8/19/206: I adopted Beaugie - aka Newport in July of 2005. Yesterday he crossed the bridge after a battle of cancer, diagnosed with a
tumor on his spleen in 11/2015 which spread to his brain taking his life. He gave us the most loving 11+ years, so much fun and such a good friend. He will be missed.
Beaugie was very unique he brought us such joy and LAUGHS. He and I were very attached I work at home full time and he was always by my side.
He was a tough nugget who hung in there to the very end. My heart aches and the house is way TOO quiet. Time will heal, I will recover by all the fond memories
he brought to my family and I. My son put together a video of photos throughout the recent years. Knowing boxers and their crazy antics you will get a kick out of this
however, the end always brings tears to my eyes.
Beaugie had an obsession with boxes all front door deliveries had to be handed to me as many deliveries were found strewn across my front yard.
This delivery was his of food and toys I let him open this probably bad on my part.
have some picture's I'd like to share with you all. These were taken
last month - and he has since grown!
He's already 6 months and will be
off to the vets soon for his final signoff on a good bill of health,
shots, etc. A few weeks ago he weighed in as 34 lbs. I'm sure he's
gained a few since then!
I have him trained now with the
canine/invisible fencing so he knows his boundaries and can now run
free on our property staying within his limits. I wanted to wait
until he's was feeling up to par and totally comfortable with our
property. It only took 1 week!.
We have taught him the basic
commands and he amazes me how quickly he has caught on. He's now
trailing with me daily on my walks and has been relatively well
behaved not going after other dogs to play that pass us by.
Looking into obedience classes as
he needs to learn not to jump, heel, etc. Still needs some work in
this area. As a quick learner I'm sure he will be a good student.
I think he is happy as us having
him as a new addition to our family!!! He's doing great!
8/16/05 - Our pup is doing just
great! He has certainly filled the void in this household. My son is
home from Boston - college semester break. With my son, my daughter and
POPS's and me - he has certainly had the house filled with action and
total devotion and love. Hence, his time in the crate has been minimal.
I finally broke everyone away this past Saturday so we had to put him
back in the crate. Kong filled with frozen peanut butter, a few other
toys, and still a very anxious dog when we returned after 2 hours. I
realize we must get out more often at small intervals. That is upcoming
in the next few weeks after all are back to school and at a normal
for now it's hard as I have many tenants (kids and my Dad) someone is
home all the time, including me.
But all in all. He's doing well. Went to the vet yesterday, pneumonia
stills exists, but looking better on the xrays, blood count is still
elevated, but an improvement, and urinary tract infection still exists.
Truthfully, I have seen an extreme improvement. Could be he's settled
in, keeping somewhat calm, in a comfort zone (learning the ropes) and
non stop attention. Young adolescents give more attention than one can
imagine. They just love him to pieces. But I think it is a good thing
for all he's been through. And in my heart of all hearts - he deserves
all the love, cuddling and kisses to make up for lost time.
Plan to enroll him into Puppy Kindergarten, but he has to be clear of
the pneumonia by 9/27, otherwise I have to wait and enroll him in the
next level. He does need it when it comes to the leash and commands, the
typical stubborn Boxer as we all know. He does need work in this area
and I have to be trained as well to figure this one out. He is a piece
of work! That face kills me!
Night time, he lays by my bed on his doggy pillow and does not move till
I get up. Not use to this as my other boxer use to wake me up with his
big paws telling me it is time to eat. I have truly lost my alarm clock
and have been late for work the two days of the week I go in! Time to
get the clock out!
Bottom line, he's been a great pup. He's doing very well, and growing
like a WEED! Getting leggy and long and his neck is starting to fill
out. Ribs still show but with all this growing he can't keep up. He's
now 26.2 lbs, a big growth spurt in almost three weeks we had him. It's
all a part of the growing process. I can no longer lift and carry him
around like a pup anymore. (Sad :-(). But we are grateful we had this
small timeframe to be able to do so.
Just a matter of time and his health be be normal. I'm so positive as I
see great strides. He's happy and playful and bouncing around. Although
I must say he's getting used to new noises, i.e., garage doors opening,
tractors mowing grass and my son who plays an instrument - the drums!
