Arrival Story: My husband and I moved into our first new house and had a big back yard and I begged for an inside dog. We were on the waiting list for a golden retriever when a friend of mine told me about a lady giving away free basset hound mix puppies. I begged my husband to go take a look. Of course he knew if we went we would not go home empty handed. The lady bred basset puppies and her dog somehow got bred while out one day and she did not know she was pregnant till she delivered the 12 puppies. Six of those puppies died. I fell in love with Penny while my husband wanted another pup. We took my pic and headed home. These pups were outside and in a box full of insulation. I gave Penny a bath and let her play inside. She was so lonely. I talked my husband into getting the one he wanted the next day and the two sisters were inseparable until Lucy died suddenly a year ago of renal failure. I wanted to keep them inside but they loved the outdoors and did not like living inside so I built them a screened in porch and bought igloo doghouses and fixed them an outside deck. Lucy was such a sweet dog. She was Penny's protector and mother figure. She kept Penny's ears sparkling clean. She licked her wet fur if Penny got wet from the rain. She loved her sis and her family very much. We miss Lucy so much. She was so healthy and last year she died suddenly after being sick only 2 days. The bloodwork showed she died of liver and kidney failure. We just didn't understand she had never been sick before! I was thankful that Lucy went to heaven before Penny because Lucy could not handle being without her sister. When her sister was in the hospital we had to take Lucy there to be with her because she had almost grieved herself to death.
Bio: Lucy died suddenly of liver and kidney failure. She never showed signs of being sick until 2 days before she died. She vomited twice and just did not feel well. I am so glad though she did not suffer long. She was the best dog ever and her sister and family miss her very much!