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Picture of Amber, a female Basset Hound

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Home:Calistoga, CA  
Age: 16 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Amber

AmberlinaBallerina, Leeeeeeeena, Pajamber, Amberlina, Lardbutt, Frogbottom, Linalinalinalina...

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Food, food, food, er...uh..then there's food & food, picking trash out of the trashcan, stealing socks, howling

Having her collar touched, being asked to remove her lardbutt from the recliner chair

Favorite Toy:
Whats left of the stuffed TY Husky pup(destroyed), that looks somewhat like a kitty

Favorite Food:
ALL food is her favorite! Although she will spit out avacados. She does eat bananas, raisins, chips, cheerios, and any other food that falls on the floor or that she can steal off the counter or table! Go figure.

Favorite Walk:
Through the vineyards in the Napa Valley

Best Tricks:
Tricks?! Hmmph! I don't need to do any tricks! (update) she's learned to shake paws

Arrival Story:
Amber is temporarily (yea sure! since Thanksgiving!) residing with us as a 'foster' dog. She is an owner surrendered pup that just needed a warm place to lay down. But her story is an all too familiar one in the world of dog rescue. She was originally a breeding girl for a puppy mill, over bred and then tossed out like yesterday's trash when she was no longer of use. Then, in jumped the wonderful folks at Basset Rescue Connection. They selflessly take in and care for homeless and abused houndies and give them the love and respect that our canine friends deserve! Amber found a home with a family, but as their circumstances changed, she failed to 'fit in' with the changes and found herself once again in need of a new home. We helped out with Amber by providing her a safe home for now. You can see just what a mush-muffin she is, and of course she has won my heart. I'm hoping her 'FOSTER' status changes to that of "FOUND HER FOREVER HOME" Are you curious about adopting a homeless Basset Hound? Visit the Daily Drool There is a Basset Rescue near you.

Amber has made herself right at home in this Basset friendly house. She is a perfect (well, almost) house guest. Her one main downfall is chasing kitties (update) She doesn't chase kitties any longer, and actually will cuddle with them), but she's learning that one end of the cat is very sharp. So for the most part she's leaving them alone, but if they run? Then it's 'Smokey & The Bandit' time and the chase is on! She just really wants a warm lap to cuddle in (yea right a 70 pound basset hound in your lap!) and someone to pay attention to her during the day. Here's what Amber has to say; 'Well, this is a pretty nice hotel they have put me up in for now. There is plenty of home-made organic food, warm beds and laps, treats, toys and other four legged friends to romp around with. They have these things called 'kitty kitty' and I love to chase them, but they don't understand that I just want to play, I dont want to hurt them. I'm a gentle girl. I think I'll hang out here for a while, I'm casting a love spell on the mom-slave, I think it's working! See more photos of our Basset Houndies at our web site (coming soon) WWW.CUTEBASSETHOUNDS.COM ********* 2/26/05 UPDATE ON AMBER ********* Amber has seen the errors of her ways. She is a 'reformed' cat chaser and now, just leaves them alone. She's even mellowed out enough to share the recliner with the kitties (That's Rosie Kitty sharing with her in the photo!). What we've come to know about Amber is that she is an extremely gentle soul. It would appear that in her days as a breeding girl, she had to fight for every morsel of food. So she is quite food and treat (pig ear) aggressive. Feeding time or treat times are the only time we see her act in an agressive manner. Although she will sit in front of the bag of dog food and 'guard' it by growling at Sophia and Ellie Mae. No matter, we just feed her by herself and keep a sharp eye on her when she has a treat. She's also very physically sensitive and Yelps when we try and heft her big hiney into the car. So we've devised a way to get her 70 pound hound bottom into the BUV (that's Basset Utility Vehicle for those unfamiliar!). Amber got her first bath with us the other day and she did great! A few handfuls of leftover turkey was enough to lure her into the tub where she parked her big behind and then wouldn't get out! Too Funny! She's so gentle and patient! Just really a good dog! She gets along great with the other Basset Houndies here and even tolerates Semi. But Biscuit is another story. She'll afford Biscuit a wide amount of space and keeps her distance. Biscuit, as old as she is (pushing 16 years!), STILL rules this roost and lets ALL dogs know it! Please consider adopting a shelter or rescue dog - there are so many!

Forums Motto:
I can smell food from a mile a way!

The Groups I'm In:
Basset Love Inc., basset mania

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 2nd 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Ellie Mae
Biscuit ~ ATBDelilah (ATB)Seminole ~ ATB
SophiaBoneless~ ATBCubby ~ ATBMama Kee Kee,
aka Madonna ~
O'Malley ~ ATB
JacksonBoo Boo ~ ATBTempleton The
Tick (Stolen!)

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