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LOL... thanks for the pictures, they look fabulous and very well behaved
Well behaved? Looks can be deceiving.

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I bet you get some interesting comments / looks when you walk your 3 ladies.
All the time. Everyone knows us. We live along the school route and we are very popular with the kids.

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Hope everything will go well with the adoption and the integration should you go for it.
Managed to snap these photos today without getting arrested. (why do they have to be closed on Sundays!) He saw me and barked.... Looks like he is with a few other dogs now, so hopefully other dogs shouldn't be an issue. Hubby and I are putting bets on his weight. He is definitely a lot bigger than our girls. On Saturday we bought a dog ramp for our van, which looks like we are really going to need.
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Old 12.06.2011, 18:52
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All the time. Everyone knows us. We live along the school route and we are very popular with the kids.
I bet you and they are!


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Managed to snap these photos today without getting arrested. (why do they have to be closed on Sundays!) He saw me and barked.... Looks like he is with a few other dogs now, so hopefully other dogs shouldn't be an issue. Hubby and I are putting bets on his weight. He is definitely a lot bigger than our girls. On Saturday we bought a dog ramp for our van, which looks like we are really going to need.
How sweet of you to go to visit him today and from him to recognise you! So for when is your official visit for the adoption and what is the process in CH? Is there any evaluation as potential family or your experience having 3 at home would make it easier? I wonder It´s so exciting
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Old 12.06.2011, 20:04
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Re: A 4th dog?

Quirin? has such beautiful markings. Quite unusual for a Basset I would think - though I am not an expert! He is in for a BIG surprise tomorrow -I'M even looking forward to hearing that he is with you permanently!
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Old 12.06.2011, 22:56
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Re: A 4th dog?

ok, you can call me dumb....

Is Snoopy your husband?
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Old 12.06.2011, 23:00
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Not dumb....just observant...
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Not dumb....just observant...
Gosh.... I have been member of this forum since almost four years and I realise that now?



See how having a 4th dog was a good idea? Nil woke up!

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Re: A 4th dog?

You know what I'm going to say: the more the merrier.

Especially when it comes to the oldies. There is nothing so special as an older dog. A senior dog asks so little - yet has so much love to give, so much wisdom to pass on.

Seniors have a wealth of love, loyalty and friendship to share. That fate may bring them to us later in life is immaterial - the joy an older dog brings into one's home is a unique gift.

All my second-hand seniors, past (because they are of course still with me in spirit) and present, are keeping their paws and dewclaws crossed for Quirin and for you all.

Wishing the Bassety Crew (and Mrs D and Snoopy too) all the very, very best.
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Old 14.06.2011, 18:06
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So for when is your official visit for the adoption and what is the process in CH? Is there any evaluation as potential family or your experience having 3 at home would make it easier? I wonder It´s so exciting
Spoke to the boss at the tierheim today. He is going on holiday for 2 weeks so nothing can be done. Apparently a family with an 11 year old Lab is very interested in Quirin but the boss told me he would much rather see Quirin with a family with Bassets.

Unfortunately nothing is going to happen until the boss gets back.
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Unfortunately nothing is going to happen until the boss gets back.
Oh my god! Does he know that he has quite a big group of guys in a forum, and most important 2 families, awaiting for his news during 2 long weeks!
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Oh my god! Does he know that he has quite a big group of guys in a forum, and most important 2 families, awaiting for his news during 2 long weeks!
When we agreed to give a home to our eldest dog, she also had to wait a few weeks until she could come home with us. We were going away and we couldn't put her in the kennel with our other dog because she hadn't had any shots. She was 3 1/2 years old! Our vet was horrified and assured us she would look after her until we got back.

Time is good as it will give us the opportunity to be prepared, something which we never had with the other dogs. They were all in desperate situations and we had to act immediately.

Anyways, Father's Day isn't here yet so hubby will just have to wait for his new buddy.

Thanks to everyone for all the support and in particular for the private messages with brilliant advice on how to introduce a new dog to the pack. Much appreciated.

In the meantime, Cassie is very pleased that she has managed to negotiate with Hana who has allowed her to sit in her favourite chair. Hana is the leader, we wonder how she will be with Quirin. Mind you, I am not sure he will even be able to jump onto the chair.
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Old 15.06.2011, 08:43
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Re: A 4th dog?

This is disappointing, as I have been waiting for confirmation of a new canine arrival on the Forum with great anticipation! I suppose the Animal Refuge has its reasons for not acting hastily - they are obviously a serious organisation. However, everything comes to he who waits - so we will have a celebration in a few weeks time when Quirin is finally home.
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This is disappointing, as I have been waiting for confirmation of a new canine arrival on the Forum with great anticipation! I suppose the Animal Refuge has its reasons for not acting hastily - they are obviously a serious organisation. However, everything comes to he who waits - so we will have a celebration in a few weeks time when Quirin is finally home.
The only reason is the boss is on holiday and that is not a reason, just an excuse. I have written to the local Tierheim just 10 minutes from us to see if the dog can be moved so we can interact with him there and introduce him to our dogs there before bringing him home. They said a move would be stressful but it would just be temporarily. They know us and our dogs who have stayed there when we have gone away. In 2 weeks they will have no space as summer holidays begin. They are still looking into the matter and I have a contact at the STS who I said I would involve if need be.
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Re: A 4th dog?

I just thought I'd check in to see if there are any new developments...is the boss back from holiday or were you able to temporarily relocate this gorgeous boy? I've been eagerly following your thread (and crossing my fingers for you). Best of luck with this and please keep us posted!
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I'm waiting for news too!
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Crossing paws for you, and I hope Quirin can soon join the family. Best wishes!
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Re: A 4th dog?

We took on a third, another rescue, and it's the best thing we ever did.

Poor little Murphy used to be locked in a bathroom for hours, because his owner found him too stressful to be around. She wanted rid of him.

Two, three, what's the difference? I thought. And I know pugs. They aren't easy. So we brought him home. Two years later, he no longer winces when I pick up a broom or fly-swatter, he lets us stroke his head, he's stopped panicking every time I close the bathroom door and wakes up every single day bursting with enthusiasm for life.

I know the bassett isn't escaping ill-treatment, but the joy of knowing you're going to be his September Song ... you have to say yes. For him, for you and for all the dog lovers on the forum.

Here's Murphy, happy as a pug in pooh. (He's the little black guy on the right. We do have more than one dog basket - they just like to cuddle.)
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Ahhhh, your avatar is something of a misnomer!!
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Re: A 4th dog?

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I am more than happy to help her with fostering with a few guarantees and more info about the dog.
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Re: A 4th dog?

I met a pug at my local ciggie shop the other day. There she/he was snuffling around and absolutely stole my cat loving heart. I got a puggy kiss...

I hope we shall meet again. Can't remember the owners face..
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