Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hounds Abound

Big news at chez Homey this weekend... on Saturday we picked up our newly adopted pup! Jesse spotted her on Petfinder in a rescue in Tennessee a few weeks ago and we knew immediately that she needed to come up North and live with us.  Look how precious she is...

She came with the name Lady Annabelle which we're not 100% sure we'll keep.  I want to call her Lydia.  Jesse wants to call her Tillie.  Right now we're mostly calling her "Lady", "Little Dog", and "Annabelle".  Any thoughts?

(check out how menacing Fred looks in his Easter necktie in the top left)
Since we picked her up from the trailer of rescue dogs coming from the South on Saturday morning, she's had a blast chasing our cats, running around with Fred, going for long walks, & meeting Jesse's family for Easter dinner.  She's a year and a half old so she trots around like a puppy but (thankfully) is housetrained and hasn't gone near my shoes.  Basically, she's perfect.

Fred is mostly cool with these serious changes to the household dynamic.  We're making sure to give him lots of love and remind him that he's our OG Basset.  I'm sure hanging out with our skinny new girl isn't helping his body image much though...

Many thanks to Love Handlers Animal Sanctuary in Greeneville, TN for rescuing our girl and taking care of her until she was ready to come up to us.  She had been starved and beaten by her previous owners and I can't thank Kirk and his team enough for feeding, socializing, & loving her these past few weeks.  I urge you guys to check out the good work they do with all kinds of dogs in need... I'm beyond impressed & thankful and I look forward to supporting & staying in touch with them.

I can't think of a nicer Easter weekend (speaking of Easter, I wanted to name her Bunny in honor of the holiday but Jesse shot that one down pretty quickly).  Anybody else use Petfinder to find their critters?  Stay houndy!


  1. Congratulations on your new addition! I personally have not adopted from Petfinder, but I did use their site when we were looking to adopt another kitty. We ended up adopting from the same local rescue where we adopted our first kitty.
    My parents are big supporters of animal rescue groups and more often than not spend their weekends volunteering to help transport animals to their forever home or to a no-kill shelter. It is wonderful that you were able to adopt a dog from the south as my parents constantly tell me that they have a lot of animals coming from the south up to the north.

  2. She's beautiful!! I'm so glad she got there safely and things are going well! Glad to hear Fred is adjusting well too. Give them both our hound love!

  3. Awwwe, congratulations, so glad she has a loving home! And yes, i think Bunny is so fitting and will probably help Fred with the weight loss.

  4. Betty, Jane, Lucy, Sally, Pat....simple, keep it simple. Or, Sassafrass Jenkins. Sassy for short. No?

  5. I am so happy that Lady, Bunny, Annabella, Lady Annabella, Little Dog is doing great in her loving home ... :) I actually like Annabella ... Bella and Fred :)

  6. Congrats on adopting Lady Annabelle. I saw her on petfinder and thought she was so adorable. I talked to Kirk on the phone about another basset he had. What a nice guy he is. We ended up adopting a basset locally here in Mass. and are very happy with our new guy. Bassets are awesome!

    All the best to you!

  7. Congrats on your new basset, Christine! Kirk is really the best (& a basset lover too!).


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