Yesterday I was hit by a car

To start with he’s fine. We don’t know how he is fine, but he is. When being walked yesterday, Lou pulled the lead out of my dad’s hand. He was in a park but bolted towards an incredibly busy road, and was hit by a car. The wheels missed him but he rolled under the car with a terrifying skreech. He then got up, ran into more on coming traffic, thankfully no one was injured and he wasn’t hit again, then ran down the street. One man tried to help but couldn’t keep up, he was running so fast and they lost sight of him.

He was found by a lovely man in a bait shop, that managed to catch him. He couldn’t believe that he was so strong and had no idea he’d just been hit. So we are so grateful he checked his collar and rang us.

So Lou has a tiny scratch on his leg and some bruising but is still his crazy, loveable self. The moral is, please if you see a runaway dog help him out and look to see if he has a  number is on his collar. Lou is also micro-chipped and all his collars have his name and number on them, as he is crazy and tries to runaway often.

So for the dogs like Lou, who can’t help themselves and run away, please help them out by helping them find there way home. We are incredibly lucky that Lou is the Super-dog – he always acts like he is.

 

Lou has his first swim

Lou has his first swim

On Lou’s second birthday we took him for a picnic by the river. He was a bit worried to swim at first, then started to paddle his heart out. We thought he might swim out to sea. He kept it up for an hour, we had to keep turning him around so he wouldn’t swim out into open water.

The Tail Begins

Our tale of Lou begins after the death of our beautiful beagle Ben. We had rescued Ben from the Animal Welfare League, when he was abandoned at about 6yrs old. He was an amazing dog, well behaved, quiet and loved cuddles. We have always had beagles, so when we decided to get a new dog, a rescued beagle it was to be.

We found Lou through the Queensland Beagle Rescue website. His description was he was a loveable/energetic beagle who wasn’t, but needed to be trained. His family worked and didn’t have time to walk or train him, so they were giving him for free to a good home. In the almost 2yrs they had him, he had only been walked twice and was not socialized.

FREE TO A GOOD HOME, ok so this was not going to be easy. He looked cute and since we had owned three beagles, we thought we knew what we were letting ourselves in for.

BUT WE HAD NO IDEA.

Beagles need a lot of attention, they like to dig and run away. They are obsessed by food and once their nose touches the ground they zone out and become in essence deaf to the rest of the world. They are extremely smart and clever which can get them into lots of trouble. All this we were prepared for but Lou was so much more.

FACTS ABOUT LOU

♥ Barks at everything       – people, adults through to children (especially wearing dark clothing -No he is not the  fashion police.)
                                              – dogs, all kinds – big to tiny
                                             – cars, bikes, old people in motorized scooters/ wheelchairs.
♥ Jumps like a kangaroo, climbs like a mountain goat.
♥ Thinks he can fly – he runs like a cheetah and almost takes off he can run so fast.
♥ Extremely hyperactive
♥ Loves to give kisses – on the FACE
♥ Loves to bite peoples noses and hands
♥ Destroyer of furniture, blinds, shoes, clothes, pillows, blankets, toys,books and so much more.
♥ Loves cuddles
♥ Loves food – especially watermelon and Scooby snacks
♥ Loves his best friend Tiger-lily (my cat) who is yet to feel the same way about her new doggy companion.