Tuesday, February 23, 2010

to Beagle or not to Beagle

I have been asked if I would take Sparky AKA I love me some JP1 dog home to stay.
I have ALWAYS wanted to train a specific therapy dog for Children s hospitals and Hospice.
Get certified to bring them to visit the terminally ill.
Could this dog not bring a smile to an ill child's face?
We shall see. SP likes Beagles alot as his Mom raised them, but we already have two, so we shall see...
Voted: Cutest face EVER...


10 comments:

Kristina P. said...

How could you say no to that face?!?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Adorable! My aunt and uncle have one and he's a sweetie, but you gotta watch any food you might have laying around. I went to visit one year and he broke into my suitcase and ate a whole bag of chocolate covered coffee beans....and then he went into the kitchen and pulled a loaf of bread off the table and at the entire loaf!

That was one sick pup. The vet had to pump his tummy. I hear that's pretty typical for beagles and food and them not realizing they've eaten too much until it's too late.


~Lisa

ps. Sure you can have that big tire photo of mine. I hope you're able to get that trail course built.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Speaking of therapy dogs, this reminded me of you...

Have tissues ready. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGODurRfVv4

~Lisa

Anonymous said...

I have one. 16 years old. Has cost me THOUSANDS of dollars becuase he gets into everything. And not because I'm not careful! He once broke into a friend's duffel bag and stole his dog's pain pills -- ate them all. He was lucky he didn't die (and that I footed the $4k bill). I could go on for days . . .

Oh, and they run away any chance they get. You can't ever let them off leash without a fence! Watch all food, put away garbage cans (mine has figured all of them out, so it must stay under the counter).

They can be really bratty, you have to be a boss with them or they will run you. They are super smart. And very stubborn. They are also hard to train without food.

I could never use mine as a therapy dog because he's more interested in eating and sniffing than keeping people company. People do think he's cute and are very attracted to him, so if he is a rare beagle that prefers people over food and sniffing, he's make a really good therapy dog!

Pony Girl said...

We had a very special beagle in my family. Riley. He got cushings and only lived to be 9, but he was a character! I love the idea you have....of a therapy dog. I'd love to do a program like that, visiting nursing homes, and letting the elderly pet and visit with the dogs. It literally lowers their blood pressure!

Mrs Mom said...

Dude-- that FACE!! Totally has my vote to give him a home!!! Way too sweet!!

Jocelyn said...

Ive been doing alot of reading about their garbage guts. We had a dashund that destroyed and ate everything under the sun.

The Wife said...

Oh that face would melt me into a puddle of goo! Look at those precious eyes!

Liz said...

Oh gosh. I think beagles might be the sweetest breed of dog there is. So sweet.

Vintage and Cake said...

I love this dog, how cute I just want to hug him/her. My dog died last year and I miss him so much. You have to make the most of them. Adorable xx


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