Flint Fireforge

Basset Hound
Picture of Flint Fireforge, a male Basset Hound

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Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Flinters, Love Puppy, Hound of my heart

Quick Bio:

Riding a bicycle

Water, being wet in anyway

Favorite Toy:
Didn't really like toys

Favorite Food:
Lamb - if we were eating lamb, Flint would refuse anything else until he got some. He wouldn't even eat steak if there was lamb available, we tried it one day!!

Favorite Walk:
Flint liked variance in his walks, if you tried to go the same way too many times he would just stop and sit there until you went a different way. He wanted to smell new smells!

Best Tricks:
Ring-around-the-rosies, mostly done in hopes of avoiding roll over.

Arrival Story:
As a child we moved a lot so I was never allowed to have a dog and spent my entire childhoood looking forward to having one. Everyone knew that the moment I moved out of the house, I was getting a dog. I even got puppy chow as a wedding present!! Immediately after I got back from my honeymoon the search was on. I had already researched different breeds and new that I wanted a basset hound. I searched high and low and couldn't find a basset anywhere. Finally I got a list of people who had male bassets available for breeding and started calling them. One of them had been bred to a female that had just had puppies. I called them immediately, needless to say the lady was a bit suprised, she hadn't advertised the puppies yet and they were only a week old. She suggested I wait until the puppies at least had their eyes open before coming and seeing them. So I very impatiently waited for their eyes to open and then went and saw them. Even though Flint wasn't even walking yet, it was love at first sight, I knew he was the hound of my heart. I immediately gave the lady a deposit to hold him for me and then the waiting began. That was the hardest 4 weeks, waiting for Flint to get old enough to come home. Fortunately the breeder only lived about 45 minutes away and let me come up two more times while I was waiting. I remember laying in bed and saying to my husband "What do you think Flint is doing right now?" He would respond gruffly, "Sleeping, just like we should be doing!" The day finally arrived and I got to go pick up my little hound and bring him home! That was the greatest day ever.

Flint was born June 24, 1991 and died on July 17,2002. He was the greatest hound ever, sometimes I wish that he had been my last hound instead of my first. He spoiled me, as much as I love my current bassets, there will never be another one like him. Flint just loved being with me, he followed me from room to room. As he got older he would sigh at me if I moved around, as if to say "Can't you just sit down and stay in one place?", but he would still get up and follow me on to the next room. He absolutely hated water. He would go totally out of the way to avoid walking in a puddle, if there was no avoiding it, he would walk very slowly to avoid splashing and take as big of a step as possible, too funny. He loved going for bike rides on the back of my bike, if he saw someone ride by on a bike he would run to the garage and look at it until I got the bike out and took him for a ride. He was sooo smart and sooo stubborn, everything a good basset should be. Flint died at the age of 11 when he got a piece of bone stuck in his intestine. We operated on him to try and remove it, but it was too late and he died on the operating table. Even now, years after his death I miss him so much and cry everytime I think about him. I can't wait till we meet again!!

Forums Motto:
Watching my family from the Bridge

The Groups I'm In:
Bassets Drool, Haute Dogs of SLC, The Dogs of Utah

Flint Fireforge's Birthday:
June 24, 1991

Date Flint went to Rainbow Bridge:
July 17,2002

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 8th 2004 More than 12 years!

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