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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 somehow. 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. Charlie 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. >> >> http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/leicabassets/onthelevel.jpg.html >> >> 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. >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Leica Users Group. >> See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information > > > _______________________________________________ > Leica Users Group. > See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information > 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.