Monday, April 13, 2009

Beamer and Sebastian

Jake and I have two dogs - Beamer and Sebastian. They are "our boys."

We got Beamer first. I missed my dogs while we were at school and knew Jake wanted a dog. I researched breeds that we could keep in the fraternity house (that is where Jake was living) and read about how bassets were the best breed for small spaces because they were lazy. I hinted about getting a dog to Jake and he seemed receptive so I found basset puppies about 45 minutes from UT and set out to pick one out. Beamer ended up picking me. He just looked up at me with his silly face and I fell in love! When I was signing the paperwork and paying for him, he rested his head on the table like he does to this day. We were instant buddies. I gave him to Jake for Christmas that year and we raised Beamer in the fraternity house that spring. I think that is why Beamer is so easy going and social - guys were in and out of Jake's room playing with him. Jake and Beamer are now best friends and are a really funny pair. Beams is so goofy and a little stubborn but so much fun. He loves balls and playing fetch - which is sort of odd for a basset.

After Jake graduated and moved back to Memphis, I missed my boys so much. I knew I wanted to get a brother for Beamer and researched about basset rescue groups. I found Belly Rubs Basset Rescue Organization. Sebastian's picture made him look so sweet and sad looking (a basset must) and so I set out to adopt him. I made sure to get a basset that was already house trained since I didn't want to deal with all the poo. I got him when he was 1 1/2 years old. He was really scared and nervous at first but learned to love us. He is so sweet and loves to jump and sit in laps. He is very obedient and loves being good. You tell him to get to his house and he goes straight there. He also loves cuddling with Beamer.

We're so lucky to have to wonderful doggies. One of my friend's dogs was shot and Jake's aunt's dog is dying. When I think about them and also when I remember watching "Marley and Me," I get so sad. I don't even want to think about life without them. They are the best dogs I've ever known.

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