But we keep him clear of the surroundings so it doesn't hurt his ears -
he stays distant but cocks his head as he sits several levels up. But no
longer afraid, just wondering what the heck is going on. Distance is
good! But maybe in time he will sing a tune like my last boxer did! (For
those that know some boxers do sing!).
He's a joy of a boy. And how I keep saying I will learn this new fangled
camera my daughter has and hook it up so i can send you pictures.
Perhaps I need a lesson in that - and soon as I do - I will post
pictures. For Carry and those that know him - you wouldn't believe how
much he has grown in the few weeks we have had him! ~ Stay tuned - for
someone that is in the technology field - I will soon learn this digital
technology - Trust!
Kisses and waggles (and we are start doing the kidney bean dance) -
8/4/05 - Newport has really made a
home and settled in. Today was the first day I left him for a couple of
hours. I put him in his crate and he did really well and didn't seem to
This past Monday we went to the vet for x-rays and blood work to see how
his pneumonia was. His lungs are pretty congested and his white blood
cell count was elevated. We were prescribed Rithromax and he's been on
it for four days. I see improvement but still a bit to go. Today I
dropped off a stool and urine sample. Stool sample was negative which
was a good thing. Urine showed a urinary track infection which I
suspected as we were going outside almost every 15 minutes. The
Rithromax should clear up this infection as well. He weighed in at 21.5
lbs on Monday. I swear he has grown just in the week we have had him!
He is just the cutest puppy - he makes me laugh all the time. I found my
daughter reading to him yesterday - it was so cute - he was curled up
next to her and she was reading her book out loud to him....too cute. He
really follows her around the house and tries to leave with her when she
gets ready to go out. He really thinks car rides are fun. He is so
behaved he just sits in the back seat and stares at us up front. He has
no clue where he's going but just wants to go.
Obedience training classes are going to be held starting in the early
fall and I'd like to enroll him providing his pneumonia has cleared up.
He's a smart dog and I'm sure he'll do well. I hope all these infections
clear up so he can feel like a normal pup should. He's to good and cute
to deserve this!
7/31/05 - Newport has settled in
his new home. It's so nice to hear the pitter patter of feet again - now
my house is a home again. We have had many visitors and all have fallen
in love with him! My Dad laughs every time Newport goes to him for
attention. That is good as he's been grouchy since we lost Kramer - so
it's a good thing. My daughter has taken him for lots of rides and he
does very well in the car. My son comes home from summer college next
week and is anxious to meet him.
He's actually the one who found him on the website for me. He's doing
very well going outside to the bathroom, don't anticipate any problems
in that area. He sleeps on his doggie bed next to me throughout the
night. It's funny, the past two nights he has gone up to bed earlier
than I. He walks to the stairs and looks at me like to say "Good Night"
and heads up to bed. He wakes me up around 6:00 to go outside, but I'm
an early bird too.
I do think he's missing Marco too. I introduced him to a dog in the
neighborhood and he was bouncing to play with him. So he had some
playtime with another one of his own. But I really think he's missing
Marco big time.
We go to the vet Tuesday for blood work and shots providing his
pneumonia has cleared up. His cough really makes me sad, I hope he will
be okay. The past two nights I put him in a steamed bathroom and that
has seem to help. I hope in time it will clear. I'm concerned for the
All in a nutshell he is doing very well and we all adore him. He gets
lots of hugs and he gives lots of kisses. He is truly a real sweet pea
and I am very fortunate to have him!
7/31/05 - Newport left yesterday
with his new Mom Sue. I believe it was love at first sight for both of
them. We enjoyed having Newport with us and I am sure he is going to
make a fabulous companion. Sorry I didn't write yesterday things have
been crazy around here. I think Marco is missing his little playmate as
he chewed up a video tape when we were out and Marco has never chewed
anything not belonging to him. I wish Newport and his new family the
best of luck
Newport is pending adoption
7/20/05 - Hi everyone Newport went
to the vet the other day and was a very good boy for the Dr. He met a
huge yellow lab that he wanted to have a go with which was very amusing
considering the size difference. I would guess this lab weighed a good
90 pounds Newport weighs 20. Don't take this the wrong way Newport does
not have a mean bone in his body he is just ready to go go go with
whomever is available at the time. I didn't think I would ever meet
another dog who loves to play as much as Marco but Newport comes close.
