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My name is Ann and I have had beagles in my life since 1988. When my children were 7 and 5 we purchased our 1st home and promised them a dog. I have always loved beagles and knew that was the type of dog I wanted. "Bailey" was 12 wks. when we got her and had already been abused by her so called breeder.:mad: She was neurotic and scared to death and needed lots of TLC. After years of love and care she remained neurotic which just made us love her more.

Her playmate "Barkley" a beagle mix, arrived 2 yrs. later and was anything but abused. She was the most happy-go-lucky dog ever. They became lifelong buddies and only spent 2 nights apart in "Bailey's" 15 years. Over that time, I can't tell you how many material possessions "Bailey" destroyed by chewing, how many carpets were replaced from so called accidents, and how many times I replaced the sod in the backyard. But their love overcame all of their bad habits that we just never could get a handle on.

After all of that, when "Bailey" had to be euthanized,:( I cried for literally months. So...off to another breeder and low and behold, another beagle, "Sadie". She looked just like "Bailey", however the behavior was nothing similar. "Sadie" is spunky, confident, and scared of nothing. "Barkley" was now becoming an old lady and had slowed down a lot after "Bailey's" death. "Sadie's" spunk brought new life to her and she hung in there for 2 more years. Knowing "Barkley's" time was short, we wanted a playmate for "Sadie". The opportunity arose for us to get yet another beagle from the same breeder "Sadie" came from, so enter stage right..."Sam". "Sam" cried the entire time we were trying to decide which puppy to take and has not shut up since. He is EXTREMELY vocal and is a huge BABY! He literally talks, yells, and cries! I told my husband we would regret choosing the "crier",:rolleyes: however he has the personality like no other and has been so easy to spoil. He does have his quirks, like opening the fridge and helping himself. We are the only family I know with a bungy cord on the refrigerator door.:confused:

So, needless to say, my experiences have been quite different with each dog, but I have not regretted a minute of my life with my beagles. "Sadie" and "Sam" still have many years of love to give to us, and are every bit as much a part of our family as "Bailey" and "Barkley". I look forward to returning that love to this special breed of dog!!
 

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Hi Ann!! So nice to have you join us and thanks for sharing your story! I can't wait to get to know you Sadie and Sam better!

LOL please show us a picture of the bungy cord on the fridge!
 

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Sorry I don't have a picture. We didn't think to take one before we bought a new refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom and the french doors on the top. Needless to say, Sam was very disappointed in our new purchase. Thanks for the response.
 
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