It hasn't been that long since we lost our beloved pet basset Homer.....a friend told me that when the time was right, perhaps another pet would come into our lives. Well, Willie entered our lives this past Thursday through a round about situation that can only be described as "meant to be". He is a 14 month old male basset, already neutered, but NOT potty trained. OMGoodness, what an ordeal this has been. Homer was house broken when we got him. We don't think Willie had ever been on grass before because at first he acted scared of walking on it..seriously. Anyway, we bought a crate, and potty training has begun and going well. He is already closing that big hole in our hearts that we thought was going to last forever. Homer is gone, but not forgotten...and little Willie is helping us by bringing such joy and amusement to our lives.
This is Wille watching me take garden pictures today.
and here he is again up close
We've already had 3 nice woodland walks....will take the camera one of these days.
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Oh Vera, He looks a grand young fella. Best of luck with him.
Ahhh he is so handsome! Give him a hug & a kiss from me!
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Handsome guy! He is a lot more colorful than I thought bassets were.
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He is sure marked beautiful!! He's so shiny!! Enjoy him. He will sure help fill the hole. And I'm sure Homer is happy you have another friend to go on walks with!!
Willie is a handsome dog!! You have me curious. He's not been potty trained AND he isn't used to grass. I'm wondering where he has been.
The lady at the SPCA said she felt he had been in a crate all his life - maybe outside for potty breaks, then back to the crate. He's never been allowed any freedom to run or anything. We didn't have a crate when we first got him because the shelter said they "thought" he was potty trained. Well, what a disaster that was, poop and pee all over the house, even with us taking him outside every 20 minutes. Now, he runs like a madman out in the yard and rolls in the grass....and has learned to go to the door now when he's uncrated in the house. He's a quick learner...we've only had one house accident so far and that was yesterday when I was busy running the vac and probably didn't notice him needing to go out.
He's a handsome gent, VE, and one of my favorite breeds. Blessings to you for giving him the love he needs.
I love this breed, vera. I love the ears, the bark, you just can't mistake a basset. Ruffle his fur and give him a big hug for me! Out of all the dogs we have rescued, we've never had the opportunity to rescue a basset.
He sure is a looker! And I love how his markings are!
I'll bet he is enjoying the freedom of being on the farm!
Looks like a great match!
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He just melts you with those soulful-looking eyes! Enjoy your new gardening buddy and your adventures every day. Thanks for doggy smiles again!
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Awe, he's a very lucky fella. We just went through the same thing. Lost a dog, waited for quite awhile and then ran into a friend who runs a rescue group. First came Tank, then a month ago she called with another dire situation. Now we have Tuck. Both Tank and Tuck have filled our home back up. It's a good feeling!
Ohhhhhhhhh ve, that's all so wonderful. Very happy for you.
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He is one beautiful dog. I'm happy that you were able to give him a home. Best of luck with him.
Barb, Willie was unexpected...we really weren't ready to adopt yet...but a friend who had a friend who is into animal rescue knew about this dog that had just been brought in, he wasn't even listed yet. She knew how miserable we were and wanted to help. We got the call to come and see him...and well, after seeing him, the rest is history. Now we are raising a puppy and it's quite the challenge. We are all 3 learning together..LOL. Homer was the same age when we adopted him, but we were ten years younger at the time! Sure makes a difference.
Kow, how fortunate for Tank & Tuck to have such good parents. They do have a way of melting your heart don't they.
What a good looking guy! So glad that you were able to give him a good home and lots of love. Rescues have issues but with love and care, they can be very rewarding.
Oh Vera, I am sooooo happy for you!!! Willie is beautiful and just the medicine you need right now to make this spring/summer a joyful one and not a sad, lonely one, without your best friend. I am so happy you found each other. Willie will give you many, many more years of long walks and great happiness I am certain. I am so happy you found EACH OTHER! You really need Willie and he needs you, a match made in Heaven!!!
Does Willie resemble Homer in the coloring? He's a real keeper, how lucky you were to find him. Enjoy him and take lots of pics for memories! (& to share with us of course!)
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I hope your new little Willie is cheering you up, VE.
So happy you rescued this beautiful dog from abuse. He is so lucky to have a new home where he will be loved and cared for. Good luck and patience on the potty training. Would love to see more photos!
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