I thought I needed a dog that barked.
Bella is very quiet, having a herding gene that won’t quit. No matter, she looks quite lethal peering over window sills, silently staring at visitors.
Beagles were not at the top of my list but I relented to pressure from a certain sweetheart I live with.
Sophie came to live here last Saturday and it has been lively.
That might be putting all this mildly.
L O U D
come to mind as apt adjectives.
You may be considering your own small bundle of holy
Don’t let my whining dissuade you.
My guess is there’s tons of them at rescues, given they are quite the handful of squirming canine!
One Bella-paw holds Sophie firmly in place.
Thankfully Bella is as gentle as Sophie is ferocious!
I’ve had to step in to protect Bella from this mighty mini-canine.
She charges in then sprints beneath whatever convenient cover she can find.
That is almost anything right now.
There will come the inevitable head-bang!
Bella cannot possibly catch Sophie but she does have her ways….
Bella is very good at pinning her down by her little rat tail.
She’s had much practice as she loves to catch lizards, a favorite summer-time activity.
She never harms them and my grandkids love it!
She has perfected stomping the tails and, of course, they drop off.
We have many stub-tail lizards scurrying around here now.
She’s quite good at landing her huge, loving paw on top of that little beagle tail as it flies by.
I am sure you can imagine the shrill indignant howls as Sophie’s suddenly stopped short of her destination beneath the closest chair.
There’s a certain sense of justice in their “play”…
Tonight we found them bedded down together for the night.
Sophie was safely tucked into Bella’s neck, both of them snoring doggy dreams and happiness.