5 And A Beagle

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Who's Training Who? 

Day 5 of life with Puppy, and this morning we had double success with the housebreaking process. The first pee and poop of the day OUTSIDE.....yeah! Is it because Charlie has clued in to what he has to do (and where)? Nooooo, it's because I've learned just because he looks like he doesn't have to go . . . . . . . . . . patience, Grasshopper!

Who's the smarter one now? Hah - I'll take the small victories where I can but I'm still stocking up on a jumbo supply of paper towels and spray cleaner AND the kitchen tile floor is still his only free roaming room in the house.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Beginnings 

It's been over 7 months since Miles left us and on any given day, as I walk up the front steps I will think "better hurry up and open the door because Miles will be anxious to get out for some play time in the backyard." When the dishwasher door is opened, I still expect to hear the clickety-clack of his paws on the kitchen floor as he comes in to scope out possible snacks (some bad habits were hard to break - he saw the dishwasher as his personal smorgasbord). Miles will always be missed!

Today we bring home a puppy, another beagle, that won't take Miles' place in our hearts, but will wiggle his way in to find his own little spot in our hearts.

This is a picture taken about 6 weeks ago. His father is a beagle originally from Sweden and his momma, a local Fraser Valley beagle. In keeping with his Swedish lineage, we've decided to name him Markus, Lars, Bjorn, Benny . . . . maybe, I'm not sure - it's still up for vote between the girls.

One this is for certain . . . life with a puppy in the house should be very interesting!



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