All About Hamlet

When Sydney left for the Rainbow Bridge, we knew we would get another companion for Ophelia.  Our bassets have always did better in twos.

This time it was Jeff’s turn to pick out our new family member.  A breeder had a new litter, again this is before I decided that rescue was the only way for us to go.  We’d decided to stick with the Shakespeare theme, if a girl pup was chosen she would be Juliet, if a boy, Hamlet.

Hamlet was chosen and joined our family. The first meeting between Ophelia and Hamlet went well, until Hamlet decided Ophelia must be his mommy. She settled things along that line quickly.

This is Hamlet as a puppy.

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The two of them had some great times together, but Ophelia was always the boss.  They loved going out in the motorhome. One of our best trips was to a NASCAR race in Phoenix.

Ophelia and Hamlet.

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When Ophelia was diagnosed with anal cancer Jeff and I were devastated. We worried how Hamlet would do without her, they’d been together his entire life.

He didn’t do well. So after Ophelia left us, we didn’t wait long to bring Heidi into our world.  Her story will be next.

Our handsome boy.  He’s eight now.

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