Our first stop was to our local Animal Control to pick up a sweet 7 year old female that was found as a stray in my own home town. Here name was Bailey at the shelter but GABR has renamed her to Agnus, which I am not to terribly fond of just because I just don't like that name and it did not fit this seven year old basset that had so much spirit and spunk like a puppy.
This girl was beautiful and oh so sweet and if Miss Bella had not joined our house a few months ago, this girl would not have gotten far out of Bloomington, Il for sure. She had my husband wrapped around her paws in like 2 seconds.
Just look at those striking colors on her. Just beautiful. Here she is sticking her tongue out at the wild child next to her.
Once we got Agnus we then headed off to our next meeting place where we had a one year old male that was coming into rescue as well. We have to say we could not have picked a better day and transport to do in Honor of Fred. As this little guy was named "Fred" before rescue took him in. I couldn't believe it when I was looking at his folder and the name was Fred/(Franklin). The second name in is usually the name that GABR has picked out for them to begin their new life with. This guy was a handful and was so full of LOVE and LIFE, if you know what I mean (lipstick and all). He could use a few cheeseburgers as he was under weight.
Franklin attempting to let Agnus know that he really did love her. As you can tell Agnus was not really fond of his Loving ways.
Franklin was very vocal and felt the need to tell us about his entire year of his life on our short/LONG hour trip.
Within 20 minutes we realized that Franklin just wasn't going to settle down and was going to need some attention. This is when I am so thankful that the husband came along this time and was driving. I crawled into the back of the BUV to try to calm our wild love child down. It didn't take long for Agnus to take the cue and move to the co-pilot seat.
Oh, Yea this is the place to ride
Oh, let me give you a few more pictures of Franklin while we rode in the back of the BUV.
Arriving in Dwight
You have nothing but the best life ahead of you, Agnus.
We love you Franklin :) We are sure you will find your fur-ever home soon.
Hound Girl (Kari) we hope that you enjoy our post today and we hope that we Honored Fred's Memory in a very good way. We sure enjoyed having his spirit ride along with us. Fred will always have a very special place in our hearts.
Thanks Kari, for suggesting we take the money and put it in our gas tank to help some homeless bassets. We appreciate it and you have a "huge" heart. We hope this post will fill a little spot of the whole that was left in your heart when Fred made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
Friday the 13th (April) was a good day.
Sniffs, The HoundDogs and HoundDogMom