Yesterday, Jeremy and I adopted Rufus the beagle from Craigslist. His owner, Jim, is moving out of the country.
Rufus is a big boy, weighing in at 42.2 pounds. After picking him up and letting him get accustomed to his new surroundings, I took him to the vet to get him current on all of his shots and to get his nails trimmed.
So far, Rufus has been a pretty good dog. Byron and Rufus have been tearing up the town. Rufus will play with all the toys that Byron has ignored, and Byron will suddenly become interested in them again. They like to play chase in the backyard and wrestle in the house.
Byron is only 14.2 pounds, so I have to keep an eye on Rufus to make sure he doesn't squish her. His idea of being gentle is to sit on top of her.
I'm pretty sure Rufus misses Jim, but its tough for him to be sad because Byron is constantly harassing him. Keeping him on his toes.
At this moment, I'm glad we made the decision to go to two dogs. Byron is enjoying her new buddy, pestering him instead of being destructive. We just have to keep an eye on her until she gets a little bigger.