Thursday, April 28, 2011

Diary of a Basset Momma x 2

I spend all my days now cleaning up mud,
From Freddie Spaghetti and Gloria, his bud.
Then there's the drool on the cupboards and floor,
Everywhere I turn, there's a little bit more!

It's on all our furniture, even our t.v.
'Cause when these two hounds shake,(thank God there's not three)
The drool it does fly and sticks just like muck,
So if you're within range, you'd better just duck!

Then there's the fur all over our bed.
Not to mention that bassets love to curl by your head!
Our couch and our chair we no longer own,
They haven't figured out yet, how to use the home phone.

Then there's the smell when two bassets have gas,
Nobody ever said that this breeds got class!
They puke and they drool, they fart and they snore,
But who could ever ask for anything more?

For a nice clean house and room on my bed,
Would I ever give up Gloria and Fred?
Not on your life, I would never trade places
Or give up the love from these precious faces!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fred and Gloria

You'd swear these two hounds have always been together.

Okay, right there they're both looking guilty of something!

Fred won't do anything without Gloria now. They love being together and I love taking pictures of them. Their so happy together. Gloria likes her quiet time a little more than Freddie, but after having all those babies you can't blame her. All Moms need their "quiet" time.

This is how she tries to block Freddie out.

It didn't take long to fall in love with Gloria. She is the perfect addition to our family. It's just what ole Freddie needed too. A playmate, buddy, pal, confidont and fellow mischief maker.

Even the grandbabies love her.

They like that they can actually pet her and she just sits there.

Ya, Fred's still not there yet! But it will come.

Yes, and when they want to they can even be stubborn together too! This is them ignoring me when I call them.

"Did you hear anything?" "I didn't hear anything." "Don't look at her Gloria and maybe she'll go away!"

They each have their own unique personalities and subtle differences. For instance......... This is how Gloria sleeps....

...aaaand this is how Freddie sleeps.

Oh, the differences between girls and boys!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Big Day For The Kids!

Fred and Gloria had a tiring day yesterday.

After guarding his toys for days...............

.....I decided to have a talk with Freddie. I told him "Now Fred, you have got to learn to share your toys with Gloria."
At first he just laughed at me.

"Heh,heh,heh....that's pretty funny Momma!"

Then I gave him the "look" and he thought, "Oh crap! She's serious!"

So he took one his slippers (okay used to be my slippers) to Gloria.

"Here ya go Gloria."

Gloria was pretty happy about this development.

"Thanks a lot sucker! You"ll never see this puppy again!"

Then they both had a romp outside.

This completely wore them out. (hee!hee! My plan worked)

They share everything now even their water. The one thing they don't share is their football teams. As you can see by their collars, Freddie is the Detroit Lions fan and poor Gloria has to be the Seattle Seahawks fan. Sorry sweetie, I'll try and at least get you a pink one!

So after a day of fun and games I brought them to the kitchen for a talk.

I told them that since the City of Woodstock installed water meters and was now charging us for all our water use instead of a flat rate, everyone around here was going to have to pitch in and help conserve.

Then I explained what their job would be.

To save water doing dishes.

This my friends is a redneck dishwasher at work!

This is a shot of them completely exhausted after dishes.

Hey, it was a tough job, but somebody had to do it!

Please, no comments about animal cruelty(ha!ha!)

Monday, April 4, 2011


There's a new girl in town!

......and her name is Gloria.
She's perfect!

She's a 4 1/2 year old red and white female basset that Autumn Blaze Bassets was retiring. So we decided to give her a home here and give Fred a playmate. Originally I was thinking this would be an older sister for Freddie, but now that I see them together, I'm thinking....hmmm....older woman, had her kids, been fixed, unattached.....hey! she's a cougar! Oh, well, at least there both fixed.

We went down to Beckis' Autumn Blaze Bassets on April 1st to pick her up. She is a sweetheart. We really lucked out getting her. She is so quiet and well mannered with a great disposition. (remember we have Mr. Dramatic Fred, so we're not used to that). Let me tell you it didn't take long to fall in love with her. You can't not fall in love with those eyes.
While at Beckis we got to meet her new little basset addition "Jingles". Well, she is probably one of the cutest bassets I have ever seen. You've got to go to the Autumn Blaze Bassets website and check her out under their basset family.

So, we get home with Gloria.

Then there's Fred.

After we introduced them; Gloria, being the gentle lady she is, softly pads through the house checking it out as Freddie tromps around beside her drooling all over her.

Nice first impression Freddie!
He's thinking "This is great!" "Mom and Dad brought me a play date". After supper, when Gloria was still here, Fred started barking.....non-stop! By 8:00 p.m. everyone (except Fred of course) was getting pretty wore out and poor Gloria was looking at us saying "Dear Lord, if you've got a crate for me PLEASE just put me in it and get me away from him!" Meanwhile, ole Freddie was thinking, "Okay. A sleep over. Cool. I've never had one. I guess one night would be okay."
So, we all went to bed. I know, I know 8:00 p.m. Well, we were pooped and Stevie was getting a cold and starting to feel a little worse then he did the day before on top of everything.

Saturday when we got up Fred started barking again especially when he realized "She ain't leavin'". He would have cat naps with one eye always on Gloria.

Steve was pretty sick by now too. It was a long day. Gloria? absolute peach through this whole thing. I found myself routing for her all day. "Let him have it Gloria! Just put him in his place!" And she did........over and over all day. I tried to let them sort it out and just intervened when needed.
Sunday when we woke up and Fred decided that covering his eyes wouldn't make her go away.......... might as well make the best of it, they meshed. They started running and playing together. Now it's like they have always been together. Gloria is already teaching Freddie some manners!

Here's just a few pictures of the fun they had in the yard today.

Bassets really do bounce!

There's those freaky eyes Becki! Freddie looks like a lunatic!

Gloria with one of her new toys.

The "kids" waiting for Mom to get home from the store.

Well, there's a couple of hounds that need to go out and pee, so I'd better end this.....for now. But this story is far from over!!
Remember.....Two times the drool=two times the unconditional love!!
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