Carling & Tyler contacted Gracie's Bark to Spotlight their beautiful Beagles Daisy and Ruby. We are very excited to share their story.
"My boyfriend and I decided to get a beagle puppy in 2011, Daisy. I was drawn to her immediately with big bright hazel eyes and dominant brown in her tri-colour coat.
Training Daisy turned out to be more difficult than expected, we quickly learned how stubborn beagles could be. Daisy has shown me a bond that I had not experienced before. She is my sidekick, never leaving my side. She even sleeps between my legs under the blankets at night. Wherever I am, she’s beside me. She feels the need to have my complete attention at all times, if not she is whining or nudging me.
Unfortunately Daisy is unsocial with other dogs that she hasn’t got a chance to warm up to. In dog training classes she always seemed to feel threatened and stayed away from other canines. She snips at other dogs or acts frightened and whimpers as a warning.
Our love for Daisy and the beagle breed has grown immensely over the past year. Although her behavior is not perfect, we felt another dog may help justify her behavior.
November 2012 we rescued Ruby Tuesday (now “Ruby”), a beagle-pug mix from our local animal shelter. Her features are very beagle dominant with the exception of her very large dark brown eyes. Her excitable personality caught my eye immediately.
At two years old, Ruby was not properly trained. She was not taught to go to the bathroom outside, among other problems. We knew we could give Ruby the better life she deserved, a forever home.
After the first week we noticed changes in Daisy. We could not put the dogs in separate crates when we left home, they would whine unless put together in one cage.
Today we cannot imagine life without her or Daisy. They are now best friends, and inseparable. Daisy’s behavior has greatly improved; she is no longer the “alpha” dog of the house. Ruby quickly took over that position. If Ruby and Daisy are not constantly playing, you can find them snuggling.
Owning two dogs can be a challenge, but nevertheless the most rewarding chapter of my life thus far. They are my best friends, part of the family, and my dogs!" ~Carling
Daisy & Ruby are beautiful dogs and very lucky pups! We want to thank them for becoming part of Gracie's Bark Blog Family. Each month Gracie spotlights a dog from around the world. Please email your entry (short story) with a photo to GraciesBark@gmail.com and tell her about your favorite pal! Additional pictures and video welcome, space permitting.