An English Beagle Becomes a New York Beagle - Part 2
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It was a nice day in Central Park, when I met Diane and her animal companion, Pringle. Even at a glance, you can tell that they get along well. Diane was happy to share Pringle's story. She said, "She's 80% English beagle and 20% trouble!". Then, I also noticed that Pringle was wearing a leash around her mouth/head and had to inquire about it.
Diane explained, "It's a gentle leader, we use it so that she doesn't pull too far in front of us. Otherwise, her nose would overrule her brain and she would pull us toward anything that smelled interesting. She is really strong and can pull me over if she's wearing a body or neck harness. The gentle leader keeps us both safe.".
Pringle has a great sense of smell. When they visit friends, she will smell even the smallest crumb underneath the refrigerator. And then she will sit and cry and until she can get to it. When she is too wound up for bed, she will "Wookiie" her way to sleep. She wriggles around and makes noises that sound like Chewbacca from Star Wars.
Pringle lives with Diane , her husband and their cat, Ebi. And then, I discovered that they moved from London last May. When asked what was it like in London compared to New York City.
She replied, "Pringle and I have found the move to the US a little challenging in some ways. In London, Pringle could go just about everywhere with me - on public transport (trains, buses, subway), in most shops, and even to pubs and restaurants. She has very good 'store manners' and will sit nicely while she's out with us, as she knows it's a privilege. She used to really like going to the pub after a walk in the park, where she could curl up in front of the fire, and maybe earn some peanuts as treats. Also, almost all of the parks in London are leash-free, so she is used to having much more freedom to sniff and run and roam on our walks. We do love that NYC parks have off-leash hours, and are starting to find some shops that welcome dogs. We're also finding that NY'ers are great dog people, they are very patient and gentle with Pringle, which is a huge plus for us!!".
Even though there seems to be more restrictions in New York City, they will be happy as long as they are together. Besides, "New York Beagle" has a good ring to it, right? It goes well with cream cheese too. Metaphorically speaking, that will be Pringle's family.
|Age:||3 years old (@time of posting)|
|Location:|| Central Park West Side
September 9, 2014
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