We adopted Murphy through a great rescue agency, Bones (Beagles of New England States). We found out about them through some neighbors and we are thrilled that we were able to help provide Murphy with a loving home. It is so hard to look at him and imagine that anyone would raise their hand in anger and abuse to such a sweet face. As a result of that early mistreatment, he does have a few issues, the most problematic of all being his mistrust of other humans which means we rarely have guests because of his aggressive and protective behavior. As he ages , we have finally convinced him that humans visiting us provide him with treats and he is more receptive….as long as the treats keep coming. 🙂 He’s been with us for over 10 years now and, with us, is the sweetest and best behaved pup we could ever hope for.I mentioned in a comment on the previous post that I would post some beaver images. My bad…I already did twice, so here is a link for anyone who wants to see them.