Introducing the Beagle Brigade

Khloe (top left), Scooter, Sophie, Vinny, Annie (left to right) and Rascal, the cat.

We are very excited to introduce ourselves.   We are Annie, Khloe, Vinny, Scooter and Sophie.   We are all between 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 years old and live with 2 big parrots and 7 cats.  We have a momma and a teenage human sister.  We have a daddy, too, but he doesn’t live with us.  We visit him and his 3 doggies on the weekends and he comes by and sees us sometimes on his way home from work.  We also have temporary friends stay with us from time to time while they are looking for their forever homes.  It is a big family, but we always have a lot of fun and momma says we are super spoiled.  We don’t know anything about that, but we do get lots of love and have lots of toys to play with.

We all had different starts in life…

A little over 2 years ago Momma decided it was time to add another member to the family.  She always loved Beagles so she started searching and found Annie.  Annie was just 7 weeks old but momma knew she was perfect and brought her home.

When Annie was 6 months old, momma decided she needed a friend.  She found Khloe who was 7 months old and needed a new home because her momma and daddy didn’t have time for her.  They lived in an apartment and worked a lot so Khloe spent most of her life in a crate.  Khloe was so excited when she came to live with momma because she had never had a backyard of her own before.  She thought the idea of opening the door and there being a yard there was the best thing on earth.  She still does.  It is one of Khloe’s favorite places.

About a year later momma heard of a boy beagle that had been found running down a busy road.  He was about 1 year old and the people that found him couldn’t find his owners.  So, momma said he could come stay here.   Vinny loves to play and decided this new home was a great place for him to just be a Beagle.

Khloe and Vinny loved each other instantly, but Annie was a little jealous.  A couple of weeks later, Daddy told momma that maybe we should get another boy to even everything out and maybe Annie wouldn’t be so jealous.  So, momma started looking and found Scooter.  Scooter was just over a year old and his situation was like Khloe’s – he was living in a crate most of the time in an apartment.  Well, until he got his daddy evicted.  Then they went to live at his grandparents’ house, but their dogs didn’t like the idea of sharing their house, so Scooter had to find a new home.  Momma met with him and he was a little shy, but momma figured he would open up after he got settled in.  After all – this is the house where Beagles get to be Beagles.  Momma was right and Scooter settled right in.  He never had a momma before but decided he really liked having one and now he never leaves her sight.

That was supposed to be where the story ended – just the four of us.  Four dogs was already more then momma had anticipated and Vinny and Scooter had both just come to live with us within few weeks of each other.   But see momma has a heart condition.  It is very soft.  She has a hard time saying no when someone is in real need.  She was looking at her Facebook page one day and someone had posted a picture of a Beagle that was at the pound and about to be put to sleep.  She was marked for rescue only because the people who dumped her at the pound said she was aggressive.  Momma went to work trying to find a rescue group to help but with no luck.  So, momma said Sophie could come here until her forever home could be found if a rescue group could help get her from the pound.   Thankfully the shelter had some space, so Sophie was given a reprieve and momma continued working on saving her.  It took two stressful days, but on what was supposed to be Sophie’s last day on earth – momma went and picked her up from the pound.  Come to find out Sophie had no aggression problems – she was just a hyper one year old puppy.  She instantly bonded with the rest of us Beagles and after only a week and a half – momma realized that Sophie was already part of the family and wasn’t going anywhere.

So, that is how we each came be part of the Beagle Brigade.  Momma said she is certain we will have lots of adventures to share so we will be back soon!

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Shadow’s Introduction to Daniel’s World

I am excited today as I begin blogging for Daniel The Beagle.  I hope you will enjoy reading glimpses of my world.

My name is Trever-Shadow.  I am most likely a Scottie-Poodle mix, and I love to play, run, watch birds,  sleep, take walks, take care of my Mommy, and have bunches of  fun.

I used to live in Animal Shelters.  Yes…more than one.

Last year the people who had me took me to a shelter and said they wanted to surrender me, as they could no longer care for me.  I was just a little over two months old then, and I don’t know why they didn’t love me enough to keep me. I think I am both loving and loveable!  🙂

No one wanted to adopt me from that shelter either.  So they sent me to a Humane Society in a larger city that was opening a new and beautiful facility.  They transported  40  of us that day!   We were to be there for the new Opening Day with the hopes that we could have a better chance of being adopted.  Soon after I arrived they picked me for surgery.  I had a bad hernia and needed to be neutered. opps… sleepy times…

I was in surgery the day of the Grand Opening, and all of the folks who came to view and adopt did not get to see me.  My ‘Mommy’ went that day along with many others, but she left with no new puppy.  ( more about that another day )  The adoption counselor told her they would have more puppies the next day who were currently in surgery.

The next day I was still in pain, a little groggy from surgery and hiding in the back corner of my cage trying to sleep and be invisible.  I was scared and miserable.  I was not invisible to my adopting Mommy, and this is where my  “Happy Life”  began!

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