Nittany Beagle Rescue - In Memory

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In Memory

In Memory of Dexter

Dexter will always be my first "baby". On July 27th, 2004, 9-year old Dexter arrived at my house with his head happily poking out the window of his foster mom's car. He had had a rough few years being jostled from place to place and now he was coming to his forever home--although I don't think he realized that, because in the first 2 days he basically destroyed 2 doors, one set of miniblinds, assorted carpets, and various other household items in his quest for escape. After determining he had anxiety issues being left alone, I decided he needed a canine friend and along came Bucky. Bucky has Dexter to thank for his 11th hour rescue, as after the week we'd had, there's no other possible way I would have considered bringing another beast into my house just yet! The two became buddies quickly and Dexter mellowed into a curious, loving-- if not slightly naughty-- companion. His happy bark, propensity to nestle under the covers, ability to cheer up any bad mood, and general sweetness outweighed his antics of locking himself in the bedroom and enlisting Bucky to dig him out from the other side (destroying more doors and carpet), knocking over garbage cans and burying his "loot" with "invisible dirt", and getting up on the kitchen table during a party and eating half a tray of cream cheese brownies. Dexter sought out other beagles and dogs in the neighborhood, and led me to other "dog people", many of whom would become good friends. His notoriety for pursuing the "ladies" at the dog park, always brought comical relief to bystanders, and his phenomenal ability to spit pills out across the vet's waiting room left even the most experience vet techs in awe. Dexter was a comedian, a character, a companion, and an all around good dog--not to mention an excellent predictor of human nature (helping to screen out multiple unsatisfactory suitors for his "dog mom"). Dex was the best canine friend that any human could have asked for, and I'm glad we had the opportunity to take a brief journey through life together. I'll miss you little Dexter.

Losing a beloved pet is so very hard on all of us. They have given us so much love through the years when they were with us here on earth and now we live with their wonderful memories.

Tax-deductible donations of $25.00 can be made in memory of a beloved pet. By memorializing your pet or a friend's or family member's pet in this way, you help Nittany Beagle Rescue give beagles who are in shelters or with owners who can no longer keep them a second chance at a wonderful life.

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