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18

Why Basset Hounds?

I’m often asked the question why I have such a love for Basset Hounds and why I chose this breed to share my home and my life. There are several answers but mainly (and only those of a certain age will know what I’m talking about here!), as a young child I used to watch The Dukes of Hazard all of the time and those who know what I’m talking about will remember Roscoe with his beloved sidekick Flash who was of course a Basset Hound.  I had never ever seen a real Basset Hound in the flesh until I went to stay in a little B&B just outside the New Forest with an old boyfriend in 1994.&nbs...
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JUN
29

From Soaring to Pouring

What a week it's been?  We had 34 degrees last Wednesday to 16 degrees this Wednesday.  Shorts and vest tops last week back to wellies and wet weather gear.  I love being a Dog Walker in this country it's just so random, you never know what you're going to get or what to wear! I have to say the dogs definitely prefer it a bit cooler.  I've noticed the difference in them all this week compared to last.  They're much more active and enthusiastic about their walks when it's not too hot - a bit like me I guess? We have been slightly quieter on the walking front this week a...
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JUL
01

A Doggie Day Out

Early Saturday morning, the weather can't seem to make up its mind, so a typical July weekend in Britain then?  Off we set to Stansted Park in Havant for the Summer Paws in the Park show. Not great planning with the Goodwood Festival of Speed on and we need to get through Chichester so we take the scenic route along the A259 through Bosham and Fishbourne. Arrive at the park and are surprised at how quiet it is for a Saturday morning but haul the Hounds out of the van and trundle off towards the entrance.  As always we get the usual comments of "oooohhhh Basset Hounds, you don't see m...
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JUL
06

Holidays Are Coming

So, with what seems like a blink of an eye, another week is almost over.  I remember as a child how it seemed to take forever for the Summer Holidays to arrive but here we are, with just a couple of weeks before my least favourite time of the year, the 6 week’s school holidays.  I know I’ve turned into a grump as an adult but honestly this is any Dog Walker’s worst nightmare.  Picnics and children everywhere!  The beach is a no-go, certain parts of the downs are off-limits along with local parks and beauty spots.  A pack of dogs and a picnic are not a good mix.  Y...
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JUL
13

New Balls Please!

Well here we are in the throes of Wimbledon and I'm thinking of signing Peach Basset up for next year's round of Ball Girls.  That dog has found 3 tennis balls this week and she finds them in the deepest of undergrowth which are completely invisible to anybody else!  I wish I could hone that skill so that she could put it to use finding something a little more valuable.  She'd be a great Sniffer Dog if anyone ever tried to smuggle drugs inside of tennis balls! It's so funny how she loves a ball and so often I hear "oh a Basset Hound chasing a ball".  Admittedly the lazy, sl...
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