Carmela Sightings

It’s been almost a year since Carmela, the Basset Hound, left my life, yet I still think of her with such affection, making my heart pump in reverie.

You don’t see very many Bassets here in the Big Apple: Labs, Golden Retrievers, Poodles, even Pits, are the more popular breeds.

Lately, however, there have been some sightings.Β  That recognizable waddle, wiggling like a lady’s maid with stumpy legs and ample hips.

There’s nothing like a Basset, to raise your spirits.

When you Google them, the first thing that’s said is, they’re silly…clownish, is how they’re often described.

And believe me, when I say, it’s no exaggeration they’re the Clarabell of canines.

Carmela made me laugh as if she were doing stand-up.Β  I could see her at The Improv following Jerry Seinfeld.

I’m just so happy, she’s so happy with her new family, but never think for a minute, I don’t miss Tubes, in all her silly, Basset glory.


If you remember, this is her Beyonce look.




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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19 Responses to Carmela Sightings

  1. micklively says:

    A happy ending, even if you are bereft. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Gail Kaufman says:

    I miss my pet too. Loula was her name. Mixed breed but special nonetheless. She loved walks and hugs.

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, we’ll never understand the unreasoning of Carmella’s previous owners. Or the way they seemed to view her as a possession instead of a four-legged family member. She must be so happy with a family that values her and even happier when she has Susannah spottings.

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    • Awe…they do love her, and God bless the Tri-state Animal site for letting me know. She also has a brother, Melvin, who’s a French Bulldog apparently, she’s wild about. All she ever wanted was to be loved. My girl.

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  4. I miss her too! I recently saw a Basset wobbling down the street and the first thing in my head .. Carmella! I love the Beyonce photo…lol


  5. Sweet reflection. We never forget the ones we love no matter how many legs they had.

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  6. She broke your heart and lifted your spirits. That’s love, Susannah. Yeah I’m back. ‘o)

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  7. MJ says:

    Oh, this week of last year! Not the fairy tale ending this die-hard hoped for, but La Bruja Malvada didn’t get to keep the lovely Thin Girl and her readers in the dark, and the beguiling Carmela does indeed live happily after. And who knows how much her story has benefited her tubular kin in the adoption ads? That tagline, “I would love you more than you can imagine!” is well nigh irresistible coming from basset eyes, and undoubtedly true!

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    • Oh MJ…if I could, I’d adopt a Carmela lookalike. I think about it, but living alone, knowing how much attention one needs, shy away from the yearning.
      I see her though, romping happily through her new, spacious backyard with her fabulous French brother, those ears gracing the ground. She is the sweetest being and I miss her so.


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