Modes of play are different though Newport is a rough and tumble kind of
guy he rather wrestle and chase. He rarely picks up toys to play.
We have also come to find out that he is a digger. He has dug several
holes in the yard one trying to get at a stick and another hole by the
swing set that he made bigger. I went to investigate why he was digging
in that spot and he was chasing a bug. He is such a funny little guy. We
have also come to find out that Newport is smart and very willing to
learn but he is also stubborn. I contribute that to living with my
Newport may be a bit much for children under 5 even though he is a puppy
and is learning he does a lot of puppy things that young children might
not understand. He likes to grab onto my daughters blanket when she is
walking around with it and pull. He will also steal the hair things
right out of her hair if she is laying on the ground he will just grab
on to a pig tail and start yanking. Most of the time Delaney finds this
amusing he is obviously immediately corrected and given appropriate
things to chew on. She is not over sensitive about when the dogs do
things and we are not hyper about it either. After all they are dogs and
Newport especially is all puppy.
Newport continues to keep his crate dry and is starting to ask to go out
by going to the back door you have to watch him but he is learning. He
is pretty good the majority of the time not going in the house.
All in all Newport is a good pup loves to play especially with his good
buddy Marco. When we were at the vet a lady heard me say he was a foster
dog and she said to me OMG how does a pure breed dog who is so young and
handsome end up in rescue. Of course I go into our story and how
unfortunately but most of the time by the grace of god that these guys
end up getting a second chance. Though most of our dogs don't have
horror stories most are sad. I am thankful for the vet tech who took
Newport in and got him well and for the chance to foster another great
7/14/05 - Hi again everyone! For
those of you keeping a watch full eye on this pup which I am sure there
are a ton of you out there just waiting to get your hands on him he is
doing great. He is such a cute dog and I wish my picture did him better
justice because he is just to cute for words. Newport loves romping
around with Marco and they get along well Marco doesn't challenge
Newport for that alpha position. Newport is ready for anything even the
cat he goes over to her to try and investigate and she will let him get
close enough to give her a sniff but if he comes at her a little to fast
she turns to swat him. Not with her claws out but when she does that or
hisses at him he will turn and go in the other direction. Newport likes
riding in the car and wants to be able to stand up and stick his whole
top half out the window. He is good with the kids and allows them to
climb all over him. He his good an the leash too. We walk him with a
harness and as long as you hold the leash a little higher and tighter so
he cant grab it he does very well. We know a lot of people in the
neighborhood and everyone always stops us to talk about the dogs well as
soon as you stop to chat he lays down. Newport continues to keep his
crate dry at night and is doing well with house training. He is still a
young guy but he is doing really well. Newport is going to be a fabulous
companion he is ready for anything. He is not overly hyper, actually
when he is not playing with Marco he is very calm. No begging at the
table either it's funny though if you are eating elsewhere he will try
to get into your lap for a nibble on something but off with a slight
push to get him off as he doesn't know that yet does the trick. Keep
your eyes on Newport he will be going to the vet next week for another
round of puppy shots. Till next time.
7/11/05 - Newport continues to do
well he is such a cute little guy and just full of it. GO GO GO that's
Newports motto of course he has Marco to GO GO GO with him. They will
stop to take a drink and then they are right back at it.
I was pleasantly surprised tonight at dinner that he did not beg from
the table he actually laid down in the other room the whole time.
He is an assertive little guy and does not back down from a challenge
expect with the females if Maddie or Junie B turn and growl at him he
backs off however he will not back down from Marco. He also like to
mount Junie B and she allows him to stay there for a minute but then she
gets mad at him. He saw the cat again today and he went to go for her to
find out exactly what she was but he had no ill will towards her just
curious. I do believe if a cat where to lend chase to him he would be
happy oblige. He has stayed dry in his crate at night and has been good
in the house couple of pee accidents in the kitchen today probably
because it is hot and they are drinking non stop. We have a convenient
lay out to our house and yard the yard is fenced with no possible escape
routes and the dogs can push open the back door so they come and go as
they please. This is nice in the summer which makes house training a lot
Newport is your typical boxer puppy very playful and into everything. He
already knows sit and will be a fast learner of other things I'm sure.
