Other than regular visits with her sister Darby (like this playdate here), Rosie lives a solo beagle life. She's our only pet (I'm not counting Sarah's fish), which I think makes her both the center of attention but also maybe a little lonely.
Rosie is now a suburban beagle instead of a farm dog. For the first few weeks, she smelled very "farmy", like a dirty cow field or something. The aroma eventually faded and now she smells perfectly beagle-y. Especially when she's wet. She has a crate inside (farm dogs sleep outside). And instead of roaming with a pack of friends, she spends her outside time on a cable in the back yard where she likes to see what's hidden under the grass.
This past week I've found myself wondering if she's really happy here. I mean, she's got dog toys, good eats, and a warm place to sleep. She gets lots of love too. But I still wonder if she's as in love with us as we are with her.
And then I snapped this little gem a few days ago:
Note the full on tongue-face contact. I think she likes us :)