Barney the ‘Extraordinary Beagle’

New book tells the story of a newscaster and his unusual sidekick.

Posted: March 19, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

When television reporter Dick Wolfsie found a stray Beagle on his doorstep, he did not know that the dog would soon become the most famous canine on Indianapolis television. “Mornings with Barney: The True Story of an Extraordinary Beagle” by Dick Wolfsie is the story of a unique dog and a unique friendship.

From the day he was found, Barney was a handful. But when he made his television debut with Wolfsie, a television newscaster on WISH-TV’s “Daybreak” in Indianapolis, he found a place in the hearts of the viewing public. From his mischief during morning segments to relaxing nervous guests, Barney was great for ratings, if not always great for Wolfsie’s marriage. Nonetheless, Barney was a special dog who both the public and his family embraced.

The book is an amusing story of an entertaining dog, and the special friendship that he and Wolfsie shared both on and off camera.

“Mornings with Barney: The True Story of an Extraordinary Beagle” by Dick Wolfsie is on sale now.


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Kerk   Sheboygan, WI

4/7/2009 5:48:31 PM

Beagles are the best! Pound for pound they are the best value in a hunting dog... and half of that is heart! My family has had beagles for nearly fifty years and never would consider another breed. They also make fantastic pets and companions. Have you ever heard of a mean beagle? They truly are man's best friend! If not, Snoopy would have never been a beagle!

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sk   wallingford, CT

3/19/2009 8:47:58 PM

i'll have to get it

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Natalie   Greenbay, WI

3/19/2009 5:05:01 PM

I just love stories like these! They are truly wonderful, and bring me happiness... plus they always make my day just a tad bit brighter. :) Thanks!

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julie   lewiston, ME

3/19/2009 12:51:44 PM

what a great story. I love to hear stories like these.

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