Let’s be honest about this. I am a dog person. I have always had dogs. I have had my variety of dogs throughout my life. I have had mutts, and pure breeds, I have paid for dogs, and gotten dogs for free. I have lost dogs to illness, injury, and even poison. I even had a dog named Toto, who was a direct decendant of the two dogs used in the famous movie “The Wizard of Oz” (they used two dogs because boy dogs can do tricks girls dogs can’t and vise-versa, and those two dogs had some fun lol).
Now dear hubby, has never owned a dog in his entire life. He has had cats, and even a rabbit, but never a dog. But when we were at his old rental house, there was a beagle puppy whose owner would walk by everyday, and this dog was SO adorable. I figured that one day, I would convince hubby that getting a dog was a good idea. He is a huge animal lover, so it made me wonder why he never wanted a dog. So I started hinting to him about beagles and that he needed one! Then, when we found our dream home, and it had a 20 foot by 30 foot dog run, I told him “See, this means we HAVE to get a dog!”.
We moved into our house in mid March 2011, about a month after hubby asked me to be his wife. We had made the decision that we would begin actively looking for a beagle puppy in the spring of 2012, but if either of us came across one we couldn’t pass up, we were to get it, and make it ours. We were married in early October, and only two weeks later, I awoke to a text from the father-in-law. He was at the fair and they had a cute little adoption fair going on and there was the sweetest little beagle, and father-in-law had to take a picture and send it to us. We both fell in LOVE instantly. She had the sweetest face and looked so calm.
Later that day, while I was at work, hubby had gone to the adoption place to find out more about her. Apparently, she was about 5 months old, and they had her for about 10 days, and they had never heard her bark. Hubby said she was the calmest, sweetest dog, and asked me if I wanted him to get her. I checked the bank account, and the answer was YES! We used our last bit of cash until pay day to bring this sweet little thing home. I sent hubby to the store to buy a dog bed, dog food, some toys, and a crate. Then hubby brought her to my work so I could meet her, and OMG, she was the best little thing I had ever met. So sweet, shivering as she laid in my lap while I ate.
On my way home, I had to stop for a crate because hubby didn’t know what to buy (being that he had never had a dog before). I couldn’t wait to get home and spend the next couple days with her.
She had already been fixed, microchiped, and had her first shots. She was ready to be a family love pup!
When I got home, she was sleeping, and had been sleeping most of the day. She was so skinny and so cuddly. She loved to be wrapped up in a blanket to keep warm. She was our very own cuddle bug.