“Trust must be earned” – a story about a mischievous beagle!

I’ve had a beagle for nearly 12 years and without exaggeration I can say… she hasn’t quite earned my trust yet! I mean, look at that death stare in the featured photo (Piper the beagle is on the right). She is definitely thinking about mischievous things.

She is adorable, has the cutest face, the most sassy personality, and I love her so much. The problem is… she knows all this. You’ve probably heard some dogs think they’re human, right? Well, my beagle Piper not only KNOWS she’s higher than human, she is 100% sure humans exist to serve her.

Actually, that’s all beside the point. Let’s get back to the trust thing. My house is mostly Piper-proof because if you have a beagle you know they can (and will) get into anything if they have enough time. Nothing is off-limits for those mischievous hounds.

Well, today I thought she was too tired to get into trouble. She had been outside with me for a couple of hours while I was doing yard work. It’s hot so I let her inside to rest and cool down while I stayed outside to finish up with the yard.

“It’ll be fine,” I thought.

“Nothing bad will happen,” I thought.

Boy, was I wrong. Left alone for less than 30 minutes and this is what I encountered after finishing the yard work.

oh, just a bunch of trash

One man’s trash is another beagle’s playground, I guess. So now we are back to 0 days without an incident. If it weren’t for those ears and her cute little rabbit-chasing self, I’d be more upset! But I should’ve known better.

Do you have a beagle? What kind of mischief have they been into lately? Let’s talk it out and cope together.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

2 thoughts on ““Trust must be earned” – a story about a mischievous beagle!

  1. OMG that death stare is hilarious!!! It could also pass as a “you-shitting-me, right?” stare LOL… I’ve seen my daughter do this on a rare occasion and it makes me kick up my feet in laughter!

    Oh lord, that was a hot mess! We don’t have a dog but I can see my daughter do this if we ever left her alone for a good 5 minutes lol..


    1. oh her stare can DEFINITELY mean that, too haha She’s got a few signature looks, the stare is one of them. I don’t have kids, but I bet they can stir up trouble just as quickly haha

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