Likes: Fiz loves running the basset 500 around his brother Tas, basically he loves pestering Tas. Fizban also loves food.
Pet-Peeves: Sharing his treats with Tasselhoff.
Favorite Toy: Underwear. A stuffed basset that stretches and has a squeeker, he picked it out himself at PetSmart.
Favorite Food: Anything and everything. He is especially fond of wood, yes wood, and E. L. Fudge cookies!!
Favorite Walk: Loves going for walks anywhere, Murray Park and the dog park are especially fun.
Best Tricks: I have my CGC (Canine Good Citizen) so I can do all the basic stuff like sit and stay. Luckily the CGC test isn't timed so it didn't matter that it takes me a while to decide if I want to listen or not!! I'm still working on my other tricks.
Arrival Story: I have owned Basset Hounds for many years now. I lost my first Basset during the summer of 2002 and wasn't able to get used to having just one so I decided it was time to get another. After countless hours of searching I found Fizban at a reputable breeder about 250 miles away. When the day arrived to go get Fizban it was snowing like crazy. Fiz's god parents, Tasselhoff and I drove through the snow storm to get him. A 6 hour round trip drive turned into a 10 hour drive but he is worth every second it took.
Bio: Fiz doesn't seem to care what he does just so long as he is with his pack. Fizban is turning out to be quite the social butterfly. He loves people and thinks everyone he sees should want to pet him. He actually gets depressed if we go to the park and no one wants to meet him! He especially enjoys children. If they are afraid of them he crouches down and tries to make himself smaller and less intimidating, tail wagging a million miles an hour. Because Fizban is so people oriented we are working towards getting him certified as a therapy dog, he takes his test in Oct so we're keeping our paws crossed! Good news!! On Oct. 23rd Fizban passed his Delta Pet Partners AAA/AAT test, on the first try! Fiz isn't even two years old yet, so he is very young to have passed the test, in fact, dogs can't even test until they are at least a year old. I'm very proud of Fizban, I know he has what it takes be a really great therapy hound!!
Wow, have I ever had a busy week. Saturday I was in the St. Patricks Day Parade as part of the Wasatch Waddle. A waddle is like a walk-a-thon for basset hounds. the money goes to help Utah Friends of Basset Hounds (UFBH) help homeless houndies find their forever home. It was for a very good cause but, boy, was I tired afterwards. I was in the Wasatch Waddle last year too, but I don't remember it. I was only 9 weeks old and mom carried me. This year she said I was a big boy and could walk myself. Hmmmf, not sure what I think about that. The waddle was a lot of fun. I wore a visor with shamrocks on it, everyone thought I was really cute (duh!) and wanted to pet me. Afterwards all the bassets got together and played and played.
Then, last night, I had to go see the vetman. I don't like going there, its scary. The vetman checked me everywhere and told mom I was very healthy. Then he poked me three times! Why did I need to get poked if I'm healthy? After that though, mom took me and my big brother Tas to the park. I love going to the park. There are lots of new smells to investigate and the little kids all want to play with me! Yawn,,, I'm going to sleep now, I'm still wore out from my busy week.