Man's best friend!!!!!

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by joesf, May 29, 2006.

  1. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    Last week we had to put down our (Sneakers) the dog in my avatar !!:sad2:

    We knew it was coming but, it was still very emotional around here for a few days. Yesterday we made a 3 hour drive to Batchtown and pick up our new baby.

    She a pretty, little, 8 week old Beagle.

    We have decided to name her "Ariel". :smile2:

    How does everyone else pick a family pet?

    My wife go's by looks and I go by disposition. I let her pick her favorites and then put them through my test which is simply cradling the pup in what I call a baby hold position and see how tolerant they are of it.

    Well here go's the sleepless nights and house breaking all over again. :eek:oooh:

    Here's a pic of Ariel.
     

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  2. astutzman

    astutzman New Member

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    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    The new puppy is really cute though. Looks like it'll make a good companion...and hunting dog. :big_smile:
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I feel your pain, It happens all of us dog lovers.
     
  4. flaboy

    flaboy New Member

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    I understand and hate your loss but looks like someone has stepped up to join your family! she's cute:cool2:
     
  5. Graywolf

    Graywolf New Member

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    Joe, sorry about your loss. We have been through that too. The new pup looks great.
     
  6. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Beagles are great, I love mine he is a great dog. You need to watch out for rabbits, it is instinctive for them to trail them!

    Aaron

    TA2D
     

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  7. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    Aaron there was a pup in the litter that had colors a lot like yours.
     
  8. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    sorry to hear
    I have 2 alaskin huskey's (black and white with blue eyes
    I take them for a short walk to see how the act on a lease or if they need one at all
     
  9. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    Sorry to hear about you losing your friend and that is exactly what they are. My wife and I have 3. 2 labs and 1 shepard (17). I'm sure your new one will become just as much loved and the memories of Sneakers will bring joy to you all.
     
  10. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Sorry that you had to put down a long time pal. Your new pup is adorable.
     
  11. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Sorry to that your pet is gone.

    Theres something in life that always loves you, thats a dog. We have 3, 2 pekes and a shelly. Glad to see that you have a new friend.
     
  12. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Sorry man. You did the best thing. in time you will have good memories of your past friend.
    I wouldn't want to live a lifetime without a good dog and I feel sorry for people who don't know how to love dogs.
    Good fishing to you and yours
     
  13. Spongiform

    Spongiform New Member

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    Beagles make wonderful companions.

    She'll probably want to sleep in the bed with you! Beagles are very social and like to sleep in a big pile - which means she'll use you as a pillow.

    My beagle gets under the blankets and everything.
     
  14. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    sorry about your loss...the way i picked my dog was to find one that was fat ...lazy ..and had the''LEMME ALONE I'M SLEEPING'''attiuide...perfect match with my ol hound
     
  15. coalminer78

    coalminer78 New Member

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    Sorry to hear it. Memories are forever.