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Come! Sit! Stay! Read!

I’m delighted to be holding the leash while John is away, since I’ve been a huge fan of ohmidog! since it got started at the Sun. I also love reading the comments of the other animal fans who read the blog. I live in Baltimore with my husband, Greg, and with Spencer-the-Beagle. When I’m not hanging around with them, I develop websites for small businesses and host them on my own server. Spencer and I mosey around the neighborhood, and we love visiting the Canton Dog Park.

The Spencer half of the team is an older Beagle who’s been with us for about five years. He came from BREW, “Beagle Rescue, Education, and Welfare,” a large “breed specific” rescue group. Beagles put up with a lot. Their cheerful dispositions, fairly small size, robust health, and freedom from most genetic problems make them great pets. Unfortunately, those same traits make them great candidates for puppy mills and drug testing labs. And while they’re highly regarded as hunting dogs, when their hunting careers are over, they’re often simply abandoned to their fates. That means that there are always a lot of Beagles in need of rescue, fostering, and permanent homes. BREW does a great job with a large network of Beagle-lovers here in the mid-Atlantic and ties to rescue groups all over the country. And their website is the greatest.

Spencer and I have a lot to talk about this week, and while we probably won’t be setting off in any new directions, we both hope you’ll come, sit, stay, and read!

Spencer, photographed by John

Spencer, photographed by John

Comments

Comment from Mary Schmidt
Time February 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

Glad to see a picture of Spencer. I love his white, wise face. Cool dog.

Comment from tsg
Time February 16, 2009 at 9:48 am

Thanks Anne & Spencer. We’ll be tuning in daily. I always enjoy reading your comments and have enjoyed, today, reading your postings.

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