Arrival Story: I wanted a yellow lab and thought I was getting one for Christmas, but on Christmas eve, my husband brought him out? I was stunned and not at all happy. Couldn't quite figure how he got from lab to Basset but after about a month, it was everlasting love. Unfortunately, he had to be put down in 9/03 due to cancer. I will always miss him and never forget him. He was my first born and the love of my life.