If our beagle Cricket could talk, “I can’t do that.” or “I need help.” are not phrases that would be in her vocabulary. Even at 13 years old, with arthritis and a bad heart, you can’t tell her that she can’t do something.
Case in point: When playing outside recently (before the last huge snowstorm), Luke got the ball and decided it was time to play keep away from his sister and me. His favorite thing to do is to take the ball up on “snow mountain” (the pile of snow on our patio that comes from all that falls off the roof), where it’s harder for Cricket or I to get to him.
Since the size of the mountain had reduced, his plan didn’t work – we were both able to get there. I wasn’t there yet, but when I looked over I could see that he no longer had the ball, and that Cricket was nowhere to be seen. He was on the area that is where the hot tub is, and there were two patio chairs stored next to it by the bench. While there was still snow on top of the hot tub, it had melted where the chairs were. It didn’t take me long to figure out that Luke had dropped the ball into the hole that had created, and Cricket had gone after it. When I got over there, I saw this:
I thought to myself that I was probably going to have to lie down in the snow and haul her back out of there. Silly me! She was going to do this on her own, and there was no stopping her!
This little beagle can do whatever she sets her mind to. ♥
Oh I love these pictures! What a smart little beagle!
Mary Ruiz says
Go Cricket! I love your little stories. You are an amazing little beagle. Such determination ♥️
Thank you, Mary!! ♥
Sand spring Chesapeakes says
You go cricket! You rock!!
Senior dogs are spunky, too! Go, Cricket!
Cricket’s determination is legendary!!! We admire her 🙂
Aw, thank you!! ♥
Lynn LaChance says
When it comes to a ball, Cricket rocks tenacity! Love!
That she does!! 🙂
I love your Cricket! Her spirit is intense!
Thank you….it sure is!
LLB in Our Backyard says
Go Cricket!! Isn’t amazing how Senior Dogs can surprise us? Jakey is almost 11 and can still jump up on the table when we aren’t looking…. 😉
Just when we think they can’t do something, next thing we know they can! Love it!
Ellen Pilch says
Good job cricket!
Edie Chase says
Don’t let Cricket watch that video of the beagle getting his snacks out of the cupboard. Way to go Cricket!
Oh, you’re right about that, Edie….we’d be in big trouble if she got that idea in her head! 🙂
GROOVY GOLDENDOODLES says
You go Cricket!!! That’s what I call beagle power!!
Shadow & Ducky's Mom says
WAY TO GO, CRICKET!!! Great job girl!!
Like Jodi said, Our senior pups don’t let their age or illness slow them down.
Jodi Stone says
They do not let age or illness slow them down like we do. They truly are amazing. Good for you, Cricket!
It’s so true…and there’s so much we can learn from them!
Mary Hone says
Lol….I’ll show you guys.
Wow Cricket is not only determined, she’s a real thinker! She’s one impressive pup!
Thank you – we think so too! 🙂
Roby Sweet says
Go, Cricket! You’ve got it under control 🙂
I can’t believe Mom doubted me!
Brian Frum says
Way to go Cricket, ya done good sweet one!
Thank you!! ♥
that was super clever Cricket….bravo… it doesn’t matter if we get stuck somewhere… but to have always a way or an idea that matters oh yes…
Humans shouldn’t doubt that we can figure these things out!