I adopted Mickey 7 years ago from the Woman's Humane Society. He is a Lemon Beagle. They found him on the steps so we are guessing his age at about 9 now. He is the sweetest beagle. He keeps my mom company most of the time as she has dementia. I always say he is an angel sent to me to look after her. He has stayed with her for the past two years and she would be so much worse without him. Her world revolves around him. I used to bring him home on weekends but now it upsets her to be without him.
He is still my baby.
He just had surgery for a torn ACL in the back leg and had to have a toe removed on a front paw due to a tumor that kept growing back. He also had a small tumor on his side removed that turned out to be cancerous. This type doesn't metastasize so it is one that I have to keep an eye on. My mom is taking real good care of him and I stop every day to see him.
My baby Gracie, a tri-colored beagle, I adopted 6 weeks ago from a beagle rescue in New Jersey. She is about 2 1/2 years old. She came from a high kill shelter in Ohio. She is also so sweet but must have been through alot in her little life. She used to inhale her food in the biginning and started to submissively urinate when I first got her. We worked on that and it is just about stopped. I am teaching her to sit right now and I am trying to build up her confidence. We are growing together.
I will post pics. when I can. I am anxious to meet all of you and your babies. :bounce:
Howdy :wave: Welcome to Beagle World and a big welcome arrooooo to Mickey and Gracie. I'm sure Gracie will thrive in her new home. My rescue beagle wolfed his kibble down the first few days, I decided to feed him, one piece of kibble at a time. It helped us bond, got him to eat and actually chew at a resonable rate and helped him shed much of his rescue baggage. Mickey sounds like a trooper, so glad you found us /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
Your story of Mickey and his companionship to your mother touches my heart. I used to work in Long Term Care Facilities and have seen fist hand the devastating effects of Dementia and other memory disorders.
I really believe that animals, like people, come in to your life for a reason and it is apparent that Mickey is fulfilling his role as your mothers guardian.
I am sorry I did not respond sooner but life has been busy.
All of your babies look beautiful. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if people acted like beagles.
Well, I am actually going to a "Beagle" picnic today. It is a fundraiser for the rescue I adopted Gracie from. Hopefully, my daughter remembers her camera and I can post pictures of Gracie. Mickey won't be going as he is still healing and i think it would be too much for him.
Have a good day everyone. It is a beautiful one here in Philadelphia, Pa.