Beagle Puppies Are The Best

Annabelle and Jesse

She's cute as can be. This is a good thing. It keeps us from getting too terribly mad at her. Annabelle has proved to be a strong-willed little squirt, and while Chloe did well with verbal reprimands, they seem to bounce right off of Annabelle. We've had to resort to smacks on the bum and timeouts outside to get anywhere with her.

About the worst thing she's done so far is pee on Chloe's bed. Three times. Yep, that's right. The first time, we took the cover off and stuck it in the wash. Then she peed on the blanket we had on the bed as a makeshift cover. Then she peed directly on the bed and there was no saving it. Shauna thinks she did it intentionally to assert dominance over Chloe (she does show a lot of signs of marking territory like a boy). All I know is it ruined another bed.

Annabelle also thinks she's much bigger than she is. She thinks she's this tough:

Oh yes, Annabelle. Chloe knows you're tough.

Chloe, however, often sets the record straight thusly:

Yes, Annabelle. You're actually smaller.

Yes, Chloe makes sure Annabelle knows who's in charge.

It's been a challenge having a puppy in the home and having to keep Chloe from playing too rough and Annabelle from picking too many fights. But when she's this cute, it makes you think it's worth it. Even with waking up several times a night to let her go pee outside.

Annabelle is much cuter when she's asleep.

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4 Responses

  1. Kipluck says:

    She is SO cute and tiny! I can’t believe she thinks she’s tougher than Chloe…

    Actually, I can. Puppies are so adorably dumb that way.

  2. Kristi says:

    The pictures don’t even do it justice. She has so much personality it is adorable.

  3. bestsariah says:

    She almost looks like a human baby in that last picture.

  4. Noelle says:

    I have a beagle named Juno that looks exactly like Annabelle. They could be twins

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