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“Beamer” welcomes you to my next Pet Portraits In Charcoal Blog post! You can learn how you and your pet can become involved in your own Pet Portrait/Blog Post at the end of Beamers story. Beamer is a special dog with a special owner. I was commissioned to draw Beamer for Brandon. His Mom Claudia contacted me from Texas and she needed a graduation gift for Brandon, who was graduating from Medical school. Quite the accomplishment but even more impressive because he also is a Navy officer having graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland. He will be a Navy doctor. I enjoyed this story because I grew up in a Navy family and actually lived in Annapolis while my dad worked on the Academy during my high school years.
Brandon Rescued Beamer from a shelter so they are not sure exactly what breed he is. They believe he is part Beagle and maybe some Boston Terrier. His looks, unique bark and love of chasing squirrels all point to these as the probable ancestry. Brandon chose Beamer due to the fact that he was always wagging his tail, Claudia states, “ His name comes from the fact that he beams and makes you happy”
I have nicknamed Beamer the “Navy Dog” not only because of his military ties but also because of the picture below. This is the Bachelor cake for Brandon’s wedding. As you can see another artist did a great job of portraying Beamer as a Naval Officer. I do not know if the cake tasted good or not….
The Beagle has a very ancient history, most believe it is close to the original hound that existed in England centuries ago. The Beagle is a somewhat smaller version of the Foxhound. This breed has an endless reserve of energy and loves to chase rabbits and squirrels. He is mainly a family dog and thoroughly enjoys people and is especially good with children. He is very enthusiastic and fun but does have a tendency to wander off if left on his own. The Boston Terrier was one of the few breeds developed in the United States. He is a cross between an English Bulldog and an English Terrier. This breed excels as a show dog and as a household pet. He has a great affection for humans and displays a gentle disposition. This breed works well mixed with a Beagle.