Hello to everyone from the UK. just checking in with news............at last we have beagle no 2 !!!! yes we finally took the plunge and rescued Ollie from 'many tears' rescue in Wales. Ollie or Nigel as they had named him temporarily was found wandering around wales and taken in by the dog warden. He had 7 days before being put to sleep. He was taken by many tears on day 6 and they are a strict no kill shleter. he was put on their web site on wednesday last week, we saw him on there the same day, spoke to them and reserved him on thursday. he was micro chipped, vaccinated and castrated on friday. we had the home check on friday night and picked him up on saturday.
what can i say.... he is the most well bred, well mannered, polite, calm regal gentleman you could ever wish to meet. he is guestimated at about 4 and half years old. he has more manners than meg and makes her look like a right nightmare !! lol, well, she is a 100 miles an hour meg !!!
he is completly house trained, he sleeps for england, he doesnt beg at the table, pounce on the dishwasher, rummage in the bins, steal socks or anything . !! unlike his sister !!, he walks to heal, he doesnt scavage along the hedges for food, or try to roll in poo either !!
we cannot believe it. he has slotted right in with our family. meg is fine with him, but didnt seem to want to be too close with him, but last night for the first time, when he got in her basket with her, she didnt get out, so it was a move in the right direction. she still sleeps with us as top dog and ollie has been allowed to go into Amy's room so he has his own special place as well. walking them is better as he slows her down and she speeds him up. sometimes it is like a moving game of twister as someone once said on here but on the whole, off i go with 2 leads in one hand. unbeleivable !! we love him already, its like he has always been here.
however........... he is a houdini as he can open doors, oh yes and rusty old latches on side gates as well!!! we lost hm once but thank god we got him back. so we have to watch that side of him, but other than that, its perfect.
we know that someone somewhere must have loved him very much and spent time with him as he sits, gives paw, lies down, and does everything you ask him to, whereas meg just looks at you as if to say na, i aint doing that !! , so its very sad that he was found all alone. he may well have just got out and got lost but he wasnt micro chipped or neutred so i just dont know and we never will. sometimes he looks so sad, i wonder what he has been through.?? but hey ho, dogs live in the now ( according to cesar milan ) so we will just have to move forward and hope that he will grow to love us just as much.
anyway wanted to tell you all about him. i cant add pictures as i am so thick!! but if any of you guys have facebook, please find me on there and add me as a freind and you can see all the pics of ollie and meg. My full name is Toni McFall. anyway i will keep you updated on ollie and see you all soon x