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Thursday, October 7, 2010

A New Chapter

We are about to open up a new chapter n our lives as a dog family -- tonight a pregnant beagle mama arrives at our house to have her litter of puppies.  She was a stray, found in a parking lot, pregnant and alone.  Attempts to find her family were made and no one has claimed her.  We really contemplated this.  Is this the right time?  Do we have what she needs?  Can we make a difference?  After discussing it, we decided this is the right time, we do have what she needs, and we can make a difference.

So this little beagle mama will have her puppies in our cozy, warm basement surrounded by new faces -- new, but loving and dedicated to helping her and her puppies.  Her name right now is Daisy, but we will be seeking a new name for her as our beagle's name is also Daisy!  We have decided to get to know her and then give her a name that fits her.  Our daughters are excited at the prospect of all those new puppies to find just the right names for!!!

We are nervous and excited and looking forward the new chapter ahead.  We will chronicle as much of the experience as we can.  Stay tuned for photos of beagle mama after she arrives tonight...

2 comments:

Corbin said...

How wonderful of you to open your home to her and her puppies! Can't wait to see pictures!
-Corbin

road-dog-tales said...

Wow - so generous of you to accept this responsibility. Can't wait to see puppy pics! If we lived close to you, Mom would be over to get some puppy snuggles!
The Road Dogs