November 2, 2009

We have a pupster!

Last week we adopted a 2 year old Beagle from Great Dog Rescue New England.

All we know about her is that she was dropped off at a high kill shelter about a year ago with a brand new litter of puppies when her owners decided they didn't want to breed Beagles anymore. A wonderful woman rescued her and fostered her for a while, then she was sent up to MA to be fostered with a great couple in Shrewsbury, Elaina and Alan. Elaina keeps a blog about their rescue fosters here. She was named Cherry by the original rescuer because she had a cherry eye. A vet took care of that for her, and we have renamed her Beasley.

Ken and I have fallen head over heels in love with this little doggie. She is so sweet. She's pretty low energy, when she's inside she's snuggling up to one of us on the couch, or laying across the whole thing if we're up and about.

When we go for walks though, she likes to run ahead. When she gets going her back legs trip her up, so she ends up running with her front legs and actually skipping with her back legs. A-dorable.

She's shown a little bit of separation anxiety, so this morning before we left for work (the first day we've had her where we're both gone all day) we took her for a loooong walk, packed a kong full of yummy treats and hid it, gave her some calm pets before we left, filled up her food ball (sort of like a puzzle she has to figure out in order to get her food out- she scarfs it up without chewing otherwise!) and while she was occupied with that, we quietly snuck out. She didn't make a peep while we left, so we are really hoping we don't come home to a stressed out puppy and a lot of pee on our floors! Last week I left her alone for a little under 3 hours while I went to Yoga, and she did just fine, so I think she'll be okay.

I'm just surprised at how much I miss this little ball of beagle! I can't wait to get home to her!