After not having a dog for some years, my youngest daughter Kristin and oldest daughter Tracy
convince me and my husband that we needed to get a pet. We had a Maine Coon Cat and wasn't sure
how he would react. Tracy lives in Roanoke, Va and detests the way many owners tie their dogs to
trees and leave them out in all kinds of weather, so she said I had to save one from a life of
torment. Next thing you know, I had been given a 8 wk old, 5 pound, male basset puppy. Just a
bundle of ears, feet, and wrinkles. Well, that was July 5, 96 and needles to say from day one
my heart was captive. With all the breeds I have had from terriers to shepards to every kind of
mix, I have never experienced a breed that is so loving, gentle, loyal, stuborn, and intelligent.
And with all that, he is such a clown at the same time. I now know what they mean when I read
"It takes a particular kind of person to raise a Basset.
Max will be 2 on May 14, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. All pets are special to us
all, but I don't think I will ever find another dog like Max, but I do know that there will always
be room in this home for the Basset breed.