Beagles – Woo Hoo!!

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.

She still wears the E-collar post-surgery until the leg heals.  Now we call her Buckethead alot.  To know her is to question our sanity on keeping her, but I love her.

And I love Beagles!

About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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