"If beagles were musical instruments, they'd be banjos." Alan Talbott
To see what Janet, Kevin and Jo are up to visit Team Beagle Travel

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's Brew's Birthday

It's a day of celebration! Brew is FIVE today!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays

Maria's 4th & 5th week with Team Beagle

Maria is now back at home with Lesley, but she had a grand time while visiting Team Beagle. Lots of walks and car rides to new and strange places. She did well in her conformation classes and we had a lot of fun doing it. Bob misses his playmate. She learned a few tricks as well (Spin, Twirl, Down and Capsize (rollover). I will post a video later of Maria performing her tricks.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Maria's 3rd week with Team Beagle

Maria's 3rd week included more walks and playing around with Team Beagle. We tried to go to conformation class but the instructor wasn't there. Try again next week and hopefully get pictures of Maria in class.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Maria's 2nd week with Team Beagle

Maria had a busy week again with lots of walks and conformation class. Everyone in class thinks she is beautiful with good movement. This week we even got off the city streets and hit a trail. It had lots of wonderful smells for Maria to sample. On Saturday night she was out on the town with a visit to Glady the beagle's house. Then more playing in the backyard and in the house with Team Beagle.
Starbuck Torbay Easy Money

Friday, November 20, 2009

Maria's 1st week with Team Beagle

Maria had a busy 1st week with walks, playing with the big beagles and conformation class. She did well in her conformation class - met some new people and dog friends (weimaraners & papillons). Once she got used to the place, she pranced around like a star just need to work with her on the table. On one of her walks, we encountered a downpour. We ran for cover under an eave until it lightened up but we were still soaked to the bone.

(Starbuck Torbay Easy Money (Cookie/Thomas pup))

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Maria's 1st day with Team Beagle

Maria (Cookie-Thomas pup) is visiting with us while Lesley and David are away. On her 1st day, we went to the Monroe show to watch Maria's dad, Thomas, in the ring. Thomas won the beagle group and then placed 3rd in the Hound Group. And what a nice surprise for Jo and I - Roo (now Jack (Abba-Jazz puppy) was there as well with his family. Jack has grown into a handsome young beagle and will be starting his show career in January 2010.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Brew's Camping Trip Around the Olympic Peninsula

Last week, Kevin and Steve rode around the Olympic Peninsula. I was to follow in the Sienna van with all of their gear. At the last minute, I decided that Brew should come along so I switched vehicles and reloaded all the gear and Brew into the Get Away Van. Brew had a grand time - lots of new smells and things to see as well as bark at. Here are pixs of Brew on the trip

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Puppy Tricks

From Puppy Tricks
Click the film icon to play movie
And the album has more movies

Monday, June 8, 2009

Another pup leaves the nest

Ozzie and Kevin are flying to Ontario, CA today. Tomorrow, Ozzie will meet his new mom and dad - Patricia and Luke.
We miss you already, Ozzie!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Puppies at 9 weeks old

Five of our puppies have gone to loving homes. We miss you Surfer (now Bogey), Matilda (now Clover), Roo (now Jack), Maccas (now Mac), and Zac.

Spinning Puppies

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Larry, the challenge is on! Puppy tricks competition next Friday.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pups wk of 05.25.09 (8 weeks old)

Finally got caught up. Here are the pixs from this week.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Pups from wk of 05.18.09 (7 weeks old)

We took 1,500 pixs during the week of the 18th so I finally managed to cut it down to 260 or so.

Now I need to work on this week's photos.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Puppies @ 5 weeks old

For information about puppies contact Lesley Hiltz

Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

And the theme is Australia!

Congratulations to Andrea who again guessed correctly. She also guessed that Abba would have more than 8 puppies.

While searching for names, I came across this site
and then Lesley added a couple more Australian suggestions and there you have it.

