Friday, July 1, 2011

Breakfast With The Bassets

On Saturday, June 18th GABR held its 1st Annual Breakfast With The Bassets.  This event was attended by HoundDogMom only as she volunteered to work that day.  And since she couldn't work and handle all three of us we all just stayed home and enjoyed the sniffs when she returned.

This event was being held to invite everyone up to show off the new building that was built at the GABR this past fall.  This building will be used for multiple different things and just really sets the park off.  Enjoy the pictures that I snapped while I worked the food table and then walked out and snapped more pictures of all the visitors that day.

It wasn't looking like it was going to be a great day

But it began to look a little brighter the further we I got from Bloomington 

I just had to snap a picture of this truck going down the road.  It looked so real. 

Pictures of the new building and GABR Park

This is looking out of the big doors on the new building into the park area 

Adoptable dogs getting settled in 

People and bassets socialized 

Breakfast goodies were provided and enjoyed by all 

Random picture of the inside of the new building 

This is looking out into the parking lot area 

Oh, this is Benjamin.....He will for sure melt your heart.  He was trying to talk me into giving him a little piece of that muffin sitting there. 

Oh, PLEASE.....I won't tell anyone 

Decided to pout after not getting anything 

Oh, did someone say "TREAT" 
Benjamin came all the way from Japan 2 years ago.  He was in one of their "airport hangers" waiting to die.  In Japan they don't believe in putting them to sleep, but allow them to suffer in pain.  Benjamin was hit by a car and left on the roadside for dead.  He was found by some people but they could not care for him so he was placed in just another area, left to die.  Benjamin was in severe pain, could not walk, and had huge sores on his back end from dragging himself on the concrete floors.  A wonderful lady volunteering there, thought he had more life to give so she started contacting places in Canada.  Canada Rescue could not bring him across their boarders so they told her to contact GABR.  Benjamin was prepared and placed on a plane to the United States.  He was greeted by GABR board members when arrived at Chicago O'Hare Airport.  He was vetted, then placed with a wonderful foster mom who decided to adopt Benjamin.  Benjamin went to various therapy's including water therapy.  He was fitted for a cart and know uses his back legs to some degree.  And believe there is nothing that slows Benjamin down.  He is such a happy hound.

People enjoying the breakfast goodies 

This is Benjamin's brother BJ 

More People and Hounds coming to enjoy the day 

This will be the new sign on the building.  It was going to be a surprise to Fran at this year's waddle.  But Fran passed away in April so she will only be seeing this from above, and I know she is smiling down upon us with each and every basset that GABR brings into rescue. 

Everyone attending was asked to bring an item to be used in the Silent Auction at this year's Waddle. 

Adoptable Bassets 

Lounging People and Lounging Bassets 

This lady adopted Walker T one of my transports.  You could tell they were made for each other.

This is Ridgeley going to his new fur-ever home.  He was a transport I did in early June. 

It was a great day for everyone including the hounds.  I do believe that there were 5-6 bassets that were adopted that day.



  1. Woof! Woof! What a great event. Golden Thanks for sharing Benjamin's story ... wonderful he was rescued and found a forever home. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. What a great organization and event. I got teary eyed reading about Benjamin. What a powerful story!

  3. I really enjoyed Benjamin's story! I would have snuck him a piece of muffin after all that! Looks like the rain stayed away and everyone had a great time!

  4. What a bunch of great happy endings! Benjamin's story definitely made me smile. What a tough guy he must be! I'd have given him some of that muffin, just for the record. :P

  5. Wow, Benjamin has had quite a life so glad things turned around for him and he found his happy ending!

    Your pal, Pip

  6. That is such a happy story about Benjamin. Thanks so much for sharing.


  7. Looks like a good time had by all!!! Too bad the CheeseHounds couldn't make it! Can't wait to see more pictures from future events!

    The CheeseHounds

  8. What a great event that was! I enjoyed seeing all the pictures! :)

    Woofs & hugs,

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)


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