Joey has got quite a distinctive Beagle bark when he's trying to get someone's attention. Arf arf. High low. Arf arf. A little like an out of tune horn. He's fine as soon as I get the leash on him. I take him out and he follows his nose but he's crazy about it. We walk to the far side of the building where I take some photos.
He's pretty personable and a natural in front of the camera. Don't Beagles have that eyeliner thing down to perfection? And how can anyone go wrong with those big, floppy ears?
On the way back, Joey suddenly plants his nose into the ground and sniffs up a storm. He starts retracing his steps and walking in circles trying to locate some scent. He pulls me across the grass, across the sidewalk. He's frantic with this scent whatever it is. Then he stops and before I can pull him back, he picks up and eats two little finger nail sized pieces of what looked like pita bread.
Pita bread? I'm like, seriously? You went to all that effort for two lousy morsels of pita bread?
Later, inside, I'm thinking he's hungry so I grab some doggie cookies. He sniffs one, takes it in his mouth, spits it out. If he's still there next weekend, I'll have to remember to bring some pita bread.
The best way to check on the adoption status of this dog (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.