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Babs and Caesar
Sex: Babs is female, Caesar is male.
Health: Both neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Babs has arthritis. Both need weight management.
'Caesar and Babs came to us as a pair who had been together over 11 years. A real pair of beauties who could hardly walk because of their weight. But not a nasty bone in their body. A true example of what too much loving can do. A quick vet's visit confirmed that although they were well overweight, basically they were healthy. So, boot camp began.
3 short walks a day and a strict diet started. Luckily, they loved cucumber and we had a glut so that is their favoured treat! Throughout they have not lost their lovely nature. As the weight came off Babs got fed up with Caesar's attempts at getting close!! Then her temper would show. But only ever with him. From the start they have had separate beds and Babs does not want to share. So, they will come with two beds!
We have two grandchildren under 5 and the dogs love them and follow them around. The youngest is 20 months and she loves her "dog dogs". She organizes them and walks out with them on a lead. The hounds show infinite patience with her. (I have to add that obviously she is NEVER left alone with them) But I also have to add that the next day the dogs sleep all day! Children are exhausting!!
These are not two sofa cuddlers, we have a stairgate that separates the (large) kitchen from the rest of the house. It is rarely closed but the dogs prefer to stay in the kitchen, even in the evening when we go into the sitting room. However, most of my day is spent in the kitchen or the garden and the hounds are by my side. They love to hear your voice and as I am a chatterbox, we get on well. Babs will hold a conversation with you!! They do not like to be manhandled but love to be groomed. You cannot lift them into a car, but they happily walk up our ramp into the boot of our car when we go for walks. Nowadays the leads mean excitement!'
They are clean in the house as long as you listen to them. Caesar barks when he wants to go out and Babs whines! Unfortunately, if you forget or can't manage to walk them late on in the day then Caesar will have you out of bed during the night. We put them in the garden at 11 pm but that is not always enough!
We are retired and that is ideal for these two. We have only ever left them for a short time. Normally we take them with us as they travel well in the car.
Out and about they love meeting people. Caesar will occasionally bark, if he thinks another dog is too close to Babs but it is all noise! (Bitches are fine!) Recall has never been tested as even off lead they never wander far away. You will not get typical basset zoomies, but they will run after you if they think you are too far away. That is in itself a joy to see!! Ears flying and big smile on their faces.
'In the last few days Babs had started to become grumpy so I took her to our vet. She has arthritis in her back left hip which causes her pain. So, she is now on Loxicom and will need to have that daily. She is again a happy girl.
They now walk as far as we do. Trotting happily beside us for 3 – 4 miles once a day and two shorter walks as well as that. We are not fast walkers and that suits them.
These two will need the exercise and diet to keep them fit and healthy. In return they will show you the love they have shown us
These are dogs that just want to please you! We will miss them when they go!!'
Taking on a rescue dog is not the easy option. You need to be prepared to help a confused and troubled hound find their place in your family. They have been through a massive upheaval and will need time to settle into a new way of life, so please consider this BEFORE you fill in an application.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
Babs and Caesar are subject to an adoption fee and a successful home check. If your home check is successful, your family, including your resident hounds if you have them, will need to be able to travel to their foster home to meet him and their foster family.
You will also have a telephone call with a member of the team, plus Babs and Caesar's foster family, so that all of their history can be shared with you in person, and that we can be assured that you can fill all of their needs and requirements.
Babs and Caesar come with 5 weeks free insurance via our rehoming partner, Agria.
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