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beau bassett

Not my best effort, but I wanted you guys to see Beau...a Bassett I transported to the vet in the pre-dawn hours. This past Saturday our crew was over picking up two doxie puppies at a local city shelter and spotted Beau who was set to be euthanized later that day..why? They were full and needed the room. Our president, who also has a weakness for Bassetts, took Beau off their hands. We ALL love him..We got all his initial medical work today and will get him up on the website soon..he was a stray...just a gorgeous dog..he's thin...needs some good meals, but otherwise appears to have been well kept. And as sweet as the day is long..he wanted to sit in my lap on the long drive across Dallas, but that wasn't working. in my little compact car..he just wanted to be close..I have such respect for these wonderful "people". he's never met me before in his life and he gets in a car with me and is just precious and trusting..what a life they have! So many time I find myself thinking on those rides,"This dog doesn't know where he's going or who I am and he's had alot of car rides lately..." That's why I feel so much compassion for them. Humans can ask questions, but dogs have to trust us humans that we're doing what's best for children. TO betray that trust and mistreat them or neglect them is one of humanities biggest sins, I think...and I'm sure that's why God has given some of us a compulsion to try to redeem this situation and rectify this mess as much as we can..and that is "piss poor" little ('scuse my French!) if you ask me. I don't shake my head and wonder why Beau was almost dead on Saturday, I just rejoice that he isn't and was in my care for a few hous.

I swung by my daughter Carole's house before I dropped him off..she lives a few blocks from the rescue vet..she likes to meet the people when we have time for a "lay-over:" He was a hit with her, too..but then, she's dogs crazy like her mother.



See below for the original taken in my front seat.

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Taken on April 7, 2008