Puppy love. We’re getting a dog!

I can’t believe it. You all. We are getting a puppy and I’ve fallen head over heals with this little canine. AND I haven’t even met her yet.

For the longest time, Nate and Maxim have begged and begged and begged for Daddy and me to get them a dog.

“No, they are too much work.”

“We don’t have the yard space for a dog.”

“We don’t have a fenced in yard.”

“They bite and chew on everything.”

“You’ve got your friend’s dog to play with. Go play with him!”

“Do you want to pick up poop every day of your life? Me neither.”

“No, no, no, no, NO!”

Those were our responses. (Yes. Clearly, we like to be positive about things.)

Well, I can’t even tell you how it happened, but about a month and a half ago, Maxim started pressing the question again.

“Please can we get a dog?”

And Nate was right there pleading and giving us the saddest ‘puppy dog eyes’ EVER. No pun intended.

So, Daddy said yes. Then, I reluctantly said yes. And the search was on.

Much to Maxim’s dismay, we steered away from his choices. Doberman Pinscher. Mastiff. Bullmastiff. And Dalmatian.


I threw out the idea of a beagle and we started looking at all sorts of cute beagle pictures. We want a dog that can go to the farm and not worry about getting burrs in her fur. Or hair. Whatever. Beagles have shorter hair. Cuteness and friendliness was a HUGE component in our decision making process. And after polling friends on Facebook, I heard very positive things from Brad, Mary Kay, and other beagle owners. And so it was. We would get a beagle.

Being the researcher that I am, I found a very reputable beagle raising family in southern Iowa. We put down our deposit and waited for our turn to come up. We were 11th on the list. And soon enough, we were able to choose a puppy. We picked this sweet little puppy #4 and prayed that the people ahead of us wouldn’t choose her. And God answered our prayers! She became ours.

Now, every few weeks, we get pictures of her and oh. my. word. We are smitten for this kitten puppy. Seriously. She looks adorbs and I feel like such a proud mama showing her pictures off when I see friends and family.

So, dear friends. I’d love for you to meet Daisy…



I die. She is just so stinkin' cute!

I die. She is just so stinkin’ cute!

And here she was a few weeks old…

Little peanut :)

Little peanut :)

I laugh because Maxim said he wanted the one on the left. I had to explain that all of the images were of the same dog. #two-waymirror

We heart her!

We heart her!

She is about four weeks old now, so in a month, we’ll be getting her. And we are so excited!!!

So. Any doggie tips for this family? We appreciate all of the suggestions and advice!

Have a doggone good day!! ~  xo Angela Banae.



  • Missy Williams
    May 19, 2016

    She is so cute!!! Make sure you have plenty of toys/bones for her to chew on!!!

  • Sandy Thomas
    May 19, 2016

    She is just absolutely beautiful. I can’t even smell her puppy breath. I want one. Really I do! But because I travel , I have to be satisfied with my two Beagle grand dogs! I know you are all so excited and can hardly wait to get her. Love

  • Cindy
    May 19, 2016

    Make sure you socialize her with other dogs and people. She is adorable. Congrats……get a couple of good books.

  • Jolee Jansen
    May 19, 2016

    Oh my Sweetness! She is just too much! My family is trying to convince me of a dog right now………I am still in “No, NO, NO phase, but I am sure they will break me down. Enjoy Sweet Daisy!

  • Melanie Blunk
    May 19, 2016

    Oh, my! She is so adorable and I can’t wait to meet her!

  • Stitts
    May 19, 2016

    Awesome. With those eyes, she’s has a lifetime if being spoiled ahead of her. Congrats!

  • Stitts
    May 19, 2016

    With those eyes, she’s has a lifetime if being spoiled ahead of her. Congrats!

  • Melanie Farr
    May 21, 2016

    Daisy is VERY blessed to be joining such a loving ( and so much fun ) family 😍😍😍

  • Jennifer Grove
    May 21, 2016

    She will cry, the first night…all night maybe. Don’t worry. It will pass (just like a new-born baby). You just might want to have a game plan ready though otherwise she just might end up in bed with you for that first night…and the rest of her life. Ha! We had to put our puppy’s kennel as far away from our ears as possible for those first few nights.

  • Angela Banae
    June 3, 2016

    Hey all!! Thank you so much for all of the tidbits and GREAT advice!!!! We are so appreciative and we will be using your tips when Daisy arrives in a few weeks!!!! Thanks so much! ~ xo Angela Banae

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