Basset Sighting

I haven’t mentioned Carmela in quite a while, but that’s not to say, I don’t think of her all the time.  Just yesterday I went by her old house still empty, unsold, not even rented looking inside the yard where she’d sit waiting for me.

My heart pulled at its center.

This morning, going up Madison, I see a little speckled butt with a very familiar waddle.  Sure enough it was a basset hound, a little girl named Sophie.  I said to her owner, a pretty, middle-aged blonde in a sweat suit, she just had to stop to let me hug her.

The thing about the Upper East Side is, it can go either way…embrace or clobber.  I was fortunate this woman was kind.  “Of course you can hug Soph, she’d love that.”

So, with my dignity at large, there I sat on the pavement with this 8 month-old Carmela lookalike in my lap licking my face.  I couldn’t get over the resemblance.  Of course my Tubes was far superior in her licking abilities, Sophie still honing hers, but I was happy just the same.

There’s nothing like a little basset love to make you yearn for more.  I told Lindy if she ever needs help, to let me know.

Then in my over-the-top, basset delirium realized, I hadn’t given her my number.

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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20 Responses to Basset Sighting

  1. Beverly Giangiacomo says:

    Sophie will be on the lookout for you! She probably had as much fun as you did! The next time you will have your number written out on a piece of paper in your pocket.


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I think you should take up a part-time job as a dog walker. You could specify that you only walk bassets!


  3. I like Skinny’s idea. Walking bassets would satisfy your dog love yet you don’t have all the responsibilities. Let’s hope Sophie is in the neighborhood somewhere and you meet up again!


  4. The important thing was, you got your basset hound fix. And it sounds like Sophie has your number. Hee, hee. 😀


  5. Patricia says:

    Bet you see Sophie soon. Animals know where the good hugs are.


  6. micklively says:

    You should get some business cards printed.


  7. Puppy hugs are the best! Yesterday I met GoGo an 8 week old Pug mix that could warm the coldest of hearts.


  8. Mike says:

    Saw a Bassett Monday, made me think of you. Then it turned around and its’ nuts were darn near dragging on the ground. %-)

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