Oliver won a prize!

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Oliver won a prize!

Postby SherriA » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:37 pm

BONES (Beagles of New England States) had a contest for the best beagle love story recently. I told Oliver's adoption story and thought nothing of it - there are more interesting, special, extraordinary stories, right? Well, we won! I was so thrilled that someone else thought my little story was special. :)

We got a package of peanut butter/carrot cookies with yogurt frosting in little heart shapes from the Regal Beagle Bakery in MA. Oliver is loving them (I had my doubts, since he doesn't particularly like peanut butter, carrots or yogurt!) and Jack thinks they're better than Ziwi Peak treats.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby RobinS » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:39 pm

Awww, happy day for you and the boys!

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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby Bari » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:04 pm

Sweet!
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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby JudyL » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:06 pm

Very sweet.

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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby MaisyPancakes » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:08 pm

Awwwwww! That's so awesome! :D Congrats, inspirabeagle! :D

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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby BassetLover » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:35 pm

That's cool! Congrats!

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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby Sabine » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:56 pm

Congrats! That is so cool!

Will you post the story for us?
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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby Calypso » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:05 pm

That is awesome. You guys do have a great love story.

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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby Jen » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:13 pm

How cool!

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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby SherriA » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:35 pm

It was just his adoption story, which most people here already know, but here it is again:
My beagle Oliver was recovered from a hoarder who had 23 beagles. He was one of the last ones adopted from our local animal control, probably because he was 12 yrs old at the time. Six months later his adopter returned him to the shelter because she didn't have time for him (my guess is because she didn't want to deal with his epilepsy).

For no reason at all, I was surfing the animal control website when I saw his picture. 12.5 years old, idiopathic epilepsy, and that background - people said I was crazy, but I went down to meet him anyway. He didn't really know how to interact with people and was a bit standoffish, but I adored him. I brought my senior mixed breed down to meet him and Jack fell in love. :) So, Oliver became part of our family.

It's been 2.5 yrs, and I love him more every day. He's cute, silly, affectionate (that took some time), and stubborn. He pushes me out of bed so that he can have more room. He scrounges the house for more food. He burrows his nose under my arm when I'm trying to knit. And he's the very best beagle ever. ♥ Nothing makes me feel better than when he comes to me for comfort and security. I love that he feels safe and happy with me.

This "last chance" little beagle filled a hole in my life and my heart that I didn't even know existed until he came along.
Its hard to take a picture of a beagle eating and keep it in focus!
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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby Sabine » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:36 pm

Awww, that is so sweet. :)

I knew Oliver's story, but I was curious about what you had written. Plus it might help people who don't know his background.
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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby RobinS » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:08 pm

So sweet! I loved reading his story again!

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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby whiteboxerboy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:53 pm

awww, i loved reading Oliver's story! congratulations on the big win, that's so cool!

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Re: Oliver won a prize!

Postby UpwardDog » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:00 pm

*snif* That makes my night!


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