When kids picture a puppy in their mind, they don’t picture a shepherd puppy or a bijon puppy – the image that comes to their mind is the face of a beagle puppy – the quintessential face of a dog – Snoopy – long floppy ears and big adorable eyes.
My friends Jessica and John own Bygoode Kennels – which means that they occasionally breed show beagles. Their dogs are show champions many times over.
Birdie has done the best. She won Best of Opposites at Westminster a number of years back. That means that of all the Beagles that were showing in the Beagle Breed competition, she was the top female Beagle in a year that a male won for Best of Breed. Pretty exciting. However, it has been difficult to pass her winning traits onto a litter of puppies as she has had numerous difficulties conceiving. Until now.
That is Birdie, taking a well deserved rest as she is now the Mom of two of the most adorable puppies – a girl Ruby and a boy Kirby – that you have ever seen.
This is Ruby
This is Kirby
What little kid would not lose their minds over either of them. I got to spend an hour or so with them on Friday and it was just puppy loving time. I miss having a house full of puppies so this really helped. I also love Beagles – as evidenced by my adopting our 12 year old LadyBug (affectionately called Bug around here) who recently had surgery to remove a recurring cancerous tumor she has on her leg. This photo was from just before the surgery.
And I love Beagles!