Monday, April 23, 2012

GABR Transports

As everyone is aware I do transporting for GABR and Friday (April 13th) I was called to move two bassets to the vet clinic in Dwight, IL.  As you also are aware I was a huge fan of Fred over at Hound Girl.  So when Fred when to the Rainbow Bridge very unexpected a few weeks ago, I contacted Kari to see about making a donation to an organization of Kari's liking in honor of Fred.  Well, if everyone knows Kari over at Hound Girl she has the biggest heart.  The only thing that she really wanted me to do was take the money I wanted to donate and put in my gas tank for when we do another transport.  Well, when I was called to transport two bassets I decided that this transport would be to Honor Fred's Memory.  I have to say this transport could not have been more fitting for me to Honor Fred's Memory.  So without further ado here are the two bassets that were transported with Fred's picture and spirit riding shotgun.

Fred's Spirit

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 


  1. I love Angus's coloring

    Stop on by for a visit

  2. Oh lord that was just fantastic, I couldnt have asked for a better post in memory of Fred. I started tearing up at the begining. I cant tell you how much this means to me and how wonderful this is as a memory of Fred. You two are just such thoughtful people and what yall do for these bassets is just beyond me. I couldnt have asked anyone to honor Fred better.
    I love Angus, her speckled ears are just adorable.

    I love that it was on Friday the 13th, considering I named Fred- after Freddie Kruger :)

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.

  3. What a wonderful post-you and your hubby are pretty incredible people. Angus is so beautiful and Franklin looked like quite a character. I'm going over to Kari's blog right now.
    You guys are doing a wonderful thing.

  4. We would echo all that Kari, Fred's Mom, had to say. How wonderful of both Kari and you to do all that you do for the less fortunate pups. Agnus and FRanklin are both so beautiful. Very unusual coloring on those ears of Agnus. We hope they both make it some loving furever homes.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  5. I think this is such a wonderful way to honor Fred's memory!

  6. What a wonderful way to honor Fred and an incredible thing to do. I bet that Kari is so grateful!
    Agnus is so adorable!

  7. What a terrific way to honor Fred's memory! Agnus and Franklin/Fred were so lucky to have you and your hubby transport them. Agnus is a beautiful girl and Franklin, well he even reminds me of my Freddie! What a great service you guys provide! :)

  8. Oh this is so lovely! I am sure this means so much to both Angel Fred and his sweet mom! Agnus and Franklin are adorable!

    Your pal, Pip

  9. What an absolutely fantastic tribute to Fred! No dog could ask for better than that, and your two passengers were certainly worthy!


    P.S. Bella, how was the Basset Ball?

  10. Misty... sweet of you to honor the pawsome Fred. Franklin is a hoot. I'd want to keep 'em all!

  11. What cute pups!! And what a fitting memorial!

  12. Awwww...what a super wonderful postie! My mom got a little leaky reading about how you honored sweet Fred. We both think Agnus is GAWJUSS and sweet and Fred/Franklin cracked us up with his talking. I bet they're both gonna have wonderful lives from here on out!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  13. What a great way to honor Fred! He was well loved.


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