After Ophelia went to the Rainbow Bridge, our home was too quite without some female bassitude. Jeff and I knew our next basset girl would be a rescue. We didn’t plan on rescuing a puppy. All puppies are heart-stealers, but we felt a two-year old would fit it better with our family. We weren’t sure a pup would work out well with our Hamlet who had just turned eight.
I began my search on Petfinders and found LuLu. LuLu was a three-year old basset girl, right here in town. Hamlet and I went to meet her, but we weren’t to be LuLu’s forever home. LuLu did find her home though.
Back to Petfinders. Then I saw them, a litter of six basset puppies, all little girls.
Heidi’s first day with us.
Here’s there story. A vet called and said they had a basset girl birthing puppies, that one was stuck. momma and remaining babies were in trouble. The owners couldn’t afford to save them. The rescue said yes they would pay the bill, but the owners had to agree to give the puppies up to rescue and to spay the momma right there. The owners agreed. Six little basset girls came into the world. When they were old enough, they came into the rescue. Lots of folks applied for the babies, but I have to commend the rescue, they were very selective on choosing new homes. All puppies are a challenge, but basset’s can be a double challenge until they reach two years of age. The rescue wanted to make sure any families-to-be knew what they were signing up for.
So Heidi joined our family. She is everything we wanted, full of bassitude. She’s added years to Hamlet’s life, has him up and acting like a young one himself at times. He’s taken off a few pounds and our vet is happy with his new shape.
This is Bella. She’s one of Heidi’s BFF’s from the park. Bella is a two-year old Welsh Corgi. There is also Smoke who is a husky and pitbull puppy, and Lou who is a miniature dachshund, but we don’t have photos of them yet.
Heidi and Bella playing. They can get pretty rough with each other. More to follow about Hamlet and Heidi’s adventures together.