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A Very Sick Joke Or A Horrendous Typo.

by Anura Guruge


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This, as you can clearly see from the top image, was in the Thursday, September 6, 2018, issue of ‘The Baysider‘.

Given that our Braxton is a beagle-on-steroids I kind of felt a kinship. I know that beagles can roam and that we have been lucky with Braxton — though much of that has to do with me tiring him out with regular 3.4+ mile runs.

So, I was THINKING about going and looking for this lost beagle. I was going to go into the woods.

So, I wanted to see how long it had been missing. What I saw — which you can too — blew me AWAY.

May 10, 2005.

WTF?

If somebody stole it, it would not be alive as yet. That was 13-years ago and that looks like a 2-year old Beagle. So, it would be 15-years old. Lifespan of a Beagle is 12 – 15 years. So, this is BIT late to be offering a reward for a Beagle that went missing 13-years ago!

Typo? But, BOTH May & the year.

This is sick …

If it is a TYPO, not unknown in the ‘The Baysider’, ‘they’ have surpassed themselves.

But, I have a hunch that this is a joke. Why?

Because we also have the “or write”! This is 2018 (not 2005). They provide an e-mail & a phone number and then say … WRITE … but give no last name.

Strange and maybe very sick.


Braxton, our Harrier.

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by Anura Guruge

Puppy Rescue Van Crash In Portsmouth, N.H. — Kind Of Close To Home.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Braxton 1 year birthday.

>> Braxton at play.
>> Getting Braxton.
>> Method to my madness.

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Click to access WMUR news report of puppy rescue van overturn from May 28, 2015.


The van that Braxton came in — to Kittery, Maine, just north of Portsmouth, NH.


Different outfits BUT we got Braxton (who we thought was a Beagle but has proved to be a Harrier) from a rescue van, in Kittery, Maine — just north of Portsmouth, N.H.

Yes, as far as we can tell, there are numerous such vans making the trek north, with rescue animals from the south, weekly. Yes, it is ‘big’ business — though it is worthwhile. We would not have got Braxton IF not for a rescue service like that.

The accident would have been ADDED trauma for the animals, especially the dogs. It took Braxton a YEAR to recover from being a rescue dog who had spent much of his life in a crate — and he, like all our dogs, was pampered and spoilt once we got our hands on him. So I feel bad for these animals. Shame.

Kind of upset me. 


Today Is ‘Braxton’, Our Rascal Rescue Beagle’s Official 1 Year Birthday.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Braxton at play —
>> Nov. 6, 2013.
>> Getting Braxton
>> — Sep. 28, 2013.

>> The name ‘Braxton’ —
>> Sep. 21, 2013.
>> Method to my madness

>>Sep. 23, 2013.
>> We are getting a Beagle
>>Sep. 21, 2013.

>> Goodbye to ‘Ulysses’
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Sep. 16, 2013.


We got him, as a rescue, on September 28, 2013. He was 10 or 11 weeks old at the time. They didn’t know when he was born. So Deanna decided to make ‘July 20’ his ‘official’ birthday — that being her now deceased father’s birthday. So, Braxton, a joyfully playful beagle, as mischievous as they come, is one year old today.

Teischan made him a birthday cake and later today, per the family custom, he and Maya will go to McDonald’s for a burger each. That, for the last 7 years, has been a family tradition. The dogs go to McDonald’s for burgers on their birthday. Did it with Ulysses, then Maya and now Braxton. Yes, we take them to McDonald’s when it is not there birthday also because they like their burgers. Maya knows McDonald’s. As soon as we pull in she sits up and waits for me to come back with the burgers. Braxton has yet to figure it out — but he is young.

He is about 3 times as big as when we got him. I, purposefully, feed him slightly more than what he should get. He actually now eats MORE than Maya! But, that is OK. He loves his food and gets MORE exercise than most dogs. He runs at least 2.5 miles with me 5 to 6 times a day, in addition to all his other walks, romps around the yard and playing in the house. He is a very healthy and happy dog. Such a ‘little boy’ — though he is fixed. A bundle of joy.

He is the first beagle I have ever had. I am a ‘Golden’ person. I have had Goldens, with no interruption, since 1988. I really didn’t know anything about beagles until we brought Benny/Braxton home. Then we started hearing and reading about the horror stories. How they take off, how they howl etc. etc. The running away is NOT a problem. He runs, off leash, with me and has been doing so for over 8 months. That Maya runs, off leash, too is, of course, a big factor. But given that I have run with dogs, near daily, for 20 years, I have worked out many things — a key among them being that running as a pack is very IMPRINTING to a dog. It has to be running as opposed to walking. They know the difference. The running is a pack thing.

