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"Man is a dog's idea of what God should be."
-- Holbrook Jackson
This page is Toby the Dachshund's gift to his Aunt Lisa, the woman not in that picture (no, she's not Santa), who is owned by "The Hounds."
The names of these three are: Augie(who has passed away), Babe(who died in September of 2002 of a stroke) and Waldo. Augie is a French Basset Hound and the other two are English. Since 2003 another Bassett, Hailey, the Yankees (boo) fan has arrived to stay too. Well, Toby doesn't know too much about other dogs, so they will have to get busy if they want him to say more here -- but Toby's Mom, Andrea has some good old fashioned dog wisdom she wanted you all to know:
10 Commandments for a Responsible Pet Owner
My life is likely to last 10-15 years, any separation from you will be painful.
Give me time to understand what you want of me.
Place your trust in me.
It is crucial for my well-being.
Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment.
You have your work, your friends, your entertainment.
I only have you!
Talk to me.
Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.
Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.
Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.
Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me.
Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I've been out in the sun too long, or my heart may be getting old and weak.
Take care of me when I get old.
You, too, will grow old.
Go with me on difficult journeys.
Never say, "I can't bear to watch it" or, "Let it happen in my absence."
Everything is easier for me if you are there.
Remember, I love you.
The Daily Drool-For Bassets and Their People
Basset hounds at DogBiz
Basset Hound Rescue Organizations
Cyberhound: the Basset Hound Home Page
(This page has great graphics and music on its opening page -- The Starship Voyager Theme --
and some very good information on breed).
Bassethound.com-The Basset Hound Community on the web!
AKC Information:Breed Basset Hound
Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Basset Hound
This site is the work of Toby the Dachshund,
he takes no responsibility for how much you laugh -- these are hounds, after all! He also takes no responsibilty for broken links.
Latest Revision: 02 July 2004
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