Likes: cuddling, belly rubs, car rides, being towel dried, Christmas lights
Pet-Peeves: power walkers, personal space
Favorite Toy: my bed
Favorite Food: Cooper's
Favorite Walk: Runyon Canyon
Best Tricks: sit
Arrival Story: I'm looking for a home again :(. I've been a good boy and my family has tried to care for me well, but for some reason, I'm really afraid of my dad. We think it might be a bias against bald men. I still love all other people, dogs, and cats, and I really want to find a permanent, forever home where I can snuggle and warm your feet. Please contact my foster mom if you want any information about me. I'm a really good boy!
Wow!!! I am so stoked. My foster mom took Carrie and Coop and me to Runyon Canyon yesterday to go hiking. FART to all of you who said a basset can't hike...sure I was slow and steady, and sometimes I would follow other dogs and people in the opposite direction instead of walking with my own crew...but I hiked! In fact, I did so much running in the wrong direction after different dogs that I probably did a whole mile more than the other two. I think my foster mom was surprised how fit my tubby little hound body was. I looooooooooved hiking and I want to go again. Of course, I slept on the car ride home. I looked so cute that my foster mom called her mom (who loves me) to tell her how cute I was. How do I know all of this? He he he, because I was PRETENDING to be asleep...suckers! See I looked all passed out and smushed face like the hush puppies dog, but I slowly made my way from the back into the passenger seat, "asleep" the whole time. And they call basset hounds stupid?!
Happy Holidays! I took a few days off from blogging to be with my foster family, but now I'm back!
So we didn't really celebrate Christmas and I didn't get any good presents (unless you count a few extra treats, and a loving foster home and new bed...whatever), but I'm keeping my paws crossed for a few New Year's gifts. In case you're wondering, my wish list includes hours of snuggling, lots of food, a home of my own, a king-size human bed with fuzzy linens, and a Wii. I don't know what that last thing is, but all the boys my age want one.
My foster mom says I'm starting to show some of my true hound colors. Like, for example, when we're walking and a want to play with a cat or the feral peahen that lives on our block, I act really stubborn and refuse to budge so we can't go on with our walk until I get what I want. Unfortunately, my foster mom is also very stubborn and because she's bigger and older and in charge, she usually wins. I'm working on that.
This week my foster mom was dog sitting at our home, so I made a new friend! His name is Hamlet, he's a mutt, and he's about my age. We both had fun chasing Cooper with the ball. I love Hamlet just like I love every other dog, cat, and human I meet.
Today I chased Caroline and Cooper in the park again. I never catch them, but I never get sick of that game, either! I've gotten really good at being off leash in the park (it's safe and enclosed) and listening to my foster mom when she calls me. I still don't understand why Caroline and Coop are so obsessed with squirrels...why chase bushy tails when you can stop and marvel at Christmas lights???
Sorry I missed a day yesterday. I was enjoying the weekend!!
Today I went to meet a family that lives down the block; they might be interested in adopting me, but they won't decide until after the New Year. I sniffed around their house and took a walk with their teenage daughter. She seemed pretty cool and gave me some treats. They have a cat, and we got along just great, so now there is confirmation that I'm good with cats! I acted really mellow and loving so hopefully they can tell what a nice guy I am and will make me part of their family!
Other than that, I spent my morning snuggling, cuddling, and hugging...awesome!!