Skip to comments.So, tell me about Basset Hounds .....
Posted on 11/20/2013 10:10:17 PM PST by Usagi_yo
I rescued a basset hound late one Sunday afternoon (2 1/2 weeks ago). He was in the middle of a busy road and cars where honking and driving around him. I pulled over to the side and got out to get him. He almost jumped in my arms when I got close. When I opened the passenger door, he went in without hesitating. He's a beautiful dog, probably young adult (but I'll find out tomorrow from the vet), pure bred.
Now the questions ....
The dog nick name 'stinky' registering as Ulysses. Despite that I've nick named him stinky he doesn't smell, he was very very cleaned and very very well groomed and was wearing a knit sweater. His ears were spotless inside and out and he had no eye gunk, his nails are trimmed. No fleas no ticks and NO TAG.
My sisters say he's abandoned. Being that well groomed with no tags and wearing a sweater. Plus he won't leave my side. I've been to every Vet, Pet store and Grooming places. Nobody knows who's dog it is. I've also walked him on a leash around the area I found him (mixed residential & light industrial). He doesn't lead me to any particular house or area. I've also been to the county animal shelter and checked for chips ... none. I left my name and #, but nobody has called in 2.5 weeks. I don't do flyers because of some previous problems from doing that, but I do check for 'lost dog' flyers but haven't seen one for him.
So, I'm going to keep him. Tomorrow we go to the vet to get checked out, and then chipped. He's adorable and his personality is like he was made for me. He's smart, knows that food comes out of the fridge and even knows that food comes in the driver side window at Duncan Donuts. He won't go out or in a door unless I do, knows all the tricks for leaving them behind and will have none of it, and he wakes me up in the morning by dragging my clothes and sometimes shoes into bed with me, and starts biting me for fleas (hard to describe, it's more nibble nibble nibble), like eating an ear of corn, up and down my arms and legs.
I guess I'm bragging on such a good dog I found, my question to you is:
Do you think he was abandoned?
Public (street) Rescue years ago of a German Short Hair that was birdy and impeccably trained to hunt and obedient. I had no kennel/yard so left her in the apartment to go to class. Returned to a DESTROYED home. Couch cushions (all of them) shredded, drapes down and shredded, twin bead mattress shredded and defiled, you get the idea. All accomplished silently, according to the neighbors on each side and upstairs.
As long as she was accompanied the picture of a dream dog and upland bird buddy—
A part of the education I didn’t pay tuition for in college.
No Separation allowed.
Worst case but a consideration....
Bless you for your kindness. I had a thought that possible the dog belonged to someone elderly who might be having a hard time advertising or even knowing where to start. You might try an old fashioned ad in the local newspaper, in case the owner is not computer savy.
As others have commented, it does not sound like he was abandoned. Too well cared for. I would tend to think he’s lost/ got away from owner or maybe someone who was watching him for the owner...
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