Sunday, March 27, 2011

We Have A Dog

Today we adopted a Lemon and White Beagle from a dog rescue place. He comes from a shelter in Ohio and arrived here in Canada on March 21st. I have had my eye on this little guy for 3 weeks and now, finally, he is here with us. I fell in love with him from the brief description and three photos posted on

The woman that runs the rescue farm is truly remarkable. Her whole life is devoted to dogs and you can tell she loves them. She's a no nonsense person and I LIKE no nonsense people. She is also of the same mind as the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan. In fact, it was the Dog Whisperer program that inspired hubby and I to adopt a dog after owning strictly cats during our 25 year marriage.

His name was Albany. We didn't have to change it very much when we decided Alba would be his name from now on. Hubby is Scottish and "Alba" is the Gaelic word for Scotland.

What a handsome guy he is. It will take every fiber of my being to keep from spoiling him because of his "cuteness". :) He has a lot to learn. I don't know his history. He is between two and three years old and has no leash experience and doesn't seem to know simple commands like sit, stay, and down. We intend to be the best pack leaders we can be and make him a very well mannered boy. :)

Sorry that the photo isn't the best, but I didn't want to get too close to the crate and get him all excited. I promise better photos of him in the future. Oh yeah, you can count on it. :)

PS-This doesn't mean I will stop making cats. LOL.


mizmilvi said...

Nice picture sis ... he does look adorable.

Marianne said...

how wonderful ! Love his name. I love that you are crate training.
Please don't take this the wrong way ...the only thing that concerns me here is the string of lights next to his crate. If he gets bored or frustrated he might get a hold of it.

baukje said...

He is beautiful, love to see more pictures.

Melinda said...

What a lucky dog he is. I'm really looking forward to photos and hearing how he is getting on. I'm checking out your cooking blog too.

Summerset said...

Awww, isn't he cute? We are cat people, but I grew with dogs, too, and a little guy like that is hard to resist.

charlotte said...

Oh Inga, how exciting, it's lovely that you chose to rehome a dog and he looks adorable, I love Beagles! Sorry to hear her is a little poorly, hope he is feeling better and settled soon, looking forward to hearing more about your new happy chappy!

Lelia said...

I have enjoyed ALL your dog pictures. Thx for sharing ; )