Here are just a few samples of beagles we
chose to grace our Home Page in previous months. Maybe your beagle will be our next Pin-Up Beagle!!!
We're always looking for the most precious beagle faces to brighten our Home Page! Here
are some tips! Take a seasonal photo to make your entry stand out for Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall! If your beagle
likes playing dress-up, consider entering a photo to celebrate a favourite occasion or holiday, i.e. Valentine's,
St. Patrick's Day, Easter, or HOWL-o-Ween!!! Natural shots are always welcome too! The best ones are close-ups of a happy
beagle face, or an action shot outdoors! Make sure you use High Resolution settings on your camera and most important, have
BEAGLE OF THE
SERVANT: Monthly BOBefactor, Allan Ryan
Although she didn’t come through the BOB program, Trudy was one of the many beagles out there in the wide world
who needed some help, or who knows what might have become of her.
This little beauty is about 5-1/2 years old now. According to the story I was told, she'd
been purchased at two years old with the intention of turning her into a hunting dog. But that didn’t go over well
so, to earn her keep, she was bred a few times and had some litters.
Just before Christmas, her owners put an ad on
Kijiji that was noticed by a friend of mine. The ad said they were leaving on a five-month trip the next day (!!) and needed
to find a new home for Trudy immediately. I hesitate to think they would have handed her over to the first living, breathing,
semi-coherent person who showed up, but in this case it was yours truly. I met Trudy for 10 minutes at the owner's business
north of Barrie, Ont., and brought her home. (Kind of like speed dating, except you decide to get married after 10 minutes.)
To their credit, the owners did want a good home for her, though they certainly left the details to the last minute.
I think maybe they knew she should be spayed for her own health, and didn’t want to bear the expense.
She is an adorable little creature,
the same small beagle-type (about 25 lbs) as my Ella, who died in August. I've never met a beagle who loves to snuggle more
than Trudy—she is so happy sitting on my lap or curling up next to me in bed. She's well house-trained and rarely
barks, which is important since we live in an apartment in Toronto during the week. We’ve been having fantastic
walks and Trudy is getting bolder and friskier and more playful by the day. Just last week, she was throwing a stick up in
the air and then pouncing on it, tail wagging mightily. A big, positive change from the cautious, uncertain beagle who came
home with me.
some time after Ella died to even think about another beagle, but then the right one came along and, you know, I’ll
bet Ella had something to do with that.
For those beagle lovers who can, please consider setting up an on-line monthly
gift for BOB via their secure Canada Helps Giving Page (see the button on the left side of the home page labelled
HOWL of Fame . . . Meet Our Monthly BOBefactors). It’s one way Marna and the rest of the BOBateers can continue
to do their fantastic work helping beagles experiencing troubled times. The program provides funding that BOB can count on,
and that means more help for our beloved homeless howlers. Please arrange monthly giving if you can.
(Trudy's Forever Dad)
Beagle(s) of the Month (December, 2013): Grandpa Louis, Laura-Bell & Haven
Humble Servants: The Gang at BIG ON BEAGLES RESCUE!
We were busier than beagles at a Squirrel
Convention preparing for our 8th Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH on Nov 24th!
We had time for little else…
until we learned that TIME was something these three dear souls didn't have.
That's when we did just what you would expect us to do.
We saved them.
They were dumped at a pound in Kentucky by their owner. All 3 of them. Why? Because they're old. That's their
We never rescued any beagles from Kentucky before
but time was running out and no other rescue had room. We reached out.
at those faces. How could we not?
They didn't come with names. Well, the male
beagle was apparently called "Bull". We're hoping he's not that attached to it because we googled "Famous Kentuckians"
and came up with beautiful new names for their new life with us!
Country Music Hall of Famer Grandpa Louis Marshall Jones, born exactly 100 years ago, was a banjo player from Niagra, Kentucky.
He was also a cast member
Born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1981, Laura Bell Bundy has become a Broadway actress and singer!
and SongWriters Hall of Famer, Haven Gillespie, was born in Covington, Kentucky back in 1888.
He wrote "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"!!!
Give our 4-legged version of these famous Kentuckians a little time.
