should just not own a beagle!! :grr: I was getting my hair cut this afternoon and talking about Maggie. The woman whose appointment was after mine said "oh, I overheard that you have a beagle". I asked her if she had one as well. She said ... "yes, a four year old and I am trying to get rid of her" -- I swear that that is exactly what she said!!! I am sure that I looked as shocked as I felt -- she went on to say that the dog barks all the time and she just can't stand it anymore. Turns out that she has a home with an acre of yard around it -- the beagle barks when it is outside -- DUH!!! but never barks inside. She had another dog as well and said "and the beagle howls constantly whenever they are playing outside". I was going to say something really nasty but decided I just needed to get out of there. I wish I was in a position to go to her house and take the beagle back home with me but just not possible. If anyone in the Tampa Bay area is looking for another beagle, let me know -- I am sure I can get her name and telephone number from my hairdresser.