Thursday, February 08, 2007

Anybody Want a Beagle?

No, I'm only kidding. We would not get rid of Mary Jane. She is a much loved part of our family. Today, however, she has given me a headache. I have been reading The Preacher's Daughter trilogy by Beverly Lewis. Recently, I saw the third book in the store for $11 and was tempted to buy it because it's very hard to find her books -especially her new books- in at the library. I decided not to because even if it means waiting longer, checking it out at the library is still free. Well, it turns out there was a copy in at the library on the rental shelf (where they charge $1 for popular new books). Not free, but better than $11 right? Anyway, you probably know where this is going. Mary Jane gets her paws on it and chewed it up! Argh! Now we're going to have to pay the library $18-20 for it (it's hardcover). Had I just bought the book I would of ended up saving money! At least I can still read it.


Anonymous Sandy said...

Perhaps she just wanted to enjoy it too? :-/

4:54 PM  
Blogger Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

What is it about Beagles? Yesterday, Lily (our beagle cross) chewed up my favorite pen!
Our other dog--not a beagle, has never chewed up anything except her chew toys. But Lily--in the past week she has chewed up DH's lunch box, N.'s umbrella, and she got a piece of Pizza with green chiles on it off the counter for herself!

As I told her today: It's a good thing you are sooo cute!

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

don't worry Amie, it's not just your dog. Midnight chewed up countless not even worn shoes, tables, blankets, and anything else so could grab. That was when I ran her two miles a day to burn energy too. Keep anything "important" up high. They seem to know what they should not touch and get it anyway. hehe.

6:45 AM  
Blogger DDK23 said...

Belle rarely chewed things up...but when she did it was more expensive my glasses....A week after I got some new glasses she chewed the part that went over my right ear. I could still wear them but there was a very pointed sharp end. It didn't poke me, but it was still annoying. That was when she was really young. Later when she was a year and half. I was laid off but when I went back to work we decided to let her have the run of the house. Chad set up a webcam, and everyday at 4:30 she found something to get into. Most of the time it was MY shoes! She is fine now and we only keep Daniel's room shut.....I just have a feeling poopy diapers are way to inviting for her:-)

9:20 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

oh, Amie! That's terrible. My friend Kate had a beagle too (they just gave him away) and he was always a bit hyper... he ran laps around the house!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Princess Ruby said...

Oh no! Maybe next time you better just go ahead and buy the book in the first place;) Reason #9999999 why we don't have a dog anymore!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

I think a lot of it does have to do with the fact she is not getting her usual walks due to the weather.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear, oh dear. That just makes me feel so frustrated for you - you clearly think like I do! You're a lot sweeter, though - saying you wouldn't actually give her away. I think I'd have been tempted to put a "FREE DOG" sign on her neck and set her out on the front step...

8:58 PM  
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1:53 AM  
Blogger Risa said...

I just got that book from the library last week too! Great minds think alike, but I'm not getting my laundry done because of it - and hopefully the new dog won't chew mine up! :)

9:39 PM  

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