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Piper Marie Melinda Larson-Horne

"Happiness is a warm puppy." - Charles Schulz

BEAGLE:

  • Temperament: Friendly, Curious, Merry
  • AKC Group: Hound; Breed Popularity: Ranks 5 of 193
  • Height: 13 inches & under, 13-15 inches: Weight: 20-40 pounds
  • Not only is the Beagle an excellent hunting dog and loyal companion, it is also happy-go-lucky, funny, and—thanks to its pleading expression—cute. They were bred to hunt in packs, so they enjoy company and are generally easygoing.

Piper Marie

Born: January 9, 2015 • Adopted: March 7, 2015

Piper was one of eleven beagle puppies...
Eleven puppies and this gorgeous girl was the only one left!
She must have waited for us to take her home.
The first day was so tiring (for puppy and for us)!

What's in a name?

  • Piper-Heidsieck French Champagne to toast her bubbly personality (and her Mama's a francophile)
  • Piper GT sports cars and Piper aircraft to reflect our love of travel (This puppy is fast!)
  • Beagles are notorious for their "piping" like sailor pipers who announce visitors and signal to the crew to raise sails
Napping with Lambchop the First (of 4!)
Piper & her snake (still her security blanket!)
Bath Time!
Puppy School Graduate
Those eyes!
So tiny!
Nap Time
Baby Teeth
Bobo Party
"This is my Roxie - I love her!"
Such love!
Puppy tummy!
Stopping to smell the flowers
You are my sunshine!
Tiny paws
Happy Easter
Garden Helper
"Walkies!"
Trouble!
This is cousin, Lucky
Lucky's 1 too!
Growing up so fast!
Ouchies: Teeth, Spay, and Meningitis - Poor Piper!
Cuddles
Meet Roy....
... and Dot.
Pretty Piper profile
Piper's First Christmas

2016 - 1 Year Old

Happy New Year!
January 9, 2016 - The Birthday Girl
So Pretty!
Birthday Party at Grandma's (with Roxie, Sadie, and Owen)
Piper perched upon her pink pouf.
Still cuddling with her snake
Still helping Mom in the garden
Staying hydrated
Piper's BFF, Roxie
Party Animals!
There's nothing like the wind in your ears
"I believe I can fly!"
Snow!
Lucky & Piper, Christmas Cousins
Christmas 2016

2017 - 2 years old

January 9 - Princess Piper, the Birthday Girl
2 Candles!
Puppy Love
Goûter?
Nap Time
Strike a Pose
Extreme Close-up
Language Lessons
Make a Wish
Still overseeing the garden
Dog Days of Summer
We love our walkies
"Helping" build the patio
Fall Roadtrip
All grown up!
So much to explore
When you're a good girl, you get ice cream (peanut butter froyo)!
Happy Halloween! Do you like my costume?
Lovey!
Piper & Pals
Not a creature was stirring?!
Christmas 2017

2018 - 3 years old

January 9 - Birthday Triptych
Grandma baked Piper a 3-tiered peanut butter & applesauce "cake"
Playing in the snow!
March 7, 2018 - Piper's Gotcha Day: 3 years of beagle kisses!
Snuggle Puppy!

About the Beagle

The origins of this ancient breed have been the subject of conjecture for centuries. Even the breed name is a shrouded in mystery. Some experts say it derives from the Gaelic word beag (“little”), while others point to the French term for the sound hounds make while hunting: "bégeule."

There are two Beagle varieties: those standing under 13 inches at the shoulder, and those between 13 and 15 inches. Both varieties are sturdy, solid, and “big for their inches,” as dog folks say. They come in such pleasing colors as lemon, red and white, and tricolor. The Beagle’s fortune is in his adorable face, with its big brown or hazel eyes set off by long, houndy ears set low on a broad head. A breed described as “merry” by its fanciers, Beagles are loving and lovable, happy, and companionable—all qualities that make them excellent family dogs. No wonder that for years the Beagle has been the most popular hound dog among American pet owners. These are curious, clever, and energetic hounds who require plenty of playtime.

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