Unfortunately the meet up with Snoopy's brother didnt take place but the owner did send me some pics. I hope they will be coming to visit us in which case I shall take lots of photos.
Susi and Snoopy are doing very well, we love them to bits and cant imagine life without them. They seem so happy and give us endless pleasure. I really can recommend anyone taking a rescue.
Well, what do you think? We think Spike looks even more like Snoopy than Feivel does! They have the same parents, both born in the terrible kennels which breed for research labs.
Both Feivel and Spike have taken to their outside world very quickly. I hope to have them both over for tea soon, in which case I'll take loads of pics. Spike lives 3 hours from us and Feivel a couple of hours, but he is moving to northern Germany. Both new parents are vets.
He he, Judy!!! Typical English mistake, the 'parents' will drink the tea ,the hounds will play. When Jenny came (Susi's sister) her mum asked for teaather than a cold drink. Actually our first beagle drank cold tea.
Thanks Eleanor for the link. I keep forgetting all the new members dont know the story.
Buffy, and all those who dont know the story, here a short rundown. Susi was used at a research centre near Munich, Germany. She had to give birth as often as possible whilst they tried out various pesticides on her. The pups were then destroyed to see the effect of these poisons. Of course Susi was a mental wreck. After five years they decided to get rid of her, usually they destroy unwanted research dogs, and a rescue centre bought her and sent her to a veterinary college to be sterilized. As if that wasnt enough, they decided at the university to use her once more, got her pregnant and after a certain time removed the embryos and sent them to a large hospital for research on embryos.
Snoopy (Feivel and Spike) were bought by the university as pups, for the students to practise on. They also were used as sperm banks for their own breeding program, but the boys were not allowed any fun in this, it was all mechanically organised. Snoopy spent 5 years there (we now know infact he was 6 when we got him not 5)but was proving a handfull as he refused to cooperate. So was sterilised as well.
Susi and Snoopy met in the university and travelled together to the rescue centre. It was love at first sight with them, so when we went to choose a rescue beagle, we decided to take them both.
Even to this day we cant have soft or squeaky toys in the house, Susi goes straight into the nursing mode. However, anyone having seen them at the begining would be amazed at how 'normal' they are now.