So in July I transported Droopy into rescue. He was one of the 15 bassets that were adopted at the waddle this year.
Here is Erin, she was sweetie and had been waiting to get to a foster home for GABR. I transported her to her foster mom. She was also one of the 15 b bassets that was adopted at the waddle this year.
Monday (9/26/01) afternoon I got a call from GABR that there were two basset brothers in the Logan County Animal control and their time was up if we did not get them pulled by 4:00pm Monday. I immediately left work at 2:30 to make the 40 minute drive to get them, so we could get them the Dwight Clinic by 5:00pm so they could be checked out by Dr. Lou. These basset brothers will be 2 years old on November 9, 2011 AKC Registered (papers included) have been outside dogs living with a horrible breeder in Southern, IL. Actually GABR picked up 2 puppies several months ago from this same situation and did not know about these two boys hiding in the yard.
Jack and Joe
Jack and Joe
For being outside dogs for the entire life, you would have never known it. They climed in the back of the BUV picked up the toys I had for them and laid down and were perfect angels for their road trip. They had the longest ears, short noses, big ol feet and a whole lot of LOVE to give. I just wish they smelled a little better so I could have rally loved on them. Since they had been in the "Pound" for almost 2 weeks and being outside dogs, they had a very distinguished smell to them. You would think the "Pound" would consider giving them a bath to make them a little more presentable to potential adopters.
This was actually the first transport I have done since Cleo went to the Bridge. I felt she was sending me a sign that we had to save them and do it quick. But boy that Winston was not a happy camper when I returned home. He did not like the fact that I brought back smells from some other smelly hound and not from his Cleo.
Jack and Joe are a bonded pair and are still available for adoption at GABR
The most recent transport was for a basset/mix that had been sitting in a shelter in Missouri for the last 4 months. GABR had a new lady that was going to begin to foster for them. She pretty much wanted to foster with the strong potential to adopt. She wanted a middle age or older basset/mix, didn't have even look like a basset. Didn't care if she had any issues, just wanted to bring a new addition to her family. I have no doubt that they were meant for each other. This is Delilah, which I am sure found her forever on this day.
This would be Delilah's new ride. As her Mom said it was the Big "Green" Monster. A 1975 Buick LeSabre. Delilah jumped right in and sat in the drivers seat as in where do you want me to take you Mom.
Delilah and her new "Mom"
The HoundDogs and Mom