Friday, June 29, 2012

Getting Opie

We love animals.  We have a lot of them.  Two turtles, three dogs, fish, sea monkeys (if they count as pets) Frogs.  We have had guni pigs and rabbits.  But currently dont have them.  The boys really wanted a puppy.  My husband and I were considering getting them one for this coming Christmas.  The only problem is we really belive in adopting animals.  Our two older dogs are full blood bassett hounds adopted from Dakota Rescue;  And shelters are over run with full blooded dogs of every kind.  You wait a few years and you can find what ever kind of dog you want in a shelter and usually its NOT because something is wrong with the dog, its USUALLY because something is wrong with the HUMAN.  Divorce, new baby, moving, money problems, death in the family, and the list goes on and on.  Both Duke and Rex were 7 years old, house broken and they are really great dogs.

Okay - so the problem, we like the disposition of Bassetts and  really did not want a 1/2 breed, because you know the momma is a bassett but when she is in a shelter you dont know what the daddy is.  And we really wanted to be sure that the breed would be a match with our family.  The it happened

 Some one tied up a full blooded mommy and daddy bassett out side of a vet in dallas.  Then the momma had babies 5 days later.  And Opie was born.  We were lucky enough to be selected by Collin County Humain Society
 We totally caught the boys off guard.  They did not know what to say.  They just kept saying "Its not Christmas, its not Christmas"
 They were so shocked, it took them a good 10 minuets to react at all
 If you did not know you would think they wernt excited
 But they were (see how confused he looks here? LOL
 Thanking me for the puppy
 Ah now its hit him! "Thanks for the puppy mom!" tackle
 Cute baby
 Cute puppy
So my suggestion is to friend some no kill shelters in your area on Facebook, try and get some recomendations and make sure they are a good shelter.  Then dont rush, read about the dogs they have if you see some you like go meet them, they will post the new ones on their fb feeds.  And things like this happen more than you would think.  In the 3 years I have been adopting dogs I have seen 4 to 5 half breeds of puppys pop up and then here recently two litters of full bread bassetts popped up.  Unfortuantly one litter did not make it.  But you never know what you are going to find.  Who would have ever thought that this beautiful bassett puppy could have been adopted?

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