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 I’d knocked over my soup machine, which not only took a can of fly spray with it, but landed on it.

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 a nice piece of furniture, and seemed comfy inside. Unfortunately, she was nervous and ended up peeing and pooing on the first night.

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 it gets moved to the side as a convenient seat if I have bags of people round for gaming.

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 exit being there, and later teach her how to open it herself.

Over the last three days, she has been running in and out of the open door, but still ignoring it when closed.

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 she was already 5 when she came to me, I don’t think that will change much. So I crate her – I don’t trust the lounge would be recognisable in the morning otherwise.

But there is another side of this.

August 18, 2019
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
June 28, 2019
February 1, 2019