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Hi - I'm new here, and thought I'd post an introduction, and eventually a pic.

I am owned by two beautiful Lemon beagles:"

Lemon Meringue (a full lemon beagle), approximately 7, has a strong hunting instinct that is misplaced a bit on dog and cat scents as much as squirrels and rabbits. She was overweight -someones spoiled housepet, and then eventually surrendered to a shelter - and then rescued by a beagle rescue group called BeaglesRUs near Columbus Ohio.

Luna de Miel (looks more like a red and white thana lemon), approximately 5, is my "fraidy dog". When I first got her, she wouldn't bark, and if you gave her a toy, she'd take a chomp but if you approached she'd drop it and cower. Now she grabs it and runs -one of her favorite games in the house is "i'm gonna getcha". We think she may have been a failed hunting dog - lots of fears of brooms and anything with a long handle - though she could easily have been a runt, or just have that kind of personality. She learned to bark from Lemon, and will bark just as loud at critters - but then shakes her head as if she scared herself, and often is barking only because Lemon is. She is also the "alpha" - and has a little bit of food agression - only with the other dog, never with me. She has a more independent streak, but boy does she lover her bellyrubs...

Anyway, those are my two girls. I'll post pics as soon as I figure out how /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Hi and happy you've found us. :wave:

Your girls sound wonderful. Can't wait to see pics. Thank you for giving Lemon and Luna their forever homes. Rescue stories are always interesting, happy things to read about. I love their names. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Hope you'll find our site fun and full of info.

Monica and Daisy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Thanks for the welcome - I can't quite seem to figure out how pictures work on this forum - any help is welcome?

My webpage was outdated so i let it be "lost "when they upgraded where I host it - and have not yet put it back. I have a few pics out there, though, but nothing that is "clickable" - for now i just want to put one over there on the left like I see people doing?
 

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Welcome Gallina. I know you will enjoy this forum. I have learned so much here. I am still working on the picture thing myself and although I have posted a few times I am not yet familiar enought with the process to help anyone. Lots of people here will help you though.
 

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A big welcome arrroooo to you, Lemon and Luna - I love their names too!

We have three rescue beagles and our youngest (Popcorn) sounds a lot like your Luna - she is also most likely a failed hunting beagle (from Newfoundland, Canada) and is afraid of just about everything in the world - although over the year and a half we have had her she has improved a lot. But once she is in her comfort zone (rather than enemy territory where she could be killed at any moment) she also exhibits alpha tendencies... especially towards our middle beagle Moosie.

And I know it is in fact possible for anyone to figure out how to post pictures since I managed to do it notwithstanding being very technically inept - but I am certainly not able to explain it in any way that anyone else could understand! I'll leave that to the experts. And I believe you can't put a picture "over there on the left" until you have posted 200 times - although I passed that threshold some time ago and still haven't quite figured out how to actually do it...
 

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Welcome to beagle world!!! :wave:

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures as one of my beagles is a lemon also. I also have her sister who is a tri-color. After reading how one of yours doesn't bark, my Maggie doesn't bark either. She will let our other dog and her sister Jasmine do all the barking and she just sits back and watches....
 

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Welcome to you and your lemony girls! I saw their photo on your profile. Gorgeous!

Re: posting pics. Click on "Beagle World Forums" and look seven subjects down for "Photo Posting Help". I use Image Shack and as BookerMoose mentioned, if I can do it, anybody can.

My Henry was a Katrina dog from cajun country, Louisiana. But he no doubt had a crappy life before being picked up as a stray and placed in Vermillion Parish Animal Shelter where they have no adoption program.

He came to us dying with heartworms and scared to death.

We beat the heartworms and he is much less frightened but like your Luna, he is afraid of the darndest things. Loud noises, objects on the counter that aren't usually there, things like the vaccum cleaner. And he won't walk on a leash.

Anyway, glad you found Beagle World. You'll like it here. There is a new subject to post under: Memorials/Rainbow Bridge.

~Denise
 

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Howdy, Gallina??? :wave: Wow, two rescues and I bet they are beautiful. Lemon sounds like she once had a loving, if not over indulging, home. Luna sounds like her past life was far less than perfect. I love it when a once abused rescue "fraidy dog" begins to shed that past baggage. Bless you for give them a safe forever home. A big welcome arrrooooo to Lemon and Luna de Miel from my old rescue Bagel.

I rescued Bagel over 9 years ago, he was between 3 and 5 when I took him out of death row at pound. He was a "fraidy dog" when he came home, wouldn't play, would cower if approached or heavon forbid someone raisee their voice. He hasn't cowered in over 8 years and he too enjoys his bellyrubs.
 

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Welcome! :wave: My Li'l Girl is a rescue who came to live with us in July, 2000. She was easily cowed, too, and still has her moments, but has pretty well become her beagly self. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif She shares her home with 3 other dogs, 2 of whom are also rescues, and a calico cat who "chose" us 13-1/2 years ago.
 

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Welcome to you and your gang! Great names and hoping you'll get the hang of posting pics soon. Am sure Beaglebabe will be along to help you - she is our resident photo expert. I, too, am a beagle rescue mom -- my Maggie was a street dog for an unknown period of time before I adopted her at about 1 year of age. She is now a distinguished lady of almost 12 years. Thank you so much for giving two rescues a wonderful home!
 

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Welcome ! I LOVE the rescue stories too! :bounce2:
 

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Wow thanks for the great replies. It appears my little LUna isn't the only one who has earned the name of "fraidy dog".

I read somewhere that a dog with baggage will often assert itself as alpha if given opportunity.

Luna will be absolutely fine for a while and then suddenly she'll be all fraidy for some reason. The other day we were out walking and she was suddenly terrified of my neighbor - we haven't seen him up close in a while but he's a doggie lover - they had a big ole yellow lab that went to the bridge less than a year ago.

Luna loves stuffed toys, though I have to watch her a little bit, as she will "protect" them from Lemon.

They are my companions- and its hard to imagine life without them now. When I have to travel, they go to the "doggie hotel" - which they love. But, often I get back too late to bring them home until the next day, and its a quiet and lonely night until the pack is all back at home.
 
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