The Biggly Boy is two today!
We had a little celebration, actually kind of an agility party, a couple of days ago when the weather was behaving itself. While we were putting up the balloons and agility equipment, Biggles made himself comfy on a couple of canvas chairs we’d left outside to dry after their thorough soaking at lure coursing on Sunday.
The chairs are kind of wobbly and I didn’t think he’d be keen on them, certainly Beanie wasn’t, but he loved the way the seat bottom molded to his shape. They do have one major design flaw though:
Comfy seat – but I can’t reach my beer!
We had two guests for the party, fellow Beagle Bundy and Ru. They each had a go at the agility course and did very well, albeit with a couple of false starts.
What do ya mean I’m supposed to jump it?
OK, got it!
Just like Beanie & Biggles, Bundy had absolutely no fear of the seesaw
Ru was a natural at the jumps!
Obviously no birthday party would be complete without a cake – a sardine cake in this case!
Of course any time you get three Beagles round a table with a tasty, smelly cake on it you can’t really expect to see good table manners.
It’s impolite to howl when the service is a little slow
One shouldn’t chew with one’s mouth open
I’m sure there are also rules about not resting one’s chin on the table..
..not swallowing one’s food without chewing it at least once
..and not proceeding to consume one’s plate immediately after finishing one’s cake
The noise those three Beagles made was deafening. If I ever get to see a full pack of working Beagles going on a hunt I’m going to need earplugs. And through all this, Ru sat quietly by his owner’s side and didn’t misbehave once. Non-beagle owners have no idea how easy they’ve got it!
Despite the noise and dodgy table manners, I couldn’t help feeling proud of how Biggles has turned out. He’s come on in leaps, bounds and boings since we got a little help with his possessiveness. Admittedly the life expectancy of teatowels, toilet rolls and dishcloths is still rather short in our house, but Biggles is now far more willing to give things up and follow our directions even when there’s no immediate reward in sight. As far as I’m concerned he’s the best Beagle boy there is!