the day because when I get home from work she runs downstairs to greet me.

UPDATE: Maggie has been sighted on the bed!


Stanley and Maggie have been chasing each other around. This is the best shot I could get. Lance and Courtneay pick her up on Saturday. She’s been a great guest!

Posted in Other Dogs, Sherman & Stanley | 9 Comments »

Lily, Oscar & Spencer

Posted by laurie on January 30, 2014


Maureen writes:

This is my favorite picture of Lily. She is about 3 months old (now 6 years) and did not like wearing her big brother’s collar. She must have known how big those paws would be to fill—and she is doing a great job in her own way!


Donna writes:

One rainy Sunday we walked to Starbucks and had coffee and fruit. Oscar & Spencer were perfect gentlemen and waited patiently for their fruit. Of course once the top of the fruit cup came off they weren’t so gentlemanly.

Posted in Guest DD | 15 Comments »

Carrots, yum

Posted by laurie on January 29, 2014


Maggie says “hi!” to her mom and dad and little brother. Here she is, caught up in the sweeping excitement of salad time.

Today is January 29. Does that ring a bell? Probably not but it does for me as it was one year ago today that my colon twisted on itself, I got to ride in an ambulance and then have emergency surgery! I am reminded of this every day because I have a scar that goes from the top to the bottom of my abdomen. It healed nicely (I guess) and everything works properly. Phillip said that I was only a couple of hours away from sepsis which is frequently fatal. So today, like we try every day, we count our blessings.

Posted in Other Dogs | 12 Comments »

Gomez, Lily and Mr. Peabody

Posted by laurie on January 28, 2014


Cathy writes:

Left to right: Mr. Peabody who is still a bit dubious about photography, Lily looking (as always) toward the kitchen, and Gomez, wishing the lights on that iPhone thing would stop flashing.


Gomez is looking pretty happy to be out of his 12-week confinement after his second knee surgery. The crate is still there, but he’s free at last to move around!


Mr. Peabody is very closely watching some beef-related activity in the kitchen.


Working from home with Lily, who says I’ve missed a connection between the data warehouse and the application database.

Posted in Guest DD | 20 Comments »

Still life with Maggie

Posted by laurie on January 27, 2014


I’m not done posting the guest DDs (coming up in order of receipt from: Cathy, Maureen, Donna, Kim, Lauren, Jean, Emily, Luana, Mike) but wanted the vacationing Courtneay and Lance to see their Maggie. She settled right in and is getting along fine with the boys. She tries to get Stanley to play, but he’s not ready just quite yet.

We bought this chair a couple of years ago to be my “reading chair” but I never used it because there was no light in the corner. Phillip installed some track lighting a couple of weeks ago so on occasion I get my butt off the couch and into my chair. Stanley paces back and forth and looks at me with pitiful eyes. He likes to read with his mama, so I really have no choice at all but to let him up. He’ll frequently stand and turn in a circle to change position but as you can see, this is the only viable one. He does provide a nice warm body during this latest polar vortex.

Posted in Laurie, Other Dogs, Stanley | 13 Comments »

Lady and Josie

Posted by laurie on January 24, 2014


Susan in DE writes:

Pillow Forts

Almost all beagles, if permitted on the furniture, end up with their own style of pillow fort. Jordan would just make a hideaway for comfortable napping. Lady puts up reinforcements, and makes sure she has a clear view out the window, so she can immediately let us know if anyone invades the neighborhood. Josie, on the other hand, doesn’t enjoy people furniture, and much prefers if her comfort is provided in the way of dog beds (the more, the better!).


What’s your beagle’s (or honorary beagle’s) pillow fort style?

Posted in Guest DD | 15 Comments »

Bailey and Gunner

Posted by laurie on January 23, 2014


Anne writes:

Miss Bailey sneaking some sips from a glass of milk. She goes crazy for milk!


Mr Gunner dreaming beagle dreams. They are both 12.

Posted in Guest DD | 22 Comments »

The Lash Pack

Posted by laurie on January 22, 2014


Harper and Bartles the basset.




J.D. the lab and Shotzy.


Shotzy and Woookey.

Posted in Guest DD | 12 Comments »

Trent & Gypsy, and Jack

Posted by laurie on January 21, 2014


Deanna writes:
Here is my Jack riding a horse! My daughter had a friend over and they were making commercials starring Jack. He was balancing all on his own, I just held my hand there so they could take the picture (and yes, he got a treat for doing this little trick!)


Ron writes:

Here’s our two sleeping angels*. Trent in front and Gypsy in back.. It’s a fairly common weekend pose…

*sleeping angels – when they finally believe there is no chance of food coming out of the kitchen.

Posted in Uncategorized | 19 Comments »

Daisy Mae & (?), and Nana

Posted by laurie on January 20, 2014


Sarah writes:

Here’s a pic of our rescue beagle named Nana. This picture was taken just shortly after we adopted her as a pup. She just loves our daughter and gives kisses to anyone who will let her!


Tammy writes:

[We] had been wanting to add a Beagle to the family for over 15 years, but other dogs crossed our paths and needed us so it had to wait. It will be a year on the 30th of this month that we adopted this beautiful little Beagle girl from an animal shelter in a neighboring parish (county) in South Louisiana. Daisy Mae is a petite girl at only 20 lbs, about 3 years old, and is a brown tri-color. I say that she has full size Beagle ears and paws on her petite body. She was found as a stray and was probably a hunting dog that was left behind in nearby woods. She had a list of health issues going on, including an injured leg, and was in heat, but she recovered and is now spayed. She was heartworm positive and we opted to treat with preventative and Doxycycline, and her status will be rechecked in a few weeks. A Beagle our daughter rescued from the roadside in 2012 was treated this way and cured and we’re praying for the same good news. She has come to love being a pet and living in the house. She’s usually the first one waiting to go back inside after their outside time. I adore her…just don’t tell the rest of the pack!

Last week there was a small female Beagle in our Parish animal control shelter, and we adopted her partly to get her out of the freezing cold conditions. We also adopted her because we thought she’d be a good playmate for our Daisy, because she is too rough for the rest of our pack. They are still getting to know each other and when I get a good picture of her I will send it to you. Our “Variety Pack” now has 6 dogs! No, we are not hoarders…just crazy! LOL!

Posted in Guest DD | 13 Comments »