Thursday, June 3, 2010


...a much-loved Beagley-Basset.
Her mom, Tricia, of KOOKY HANDBAGS will receive 50 free tweets!

In September of 2007 I convinced my husband that we needed a dog, especially after years of trying to have a child of our own with no success. One day while searching a local shelter's website, I came across a beagle/basset girl named Lue who was about 7 months old and had just been surrendered to the shelter.

I instantly fell for her intensely sad pleading eyes and the little inquisitive tilt of her head.

We adopted her a few days later and brought her home to our two cats who hated her from the start. Lue wanted to play with them but they would not be swayed and so we put up a baby gate at the top of the second floor so the cats could not be pestered by the newcomer. This continued for some time and the cats would run away at every chance meeting. Poor Lulu could not fathom why they would shun her so rudely.

Fast forward two years and nine months later and my oldest cat Eddie is no longer with us, but my other cat, the red-haired rebel Archie boy, is Lulu's best friend. Lulu and Archie are quite close now, and even sleep next to each other, and roll around on the grass in the backyard together.

Me and Lulu and Archie by kooky2.

We changed Lue's name to Lulu and we adore her to pieces and can't even imagine life without her. She is our beautiful funny little girl and she has brought so much love and laughter into our lives.

And now...a word from Lulu!
Lulu, what are your favorite things to do in life ?

In lulu's face by kooky2.

Get treats! See this snout?? It was made to sniff out little goodies. It was also made to poke and poke and poke at people and places until they appear before me! How else could I communicate if I didn't have this fine looking snout!

I also LOVE going to the dog park and meeting new friends. My mom says I just howl at them, but really I am discussing important matters like where the best restrooms are and secret methods of getting treats!

I must be honest, though, and tell you that my two MOST favorite things are to sleep and dream happy dreams about my family...

And to snuggle close to the ones I love most!

Tricia has two shops on Etsy

where you will find unique colorful handbag creations

SALE - Dorothy tote Eden handbag SALE-Hip to be Square tote

where you will find a variety of vintage, upcycled, and fun items

swiss miss polka dot dress Pom Pom Tunic-T-Shirt Dress - Fushia Berry black n blue necklace

She also has a spectacular blog full of family life, food, and fun. A wonderful journey through their lives.

FURBABY FRIDAY is dedicated to our much loved furry (or not so furry!) animal friends that enrich our lives and world and make us better people!
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  1. beautiful! My husband's family had a half-beagle when he was growing up, so we have a bit of a soft spot for them.

  2. Great blog and story, and great pictures. Lulu is so cute.

  3. What a wonderful feature! Lulu has the sweetest face! I just love all of the pictures. So glad she and Archie are such good friends now.

  4. I enjoyed that soooo much! I love my furrie boy.


  5. Lulu is blushing right now. I can't tell with Archie since he's a red head!

    Thanks for the feature Patty!

  6. Happy story and I love all the photos, thanks for some fun today!

  7. Another wonderful story of the perfect pet finding us!! Gorgeous little puppy and adorable kitty ;-) Love both of your shops, too! God Bless!

  8. I'm your 100th follower! Hehe! Loved the story of Lulu!! Sweet! =)

    I have 3 pets & the 3rd was a hard sell for my husband so I'd love to be featured on your blog. My shop is Jewels by Trish at

  9. Aw, Lulu has the most beautiful eyes. Loved reading her story. Jx

  10. Oh I love the story... Lulu is cute and so is Archie Boy, I have always believed that dogs and cats can live in harmony together :)

  11. Wonderful post about one of the Etsy Beagles Team's favorite furbabies! We all love Lulu!

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