When Beagle Met Sally

Backstory: My parents have free-range chickens. My nephew named one of the roosters “Sally.” This also happens to be my mom’s name.

I just saved “Sally” rooster from the ugly beagle that has been hanging around here! I heard a terrible commotion outside and saw the beagle with “Sally” rooster in his mouth!!!…….put my boots on and grabbed the Tee Ball Bat….chased him around and finally got an opportunity to take a couple of swings at him! He cowered and yelped for a bit then got up and ran into the corn field…..had I not been home…….oh my! I will have to watch all day to make sure the chickens are safe!

:) Have a great day! Mom :)

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    • 1.  bob

      So to save the rooster you hit the dog? wow! And an “ugly beagle” to boot. Beagles are natural hunters. In the future couldn’t you just call the dog’s owners and hope to figure out how to solve the problem?
      There is nothing, I mean nothing funny about this email. I wouldn’t wish any harm on any animal, but to hurt the dog so it doesn’t hurt “Sally” is insane. You might want to consider a fence where the chickens can still roam freely and yet be safe from any and all predators.

      October 4, 2009 at 7:44 am

    • 2.  JanL

      The beagle should be chained or on a leash, particularly as the owners must be aware that beagles are intended to be work dogs and are not good pets when they’re bored. Bored dogs that are allowed to roam become problems for neighbors. A person has a right to protect livestock from pets that aren’t controlled.

      I’d have shot it if it came after my livestock. And my local sheriff would back my right to do so.

      October 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    • 3.  ted

      I always thought “beagles” were used for hunting. I do agree with the possible suggestion of a leash, but a chained dog is wrong. People who don’t have time for pets shouldn’t have them.
      I did get a laugh about the local sheriff. You must be located where the law is as rednecked as where I live.
      We also live on a ranch and raise livestock, and…we still believe in fence, and dogs.

      October 11, 2009 at 7:55 am

    • 4.  Ashlee

      JanL, your first reaction would be to SHOOT the dog? Chained, leashed, and fenced-in dogs do sometimes escape by mistake, you know! Killing a family’s missing pet seems like incredibly harsh retribution for the loss of a few chickens. And yes, I’ve had a coop and lost hens to dogs, foxes, etc. When a dog’s been involved, it’s always been somebody’s loose pet… and the owners have been overjoyed to have their pet back and offered compensation. From a business standpoint, getting money from a dead dog is only slightly easier than getting water from a stone.

      October 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

    • 5.  Katzkid

      Beagles are hunters. They follow their nose and if on “the scent” have a one track mind. If this is a first offense, shouldn’t the owners be contacted before bludgoning the dog with a bat? I agree…there is nothing funny about this post.

      October 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    • 6.  Jax

      I don’t get it. The dog actually had Sally in his mouth. She should just let him kill her? What makes someone else’s animal more important?

      October 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    • 7.  jan

      No…I sure didn’t mean to “shoot the dog” I am an animal lover and was attempting to show how terrible it would be to hurt any animal.
      I was also trying to show how sad some local sheriffs are in small towns.
      It’s all about the badge.
      We have many wild things that get into the pasture, but we try to keep it down with fence. Our animals have over 900 acres to run on, and that is what I meant by fencing.
      Sorry you took my comment wrong. I love animals more then most people.

      October 12, 2009 at 4:51 am

    • 8.  jan

      Update on this last comment from “jan”. I am not the JanL you were referring to. I sent any earlier comment and didn’t see it was sent under my brothers’ name before it was too late. My brother Ted uses my email. So, I hope you see our family is for the love of animals

      October 12, 2009 at 4:56 am

    • 9.  Cinoda

      People did you see where it was a whiffle bat. A Mom with a whiffle bat would only stun the beagle to letting go of a chicken.

      October 12, 2009 at 10:40 am

    • 10.  Cinoda

      sorry, I read this twice and thought she said whiffle bat, not T ball bat. Yes, a T Ball Bat could do some harm!

      October 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

    • 11.  Natalie

      I’m not going to comment on the animal rights side of this…

      …I am just going to laugh at the mental image of old mom swinging a bat and trying to save a misnamed rooster from a startled old dog thinking he was just going to have a little snack.

      October 29, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    • 12.  jbob

      Natalie, Yes, your image could be funny until the bat hits the dog.
      Abuse on anything is just wrong! Do ya get it??

      October 30, 2009 at 4:27 am

    • 13.  Em

      I understand the concern for the dog, I love dogs… but the chickens and roosters are this woman’s animals.

      “and saw the beagle with “Sally” rooster in his mouth!!!”

      Wouldn’t you do what you could to get a dog away from killing one of your own pets?

      November 26, 2009 at 5:14 am

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