I definitely want to post about this weekends finds at the Michigan Fiber Festival, but I have some more pressing news. Brian and I adopted a beagle puppy! Her name (unless we change our minds before we bring her home) is Jane and she's about two months old.
She's all puppy, but is a soft cuddler too. We found her through a halfway home in Grand Rapids. They held an adoption day at a local animal hospital today. Most of their puppies were rescued from a puppy mill. The benefit of adopting a puppy, rather than buying one at a pet store, is that it puts no money back in the hands of the mill owners. Read more here.
We had many beagles and jackabees to pick from, but she was our favorite by far. Now I have heard a hundred people say "Don't get a beagle, they smell....or they howl." But I'll tell you I know many beagle owners who have the greatest love for their beagle. As far as smelling, well sure they will if you don't bathe it! And howling can be trained out of a dog. Per Kim's recommendation, we'll pick up Puppies for Dummies and have at it. We already bought the crate for potty training.
She'll come home with us the middle of this week. I hope she likes Squishy! Look how tiny she is right now.
Like I said, she's all puppy. Here she is chewing on my purse straps. To be fair, I put them over her head.