Kacy the Beagle
Wri/en by Cara Carlucci Illustra6ons from Google and arranged/edited by Cara Carlucci
Kacy the Beagle Wri/en by Cara Carlucci
A li/le girl named Sara always wanted a beagle. Every night at bed6me, Sara’s mom read her stories. Sara's favorite was a story about dogs. Sara learned about the many breeds of dogs. She liked them all, but her favorite was the beagle. Not only was the beagle cute, but the book said that with its strong sense of smell, it could sniﬀ its way home if it ever got lost.
Sara collected lots of stuﬀed animal beagles, beagle hats, beagle beach bags, and had a case with a collec6on of glass beagles. OJen, Sara would ask her mom and dad for a real one.
When Sara was in 1st grade, her dad said, “Maybe it's 6me to look at geNng a beagle.” They looked in the paper and saw there were beagles for sale in a li/le town not far away.
When they called the owner, they learned that the males were already sold and the only female leJ had a broken tail. “Oh, that's too bad," said Sara's mom. Sara and her mom thought, “Maybe that is not the beagle for us.” They hung up the phone, then thought, “Maybe that li/le beagle needs us," so they decided to go look at the dog.
When they arrived, the most adorable beagle puppy with a crooked tale came running up to where Sara was standing. Sara picked up the puppy and it licked her face. She knew instantly that she had to have this dog.
Sara named her beagle Kacy. “That's K -‐A-‐C-‐Y”, Sara said, “KACY, the Beagle!”
Sara couldn’t stop talking about her new dog. She wrote about Kacy all the 6me in school.
Sara's friends and neighbors loved coming over to play with the cute beagle puppy.
Sara always took care of Kacy and spoiled her. Sara even let Kacy sleep in her bed at night.
Over the years as Sara grew, she always took care of her beagle. Kacy went everywhere with Sara. She went on lots of walks, went to the park, and even went on family trips.
When Sara was old enough to drive, Kacy went everywhere with her in the car.
When It was 6me for college, Sara was both excited to go, but also sad to leave her dog.
Sara called her parents oJen to check on Kacy. Kacy was older now and Sara wanted to make sure her mom and dad help Kacy keep the ac6ve lifestyle she has always had. It kept her young.
Kacy goes along on every trip to visit Sara at college. Sara’s parents know just how much Kacy means to her.
Kacy was the best dog. She really was right beagle for Sara.
I hope you enjoyed my book. It is a true story about my dog and I’m just as crazy about her now as I was back then.