Roo: kangaroo
Snag: sausages
Maccas(pron. "mackers"): McDonald's (the hamburger place)
Aussie(pron. Ozzie): Australian
Mel: Mel Gibson an Australian
Surfer: where Lesley's parents live
Zac: sixpence (5 cents) - "it isn't worth a zack", "he hasn't got a zack"
Claire: Lesley's mom, an Aussie, whose b-day also happens to be 3/30
Matilda: swagman's bedding, sleeping roll

All the puppies are gaining weight and doing fine along with Abba. So Abba should be with us next week sometime and then I can start taking thousands of pixs of them. FYI, with Abba's last litter of only 3 puppies, I took over 2000 pixs - don't you just love digital.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Introducing the Puppies

For more information contact Lesley Hiltz
Can you guess the theme for the names?

Pictures courtesy of Lesley Hiltz

Monday, March 30, 2009

Who was it that voted for more than 8 puppies?

Your reward is that you get to come watch them for a day!

Poll Results
How many puppies are in Abba's belly?
Four.......2 (7%)
Five.......7 (26%)
Six.......15 (57%)
Seven... 1 (3%)
Eight.....0 (0%)
More.....1 (3%) WINNER

The Puppies are Here! UPDATE

Abba was an overachiever today, she had NINE puppies. Starting around 1:30am or maybe earlier and finishing around 11:15am.
1 red boy-9oz
1 red girl-8.75oz
4 tri boys-all 8.75oz
1 tri girl-6.5oz
2 tri boys-all 8.75oz
All the family is doing well.

Here is
the whole family. Yep, I count nine! The reds are like bookends.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Maybe Puppies Tonight!

Lesley emailed me that Abba seems to be nesting and refused her meal tonight. Of all our beagles, Abba is the biggest chow-hound. So for her to refuse food means something is up. Stay tuned.

Abba's still Growing 03.28.09

Here's Abba yesterday (03.28.09). Lesley says she now measures 31 inches. May need to change my guess on how many puppies.

Below is a pix from Mar 24 when she was 29 inches.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's B O B day

Nutless but not gutless!
Snip and clip are hip

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Introduction the new CHAMPION

CH Starbuck Torbay Spellbound "Bob"
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Abba's belly continues to Grow (one week to go)

These pixs are from Friday, Mar 20. This last week, Abba grew 2 in (total of 28 in) around her belly. Abba is with Lesley now who will whelp the puppies. When the puppies are about a week or so old, they will come live with us.
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Monday, March 16, 2009

Abba (2 plus weeks to go)

She now weighs 31.5 lbs and 26 in around her belly. Yep, that's her belly touching the floor when she sits. How big will she go?

Bob enjoys the sunshine

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Hey, Hey, Hey It's FAT ABBA

We affectionately are now calling her FAT ABBA. She weighs 30lbs and is 24 1/4 inches around her belly. Wonder how many puppies are in there? And yes, it is March even though you'd think it was December with all that snow on the ground.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Abba: Puppy Progress (1 month to go)

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Contact Starbuck Torbay for more information regarding puppies

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy Belated B-Day to Glady the Beagle

Glady turned 10 years old on Saturday. She still looks great!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Abba: Puppy Progress

Contact Starbuck Torbay for more information regarding puppies
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy To Be Home

Thanks Lesley for taking care of Abba. Bob and Brew are glad to have her home. And thanks Libby and Herbie for taking care of Bob and Brew.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Beagle Love Connection


San Diego: a beagle love connection is happening between Abba and Jazz. The house will soon be full of puppies again.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Brew's Pearly Whites

Yesterday, Brew got his teeth cleaned. Now they are pearly white!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Abba's Traveling About

Today, Abba is off to Lesley's house. She'll spend a few days at Lesley's and then she's off to California to meet a VERY SPECIAL beagle friend.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Another day with no points :>( for Bob

This weekend, we attended dog shows at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Bob only needed two points to finish. He got one point the first day, but the next two days, no luck. Of course, we thought he was the best looking dog out there.