Happy- Yappy Friday to you, and Happy Birthday to Lois Lane!
Yesterday was actually Lois’ 9th birthday. It wasn’t until after the celebration she consented to share this story with you, so I’m a day behind.
Lois Lane was born the day before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. A pure-bred beagle, she comes from a long line of award winning show dogs, and she doesn’t let us forget it.
Here’s the son who just left for college, playing with puppy Lois. It seems like it was a few weeks ago.
The day we brought her home, we made a big deal of saying goodbye to Lois’ Grandmother, Mother, Father, Brother and Sister who were all still at the kennel. Once we were in the car, my youngest son, who had just turned 6 years old, started crying. Softly at first, then louder and louder.
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
“She can’t leave her Mommy! Take her back!” he wailed.
“A-ROOOOO!!! A-ROOOOOO!” Lois howled her sad beagle-hound-puppy howl that was the saddest thing I’ve ever heard.
“But her Mommy is so happy that Lois is going to a nice home with two fun little boys who will love her!” I tried to convince him.
“TAKE HER BACK!!!!”
“She misses her MOMMY!!! TAKE HER BACK!!!!!”
The harder one cried, the harder the other one howled. My older son and I tried our best to calm the two little ones, but they both cried all the way home.
We managed to get her home and started crate training her. My youngest wouldn’t leave her side. As a matter of fact . . .
We would often find that Lois had “invited” him in to keep her company. Don’t call child welfare. He did it himself and could easily get out. I swear! Lois is saying, “Will someone please get this kid out of here?”
That’s why, on her first birthday, we took Lois Lane back to see her Mommy as a little surprise for her. I was nervous they wouldn’t “bond,” and my son would be crushed, but lo and behold, it was like the best family reunion ever! The photo above shows one year old Lois saying hello to her Brother Dennis (the Menace) and her dear Mom. Lea, the breeder and expert on all things “beagle” is supervising.
This is Lois talking to her Sister on their one year old birthday. Lois eventually decided she liked our house and wanted to stay, and my now teenage son still loves his beagle like crazy. She sleeps in his room every night and has had nine great years with us, with many more to come.
And every now and then, when we are strolling in lovely downtown Fairhope, we run into Lea, who was Lois’ first Mom and breeder and still has her brother. Lois has a very good life and many friends around town. Happy birthday, hound dog.
To read about Lois choosing Beagle themed china, CLICK HERE.
To read why Santa put Lois on the naughty list, CLICK HERE.
To see how sad she looks in her cone of shame, CLICK HERE
Wishing Lois Lane a very Happy Birthday! Arroooo!
Happy birthday Lois Lane! We haven’t let our puppy sleep in our bed yet. We’re afraid she’ll never go back in the crate when we need her to.
Lois needs to meet Zoey sometime soon! They’d be great friends!
Lois is a born comedian and a very smart dog. Lucky to have a boy to love her so much. I’m still laughing.
Happy Birthday to Lois! She’s adorable. I’ve never had a beagle, but gosh darn it, they are so cute!
Careful. They lure you in with their cuteness, then the princess attitude comes out!
Yesterday was my wedding anniversary. Happy belated B’day to Lois!! I love beagles; I grew up with them. They are marvelous family dogs.
Lois said to tell you happy anniversary!
Happy Birthday Lois Lane! My sweet Mom celebrated her birthday yesterday as well .
What a popular day for lovely ladies!
happy birthday lois lane and happy birthday to my birmingham granddaughter who was also born on the day of hurricane katrina!
And another! And who says there’s nothing going on in August?
Sweet and funny story and pictures! Happy birthday, Lois Lane. Our adorable cat’s a Katrina refuge who adopted us 9 years ago in November. One of the good things to come out of tragedy!
I love, love, LOVE the picture of Miss Lois Lane in her party hat! Ha! Your quick wit had me laughing throughout the whole post. Happy belated birthday to the lovely Lois! Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!
Love your pictures. Really funny blog.
So so so sweet~
Lois is just adorable! We had two beagles when I was a child – boy do they have energy! But boy are they cute and lovable!