Agnes Marie (ATB)

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Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Aggle-Waggle, Aggles-Waggles, Waggles, Agnes Marie Bunny Rabbit, Baby Agnes

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-blind -dog rescue

November 7th 1989

Barking at The Mailman, napping with the kitty, playing with her friends Lucille the Basset Hound and Ztyx the Black Russian Terrier, destroying the evil mail, turning over the trash can

Wearing that dumb dress--Mom, what were you thinking?? And, the Evil, Nasty, Mean, Rotten MAIL MAN!! Must attack mail! Must get mail man!!

Favorite Toy:
Dirty socks, cow hooves and all the kitty's toys

Favorite Food:
Iams Active Mature, cat food, peanut butter mail men! But the very best is . . . CHICKEN NUGGETS!! 1 for mom, 1 for Agnes. GRRRR. OK. 1 for mom, 2 for Agnes.

Favorite Walk:
Around the block, down to Kingsman Field or Lincoln Park

Best Tricks:
Killing the mail, and when she hears music if you say "Disco, Agnes!" she will dance in place.

Arrival Story:
I adopted Agnes through BROOD Basset Rescue of Virginia November 7, 2003. You can read about her adoption on their website, at, under Adoption Success Stories.

Agnes's rescue name was Aggie. She was found loose in West Virginia. She has obviously had lots of puppies but has adjusted to being an only dog very well. She is blind, has breast cancer, a severe heart murmur and congestive heart failure, but that doesn't slow her down! Her friends Lucille the Basset Hound and Ztyx the Black Russian Terrier ( come over for slumber parties a lot as well. You can e-mail Agnes at And Agnes is a drooler! ( Agnes Marie succumbed to the congestive heart failure and passed very peacefully to the Bridge on July 21, 2006. She was the light of our lives.

Forums Motto:
Must attack mail! Must get mailman!!

The Groups I'm In:
Basset Babies, Basset Hound love, Basset Hounds, basset mania, Bassets Drool, Bassets who drool rule, Brood Rescue Dogs, DC Doggies, Friends of Kingsman Field, Furends of House of Puddles, Mason Vixens

House of Puddles:
If you love senior basset hounds like me, please visit my friends and furends at House of Puddles! House of Puddles provides a permanent, loving home for old bassets who have no place else to go. While you're there, sign up for their LOLHOP newsletter, LOLHOP! Wanna catch up on what you missed? Check out the LOLHOP archives. And if you can, please consider donating to House of Puddles. They save lives! Thank you!

Basset Hound Town:
What's the coolest place for basset hounds on the world wide web? BassetHoundTown! Please visit, and tell the Mayor that Agnes Marie Basset Hound sent you!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 25th 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Agnes Lucille
Max - At the
Rainbow Bridge
Barbarin (ATB)
Lillian LaRoo
Becky (ATB)

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Agnes's Dialogues With Mom

My Tail of Devotion for Agnes Marie (ATB)

August 1st 2006 6:15 pm
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Agnes Marie Basset Hound lost her battle with congestive heart failure July 21, 2006. She was diagnosed with this in April 2006 and her quality of life had been progressively declining. Early that morning she let me know that it was time, and I made arrangements for my best friend to drive us to our vet's office to help Agnes pass.

I adopted Agnes as a very elderly hound through BROOD Basset Rescue of Virginia November 7, 2003. Although Agnes was normally a very shy and reserved girl, she must have immediately known that I was her forever mom because she came right up to me, sat down, and never looked back. For the 2 1/2 years we had together we were never apart for more than a few hours. Agnes went everywhere with me and slept in my bed every night. I could look in her eyes and know what she was thinking, and she always seemed to know what I needed as well. We had a very deep and special bond.

Agnes's passing was very peaceful and I held her in my arms whispering how much I loved her and thanking her for sharing her life with me as she passed. Our time together was far too short.

I have never believed in signs from beyond and all that stuff but something I can't explain happened to us while at the vet's office that day. We have been using the same vet since 1998 and in all that time I had never seen another basset hound there. When we arrived they took us in through the side door so we could go straight back to the special room they had set up for this. On our way in, several people of course told Agnes how cute and sweet she was, and they smiled, which always happens when you go anywhere with a basset. The last lady we passed reached down and petted Agnes and told me that her two bassets were there for a wellness exam. I couldn't really talk so I smiled at her and we went on back. While we were waiting for the vet tech I told my friend I'd never met anyone else at our vet's office who had a basset hound.

Later, on our way out, we passed that lady again with her two bassets as she was paying her bill and getting ready to leave. Both bassets turned to me and stood in my way and wouldn't let me walk past without petting them. I held it together long enough to pet each of them and smile at their mom then my friend and I left. On our way to the car she turned to me and said, you know, Agnes sent those two hounds here to show you that she was safe and happy and with her friends at Rainbow Bridge. I thought that was a nice idea, but thought no more of it. The next day, as I was driving home thinking of Agnes, wiping away tears, I rounded a curve and suddenly saw a massive, vivid rainbow covering the sky. I guess Agnes knew me well enough to know that one message wasn't enough. She sent me that rainbow to show me that she was waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge.

Thank you, Agnes Marie, for clearly telling your skeptical Mom that you are safe and healthy and happy at the Bridge.

This is a special Tail of Devotion

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A Birthday Paw-tay

January 21st 2006 11:50 am
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I went to a birthday paw-tay last night! It was my bestest fur-end's birthday, Ztyx ( She is 6. We went to the Wendy's drive-thru and got cheezburgers, plain (who needs pickles?) and chicken nuggets!!! Then we ran around in the yard and went out on the balcony to bark at the squirrels. We had a lot of fun!!!!

Today is St. Agnes's day. St. Agnes, my namesake (sort of) is the patron saint of young girls, which I am not. But that's OK. Hope you all have a great St. Agnes's Day!

Agnes Marie Basset Hound


Mom Doesn't Think I Can See Anymore, But That's OK

January 13th 2006 10:19 pm
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So I got to go to my furend Lucille's house for Christmas since Mom went to Alabama to see the family. The vetlady had told her that my vision was getting worse and worse, and to be prepared for me to go blind. When she came to get me, I had a lot of trouble finding her. I could hear her and smell her but just couldn't quite find her. Mom thinks I am pretty much blind now, especially in bright light and at night. But that's OK, I have a really great nose and my mom takes good care of me and watches when we are out walking to tell me when there are steps and to keep me out of the road. So it's not a big deal. (I have cataracts and endotropic eyelashes.) Oh well, maybe we will look for basset hound trifocals. Ladies my age wear them all the time!

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