Today is Basil’s Thirteenth Birthday! That’s quite a feat for a Basset Hound, heck a pretty amazing deal for almost any dog. It’s especially incredible for this guy considering eleven months ago his owner took him to the vet to have him put to sleep because he was old, not sick just old.
It’s not really my story to tell I am a friend watching from the sidelines along with the big Basset community on Facebook and these stories become part of your heart. There are so many sad, lost, abandon, abused, injured souls. There are also leagues of brave people attempting to rescue them. You follow their stories and cry when they’re saved and you cry when they aren’t. If I stepped back a bit it isn’t just Basset Hounds, it’s all dogs, all animals, all children, all people, all countries and on and on until it’s Horton Hears A Who. There’s someone in need and someone trying to help.
Basil was helped. The Vet refused to euthanize him and with the assistance of the kind folks at San Diego Basset Rescue and Basil’s pet sitter Cynthia, he was given a new life with three other Bassets in the home of BobtheDog’s Mom and Dad, Kathy and Bob Nali. Bobby was a rescue. He and his dogMom Kathy worked long and hard to help rescue other Bassets. Bobby is helping from the Bridge now and I kinda think he might have helped spirit Basil to Chez Bobby’s to heal some broken hearts.
Basil has a happy life now, he had a French toast Birthday Breakfast,
He shared bites with Penny, Lexie and Leonard.
His favorite toy from his other life was a stuffed bunny so Kathy threw him a Birthday Bunny Blast and his Aunties from all over the country sent cards and plush stuffed bunnies for him to unwrap on his 1st Birthday in his new life, in his new home where he is loved.
I love happy endings! I’m already planning a card for his 2nd Birthday!
If you’d like to help out Basset Rescue and get a cool magnet of Basil in his Rudolph suit contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for stopping by!