Public Service Announcement: February
Just a reminder to everyone that for your own safety and sanity you should not breed a Beagle with any large breed dog. Beagles are adorable. They are probably the cutest breed in my opinion. When they are puppies their ears are full size so they trip over them. Their ears hang in their water bowls while they are drinking. Seriously…so darn cute! BUT–Beagles are crazy when it comes to food. They live in a world where they assume you are not going to feed them. They are always hungry and with the exception of lettuce I have yet to own a beagle that didn’t love all food. I have even seen a 20 pound beagle body slam a doberman into a dining room wall to steal their hamburger!
Beagles are crazy. Now when they weigh 20 to 30 pounds and are about a foot off the ground you just keep food up and make sure there is not a chair near by for them to push to the table or counter. (I’ve seen it happen)
Rufus weighs 110 pounds and reaches the counter when standing on all fours. If he goes up on his back legs he is taller than me. (I’m 5’10) So when you are trying to let a ham rest after cooking there is no safe place to keep the ham. We ate dinner at 4:15pm yesterday because we had no choice, but to cut the ham and then put it safely in the fridge. Rufus can reach every surface in the kitchen and dining room. Thank you to the genius who thought it was a good idea to breed a beagle with a larger breed dog. I had plans to finish work, clean my office and then eat dinner, but ham at 4:15pm became the new plan!