Thursday, September 30, 2010

Westley and Buttercup...

"Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up" (The Princess Bride)

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... :-)

Nehemiah and Buttercup!
She has the sweetest face!

Joseph and Buttercup
MaryVance and Westley
Westley and Buttercup playing
My sweet Westley!
(Sam and I bought Westley and Daddy bought Buttercup)
I know this one is a little blurry... but I just love her face!
Elijah and Buttercup

Sleeping on Joseph...
the first night they stayed in the house, in a kennel in my room, by the time I went to bed they had made a mess in it... anyway, Buttercup ended up sleeping all night in bed with me, and at 2:09 am (exactly) Westley started whining his head off... so I let him up in the bed too... what a night! :-D
Oh, and she loves playing with Swiss! As you can see, he played back... :-)
"Got a tiger by the tale she does!" (quote from Jungle Book)
Before they get too big I want to do some 'photography' setups with them... I have so many neat ideas I can't wait to try them out!


Jennifer Bates said...

They are SOO cute! I can't wait till you take a real "photo shoot" of them! Buttercup is such a good model already! :) :P

ashley tahg said...

Is Westley older than Buttercup?
Do y'all plan on them staying indoors?
They are TOO CUTE (love Buttercup the most though!)

Molly said...

Jenn -- lol I agree! I really can't wait!

Ashley -- Yeah, Westley is 12 weeks, and Buttercup is 7 weeks.
No! We bring them inside to play with, we 'puppy proofed' our old chicken pen, so they sleep there and stay there when there isn't anyone to play with them.

Brandy said...

They are so cute, Molly!

Could there be a chance that Wesley is a Bassett/Beagle mix? He doesn't look like a pure-bred beagle...

Ruth Ann said...

they are SO cute, Molly! Buttercup is my favorite...I'm sure you'll have so much fun!

My sister has collies, and she has a little due in about 2 weeks. =)

Look forward to more pictures!

Molly said...

Aunt Brandy -- No, I don't think there is any chance. The man we bought him from said he was pure-bred, and I have no reason to doubt his word.
The reason he is longer in the body is because he is in the midst of changing from puppy to dog... the rest of his body has yet to catch up with his body length and ears!

Anonymous said...

awww!!! those dogs are adorable!! =) I can't for the life of me get a good picture of Pixie, becuase she's so wound up all the time haha, but you got some really good pictures!!