Basset Hound
Picture of Mozart, a male Basset Hound

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Home:Greensburg, IN  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Mo Mo

Quick Bio:

He loved to ride in the convertible with his ears blowing back; When his daddy came home, or when he got to go bye-bye...

Anyone approaching him when he was eating.

Favorite Toy:
Braided rag toy to play tug with Daddy.

Favorite Food:
Popcorn in the evening ; He loved veggies...tomatoes, green beans, carrots, celery & PNut Butter.

Favorite Walk:
The Cemetery; along the square during parades...

Best Tricks:
Sit, Down, Stay, (for cheese) Catching the ball in the air,

Arrival Story:
He was our first Basset. I wanted him because I remembered Cleo on TV as a child. We took him to Obedience Training at 4 months old, and he did not know he was a dog. He hid under the chair from the other dogs. Finally, he made friends...and graduated. That is when we found out that few Bassets actually made it to graduation, because they are said to be stubborn. He was stubborn, but he loved doing his commands for cheese.

We had to leave Mo in boarding a few times with the local Vet at that time. This was his clinic he went to all the time, but they changed help so much no one actually knew your dog. While on a 2 week stay, when we returned they had me go back to get him, because they said "he bites". I asked if he actually bit anyone and they said, "No" we didn't give him a chance." After that Mo was agressive concerning his food, and did not trust people. Some said he lacked socialization skills, but that wasn't true, people were constantly in and out of our home, but he did not trust anyone. We just told people to sort of ignore him, and let him come to them. That is when he began biting. After two years of much pain and trauma on both our side and his, --we sought counseling with vets, dog psychiatrist, --they all said he was too dangerous and it was best to put him down. This past August, he bit Grandma who has Alzheimers, then two weeks later, he bit his dad pretty bad. That was the last straw. The next day, we took him to the bridge, via the Vet. He went to sleep in my arms, and I stroked his head and back. When it came time for the final shot, I left. The next day, my husband had me call to see if they had actually put him down. I knew they had, but I called, and they were so struck by my question. Yes, they had put him down. We grieved for two months. Our best help was looking at his album and remembering his antics. We would laugh and then cry. My big y6'7" husband cried several times...tears streaming down his face. Finally, we agreed to seek out two bassets, so no one would ever be lonely. No one will ever replace Mo, but Beau and Annie have helped heal our hearts. We pledge that this will never happen to them.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 18th 2005 More than 12 years!

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