Well it has been 5 months since we put down or good old friend Max. He was a good dog but we rescued him when he was 8 years old. I wanted to give him a second chance and he had a great life with us. My mom also recently put down her cat of 18 years after finding out she had cancer in her mouth. Now we have been talking about getting a new friend but nothing solid and wanted to enjoy the summer. Now it is time.
Tomorrow (Sunday) Nicole and the girls are going to Bewdley to pickup our new bundle of joy from a breeder. It just turns out that Nicole's dad knows the guy and he rents his dogs out for hunting in the fall. We have picked a new addition called Lucy and she will be joining us to start a new life. She is a pure bred beagle and the mom is a great hunter and so is the dad. I was offered a contact to train her to hunt and track and will take him up on that offer. We are going to get her right into training because I want her to come when she is called and obey every command we give her. This is the first puppy for our family, even though we did get Tawny our lab/husky mix when she was 10 months old, she was already trained somewhat. I am looking forward to the challenge and have to say that I'm turning towards Cesar Millan's books for guidance. He does do a great job with dogs and knows his shit! I want this dog to be very loyal and obey so I don't have to chase her all over the country trying to get her back.
Today we bought a new dog bed, bowls, food, collar, leash, toys and tag. Everyone is very excited to get her home and even my inlaws are getting a beagle puppy from the same breeder. They will pick up their puppy on the 14th since they have one from a different litter.
I will post pics and hopefully she will be smart like her big sister Tawny!