OH Newport loves water we had the hose out today and he loved being
sprayed down and was chasing the water as it was coming out of the hose.
The kids of course were very amused. He is going to grow up to be a very
loving and handsome boy. He is already so well behaved for such a young
7/10/05 - Newport arrived
yesterday thank you to Mary and Bonnie who split the leg that didn't get
filled so he could get here and thank you to my sister Ericka who met
Bonnie and brought him the rest of the way.
It's funny having another puppy in the house after having Marco it's a
little weird how personalities can be so different. Newport is a rough
and tumble kind of guy he has no problems challenging Marco and somehow
even managed to pin him down. They have been non stop playing. However
Newport will not challenge Maddie. If Maddie goes to play with him he
backs right off. I think he is a smart little guy and knows she is the
queen of the house. He is pretty vocal when playing to lots of growling
and grumbling. He is also nippy with the kids which Marco never did. He
has no intention of hurting them he is just a typical puppy. Another
typical puppy thing he steals shoes. Now for me this is all new even
though we had Marco he never did any of those things.
Newport is very smart though and will learn quick with consistent
training. he has not had any accidents in the house yet and he kept his
crate dry all night. I was surprised by this but also very happy. Of
course we have a fenced in yard and the dogs just come and go out of the
back door as they please makes it very convienient for potty training.
Newport was also silent in his crate not one peep from him all night
which I also thought was great. I really thought there would be a lot of
whining and crying from both him and Junie B seeing as they are
somewhere new. This was not the case with either of them. Newport saw
the cat and was very interested in what she was but Tasha is
way to quick for him to get I will see how this progresses but he is a
pup so I am sure if he is raised with cats he should be OK but who
knows. I promise to keep everyone posted on this guy he is very cute and
loves romping around with the big dogs. Marco,Junie B and Newport just
keep coming in and out of the house just following each other around and
Queen Maddie is perched high upon her thrown saying finally I am being
left alone :)
7/9/05 - Newport is here. He is a
great little dog so cute I have already taken a bunch of pictures and
will get them up because the 2 that are up there do him no justice.
Junie B is also here for a few days and as I write this she and Newport
are sleeping on a large dog bed together. I cant believe how well
everyone gets along it is amazing all their personalities just blend
together. Of course Marco was the last dog to lie down. He loves Newport
and the 2 of them have been playing non stop. Newport seems assertive
already which seems funny for such a young pup he goes after Marco and
even had him pinned down at one point all in play but when Maddie tried
to instigate some play with him he wouldn't play with her. I will write
From Newport's Transporter Angels:
Bonnie: What a cutie is he!!!! I met Mary
at the Lookout on the parkway and I
just gave him to Erika who will take him to Carrie. He is a doll
and so handsome. He will go quickly I am sure.
7/7/05 - Newport will be coming
into rescue this weekend, but we wanted to put him up on the web site
for everyone to see. What a cute little guy. These pictures
are about 2 weeks old, so he is a little bigger now. He is
partially housetrained and very exuberant.
A little background information on this Newport: He was
"rescued" by a lovely person who is a vet tec for a vet in Brooklyn. She
saw this dog in someone's yard....he was skin and bones, and had a bad,
bad cough...which BTW, turned out to be pneumonia...had giardia and hook
worm....all at 10 weeks of age.
She convinced them to sign the dog over to her, she immediately got him
into the vet she works for, and now the pneumonia is almost clear, fecal
is negative and has had 2 set of x rays done to confirm he is getting
She did not want to keep him, just wanted to get him away from these
dirt bags, who surely would have killed him if they kept him any longer.
Lauren, thank you for getting involved, and know in your heart that you
have saved this boys life, and assured him a lifetime of love and
happiness with a BAR family :o))