Category: Beagle Blog

Posts about Katie the Beagle

August 2, 2020

A day in which I managed to accidentally bug-bomb my living room. Throwing a duvet cover over an airer caught a couple of things on the table behind. This resulted in a violent hissing noise. Throwing the airer to one side, I could see that…

July 12, 2020

When Katie first arrived last year, I bought her a crate to sleep in. Being an ex-show dog, she was used to a crate, and I decided to keep up the practice. The crate I bought turned out to be a minor disaster. It is…

May 28, 2020

I have been in Lockdown since two weeks before Lockdown formally started. This is because I had a very bad cold. I thought it was a cold, but from the information available, how could I be sure. I cancelled several things I’d arranged, including a couple of gaming sessions and a day out. Some friends laughed about “Chris is going into Lockdown”. And then we all did.

September 2, 2019

My pair of ancient sofas came with a stool – actually more a large padded bench, big enough for at least 2 backsides. It usually lives in the middle of the room as a footrest and place to put a tray of tea things. Then…

August 21, 2019

On Monday, I had a dog door fitted. Katie seems not to have experienced one before, and wouldn’t go near it. Then I found that if I wedged it open, she would happily go through. I figured that I’d let her get used to an…

August 20, 2019

I crate Katie at night. Unlike some, I don’t think it is particularly cruel. She seems happy enough when put to bed, and doesn’t seem at all anxious when I let her out in the morning. She can be destructive when left alone and as…

August 18, 2019

I’m a bit disappointing in myself. I’d previously been using my Oculus Go almost every day, but that was before Katie arrived. Then I buy this expensive new toy, the Quest, and it has been out of the box about 4 times in 3 months.

August 18, 2019

I’m a bit of a worrier. So whenever I used to foster a dog, knowing that chocolate is toxic to dogs, I more or less didn’t buy chocolate for the entire time of the foster.

I know that this is over the top, but worrying about dropping a chocolate having the dog gobble it up, or otherwise letting the dog consume it, it was easier to simply not have it around.

July 29, 2019
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June 27, 2019

Earlier today, while I was working: “Chris, Chris, Chris…” “Chris, Chris, Chris…” “Katie, I’m in the middle of something.” “Chris, Chris, Chris… gotta go, really gotta go.” I log off and get up, to take her downstairs. Halfway down the hall, I almost trip over…

February 1, 2019

When I was fostering dogs, I kept telling myself that I would eventually get my own sometime. I decided that I wanted to do that by this year, given that I was turning 60 and supposedly slowing down a bit. I actually started the search…