My brother has a beagle too. A sweet little boy named Jake. He's a skittish one, we think he was probably abused before he ended up at the pound where my brother found him. But he's getting better. They got him a little white puffball of a dog named Palmer, who pretty much worships Jake.
They're so cute together. When my brother and his wife go out of town, we dog-sit for them. Jake is way too nervous for a kennel, he probably wouldn't even come to our house to stay. So we just go over a few times a day to let him out and feed him. Sometimes we stay for a while and watch some tv and play with the dog, he's so sweet and cute, we just can't resist him. I realized this past weekend that we don't have any pictures of Jake, this is what I got when I tried to rectify that:
Yes, his eyes are closed and his tongue is out. This picture cracks me up every time I see it! He's as bad as one of the kids :)