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New! Gidget, Niles & Kea!

I wanted to show you Gidget in her new yard. She is fitting in well here.
I think she wants to keep us! Suzanne S. [02.07.02]


Here are some photos of Niles (now known as Max) in his new home. One is of him howling. I have never seen a little tiny dog before throw his head back and howl like a little wolf. He is learning to "howl on cue".

Thanks, sherry m. [02.07.02]


Hi Connie: Here are some pictures of Kea (renamed Brandi).

Brandi is doing just fine. She was found severely hypo thyroid and is on medication. Her foot healed well. The house training is coming along slow. Her personality is really picking up since she has been on the thyroid. The Vet said that she was slow and dull minded due to the thyroid problem. She will be on medication all her life. She was so low on the thyroid that the test was below the range they have.

[Click on a picture above for a bigger version!]

She is learning to walk on a leash. Barney is a big help in training her. They play for an hour at a time. She seems to not know what to do with toys. Barney shares most of his toys with her, except one. It is a soft toy that says "My mom is my best friend". How funny. He keeps that one to himself.

Brandi is such a pretty dog. And she seems to becoming more aware and her personality is growing day by day. For a dog who never was allowed in the house, she has made herself right at home. Now, it is hard to get her outside!

Take care, Bobbie P [02.07.02]


How do new dogs and babies get along?

The baby and the dog should never be left alone together.

However, Bassets are the least likely to be dangerous. There are other breeds such as the Labrador, the Golden Retriever, and the Collie that are unlikely to snap at children.

Adopting an older dog that has had experience with children is much better than adopting a puppy or a young dog without experience.

With puppies, teething is part of growing up - and sometimes they don't know the strength of their own jaws. Rather than riskng it, go with an older dog. That way, both parties can have fun & respect without getting into any trouble!!

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