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Here are a few new pictures of Cecil and Brandy in the playpen taken last month. My favorite is the solo picture of my girl Cecil. I just love my girls!!!!






 

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They are so cute!! And they seem to be enjoying their playtime together /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I love watching Beagles playing!
 

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Marti, great shots. I too love the one of Cecil by herself. She's so beautiful (and Brandy is too!). They look like they have a great time out in their pen. They've gotten so big too! We've got to get the girls together again soon.
 

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Marti,
they are so cute!! I see in the last picture that they are nipping each other's cheeks. Do they do this all the time? I worry that Georgia does not like Polly at all--she is so ferocious!
 

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Quote:I see in the last picture that they are nipping each other's cheeks. Do they do this all the time?
They play like this together a lot. Most of it is mouthing and profiling with lots of squeely noises and only looking fierce; however, sometimes it gets a little rough. Rarely does one yelp from pain, so they are not being too rough. As our first trainer said, "they will not do damage to cause a vet trip." And this has been true. They do gladiator stand up on hind legs duels and chase each other around and around the bales of straw. Each takes turns laying on her back and letting the other one play dominate, but never do they hurt each other. They don't growl at each other. They bark at each other when chasing or wanting to play with the other. We never intervene unless it has gotten very agressive and that has been few and far between. As I said most is profiling and game playing. They are litter sisters and love each other dearly. They kiss a lot and look out for one another. No worries.
 

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Marti, your girls are growing up beautifully. Their coats are so shiny and pretty markings.

Do you find them easier to take care of now that they are a bit older?

Ours used to wrestle and play fight more when they were younger. Only once did they actually fight. We didn't see it happen, but one of them had a black eye and the other one had a sore nose. Nothing to go to the vet about. That was the only time they actually hurt each other.

I still love their playpen!! Enjoy your girls!!
 

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In some ways they are easier now, but they still play together like puppies. I think at 18 months they are still puppies. When they are in the playpen, they make little nests on the edges to sun in or stay warm, when cooler, but lot's of time they just play and chew on bones and such. They have toys in there as well as in the house and they play with their toys especially tuggie ones. They love to play tuggie inside and outside. They also love to chase each other around things...the center bales in the playpen as they have made a "Bristol" high banked track, and in the house around the sofa and dining room table in the great room. Each and every morning and especially in the evening they chase each other around and around and then the chaser switches and the other one chases, the chaser barking the whole time. When that's over they wrestle and have fun in general. In the evenings after their walk, my girl Cecil loves to chase her tail and will spin until I am sure she is dizzy. They are fun to take on walks, but I still can't take both together. I take one in one direction and Richard heads out in the other. We do a mile in the morning when they first get up or I wake them up and one in the evening around 5-5:30. And they still have to have the evening chase. Very often I do two in morning and two at night as Richard often begs off for one reason or another....He misses out on the fun. Each dog generally gets to socialize either with another dog on a walk, or in a yard or with another person or two. Everyone loves the girls....very social and love to kiss. I can't get as long a work day as I wish as my day can't begin until they are in the playpen or in their room for their 1PM nap. And then around 4:30 it's time for the social time start up with the girls. They aren't nearly as destructive and I can generally leave them alone in the house for up to 20 minutes without worry. They go to bed at 7 in their kennels, but take their aftenoon nap on their dog beds in their room outside the kennel. It did not work at all for night sleeping outside the kennel on the dog beds. They sleep 12 hours or so. Great girls. Thanks for asking....Sorry I talked on so long.
 

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Great photos. What a fantastic pen they have to play in. A bit of rough and tumble does no harm. Your girls are beautiful.
 

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Quote:Originally posted by Marti Knox:
Quote:I see in the last picture that they are nipping each other's cheeks. Do they do this all the time?
They play like this together a lot. Most of it is mouthing and profiling with lots of squeely noises and only looking fierce; however, sometimes it gets a little rough. Rarely does one yelp from pain, so they are not being too rough. As our first trainer said, "they will not do damage to cause a vet trip." And this has been true.
Moose and Popcorn play like that all the time too - sometimes I worry that Moose will really get hurt (Popcorn, although smaller, is clearly dominant and Moosie spends most of the time lying on his back or with Popcorn on top of him - but if he does actually cry out (other than making the usual "squeely noises" - great description!) Popcorn does seem to take notice and back off. So I don't think she intends to hurt him - she just plays more aggressively than he does (and is 4 years younger than he is) but when he protests she does seem to acknowledge it and lay off him a bit (until the next time).
 
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