Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy 5th BarkDay Winston

"5th" Bark Day

Just doing a little chillin outside on our unseasonable warm day for January in Illinois

Doing a little chillin in house on our unseasonable warm day for January in Illinois

Maybe she will get the hint and realize that today is the day that I am suppose to get extra belly rubs, snuggles and TREATS!

Happy Barkday Bro!  We are so glad that we are your fur-sistas.

Sniffs, Amiee, Bella, Mom and Dad

Sunday, January 29, 2012

All In the Name Of Love Auction - Open For Business

Things are going to be busy this week in blogville.  Everyone will want to make sure that they check out the All In The Name Of Love Auction going on till February 6th at Midnight.

This auction is being held to help assist the Houston Pittie Pack who had a devastating house fire in December.  Also, funds will be used to help assist Ava  with her medical treatment.  So head on over and make a bid on some wonderful items that are available.

Also, there will be an auction kicking off over at  CB Auction.   I will update the sidebar with the exact date for this auction when it is available.

They will be helping assist with medical stuffs for  Feral Cat Behavior

So it is going to be a very busy week with lots of goodies to purchase to help our blogville friends in need.

The HoundDogs

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Izzy Miyake --- Please Read

Tomorrow we will need you to tune into JD and Max's blog Schnauzer and Schnauzer 

for a very important message.

Trust US you won't want to miss it!

That's our story and we are sticking too it!

Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mango Minster - 2012 - Official Entry

Last year we entered Cleo, Winston and Amiee in the Cracker Critter category which we felt they fit right into this category for a basset hound any way.  It was so much fun, even though we didn't win because we found their are some pretty darn good Cracker Critters out their in blogville.

Will this year, we have had a hard time deciding if we wanted to do individual entries, because Amiee says she is just too Darn Cute, Winston says he is quite Adventures and our newest addition Bella, seems to fit the too Darn Cute category as well.  But of course our human has the deciding factor on which category she wants to place us in, no matter how much we voice our opinions.  So this year, she did it again.......

Our Mango Minister

Official Entry Post


Cracker Critters
You know who you are...
But just in case. If you tend to run mental fits around even after a brisk walk of 87 miles, if you rip into stuffies like nobody's business, if you go all animal predator if there is even a suggestion of a rodent on the property, or exhibit any other generally nutty behavior, well, then, you ARE a cracker critter.

This is an action shot which we thought was Bella, but we had a few people comment on this picture when we posted it and they believe it is the "Spirit of Cleo" joining in on the fun.  We just knew she wanted to pawticipate again this year in the Mango Minster as a Cracker Critter.

Okay, I can play this game too

I said, take that........ 

Seriously, you did not just say that?

Flying Bassets 

Ring around the Rosie

I have had enough of this

Oh, come on Sis a little more fun 

See I can play nice

Or maybe not! 

We spaz out for Snow

Sniffs, The "Cracker Critter" HoundDogs
Winston, Amiee and Bella

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - 1/25/2012

Sniffs, The HoundDogs
Winston, Amiee and Bella

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Snow Day

Well we pretty sure that we would get some snow sooner or later but we have been enjoying the unseasonable warm temps that we have had in Illinois.

We went from this on Wednesday
52 degrees and sunny

To this Thursday morning (12 hours later)
-1 and Sunny

Bella loves the snow just as much as she loves the nice weather.  We can tell that she was an outside dog as she loves the cold a lot more than her couch potatoes fur-siblings.  She loves to wear her coat outside then switch to a more comfy fleece jacket for in the house.  She knows that is really nice to be able to come inside to a nice warm comfy couch after a good ramp in the snow.

Things continue to go well everyone and Bella gets a little more relaxed each day.  

We want to thank everyone for the nice well wishes for Bella we believe she was meant to be here with us.

The HoundDogs
Winston, Amiee and Bella

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Introducing Bella "Newest HoundDog"

Wordless "?" Wednesday answers below.  And this post is not so wordless.

A day before Christmas we were contacted by GABR that they had a 2 year old basset girl that was looking for her forever home.  They were wondering if we would be interested in her and if we were ready to open our hearts back up.  Well we knew we just needed to get through Christmas after loosing Cleo, because that was her very special Holiday.  Well we made it through that day and this sweet little girl was still in the back of our heads so we decided that with the New Year it was time to see if we were ready.

So on Friday, January 6, 2012 we loaded up the BUV with Winston and Amiee and we headed out to Marion, Indiana to meet Bella in her foster home.  We left the house at 7:30am and knew we had about a 4-1/2 hour road trip to meet her.  Winston and Amiee did wonderful in the BUV and settled down about Farmer City and slept till we made a pit stop and then it was back to sleeping again.  It took a little longer to get there since Mr. Garmin decided to take us on very scenic tour of the Indiana countryside.  I can see how people complain that these things can get you seriously lost.  It was a beautiful day to travel with the temps in the 50's so unusual for this time of the year for us.  Usually it is 20 degrees and blowing snow, so we were thankful for a great day to travel so we could meet Bella.

Where did you say we were going Mom?

The HoundDogs (Winston and Amiee) would like to introduce their new fur-sister Bella to all their friends in Blogville.

Bella, comes from Louisville Kentucky and has a story to tell.  Bella is 2 years old and has lived outside all her life.  Well in September her family decided to move and I guess since she had been outside all her life, the just up and forgot her.  They left her in the back yard for her to fend for herself.  It was approximately 2 weeks before her first angel seen her (the neighbor lady).  She began to take her food and water and see if she could get her to warm up and come to her.  It took her nearly 2 weeks to work with her and get her to become her friend.  She was able to finally catch her on 9/30/2011 and take her to the emergency vet.  She then contacted Guardian Angel Basset Rescue about picking her up.  GABR sent her second angel to pick her up and bring her to her new life.  She came into GABR on 10/5/2011 skin and bones (just a little over 20 pounds), flea invested, tick invested and severe mange.  We are so thankful that she had a few angels watching over her and GABR brought her back to life and encouraged us to open our hearts again.

Here is what Bella looked like when she arrived into Rescue

And here is our Bella today

After meeting Bella and spending lots of time with her at the local park, we decided that Bella would be a perfect for the Hound House.  Winston and Amiee seemed to fall in love with her and were perfect siblings on their meeting.  So after meeting her vet and signing some adoptions papers, we brought Bella home with us.

Our day at the Park

We were told that we should probably crate her in the BUV until they got to know each other, but she had other plans for that.  Before we got out of the park she had busted out of the crate and found her space on the dog bed in the back of the BUV.

This is what we seen for the whole road trip home

This is when we arrived home at 7:30 Friday night.  We had 3 very excited hounds that had been sleeping for like 8 hours.

What is that blur in the back ground.  That is Bella's fast moving body, oh keep in mind she really didn't have any idea how to play with other doggies when she was first brought into rescue.  This would not be the case today.  This girl knows how to play with the best of them. 

This is me (HDM) trying to tell her that it is okay to get on the furniture


Here are a few pictures of how things have been going since Friday.  A few little bumps, but all is well and everyone is enjoying their new sibling.

Outside relaxing, unseasonable warm temps but that should change probably today.
When not relaxing, always looking for a friendly Basset Hound Romp
 This is how I relax inside the house

Watch for more updates as we get to know Bella and how she is fitting into the Hound House.

Sniffs, The HoundDogs
Winston, Amiee and Bella
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