Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Who Can Resist That Face?

I don't want a beagle. I need a dog, but not a beagle. Beagles hunt. They howl. They chase and kill chickens. This might be the dog that killed my chickens last month (I didn't blog about it because I was too upset. We have more chickens now, but it's not the same as my own hand-raised babies). I don't need a hunting dog.


Last night we went to the shelter to see what their hours were so we could drop her off. We've called all the neighbors and no one claims her. I don't want a beagle (did I say that already?). We found a nice black lab puppy and I filled out adoption papers. We are to pick him up tomorrow evening, I think.


Haley named the beagle Sweetpea. I told Haley the dog is not staying here--she was far too interested in the chickens and turkeys. We found a collar and a chain.


Larry named her Roosevelt; I have no idea why. He calls her Rosie for short. When he comes home, he unties her and she follows him everywhere, even out to the beehive. I told him we don't want a beagle. He agrees as he scratched her ears.


She's hungry, always. She's curious, ever. She howls when we leave and when we return. She is always on the hunt for food. She can fit through the gate and onto the porch. We don't need a beagle.

But I wonder how long I can resist that face.

9 comments:

Tracey said...

I think maybe the beagle needs you :)

Granny Sue said...

hmmm....there's something I hadn't considered.

deborah wilson said...

How long can you resist that face?

2 more minutes??? lol

StitchinByTheLake said...

God sends gifts when we aren't looking. :) Just look at Rosie as a gift from God directly to you - is it your birthday, an anniversary maybe, or perhaps it's just a Happy Wednesday gift. Children and pets - come straight from Him! Blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

I think you are going to have 2 dogs, a beagle and a black lab! Perhaps the lab will teach Sweetpea Rosie how not to hunt chickens.
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earth heart said...

I hold the same sentiments as you when it comes to hounds of any sort but, tell me, who can resist those soulful eyes? Funny how animals often choose us as opposed to us choosing them. Sometimes we've got to just go with the flow and trust that all is as it should be. :)

Batsy said...

Your poor chickens. I know what it's like to lose an entire flock due to some predator -- in my case it was a marten.

Tracey said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog :)
Keep me posted on Rosie.

Tipper said...

Oh just accept it-you know you can't resist if they've already named her.

Love the pink daisy.

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