About a month ago Eric and I decided
So I fired off an email to Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue and said that we were looking for a younger basset that was good with little kids/babies, nice to cats, good with dogs, house-trained, with no major emotional trauma. You see we don't have the circumstances to rescue a high needs dog or one that hasn't been tested around kids. I just cannot expose my little ones to any danger. I have worked with rehab dogs in the past and hope to again, but this is not the time for that.
Anyway, I sent the letter off not expecting a response---but there she was. Everything matched for her and for us. So Eric drove up to Sheridan on Saturday to pick her up from her foster family and brought her home. I eagerly awaited word from him for what seemed like an eternity. Then a couple of pictures came. She was loaded up and on her way!
Isn't she darling...you know in that deformed basset-y way?!?
Meet Atomic Betty Sprinkles, the newest member of Team W. The name was a family compromise.
We made introductions and all went well, really well. We had anticipated a few rough days and nights as everyone adjusted, but things were natural and easy. Bumblebee and Betty are getting along and developing a friendship; they're already playmates. Ophelia and Betty are indifferent to each other. The girls adore her. She is sweet and silly.
Betty is two years old. She is quirky, fun and soooo sweet. We can't wait to get to know her better, but already feel like she is part of the family indeed!
So, now it is official, we are the weird basset hound people!!!