Our first night with Buddy the Beagle

14 Apr

It was March 2012.  It was a sunny March.  Probably one of the last in England.  My middle child and I got into the car and set out to Essex.  Since we’ve decided not to take Yorkie and to look into Beagles we found a breeder that was close to Hertfordshire.  It seemed as though most breeders were Kennel Club certified and the prices for Beagles were outrageous.  But, this advert seemed pretty reasonable.  It took us a while to find the place, but we finally did.  We pulled into a very scary trailer park.  And, then I heard the sweetest little sound.  It was our future family pet barking!

The first night with Buddy the Beagle.


Our first night with Buddy was a very interesting one.  We tried to kennel train him.  But, he did not like it.  He barked and barked and barked.  And, barked and barked and barked.  We didn’t mind as a family.  But, my opinionated neighbor sure did.  She is no animal lover.  She is an animal hoarder.  She said we needed to be strict and firm.  She basically went on and on about how we should put Buddy ‘in his place’.  My husband and I agreed that Buddy should sleep in the hallway as it was already rotting from dampness underneath and he needed to learn how to be potty trained.  So, we lined newspaper by the door, set his cage there opened with all of this toys and blanket and voila.  No barking.  We knew we had a special puppy.  A puppy who we would need to get to know just as you would do in a dating relationship.  He was my little boy.




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