We are glad we got him. As Deanna loves to tease me he was everything I had always said “I don’t want”. I like my puppies as early as I can get them. Maya was 8 weeks old when we got her and I thought that was old! Braxton was 10 or 11 weeks old. Prior to that anytime somebody mentioned a puppy that was even 9 weeks old, I would say “Nah, too old”. Plus it was a little dog and everybody knows that I like big dogs, the bigger the better. But, Braxton makes my day. Though he will steal food, destroy anything he can get his snout at and generally only does 40% of what we ask him to do, he has this wonderful personality! When we got him, having lived in a crate for much of his life, he was very thin and nervous. Now he is a very confident dog. That makes me happy.

So, happy birthday Braxton, my rascal boy that Deanna spoils like there is no tomorrow and is Teischan’s plaything.


Braxton, July 20, 2014 his official 1 year birthday.

The day we got him, September 28, 2013 — 9 months and 3 weeks ago.

Braxton, July 20, 2014 with his sister who takes care of him like it was her own son.



Fair Amount Of Snow In The Lakes Region (Alton) From The Martin Luther King Weekend Storm, Saturday Into Sunday.

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Slightly more snow than WMUR led us to believe — even with me automatically adding 2″ more to compensate for our higher, 660′, elevation.

Not heavy, but sticky. Hard to shovel. That said I spent 70 minutes shoveling. Entire drive is shoveled. Didn’t bother with the mailbox. No mail tomorrow. I will shovel it out Tuesday morning.

It is very pretty out here. All the trees have a coating of snow a couple inches deep. But, grey, miserable sky. No sun. WMUR is also wrong, so far, about the temperature getting up above 32ºF. At 11:30 am the thermometer in my bathroom with a wireless link to an outside sensor on the deck was reading 28ºF. I want the temp. to rise so the snow on the DirecTV dish will slide off. Yes, I can get out of there and brush it off with my snow shovel, but I would rather not because I haven’t put it together as yet, this year.

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It was fun to be out shoveling. I can’t imagine not being able to or not wanting to shovel. I find shoveling very soothing and satisfying. Having the two dogs froliking around and Teischan playing in the snow adds to the general feeling of bonhomie.

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A Gaggle Of Turkeys (Of The Feathered Variety) On Prospect Mountain Road Last Sunday ‘Evening’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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We have a lot of turkeys (mainly feathered) around here. That one of the neighbors feeds them lavishly, year round, must, I think, be a factor. Doesn’t bother me. I kind of like having them around, as do the kids and especially Maya. Deanna is not keen on them because of their propensity to defecate willy nilly.

I think there are multiple gaggles and they are growing. This one we saw last Sunday evening was around 40 strong. They had just finished their Sunday dinner and were walking across the road.

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Martin Luther King Weekend Snow In New Hampshire: It Started Snowing In The Lakes Region (Alton) At 11 a.m.

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It wasn’t snowing during my run up Prospect Mountain this morning: 9:40 to 10:30. It was cloudy, but quite nice. Not cold!

I had heard that it would start to snow around 10, albeit the ’10’ more towards the West, i.e., around Manchester.

It started snowing in Alton at 11 a.m. I could see it from the bathroom window while I was doing my ablutions for the day. It was snowing quite hard. It is still snowing though the accumulation is light.

I am going to wait till tomorrow morning to shovel. Wow. I haven’t shoveled in nearly 10 days, I think. It will be nice to do some shoveling.

The snow coming down, quite heavily, around 11:30 am on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Alton. Click to ENLARGE.

The snow coming down, quite heavily, around 11:30 am on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Alton. Click to ENLARGE.

The 2014 “New Year’s Storm”, Hercules: New Hampshire Lakes Region, Alton, Got Off Quite Lightly, Maybe 7″ Of True Accumulation.

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It was snowing since yesterday and it was bitterly cold last night. But, as far as I can tell we didn’t get much, if any, howling winds. It was still snowing lightly when I woke up around 8:30 am this morning. Deanna and Teischan informed me that there was a LOT of snow. That we had expected. I watched CNN and CNBC while having my coffee. Things seemed dire in Boston, but we also knew that this was a southern and coastal storm. I had predicted, given our 660′ elevation, that we would get 14″. I was wrong. We got 7″ from what the tape measure said.

Did YOU know that this storm has a name? I learnt it from the U.K. press! Hercules

Yes, we had 19″ (or more) where the plow had pushed aside snow. Plus there was some drifting by the garage doors.

We, Devanee, Deanna & I, shoveled and pushed snow
for just over an hour.

That is all it took. We cleared a path for the SUV and I shoveled the mailbox out,
with a generous drive-in area for the postman. That is my trademark. Well shoveled mailbox.

So, it wasn’t bad. There was NO WIND. Calm. Nothing was stirring.
So, we are happy. Could have been much worse.



The heartwarming dogs froliking in the snow video from Deanna,
on YouTube,
featuring Braxton (the Beagle) and Maya (the Golden).

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Click to access YouTube video.



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