I have the cutest, most expressive beagle in the world. I know that Nukedad will disagree with that statement because he has two beagles himself, but I am fairly confident that he will say that he thinks Roxie is in his top ten.

Anyway, Roxie and I shot some video yesterday for entertainment purposes only. But I’ll get to that in a minute. First I want to post (and in some cases, re-post) some of her finer poses.

Playfully submissive (yes, they ARE really playing!)

Joyful in the snow

Thinker

Personal trainer

Undeniably adorable

Regal

Joyful

Crabby

Unassuming

Coy

This last one? I had to include it because it cracks me up. Jim was talking to his parents on the phone one night and Roxie hopped up onto his lap and flipped over for a belly rub. She stayed there, just like this, for a good, long time. Typical.

Slightly slutty.

As if all of that wasn’t enough hilarity for one day, check out the video I shot yesterday. The first one shows the routine we go through when I decide to take her for a walk. The way she tilts her head to the side when we say certain things to her cracks me up like almost nothing else. Words Roxie loves: walk, talk, chalk, caulk, rock, (because they all rhyme with “walk”, get it?) treat, food, hungry, “Where’s (insert boy’s name here?)”, outside…the list goes on and on.

In the second one, I attempt to explain how I totally torture and torment her before finally giving her a treat.

That’s the kind of fun we have around here with a crazy beagle. Now back to your regularly scheduled weekend!