by Rena Beagle
Dear People on the Blog:
I have Been Here for another month now. I have been Busy training the boys and figuring out the new mom, and now I can do the Same Biking that the boys do. I went to Obedience Practice and an Agility Match and the magic hands lady, and the new mom kisses my head a lot. If only one of those bunnies would Accidentally come into my yard, things might be Just Completely as I Like Them.
Here are my letters to my Past Mom about these things. There are Photos and there is even a Video. It is of Me. I hope you like it.
Dear Past Mom: It is Quiet here. The road construction people took a week off. The new mom’s eyes were Starting to Vibrate so I think this is good. But the road is in an in between place and we cannot go out with the bike. I miss that.
We have Done Things this week with Obedience and Agility. I am showing the new mom more about what I can do, and I am Bouncy and Happy. I do not have any new pictures to cheer up your arm so here is one of the way things look around here. I hope your arm is Back Together again now. Love, Rena
Dear Past Mom: I hope your Cast is not Itchy. Do not Chew it!
Today the new mom took Me (and Dart Beagle, but mostly Me) to obedience Run-Throughs. I did the Novice parts and I did PERFECT. I did not do the Stays because Dart Beagle did them so maybe I will do those Next Time. Dart Beagle did an Open Run-Through but it was his first time ever and he got worried. So he did things like give up on picking up the dumbbell one time and stand on his head while getting the dumbbell the next time and then he Walked Over the broad jump which was very bad of him.
The new mom says next time maybe I can do Open, too. We will show Dart Beagle, then!
Remember: No Chewing! Love, Rena
Dear Past Mom: It is very hot. I do not think it should be this hot. It has been over the one hundreds for days and that is just wrong. The new mom says, “We will not bike today!” Or she says, “Wake up early, Rena Beagle, because we are going biking in the Coolth!” But I know how to be the Most Comfortable. This is me Being Comfortable because I make the Coolaroo Bed all mine. Love, Rena
Dear Past Mom: Today I did go to Play Obedience, and I played in Open. I did not do the Stays because the new mom and I have not worked on those as a Together Thing yet. But I did everything else and I was Very, Very Good and we did a Celebration and there was a Special Toy!
Here are some pictures of my Goodness. Love, Rena
Dear Past Mom: Today I went to an Agility Trial where Dart Beagle was running. I came out and Met People and I played on the Practice Jump and I was Very Very Good for every part of it. Dart Beagle was NOT very very good. This picture is the face he has given the new mom so she won’t notice he was not very very good. But I did Notice and I will do Better when it is my turn to run in September. Love, Rena
PS Still no chewing on the cast, even if it gets good and stinky.
Dear Past Mom: Happy Loud Day to you! I hope it is not Loud here. We had Loud with a big Thunder Night this week and I did Not Approve. The new mom is very happy about the Rain that came with the Thunder Night because she says it means there is less chance we will All Burn Up.
We have not done Particularly Exciting Things since the agility trial except we play little bits of agility and obedience almost Every Day. The new mom is spending too much time clearing “Ladder Fuel” from around Our House and trying not to Break her Arm like yours. We are playing with how I do the Contacts and sometimes I get So Excited I scream just a little bit when I am running. The new mom pretends she is not laughing but I know she is. I do not have pictures of me screaming so here is one from before the Thunder Night. Love, Rena
Dear Past Mom: This week, we have a week off. The new mom says it’s because we’ve been training lots of stuff. I think it’s because she spends too much time clearing trees so we will not Burn Up. Then she sprawls in all the best Sitting Spots going, “Oh Moan and Whine, I am broken.” But she does not have a cast like yours so I don’t think she’s really broken. I think she is just Bent.
The last thing we did was go to obedience run-throughs. I did Open again and I did Stays this time, too, and I was Totally Perfect about all of it. Dart Beagle was not Perfect because his brain broke on the Stays for me being beside him. That is okay, it means I am Important.
Here is a picture of me being cute. That green thing is a tent stake and it is trying to photobomb me, but my Cuteness is too great. Love, Rena
Dear Past Mom: Today we did Agility! It was a Fun Match! It would have been More Fun if you had been there. The new mom is still learning how I like to run and she made some Mistakes. That is okay. She will Learn. Also I did some of my Happy Feet Dance to show you.
