|Barked: Mon Mar 10, '08 7:26pm PST |
|No need to update Ed's page. He really hasn't changed much over the years. At 9 1/2, he's slowing down. Guess you'd have to own a basset to be able to notice what 'slow down' means for such slow dogs.
Our newest basset, Mabel, is 2 1/2 and doesn't fit the basset mold. She's skinny and full of energy and loves to fetch more than anything. She likes to try to get Ed to play by trying to rip his back legs off. If he feels like playing, they'll do about 3-4 circles around the living room & kitchen running after each other. Then he gets tired and hops up on the couch to escape.
She could probably use a younger mate than old Ed, but we're not sure we can really take on 3 dogs. She listens great and is a great walker. We've taken her as long as 5 miles in a day where old Ed's never had more than one in him.
Much of our success with our Dogs has been due to Cesar Milan (The Dog Whisperer). If you can watch a few episodes, you start to get it. Dogs want structure and exercise as much as all the hugs & kisses.
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