My name is David. My wife and I had to put out Australian Shepherd down in October after 16 wonderful years. Our 9 year old Westie was constantly looking for him so we decided that we had to get another dog. Went to an adotion agency in St George Utah (PAWS) to look for a suitable replacement. Out of all the dogs, here came a beagle that immediately sat on my foot and looked up at me. That did it. His name is Lucky and we have had him since November. He turned 1 year old in December (We got his AKC registrationshot records, etc). He loves the Westie and our 2 cats. He was apparently badly treated by his original owners but is coming out of it quickly. He's "my boy" and sleeps up tight against me all night. I worried, at first, because he has a tan or "liver" colored nose but I guess that is not so uncommon. I look forward to belonging to the forum.