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Hello Arrrrooooouuuuuu :)

DipityCrafts
January 22nd, 2009, 11:08 AM
Hi all!

My name is Elizabeth. I am a new mom to this lovely rescue basset, Lily.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3138307108_70f2bc2c5d.jpg

We feel very blessed to be able to give Lily a forever home. She's been such a good girl!

I am a previous Mom to a beagle and a beagle/basset mix. I am here to pick up some tips and tricks with regards to Lily. Much to my surprise, she isn't much like my previous two dogs :)

My first question is - what do you basset owners use when walking your babies - a harness, a regular collar, a choke collar ???? She is so strong that I am afraid that Lily will either pull me over or I will break her neck trying to hold her back LOL

DipityCrafts
February 20th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Is it something I said? :laughing:

chico2
February 20th, 2009, 12:31 PM
DipityCrafts,no,it's nothing you said:laughing:your basset is really sweet and thank you for rescuing:thumbs up
I don't know much about collars and such,but I am sure someone will come along soon,just be patient:dog::pawprint:

If he was my dog,I would probably get a harness,they seem to be getting more popular.

DipityCrafts
February 20th, 2009, 12:38 PM
DipityCrafts,no,it's nothing you said:laughing:your basset is really sweet and thank you for rescuing:thumbs up

No worries :) I was just beginning to wonder if I was alone here :laughing:

BenMax
February 20th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Welcome and sorry no one addressed you prior.

Did you get your rescue basset in Montreal? If you need any help with this basset all you need to do is contact the rescue and they may have someone to assist you.

Did you try a harness on your basset? They fair much better on harness than collar.

DipityCrafts
February 20th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Yes, she came from a Montreal rescue.

She came with a collar and so that is what we have been using so far. I was hoping there might be other basset owners here to see what works best for them but, that's a good idea re: contacting the rescue. I believe one of the ladies owns a basset or two.

Oh and thanks for the welcome Max :) (I mod another board and so I know how easy it can be to overlook the noobs from time to time.)

hazelrunpack
February 20th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Welcome to the board, DipityCrafts. :D I think we need some pictures of the lovely Lily :flirt:

DipityCrafts
February 21st, 2009, 07:12 PM
Welcome to the board, DipityCrafts. :D I think we need some pictures of the lovely Lily :flirt:

Oh my, you may be very sorry you asked. I believe Lily is world's most photographed basset! :laughing: We just shot another 30 pics or so today but I still have to upload them.

Here is a link to her flickr album - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/...70f2bc2c5d.jpg

Dog Dancer
February 21st, 2009, 10:42 PM
Sorry we missed you, but I promise we'll make up for it in bugging you for more and more pics of Lily. She's lovely to say the least. Good luck with your colar issues, sorry I can't help, I don't have a basset. I use a Halti on my lab, but don't know how a basset would do with it. Thanks for rescuing:thumbs up

hazelrunpack
February 21st, 2009, 10:56 PM
Rats. :sad: My connection/modem apparently has the same issues with flickr as it does with photobucket...I can't open the pics. :o

But I love your avatar pic! :flirt: Is that Lily? :D

chico2
February 22nd, 2009, 09:01 AM
Hazel,I cannot get it either:sad:looking forward to see pics here though:fingerscr
There is a new TV commercial with a Basset,making all kinds of grunty noises,he's a sweety,as is Lily:lovestruck: