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Spot Miss Honey Basset

Spot Miss Honey Basset

“I am not getting out of this car, no way, no matter how long you leave that boot up I’m staying put.  Last time you took me out in the car you left me at that dog’s home [aka luxury kennels] with all those riff-raff.  And no, despite what the man told you I deffinately DIDN’T enjoy running like a mad thing round the fields with the other dogs.  Why would I do that?  Have you any idea how silly my ears look when I’m running at full pelt?  That was an absolute lie, I was totally miserable the whole time.  And yes, of course I ate all my food, I didn’t miss you THAT much”

We took Honey up to Derby with us this week to visit family and judging by her demeanor when we put her in the car ~ lay down totally flat and refuse to move ~ we think she thought she might be going to the kennels again.  She took some coaxing at the other end too.  She is so funny but such a good girl.

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Gentle soul….

Our beautiful girl Honey.

Our beautiful girl Honey.

I have not mentioned it to date but back in September 2012 we got a new dog.  Her name is Honey and she is a tri-coloured basset hound [see photo’ left].  She is about 4 years old and is a rehome [as opposed to a rescue]. 

After our old golden retriever Fletcher died back in September 2010 we were totally bereft and quickly got another retriever, 8 month old Mack.  This was a hasty decision that we repented at our leisure.  Six months down the line he still hadn’t settled and was very destructive and very energetic in our little house, which suddenly felt an awful lot smaller.  Fletch had been such an old fart who slept a lot of the time and, in comparison, Mack was a typical, bouncy young retriever boy with needs that I just wasn’t meeting.  I had been more than a little naive looking back.  In the end I admitted defeat and, after a lot of soul searching, I rehomed him with a lovely couple from Essex who have given him a wonderful home and a great new life by the sea.  It was meant to be I think as he has made them very happy and vice versa.

So, two years on and I found I was still missing having a dog around but was wise enough this time to make a far more considered choice.  Honey is the result.  She’s amazing ~ great with the cats, loves going out in the car, happy to be left for a while, very gentle with Ethan and exhibits all the calm that comes with being a dog of more mature years ~ she is perfect, absolutely perfect!  Such a gentle soul shines behind those soft, brown eyes.  She always looks sad even when she’s happy.  You have to check out the tail end to see if she’s happy or not 😆 .  She’s extremely loyal and a great protector ~ nothing gets too close to my car when she’s in it I can assure you 🙂 .  She’s a hound with a big bark and she’s not afraid to use it on occasion.

Just wanted to share her with you all because we feel very blessed to have her.

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Er shouldn’t you be driving??

One boy and his dog off to school.

One boy and his dog off to school.

Gorgeous girl...

Gorgeous girl…

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