.by Anura Guruge
>> The name ‘Braxton’ —
>> Sep. 21, 2013.
>> Method to my madness
>> — Sep. 23, 2013.
>> We are getting a Beagle
>> — Sep. 21, 2013.
>> Goodbye to ‘Ulysses’ — Sep. 16, 2013.
We picked him up in Kittery, Maine, at the ‘Welcome to Maine’ visitor center, off I-95, at noon — as promised and as hoped. No hitches. Very smooth. We were very impressed. Very slick, professional operation. More in a minute.
Sure is a beagle. Paperwork says ‘mixed’ — but they also say they don’t know exact date of birth of breed. I weighed him a few minutes ago (after he had his dinner at 4:30 pm). 5.6 pounds! He is LITTLE. Smallest dog I have ever had. Having had Goldens for 25 years I am not used to such a small dog. But, sure is cute.
Ate his dog food, mixed with warm skim milk. But prefers chicken and cheese. Likes yogurt too. All our dogs get yogurt at night (to match my yogurt eating habit, though I eat Greek, plain, low-fat). He will get chicken and cheese.
So here is the first set of pictures. Suffice to say all are delighted. Deanna will probably be taking 50 pictures a day.
Click on any of the pictures to ENLARGE them.
I found him on ‘Adopt-a-Pet‘ (via Petfinder) online, as I posted here, and spent 36 hours making sure I got him.
The NH contact and ‘Foster Home’ was Janice Berry, in Rochester. She was very good. Yes, I pestered her near daily, including this morning at 10:30, to make sure the puppy would arrive today. We highly recommend her. Phone number: 603-332-2965.
The actual agency appears to be ‘Butler County Animal Shelter’ in Kentucky.
The delivery operation by bus was very smooth. Very impressed.
This was so good that I am already talking about getting another one!
Some pictures of the dog drop off this noon in Kittery, Maine.
The ladies that drive the delivery bus take pictures of each puppy as it is handed over and then posts it on their Facebook page (quite quickly). Very impressive.
This is the picture they took of us.