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Subject: [Leica] At eye level with dogs - OT
From: charlie at (Charlie Meyer)
Date: Wed Jun 6 05:16:05 2007
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Oh, they do get dumped. Often. Keeps folks like me busy.  I have a  
frail, blind geriatric pulled from a shelter in WV...IMHO, there are  
no old, blind 'strays'.  Or my other foster, abandoned in a shelter  
drop pen just after whelping...I figure that the 'golden goose'  
stopped producing little $300 AKC Basset puppies after 'turning  
tricks' every season. She has about 0.5" ground clearance.  A big,  
slow, squishy, plushy 70lb Love Bug. I have old Bassets, hopefully  
one last home in dignity.  One must offset one's myriad bad habits  

Keep in mind that we are dealing with a very big dog on very short  
legs that supports a big, highly sensitive nose.  Left to wander  
fence/leashless, they get into mortal trouble as they become  
oblivious to hazards like traffic whilst on a scent.

OTOH, I don't think I could muster a fraction of the effort to rescue  
many humans from a pound or shelter.  Innate unconditional love,  
inherent in canines,  is hopelessly berift among homo sapiens.

People own dogs. Bassets own people.


On Jun 6, 2007, at 7:47 AM, Ric Carter wrote:

> Typical Basset, love, affection and absolutely NO respect.
> My suspicion is that most rescue bassets never got deserted, but  
> just left home, picked up interesting offers along the way, and  
> didn't bother to go back;^)
> A long-time but now reformed Basset owner,
> Ric Carter
> On Jun 6, 2007, at 7:18 AM, Charlie Meyer wrote:
>> As Sonny mentioned about being at eye level with friendly animals,  
>> Basset Hounds, in particular, are known for drool (and the  
>> slinging thereof). A couple of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in  
>> flight is more akin to Doug's birds than a fifty-to-seventy pound  
>> Basset knocking the shooter over like a NFL lineman. Thank God for  
>> UVa filters protecting Wetzlar glass, and equipment not made of  
>> plastic.
>> Chatting with the pro working the event, she liked my M3, but was  
>> in digital. When I mentioned the price tag on a M8, she simply  
>> countered with "Have you priced a digital Hasselblad [H3D]  
>> lately?"  When one adds in the obligatory 'Blad toys, the H3D  
>> costs more than my wee Appalachian cottage (or maybe a bidet in  
>> the Bay Area)
>> Charlie Meyer
>> West Virginia Coordinator/Board Member
>> Basset Rescue of Old Dominion, Inc. (BROOD)
>> Droolassic Park
>> Keyser, WV
>> Basset Hound Rescue: Work With Women. Pick Up Dogs.
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Charlie Meyer
West Virginia Coordinator
Basset Rescue of Old Dominion, Inc. (BROOD)
Droolassic Park
Keyser, WV

Basset Hound Rescue: Work With Women. Pick Up Dogs.

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