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    Copper

    Yesterday would have been your 3rd birthday. You are WAY too young for me to be posting a memorial thread...but I dont know what else to do. I don't know if you're still living or not, but if you are I hope you had a great birthday. I still love you, miss you, and think about you every day!

    Copper was almost 2 years old when we had to give him away a year ago. I know you can't imagine having to do that to your dog, but we didn't have many options. Copper was a field bred beagle. NOTHING kept him home except a kennel or chain, and no dog of mine lives a life like that. All he wanted to do was hunt rabbits on our property and the fields around us, so we let him run free. We lived on a gravel road, and our neighbors dogs all ran loose too, so that was Copper's life. He was the most gentle, sweet beagle I've ever met. Just over a year ago we moved. Our new home is on 2 acres by a busy road (compared to unlimited acres on a gravel road), so we decided the best thing for Copper was to give him to someone who could hunt with him...and keep him home in their fenced backyard. He did well in his new home, until a few months later he disappeared. His owners think he was stolen. I'm still searching for my boy! All I want to know is that he's ok.

    Happy birthday, Copper Shiloh!!!!

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    Owned by one silly Springer Spaniel, and many others who have left their pawprints on my heart!


    Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then do it. --Ann Landers

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    Copper is such a gentle looking soul. It would have broken my heart too, to have to let him go to a new home, but even worse now, that no one knows his fate. Hopefully he is with someone who is loving him and caring for him, and giving him the kind of life that he wanted.

    {{{Hugs}}} - and just try to think of him chasing those rabbits and having a grand old time - wherever he may be.
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    Thanks! I'm trying to believe that somewhere he has a family who loves him.
    Owned by one silly Springer Spaniel, and many others who have left their pawprints on my heart!


    Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then do it. --Ann Landers

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    He reminds me a little bit of Mikey, be still my heart, I LOVE beagles. I am so sorry you had to give him up, let alone only for him to disappear. They are little Houdini's with that nose of theirs, mine's only half beagle (might as well be full!) but I can tell! He could have very well just followed his nose and found another good home? You can hope! Maybe one day you'll see him again.

    He's so good looking and handsome. Was he by any chance micro-chipped??
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ID:	56281He wasn't microchipped Which was really stupid of us! He was the first beagle we owned, and boy was he a handful...but tons of fun, too! Because of him I adore beagles...and especially have a soft spot for every missing beagle. He was such a wonderful boy! Here are more pics.
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    Owned by one silly Springer Spaniel, and many others who have left their pawprints on my heart!


    Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then do it. --Ann Landers

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    Well you learn from your mistakes, my advice: ALWAYS MICROCHIP YOUR BEAGLE (OR ANY DOG) and make sure they are in an ESCAPE PROOF HARNESS (NOT a collar) when out on walks. My dog is pug/beagle and his nose gets him into so many issues. He digs under the fence and he kept on a tie-out in our fenced yard. I can never trust him off leash...he's food-motivated but it doesn't matter. Beagles just can't be off-leash from what I've learned. Not worth the stress, sadness, and pain.
    Mikey - [Pug/Beagle Mix] Spock and T'Stala - [Hermit Crabs] Rest in Peace, Bo. I love you - [African Cawed Frog] Bo II - [Guppy] Buzz - [VT Male Betta] Chippewa - [BT Male Betta]
    "Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you."

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    Yeah From now on my dogs are definetly gonna be microchipped! Thanks!
    And hi Mikey! Learn from Copper...the backyard's fence is there to keep you safe!
    Owned by one silly Springer Spaniel, and many others who have left their pawprints on my heart!


    Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then do it. --Ann Landers

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