After we had Joshua almost 3 years ago now, Melinda and I thought that was as big as the family was going to get – 2 adults and 3 kids, that is more than enough people in one house and plenty to keep busy with. It turns out we were wrong – today we have welcomed a new family member into the house and what a learning curve it has been for all of us.
The past few weeks we have been talking with Beagle Rescue Victoria about adopting a beagle. Many of these beagles through no fault of their own have been left without a home or without a place to stay. I had some great conversations with Tam from Beagle Rescue about which beagle may be best suited for our family and vice versa.
Today Tam from Beagle Victoria brought “Tash” to meet us at our house. Tash is an older beagle between 6-8 years old and what a great girl she is.
Tash was living on a breeder’s farm until she stopped producing enough of a litter to be “cost effective”. I am hoping Tash can now relax and enjoy her days a bit more and have some fun with the kids. Mel and I both thought that the girls would be the ones who would be all over Tash, but Joshua and Tash have been playing together all day and getting into mischief together, this could be trouble!
Having a dog (and a beagle at that) will be a lot of extra work and responsibility for all of us, but I think it will be a good experience for all of us and its a great chance to give Tash some stability from what could have been an uncertain future.