We got Beebo in January of 1998. Or maybe it was 1999. I think it was ’99. Well, whenever it was, we went to the Humane Society looking for a small dog, as we were still in a small apartment. We first looked at a Dalmation named Mistletoe, but she seemed a bit hyper for us. Then we chanced on a fellow called “El Nino”. (The shelter gave them temporary names.) He was a grumpy looking fellow with a sign on his cage saying he was “shy”. We brought him out to the “get to know you room,” which he first sniffed all the edges of before pooping right in the center.
“We’ll take him!”
Ever since then, there have been three constant questions concerning him:
- What’s on your nose?
- Do you want to go outside?
- What the hell is he?
The first two will be asked forever. The third one may have finally been answered.
There’s a hot new breed of dog in town, and it’s called a Puggle. As you can tell from the name, it’s a cross between a Pug and a Beagle. More than one person has recently brought to our attention the similarity between Beebo and Puggles, and we have to admit, the resemblance is striking:
J. RANDOM PUGGLE
This is also in line with current Beebo origin theories, namely that he’s got some Beagle in him. Although Pug being an ingredient wasn’t really seriously entertained (as much as, say, Pit Bull was), we can’t deny the photographic evidence.
Puggles are hot stuff, too! They’ve been featured on morning shows and news spots and everything. We’ve not let on too much to Beebo because we’re not 100% certain of his Puggle heritage and also we don’t want it going to his head. But at last, when someone asks us what he is, we have something to answer other than “bad”.
Another advantage is, when we got Beebo he was already about three years old, according to the vet. We’ve always wondered what he looked like as a puppy. Could he have looked like this?
BEEBO AS A PUPPY?
So tell us, Dan. Does it feel any better knowing you may have been bitten by a trendy new breed of dog?