For those of you who don't know, at one time (not too long ago) we owned six large (their weights ranged between 70 and 95 lbs) dogs. Pure-bred mutts. They had their own fenced it area that kept them happy for a good many months. Until they discovered chickens. Long story shorter, they broke out (several different times) and killed a dozen chickens. All you chicken/dog owners know what that means... your dogs either find new homes, or be put down. We decided to try and find new homes. Tipper (the ring-leader) was the first to go. She went to a hog hunter. And soon we found a new home for the rest of them... all except Daisy (who we planned on keeping anyway) and Loper who didn't cause any major problems.
Daddy promised the little boys that we'd buy a small dog to replace the others. We talked about it for a long time and finally decided that a beagle would be best for us. Small, short-haired, and a good family dog. So, we started looked on the internet for beagle puppies for sale for a reasonable price (there are too many "for"s in that sentence!). You'd be amazed at how high some beagles go for! We saw some for twelve hundred dollars! But the average was around $350.
After many, many searches we finally found two beagle puppies for sale for a reasonable price, and they weren't too far away!
We are now the proud owners of Westley and Buttercup! (for those of you who haven't seen the movie titled "The Princess Bride", 'Westley' and 'Buttercup' are the names of the main characters) Westley is 11 weeks old, and Buttercup is 7 weeks old. (We bought two because in the future Sam and I would like to breed them and sell puppies).
So, without further ado... here are some snapshots of them... :-)
MaryVance and Westley
Westley and Buttercup playing