This is Us. Love, Rena
Also ConneryBeagle ran for the first time in a Year because of his not-well, and this is him.
Dear Past Mom: I have been Very Busy this week. I started with some Agility Practice at a new place and it was Very Exciting and I have been Excited about everything since then just in case it might be that kind of Practice again. It hasn’t been but you never know. Also I have Supervised the Boys while the new mom worked on the Fire Safety Zone so we do not burn up if a Fire Happens.
In the middle of that I went to the Magic Hands Lady. It was just to see if I was Perfect. I was Almost Perfect but I had a Vertebrae out of line and a rib that went with it. So she Fixed those and now I am standing a little bit straighter but my back end is still ready to run all the time. The new mom says that is a good thing and then she kisses me.
Here is a picture of how I look when it is time to kiss me. Love, Rena
I hope you have liked my letters and my photos and I will send my wags to you!
Dear RenaBeagle: I am glad to be learning your voice, and I like watching you run and jump. It is good for the boybeagles to have a lady around to keep them in line, but do not tell them I said so. Actually ConneryBeagle is quite the gentleman and we blog people are fond of him. We are getting to know you and be fond of you, too.
Dear EMOON: I am very happy that you Said Things about my blog writings!
It is a big responsibility to make sure the Boys are Behaving. But it is very true that ConneryBeagle does not need many Reminders. I have noticed that the new mom gives him Different Rules that are not as strict. Dart Beagle has Very Strict Rules and he needs them Very Much. My Rules are still in Negotiation.
Dear Miss Rena Beagle, it is lovely to see you running and jumping. and to hear your view point on the Way Things Are. Miss Babette particularly enjoys seeing The Way A Girl Does Things. Because, after all, Girl Beagles are Girl Beagles and Boy Beagles are Boy Beagles. Connery Beagle, of course, is a gentleman. It is to be hoped that with you to help train him, Dart Beagle will not need as many Reminders.
Babette Beagle clearly knows that Girl Beagles must keep the Secret Way of How Things Should be. It is like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Only not.
The Sisterhood of the Wagging Tail.
That is Much Better!
Your letters are so enjoyable Rena. I like reading about how our are seeing your new world. Keep those boys in line (with Dart that may be a little work). Looking forward to hearing from your again.
I am making my whippy tail wag! “Enjoyable” is a special kind of Cookie.
Dear Rena Beagle. Thank you for sharing your letters and pictures. My mommy thinks you are super cute but not as cute as me cause I am a greyhound. I hope your past mom doesn’t miss you too much. I did not know my past mom. Only Foster Mom and current mom, who rubs my tummy. Do you know tracking? ConneryBeagle likes tracking and sings when he does it, too. Will you do tracking sometime? In the meantime, I hope your agility keeps being GoodDog and you get to Dance your happy dance. My mommy linked to your mommy’s blog, but so far I haven’t been on her blog, but I might try to sneak onto her blog sometime, so watch out for that cause there might be some pretty explicit tummy rubbing in that blog. Bye for now, Love, Layla greyhound. P.S. Rooooooo!
My past mom Misses Me and she was Sad about my leaving. But she wanted me to do Agility and Obedience and other play things, and that is why she Searched a New Home for me. She helps the new mom with Knowing me Better, too.
I do not know Tracking yet but the new mom talks like maybe we will think about it in a while.
I get Tummy Rubbing also. It is a good thing. Also Tummy Tickling.
Yes. Tummy Tickling. Sometimes my mom uses my own tail to tickle my tummy. She is silly.
*gasp* Do not give the new mom any ideas! My *tail*–!
Dear RenaBeagle, I tried to respond to your letters last week but my work computer was Incompatible with Discus. I think I have that fixed I really enjoy your letters and hope to meet you in person soon.
Yes, you could kiss my head, too! Except if you ride the Very Big Horse over, maybe not.
The Very Big Horse (King) does have VERY BIG feet, but he is only three, and he might even listen if you told him what to do! Today he stepped on a rock and his right front foot is very sore, so he might not be out for a bit.
Rena thinks the ground around here is not as smooth and uniform as it ought to be, also.
Rena, this is all exciting news. I have just learned about you, and I have shared your successes with my friend. She is Mom to three Shelties who also do Obedience and Agility. Perhaps they will all visit your blog someday. Diana
I think that would be very fine! I am glad you said Hello.