Tribute from Hoosier's Foster Mom, December 2013: Hoosier came to our female household in May. He fit right in from the beginning. Given his medical problems and his early history, Hoosier could easily have become a cranky old fellow. Instead he was one of the most loving and cuddly beagles imaginable. He didn’t have the greatest balance or breathing capacity but he still raced me to his food right up until the end, He played with the girls until they became too rough then ignored them and took toys outside under his favorite tree.
The end came much too soon; he’d developed a very large inoperable abdominal mass that shortened his life, When life became too much trouble for Hoosier with too little joy to balance the problems, we went to the Rainbow Bridge together. I hope he’s playing and happy with all the beagles who have crossed before him; I came home with the wonderful memories we created together and the wish I could have held him and rubbed his chest for a while longer.
Profile, 23 July 2013: Hoosier is a senior male beagle (10 years) who gives new meaning to the words “laid back”. He’s a couch potato who enjoys being held and having his belly rubbed. He’s affectionate but not pushy. He will lay down whenever and wherever he wants and doesn’t seem to notice or worry anyone trying to get around him. This had led to being sat on and/or stepped on by one or another of his foster sisters – there are three of them. He’ll bark if he thinks they are too pushy but usually just ignores them. He will cuddle against them if the chance arises. Hoosier usually comes when called, especially when there is food or treats involved.The first night here (about 2 months ago), Hoosier was crated as a precaution. Unlike most beagles who take a few days to fit in, that was the last time he’s been crated unless travelling in the car. He rides well and keeps the crate clean. He does have some minor urinary leakage problems and sometimes drools.Because of his medical issue Hoosier gets meds two to three times daily. One is put on his food, the others given to him in a Pill Pocket. He vigorously resists swallowing them without the Pill Pocket. One of the meds is to keep fluids from accumulating. According to the vet, this dosage of this med may vary depending on his current level of need. Because of this med, he needs outside access on a regular schedule. The dog door here works very well for him; he uses it at night as well as often during the day.Hoosier is a little wobbly, so he doesn’t sleep on the bed. It doesn’t seem to bother him and he happily cuddles when put on the bed to cuddle. Given the chance he will jump; I make sure he doesn’t jump or fall. He eats his food well. He follows as the others are fed then finishes off his food wherever it’s placed.This wonderful guy enjoys walking, likes to be outside and will often stretch out under a tree or next to the fence. But when it’s very hot out, He stays inside as the humidity affects his breathing. Hoosier does have some medical issues. He takes thyroid medication, Vetmedin and Enalapril for his heart condition as well as the furosemide.If you would like to give a senior beagle with some special needs a loving home in which to live out his life, this happy friendly little guy will return your care with unqualified love.Who's your buddy? Who's your pal? HOOSIER!!!! This tiny 10 yr young beagle boy arrived at BREW today. He is quiet and oh so soft. Very people friendly. His family lost their farm and he was left behind apparently tied to a tree. He rode nicely in the crate, sitting up watching the scenery pass by or was he anxiously listening to the hockey game broadcasting from the radio?
Sponsored by: Ann Spavor in Honor of Nin Ricci Abromovich , who passed 4 days before 18th birthday, Beagle; Julia Clark in Honor of Rufus Beagle