We’ve just arrived back home from our first trip to go and visit our beloved Beagle George who is in Byford Quarentine station, near Perth.
George watching the other dogs
He arrived last Thursday but we had to fly to Brisbane on Friday so he had time to settle in over the last week.
The drive was about 50 minutes away and when we were almost there we stopped for a coffee and then we got excited about seeing our lad.
As we hadn’t been before we were allowed in first and as the lady was explaining to us how to use the lead and alarms etc we saw our George, he was very happily in a kennel right next to another Beagle.
He’s such a nosey Beagle
He seemed to go from excited to being let out and seeing the Quarentine lady to almost being a bit shocked to see us, after we battled to get him on the lead without him making a run for it we headed for an exercise yard.
George was desperate to get out and run around in fact he sort of ignored us for a bit, occupied with all the other dogs, going to the toilet and having a drink. He looked so well, his coat was so glossy, he was trim and lean and his ears were even softer than I remember, we were very proud of our George.
Our Happy George
To be honest George seems to have settled in very well, he knows all his neighbours, has 3 close buddies to talk to, a camp bed to sleep on, a sunny spot to get some rays and some ladies who make a total fuss of him, and who are we Steve?
Some people he used to know ages ago, that’s who!
George standing for a stick, I think the dog has learnt a few new tricks!
He then decided to tell us off by trying to hump us, and ignore us a bit more, ok we heard him loud and clear, “where did you two bugger off too and leave me, ehh? I’ve had a new Auntie and Uncle, had to get used to a new house (not very hard because I was let in the bed!) and then I was taken to a kennel then on a plane then another plane, take off, touch down, take off, touch down and then I’m here and I’ve only been out for one walk in 7 days and you two have been larging it up all over Australia!”
Playing with Steve and a stick
After half an hour George started to calm down a bit and came to see us and played a bit more. Then it was the end of exercise yard time, so we took George back to his kennel where we started to act up a bit more.
He was standing with his two front paws on my knees (I was crouching) and he was barking at me telling me the whole story, he was licking my mouth and running to see what all the other dogs were up to, I think he wanted to go out and play with the other Beagle but I’m not sure.
The station itself was clean and nice and cool, the yards are positioned around lemon, orange and lime trees, its a very nice place to have dog holiday and you can tell all the staff know the dogs and what they get up to. Apparently Georges’ Beagle neighbour was quiet as a mouse when he arrived but ever since George arrived they chat away every day, however the other Beagle is leaving next Thursday, George will miss him.
Silly Beagle chomping sticks
It won’t be long now George, we’re finding a new house for us with a garden for you to sunbathe in and then we can chill out for a bit. One day we might stay in Australia, get some acreage and you can have at least one chum come and be your new best friend, that would be nice.
What an adventure, Snoopy would be so jealous!