KH

What Do Kemba Walker, Stella Herman, Ricky the Beagle, and Kemba the Toller Have In Common?

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                  Five days after returning from my Halifax pick-the-puppy tour, I got this comment on my blog from Meg, a close friend of Carol’s since high school: Hank: I’m on a ferry from PEI to Nova Scotia and talking to a couple with a toller… great dog….showed […] [Read More]
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rrr

Talk About an Adorable Puppy . . .

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Marcia says Kemba’s “irresistable.”  Lang calls him “beyond cute,” and Anne-Lynn writes, “What a sweetie!  I want a hug.”  According to Bill, he’s a “stud muffin,” whatever the heck that is.  Polly writes:  ”If I didn’t know he was real, I’d say this was a stuffed dog, the kind you win at a carnival games.”  […] [Read More]
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BM & K

Where Would YOU Go To Get a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever?

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About six weeks ago, after a painstaking breed search that was well-chronicled (maybe a little too well-chronicled?) in this blog, I finally determined that Future Dog was going to be a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Next?  The hunt for the right breeder. I looked into one kennel in New Jersey.  And another kennel in […] [Read More]
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Kemba

And Now, Introducing . . . Puppy Herman!

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 Everyone, meet KEMBA!!! Kemba, meet everyone!!! LOOK FOR A NEW BEAGLE MAN POST EVERY THURSDAY.  OR PRETTY CLOSE TO THURSDAY.  COULD BE WEDNESDAY.  OR FRIDAY.  LET’S NOT GET TOO OBSESSIVE HERE . . .  OH, AND BTW, YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER [Read More]
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The One With the Waggly Tail

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I’d by lying if I said I wasn’t ridiculously excited about going up to Nova Scotia this weekend. Matt and I are flying into Halifax Friday night.  Saturday morning we’ll do a little get-acquainted-with-the-city tour, then grab some lunch.  And then . . . The Main Event:  We’ll take a 45-minute drive west of Halifax, […] [Read More]
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RRR

A Different Kind Of Jeep

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I don’t know quite what to make of this dog, Jeep.  He belongs to Kelly’s cousin Tommy, and he came to visit Beagle Man and the missus out at Montauk last week.  Quite honestly, he wasn’t exactly what I’d call handsome — at least not like yours truly.  But I’ll tell you this:  He was […] [Read More]
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Stella

Fay, Stella, and Belle

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My mom’s name was Stella.  She died in 1996, and I still miss her a lot.  I’ve always loved the name Stella, and have hinted to all my sons that it would be nice if they named a girl after my mom — but based on the family track record, I’m not counting on too […] [Read More]
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Was There All This Fuss When They Brought ME Home?

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There’s an awful lot of commotion down in the Beagle Man’s house these days about bringing home this Toller.  E-mails back and forth to the breeder.  Plans for a trip to Nova Scotia.  The B-Man reading a book about “the power of positive training.”  Lining up a dog trainer.  Registration for obedience classes.  Did I […] [Read More]
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