Monday, May 30, 2011


What is it about puppies and babies? My heart melts. I love them. But a baby isn't something I'm game for right now, so it looks like a puppy won out.

Welcome John Wayne. He's our new beagle. He's absolutely adorable, and I'm pretty sure he's a genius. He can already go up the stairs, jump from couch to couch, and goes right in his kennel and curls up for the night. Those are all things Bebe, our stupid Shih-Tzu could never do.

I was worried that the first night or two would be rough, with a lot of whining and crying, but he only cried for a minute before we remedied that with a night light. Not too shabby.

Now on to potty training. Oy. Not a lover of this phase, especially with all the rain we're having lately. But at least it's not winter, so I don't have to stand out in the snow! Hopefully he'll feel my angst and pick right up on it. Beagles are notoriously smart, and notoriously stubborn, so we'll see which attribute wins out first. Let's hope for smart.

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grannybabs said...

I am not a dog lover but yours looks pretty charming. (I'm a cat person, but years ago when our cat disappeared, I didn't replace him. I prefer admiring other folks' animals instead!!)

Hill Family said...

He is SO CUTE! I will have to come see him next time I am at my parents. I still remember when Rocky was a baby sleeping on you for the longest time. Beagles are so awesome.

Shayna said...

Lily = Stubborn.

Good Luck!!