06.27.2016 Introducing Mr. B

Bentley arrived here Saturday evening with a B.O.N.E.S. representative.  We are initially fostering him for 30 days as he came directly to us rather than being fostered by a B.O.N.E.S. volunteer first. We are pretty sure that we will be adopting him at the end of that time, or sooner, but it does give us a little time to get to know him before signing the agreement.

He came to us from a family that was unable to be home much and give him the attention he craves and needs.  As a result of little exercise and too much food he weighs in the 40 pound range which is at least 10 pounds too much for a 2 year old 13″ beagle.  Murphy weighed in the low 20’s but Bentley is much broader and larger boned, so he should be a little heavier. He’s a sweet guy- giving many kisses and following one or the other of us around.  After just two days, he is settling in pretty well, getting comfortable on all the furniture and sleeping with me, of course.

Here is the first of what will be many pictures of the handsome dude.  More to follow.

Bentley-closeup-062616We were just chillin’ in the shady part of the yard during yesterday afternoon’s warmth. He’s looking at Mary Beth.  🙂

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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36 Responses to 06.27.2016 Introducing Mr. B

  1. TK says:

    We love our 12-year-old Beagle. Their sense of smell is amazing.

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  2. Faith says:

    Congratulations to you Steve, Mary Beth & Bentley. I’m so happy that he has found such a loving home.

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  3. Good luck to all! In Norway beagles are used for hunting wild hare, but they are also pets of course.

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  4. Hey … that’s great. Congratulations to you all. He looks to be happy and healthy. Has he been well trained in matters of personal hygiene or are you having to start from the beginning?

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    • Thanks, David. Yes, he is happy and healthy. He came to us as being house-trained but so far that is not holding. He gets to go out much more than in his old home, yet sometimes wets a carpet shortly after coming back in the house. We are hoping that patience wins out because we just don’t understand why he would do that.

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      • He’ll learn the new ropes before you know it. It’s asking much of an animal to make such a dramatic transition. There’s lot on his mind just now … he’ll get around to remembering his manners in due time.

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      • True. It has started already. I think he just needed to realize that this is home now.

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      • Dogs are pretty smart after all … but, we both knew that. I hope all is well over his first 4th with you in his new place.

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      • The neighbor across our side street has fireworks every fourth so we will find out quickly. When we are walking he stops and stares in the direction of loud noises so I know he won’t ignore them. I will be staying with him while Mary Beth goes over to enjoy them.

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      • Joanna’s Keeshond (D’Arcy) is pretty chill … until it thunders. He’s taken well to living in the RV and usually sleeps on Joanna’s side of the bed on a spacious bit of the floor. When it thunders, however, he circulates around to my side which has a very narrow space between it and the wall. He dives in to hide until the threat is well passed. He’s never been good with thunder and seemed to worry about it even more at the farm. Perhaps there he felt a sense of responsibility and concern for the animals that had to remain outside on pasture during electrical storms?

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  5. Steve, he is a dude for sure. Quite handsome and I feel that you’ll be keeping him. You’ll be putty in his paws before y0u learn how to say arf. :-).

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    • We sure do hope to keep him, Yvonne. Everything about him is great aside from the housebroken issue I mentioned to David above. We just don’t understand that as he supposedly never did that prior and was alone in the house for hours at a time. Arf works for us. 🙂

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      • Could be anxiety that is the cause. Feed in crate and about 20 minutes latter taker him for bathroom break. Take up water by 5-6 pm and take outside several times before bedtime. He only needs two or maybe one medium size meal a day. You might have to crate him at night but taking up the water and no late feeing should term him around in a few weeks. Good luck. 🙂

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      • We have a crate, but it is only for his use if he chooses which he has not done. I think anxiety and the feeling that he wasn’t in his home had a big part. He now appears to feel at home and we have had our third incident free day.
        As far as where he sleeps, that is right beside me. I’ve had insomnia for the last year and, as you may have seen on Facebook, I now believe it was the result of “lack of beagle”. We are both sleeping quite well. 🙂

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      • Yoy can’t deny the power of a dog. I’m so glad that you,now have a Beagle. Gee dogs and or a cat offer so much comfort.

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  6. Jim Ruebush says:

    Congrats to all three of you.

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  7. Congratulations, hope all goes well and we see many more pics as promised. 🙂

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  8. Lottie Nevin says:

    He is very handsome. I bet he is loving all the attention 🙂

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    • Thanks, Lottie. He sure is. Bentley follows us around and wants to be near one or the other all the time. He has two beds in here, the sofa, a bed on the sofa and our bed, all of which he sleeps on at different times. Today will be his first time alone in the house, so we are hoping he behaves himself.

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  9. shoreacres says:

    Kindergarten teachers are famliar with the behavior your handsome new fellow’s exhibiting. Even kids who have been potty-trained for some time can be overwhelmed by the transition to real school, and go a little backward for a while. It’s a combination of new people, a new place, new expectations, and new experiences — not unlike what Bentley’s experiencing. I’ll bet he’ll be just fine, once he starts settling in.

    He is a fine looking dog. I suspect he’s part of the family already, even if a few details need to be ironed out.

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    • In a way, that is now our plan. We always have planned to be cremated, as our dogs have been, and it is in our will to mix all our ashes together and spread them somewhere special.
      Here’s a guy who knew how to be sent off.

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  10. He’s wonderful~how is it working out? I love how the rakish eyeliner of his gives him a piratical air 🙂

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