|I had to put Winston down 05 January 2016|
This is Sadie my bloodhound. I bought her at 13 weeks old locally. Of all the hounds I have owned since 1987, she has been the most obnoxious hound I have ever owned! LOL She was fine while I was around but hated to be left alone until the age of 5, when she stopped being so destructive. She has a strong tracker personality, thus gets bored if left alone and can get into anything even if it's locked. She loves to walk with her nose to the ground, loves to eat and sleep. She turned 9 years old in June 2017. She is a light Red and 83lbs. Her favorite activity is knocking off the 15# barbells that hold the lid to the dog food container, then helping herself to a free meal. You can't be mad at a hound with a face like that.
I bought Heidi online from Guardian Angel Basset Rescue in July 2011 here in the Midwest. Since day one she has blended into her new home with no problems. I cannot believe the rescue service retrieved her from an animal shelter as a voluntary turn in. Based on her medical records we thought she was around 2-1/2 years old when I bought her. That would make her 9 years old sometime in December 2017. She has a great nose and is stronger than Sadie when she picks up a scent of a rabbit. She loves to sleep and will not wake up as the same time as the other two hounds. She has been labeled "Queen of the Couch".
After a phone call conversation to get to know more about "Dipstick", I made arrangements to pick her up, a 4 hour drive away. By the next day I talked myself out of it and canceled the trip because I thought 4 hounds would be too much. A few days later on August 28, 2015 I emailed to see if she was still available, she was and I picked her up on August 30, 2015. She has been a great addition for Sadie, who needed someone with her size and strength to play with. I found it no harder to care for two bloodhounds rather than just one.