I did not get to have a dog until I was nearly in my late teens, but the beagle
mix dog I got was the "best I could have hoped for"! He was known as my
"shadow" as no "non-human" loved me as much as he did! It stinks that a
dog has a short life compared to us despite everything vets can do for them
today! Goober holds our record at nearly 16.5 yrs, but it is still hard for me
to keep a dry eye when I drive past the late night emergency vet near home!
I hope Jethro will live the past the estimated 19 yrs that some of his breeders
have produced in the 40 yrs that they have bred beagles as he was the last
one before they retired in their 80's! Jethro, has the benefit of being my latest
beag with all I have learned about the breed!