Age: 6-7 years
UPDATE - 26 JANUARY 2014: The word that sums up Calvin is HAPPY! He is happy when he is outside - sniffing around and roaming the yard with our other two dogs. And he is happy when he is inside - interacting with people or laying around. He is just happy wherever he goes. This goofy beagle boy will make a perfectly fun family pet! Because of this, we think he would be excellent around children or other pets. We haven't seen Calvin show any mean or aggressive behavior whatsoever. Even when our older dog angrily barks and orders him out of her favorite chair, Calvin just wags his tail and obeys her. Appearance-wise, he is really cute with his big paws and big ears. Also, he is crate-trained and has done great with his house-training. Thus, in our opinion, Calvin is pretty much suitable and lovable for any age or environment!
Belated vacation update: Well, time has been flying and I'm having fun with these new (to me) dogs and people. I love to hunt those underground critters in the yard and I will run around barking at them - do they hear me? It is a lot of fun, but when I hear my name called - I come running back to the house. I have learned that laying on the bed or couch can be nice, but I can't really figure how to get up by myself. So, if you want me up, you will have to invite me and help me. Then I cuddle with you! I like doggy beds and I like my crate. I'm a pretty easy guy to please!
Update on my Christmas vacation: It has been a couple of days in my Christmas vacation place. I'm enjoying it - but I love best that my Secret Santa (Trudy - check out her description) has left all sorts of presents for me. My nose was assailed by the lovely scent of a chewie behind a pillow on the sofa. I nosed it out - and it was perfect. Just what I wanted!! Then, I found a stuffed cow that went "moo". And another chewie behind the bookcase. I wonder if there are more gifts for me. I love that Trudy - maybe I'll get to meet her at an adoption day sometime. Unless one of us is lucky enough to find our forever home first (every beagle's biggest wish).
Previously on my Christmas vacation! My foster mom had a chance to get to some warm weather for the holidays, so I am visiting with some older foster people. When I first met them, I greeted them with my signature happy dance. They had no idea that I wasn't someone's beloved pet - I just am such a people puppy that I think everyone will love me. And - they ususally do! I went for a walk where I was a little too excited to show the best manners. But when I got into their car, I curled up in the doggie cuddle bed and took a snooze. Boy, do I love car trips!
I got to my new temporary digs and met the resident beagles. Boy is the oldest girl a grump! I didn't let that bother me, I just headed for a cuddle bed! Later I went out in the yard to do my business and have fun with the other beagles. I like dogs and especially ones with good manners (sorry, Katie).
I enjoyed my dinner and went for an evening stroll on-lead. I don't mind pottying on-lead at all! And this time, I was more settled. Spent the night in a crate - I find that a nice place for a snooze. These new folks get up way too early for me, so I slept in for a while. Then, I was ready for some people-time. I like to follow people around because you never know what they will do or where they will go. But, after a while - it was time to find another cuddle bed. Love my naps!
My temp foster mom says that the most beautiful beagles come from Nelson county - but that is just because she has some good looking beagles that came from there. She says I am very handsome - but I would like to be loved for my happy disposition and good manners! More to come!!!
I almost forgot to tell you. On the way home, we stopped at our local pet food store. Of course, I went in to supervise. I have to say, all the people there were just too flattering. They thought my perfect sit was "perfect" - and since I just love all people - they all wanted to pet me and fuss over me. Gee, isn't it wonderful to be in a place that smells like all sorts of wonderful food, lets me come in, and people are there to fuss over me. Heaven for a beagle!!
Calvin came to BREW after having been abandoned in Nelson County, VA. He is one happy beagle!!! He's very sweet and friendly and gets along well with other dogs. Stay tuned for more info as we get to know Calvin better!
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