After five straight blogs about my travels to Okoboji and Cylinder its time for a blogging vacation so I have enlisted those most prolific of beagle bloggers, Daisy and Baxter to channel their inner Martha Stewart and share their views on living well...
It’s been months since our last blog and Hank hasn't mentioned any of the big beagle news, Daisy! That’s right Baxter! Miss P the beagle won the Westminster Dog Show in February. It wasn't a surprise to me. Me neither. All the other finalists were fluffy dogs that had to have their hair styled or shaved. There was a Shih Tzu, a Poodle, an Old English Sheepdog… An English Springer, a Portuguese Water Dog, and a Skye Terrier. All the other dogs needed their hair brushed before the judging but not the beagle! All the other trainers had their combs and brushes with them. Beagles are short haired sturdy dogs that don’t need to have their hair teased and shaved! And beagles are smarter and have a better sense of smell than almost all the other dogs. Don’t forget that beagles are the most literate of all dogs. This blog is a good example. This is the second time in eight years that a beagle won the Westminster Dog Show. I can’t imagine why a beagle doesn't win every year. I can’t either. I guess if they did all those fluffy dog owners would probably protest and break windows with their fluffy dog combs.
The Jiffy raised the prices of their beef sticks by 29%. Now Hank gets his coffee at the Casey's and gives us Aldi beef sticks. We miss the Jiffy but like the advertising at Casey 's. Donuts! YUM!!!
It’s hard to be too upset about what brand of beef sticks we get on our walks, Daisy. Most other dogs never get beef sticks at all. A lot of the dogs we see hardly ever get to go on walks, Baxter. There are the two huskies down the block that never get out of their pen. Mocha and Napolean get to walk around the block once in a while but we never see Spike the big bulldog outside of his yard. We’re pretty lucky dogs. That’s right, Baxter. Hank and Kathy take us for at least four walks every day. Not only do we get beef stick treats – we get lots of exercise. All our exercise will help us live a good long time Daisy. At least I think so.
The weather finally got nice enough for Marilyn, Bill, Becky, and Abby to visit with us on their porch!
The duck pond is so much fun! We get to have some bread and look at Mr. Goose and his friends, and the baby geese too!
We’re really very lucky dogs, Baxter! That’s right Daisy! We live with a great family that loves us and takes good care of us. We get lots of exercise and plenty of beef sticks! And we have lots of friends that we get to visit and some even visit us like Monica and Katie did on Wednesday! Katie brought us a giant Slim Jim and fed it to us! YUM!! I love Slim Jims! YUM!! Don’t forget about our visit with Shirley, Baxter. We don't have to show anyone any pictures of that, do we? We used to see Shirley on our way back from the Jiffy but there’s been so much crime in town that she doesn’t leave her house early in the morning when it's dark anymore. We saw her on our lunchtime walk last week. She was waiting for her sister. She petted us a lot. And then she rubbed my tummy. OH BOY!!! And then… You don’t have to show the picture Daisy…it’s kinda embarrassing…
Right at the corner of a busy intersection…I’m surprised there wasn't an accident. You’re just jealous she didn't kiss your tummy…where's Hank's camera? I think I'll eat it.