Sorry for my belated welcome. Lately, I get on here and it takes me so long to read everyone's posts I don't have time to contribute.
So sorry about your son, it must have been heartbreaking
I absolutely adore Beagles and I have been tempted to get one for quite a while. I must admit though I am a little worried about their supposed stubbornness. I have been very lucky so far with my dogs. They have both been mild mannered and relatively easy to train (although Jenna is proving a bit more stubborn than my old Lab Holly) so a beagle might be a bit more of a challenge.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it here. I'm sure you will fit right in