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Willow, Cassie and JB

Posted by laurie on January 15, 2014


Julie writes:

Michael took this picture of JB and Cassie late last year and we thought it looks like Cassie is thinking ‘my hero’ as she was looking at JB! She likes clean his eyes (he gets tears now he’s getting on a bit!) and she also licks his ears – think she likes being a mummy to him!!


Jan writes:

Here’s Willow showing me how clever she is. A few days earlier, she finished my tea for me when I got up to check something in the kitchen. On this evening, she rang her bell, and I got up to take her out. While I was putting on coat and boots, she raced over to the recliner and slurped down my tea. The photo is a bit blurry because I was laughing so hard.

27 Responses to “Willow, Cassie and JB”

  1. Linda UK said

    Julie, how gorgeous are JB & Cassie? 🙂 Who’s the boss out of them, does she really think he’s her hero?!
    Jan, Willow is one resourceful beagle – it’s amazing how they think up these ruses to get food!

    • Julie, JB & Cassie's Mum in the UK said

      Cassie definitely regards JB as her pack leader (other than myself and Michael, they know we’re the alpha male and female!). However she’s quite happy to push him off the chair she wants to sit on and to push in front of him if she wants a drink and he’s already at the bowl. He’s a real gentleman and has never growled or snapped at her; he just stands back at the water bowl and jumps down off the chair. When we’re out walking though, he ‘s always in front of her and she seems happy to walk behind (think she lets him find all the good sniffs, clever girl!)

      Marci, I’m so sorry you have such a terrible decision to make. At times like this we have do what’s right for the dog rather than us, hard though it might be. Sending you love and prayers across the ocean x

  2. Marci said

    Thanks to Julie and Jan for some great pics and a big morning smile which I so desperately need. I took Lucky to the doctor because she has been looking plumper despite trying to keep treats to a minimum. She has a tumor about the size of a softball which seems to be growing daily. Now we have to decide what to do. The doctor told us removing the tumor would add 3-6 months to her already 14 years. We love her so much and don’t know if 3-6 months is really worth her having to go through the trauma and recuperation if surgery. Hard decisions for us ahead. Any prayers sent our way would be appreciated.

    • harperlea said

      Oh Marci!!!
      Big hugs and prayers to you!
      I know how painful it is to have to make this decision.
      We’ll keep you in our thoughts,
      The Lash Pack

    • Linda UK said

      Marci, I am so sorry that you have received such rotten news. I’m sending you lots of beagle hugs, & to Lucky too – may you be guided with making the decision that we all dread. . .

    • Gypsy & Trents dad said

      Marci, Sorry to hear this news. It will be tough to come to terms with this but you will do the right thing for Lucky. We went through this last spring with our Bailey and it was the toughest 4 months of our lives. Still not mentally recovered..
      Hugs from the Nj beagle pack!

    • Jan said

      So sorry to hear about Lucky’s tumor! Sending hugs … our Brownie developed lymphoma in the last year of her life, and we decided not to do chemo. Tough, tough decision, but I cherish the 10 wonderful years we had with her. And she led us to the DD and SOS Beagle Rescue (where we got Willow) and now we have Willow to keep us laughing.

      • Marci said

        Oh my, it’s so wonderful to know so many of you know what we’re going through and feel the same way we do about our beagles. Thank you. I can already feel your love and hugs. And I agree, Jan, our beagles certainly do know how to keep us laughing. I can’t bear the thought of being without her and yet I can’t bear the thought of replacing her either. One day at a time, right?!

    • Karen S. said

      I believe it is worth a try removing it.

      • Marci said

        Thanks Karen for the input. I always like to hear all sides. It helps me better assess. When difiicult decisions come I have a hard time removing myself emotionally.

    • Sue - Barney, Jodi & Huggy's Mom said

      Our heart and prayers are with you. There is nothing harder to do. But it is also the least that we can do for them.

    • Amy~Cobalt & Onyx's Mom said

      Sorry to hear this. Sending you prayers.

    • Luana, Cody, and Henry said

      This is a very hard decision that, unfortunately, many of us have to make at some time regarding our beloved four-legged children. Sending prayers and positive energy to Lucky and to you.

  3. harperlea said

    Julie, JB and Cassie are Adorabeagle for certain! (credit to Susan of course 🙂 ).
    And Willow, what a smartie pants!
    And darling of course!

  4. Susan in DE said

    Marci, hugs to you and Lucky. All of us here know how tough it is when you get this kind of news. You, your family, Lucky and your vet will make the right decisions when they need to be made (it’s not just one decision, it will be a series of them). Just keep loving her, and make sure the decisions are always being made for her comfort and well being first and foremost.

    I love these photos! Cassie and JB are darling, and Willow is definitely a smarty-pants!

    • harperlea said

      Susan, Ron and Carol,
      You guys eloquently expressed all the thoughts I had about Marci and Lucky…
      When I read some of the posts (not just from you three but every one) I wish that’s what I should’ve said!!!


  5. Rebecca Campbell said

    JB and Cassie look just like Pete and Penny. Penny is constantly cleaning Pete’s ears/eyes and she also looks at him with adoration.

    Marci, I am so sorry to hear about Lucky. For what it’s worth, we had a very elderly Beagle named Henry who had a tumor on his pancrease. We opted for surgery and he lived an additional 3 years. While it is always hard to make such a decision, I’m sure you will do whatever is best for Lucky. Hugs from the Campbell Pack.

  6. Sue - Barney, Jodi & Huggy's Mom said

    Forgot to mention the adoraBeagle Willow, JB & Cassie.

    Thanks for the smiles.

  7. Amy~Cobalt & Onyx's Mom said

    Beautiful dogs. The story about Willow has me laughing so hard.

  8. Gunner and Bailey's mom Anne said

    Love these!

  9. Carol, Eddy's mom said

    Beautiful beagles, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Marci, lots of beagle love and hugs to you and Lucky…we will be praying.

    • Carol, Libby's mom said

      The picture of JB and Cassie is so sweet. And Willow is the typical cute, clever beagle trickster.

      Marci – lots of love and maltipoo/honorary beagle hugs to you, Lucky, and your family from me and Libby! Lots of prayers, too. It is a dreadful decision to have to make but at some point, maybe Lucky will let you know when enough is enough. You know that we are all out here for you. ❤

  10. Marci said

    I didn’t expect such an outpouring today. My heart is full. Thank you. I will continue to keep you posted with Lucky’s progress and what we decide to do. I kind of believe like Carol does, that your dog will let you know when they’ve had enough. I know our Blazer did. And it didn’t make it any easier. Thank you again for sharing my love for beagles. I am sooo glad I found BOTW. Beagles are amazing little dogs. And I somehow find them most amusing when they are naughty. Which can be very often, given certain circumstances! .God bless you all!

    • Karen S. said

      It’s because they give us such love that it’s so hard when something happens to them. It’s the price of caring. Wishing you all the best, and I’ll keep you and your beag in my prayers.

  11. The Tea Sneak! hahahah…….thanks! for the laugh!!

  12. Luana, Cody, and Henry said

    Love the pics of Willow, JB, and Cassie. Willow is one sly little girl – smart as can be, as beagles are!

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