January 10, 2012
I love their curiosity! I see Griffin and wonder how he experiences the world and delight in seeing him explore his surroundings through that nose! He's a classic beagle; friendly, playful, funny, and always hungry! That little nugget will do anything for a treat, and I love being able to reward him by letting him just simply be a beagle.
My earliest memory of wanting a beagle was watching Snoopy as a child. I loved the sass and funny antics of Snoopy. When I was 10, my parents adopted a beagle but sadly, he ran away after only a week on moving day. I was devastated but learned that day that the next time I got a beagle, I would have to be grown and responsible enough to train both myself and my beagle properly. So here I am 25 years later the proud (and smitten) owner of my beagle, Griffin. I wanted a faithful companion to join me in my daily life; exercise, volunteering, and a cozy tv buddy to snuggle up with at nights. The vivacious little spunk I loved about Snoopy long ago is completely present in my Griffin. He's funny, smart, sassy and a joy to be around.
Griffin is my mirror. He picks up on my emotions (even better than my boyfriend does!) and because of this I have learned to be more aware of how I impact the people around me. My sweet boy knows when I've had a hard day; he'll jump into my lamp and just look at me with those big beagle eyes like 'everything's ok.' On a good day, he'll run to his leash and bring it back to me, "c'mon, Mom, let's celebrate by taking a walk!' Is it strange to say that my beagle can read me? Maybe, but its true and he sets an example for me to follow; treat others with love and joy, always. i once read a bumper sticker that said " I want to be the person my dog thinks I am." Ever since sharing my life with Griffin, I make that my goal every day.
I'm "Griffin's human" but I actually do have a name, Sally. Both Griffin and I volunteer for Missing Pet Partnership. While we love going on searches, we do need some fun and more beagles in our lives- and this good looking group sounds perfect!