They'll be playing banjo, hitting the stage and writing Christmas
songs before you know it!
if it wasn't for YOU, it could never come true..
Grandpa Louis, Laura-Bell & Haven are Coming to Town!
I think they're gonna like it here, don't you?
I'm dedicating the Month of September
2011 to Cy (aka Porthos. After living with him for the last couple weeks, the muskateer handle wasn't fitting but "Cy"
short for Cyril or Cyclops fits him to a T). Our Mr. September is a new arrival to our rescue and a special one at that. Cy
was found a stray in Ohio. He was missing his right eye. At first, there was no way of knowing whether he'd been born that way or whether he'd suffered a traumatic injury
causing him to lose the eye. Following surgery, however, our vet is leaning towards a birth defect. Whatever the case may
be, Cy is one brave little soldier. He also seems to possess the soul of a very wise old man despite his estimated age
of 2 years old. He braved through surgery sewing closed the eye socket in order to protect him against infection.
He's now recovering in my care and capturing my heart at the same time. Since his arrival, a song has kept playing in my head.
I thought I'd share it with you, changing the words a little to suit the subject matter...
Beagles Don't Cry
not in love, so don't forget it
just a silly phase I'm going through
just because I call your name
wag your tail, don't think you got it made
I'm not in love, no-no
I like to kiss
you, but then again
mean you mean that much to me
if I kiss you, don't make a fuss
go howling about the two of us
not in love, no-no
Be quiet, big beagles don't cry
Be quiet, big beagles don't cry
Be quiet, big beagles don't cry
I keep your picture up on my screen
It keeps me smiling while I'm working there
So don't you ask me to take it down
I know you know it doesn't mean that much to me
I'm not in love, no-no
Oh, you'll wait a long time for me
Ohhhh, you'll wait a long time...
I'm not in love so don't forget it
It's just a silly phase I'm going through
And just because I'm singing this song
Don't wag your tail, don't think you got it made
OF THE MONTH!
Copper aka Our King aka this
year's BADDEST BEAGLE OF THE UNIVERSE!
Lovingly Served by his Accepting Parents, Margo Harvie & Richard Fine
This year at the 3rd Annual BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH held Sunday Nov 9th,
we had to choose from 3 ever so deserving candidates for the highly esteemed award - the BADDEST BEAGLE OF THE UNIVERSE!
We thought it was going to be a difficult choice,
but after reading Copper's submission, NOT SO MUCH!
Of course, we made honourable
mention to his running mates...
there was our very own BOB Rescue Beagle and Long-Term Foster, the illustrious St. Nicholas! There’s no doubt Nicky
has what it takes to score the crown one of these years. Hiding a raw chicken leg in the cushions of his Foster Parents’
couch definitely scores high. Keep on working at it, Nicky! One day, you’ll be King!
Our 2nd Honourable Mention went to running mate, the infamous Surfin’ Benny – one of our bodacious
BYOB members! Benny likes to chew…EVERYTHING! From antique buffets to dryer fluff from the laundry room! Be proud Benny,
you came close!
But Copper (our Mr. November), won this thing paws down.
Our New KING (also fondly known as the Destroyer of Peace by
his doting parents) is a combination of Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Damien.
Do you remember the movie, THE OMEN? Remember the scene where Damien is being taken to church for
the first time? Yeah, that’s our King when he’s taken to the vet’s and he goes to the vet's an awful
There’s simply not enough
space on this Home Page to list all his attributes but here’s a few:
Animal Control’s "MOST WANTED"
Avid Roadkill Hunter, Eater & Collector (will choose over
smoked ham any day!)
Kidnapper of Unsuspecting Neighbour’s dog (just for kicks!)
Roof Climber if the Pursuit of a Squirrel requires it
Considering all the reasons why he won the title,
I would like to pay homage to his owners/servants, Margo and Richard, and for all you beagle owners out there for that
matter! It isn’t easy being parent to a beagle! Like I always say, we beagle owners must come with a great sense of
humour to accept our life sentence! Give yourselves a HUGE round of appaws!
Copper! Not only were you crowned this year’s BADDEST BEAGLE OF THE UNIVERSE! but you also earned
the esteemed title "Mr November"! Don't let these things go to your head, okay?