Friday, September 28, 2012

Ode to the Hounds

This is a poem that I had wrote after we got Gloria in April of 2011.  I had called it "Basset Hound Momma x2"   Enjoy! :)

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!


  1. I think you're smitten! Who could blame you. What a sweet poem. I love it.

  2. Absolutely beautiful. You are truely blessed with those two. And who could blame you for being so in love with them.

  3. Thats a really cute poem!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  4. I like that, it could apply to so many dog households.

  5. Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, move over! That is truly a lyrical tribute to our low-slung friends.

  6. You speak for me too! Love it.

  7. Ooooh dat brought tears to my is so obvious how much you loves them. Heck, I loves 'em and has nevers met 'em.

    What a tresure you has written.


  8. Clap clap clap encore encore , standing ovation. Well done. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. That is a wonderful poem. Can definitely relate to the drool, (lucky only Thunder is the

  10. That is awesome!! I LOVE it! And it's all so true lol :)

  11. So true! We can relate, well except for maybe the tons of drool! They must save that just for you. :)

  12. So precious and beautiful!

    -Erik, Amanda, and Bosley

  13. Oh BWAR HAR HAR that's so BOL cute! Bravo and wild applause. We couldn't agree more...besides my Mom says a clean house is totally overrated.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  14. Aw, that is a perfect poem!!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. Great poem! I think we can all relate!

    You have a lot of talent!

  16. Awesome....I still think of your song and sing is really cool too!

  17. That's some fantastic dog love!

    I like the picture too, obviously ;)

  18. We love it! What a fantastic ode to the hounds. And the picture is just perfect. You'd never suspect them of some of traits you mentioned.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  19. Great poem! And aptly titled! Love it!!!!

  20. I love your picture!!!
    Verry nice.
    Sylvia and Tibi

  21. A perfect picture and verse! :-)!!!

    I read your last few posts and was so, so sorry to hear about your precious boy Freddie. I hope you are doing well, at what I know is a hard time--I've cared for many Goldens that had to have orthopedic surgery as well as ones where it was felt surgery would not be successful. I've no doubt you've received great advice, and I will apologize for giving mine when it wasn't asked, but I really hope you will seek out a specialist (orthopedic surgeon) to see if there is anything that could be done--I've seen acupuncture, and other treatments make a huge difference. I know that Bassett's are made differently that Goldens, but maybe.....Again, my apologies for giving my thoughts that weren't asked for.

  22. This is such a great poem. I am going to a party to celebrate mid autumn festival tonight. Traditionally, chinese people would eat mooncakes, drink wine and recite poems. I think im going to recite this one tonight.

    Please, grab the badge from our bloggie and write us a creative story. You are obviously very talented!!!!! Besides, i think the hounds want to WIN! Gloria vs Fred!!!!


  23. OMD Fred and Gloria... your mom wrote a FABULOUS PAWum about YOU. I just LOVED it.

  24. This is the perfect poem for two such glorious hounds.

  25. Freddie and Gloria are so lucky to have such a sweet poem written about them - and to have a person that feels that way about them.

  26. ♥ thanks for making me smile :)

  27. Oh, how I love this! You've made my day! :-D

  28. I shared a link to your poem on and people are LOVING it. We all love anything Basset, so it had to be done. Just thought you should know! :D

  29. A HUGE *BOL* - we just love that!!!
    Wally & Sammy

  30. Spoken like a true dog owner. Only those who've had first had experience are capable of describing their dog breed so explicitly.

    We hope Freddie's okay.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  31. That is a beautiful poem!! Drool over here too :)

  32. Freddie and Gloria

    Your Mum got this pawfect!! She sure is hugely talented!!

    It was SO beautiful and made me wags lots to read it :)

    Thanks for sharing,

    Hugs to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  33. Great poem! We use to have a beagle so I am a big time hound lover. This is a perfect ode to the wonderfulness that is a hound dog!

  34. Cute poem!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Missed seeing your posts, but we're back!!!! Hope you'll stop by and say hi!!

  35. I remember a long time ago hearing a woman say, "With a dog, you never really have a clean house." She had gotten rid of the family dog--which tells you a lot about that sort of person. We all know which is the better sort!

  36. Bravo, very well done!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  37. Howdy Basset Momma, that poem was fabulous. Mum started cracking up when she read the second verse cause that is so Rory too, hehehe. Hope your weekend is a good one. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  38. What a great poem about your precious babies!!



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