Tag Archives: Tri state Basset Hound Rescue

A Basset May Come’a Callin’

I still think of Carmela the Basset Hound as though she were a long lost sister, just one with stubby legs and long, silly ears. For those of you who never read the Carmela Chronicles, she belonged to a snooty … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Almost Had A Cat

I emptied a closet so he’d have his own, made a list of all he’d need.  Even bought a snazzy dish I found in a thrift store.  I was all ready. Snowdon the puma was going to be mine. Then … Continue reading

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Buy Verses Rescue

    My neighbor, Pierre, is getting a Newfoundland puppy.  His last one, Marcello, named after French actor Marcello Mastrianni, died over a year ago.  The size of a bear with the heart of a lion, Marcello was a great … Continue reading

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Touched And Humbled

I don’t normally post on the weekends, but I just got the nicest note from Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue thanking me for all the contributions sent on behalf of Carmela. It’s been a sad time for me since she’s gone.  … Continue reading

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Heart Felt

Read a great quote by Daniel Patrick Moynihan longtime senator of New York (1977-2001) pre-Hillary. “To be Irish, is to know that in the end the world will break your heart.” This was right on the heels of Carmela leaving … Continue reading

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Carmela Finds Her True Home

First I’d like to thank everyone for their unstinting compassion towards me and Carmela these past couple of weeks. To say there have been some curves along the way is an understatement. For those of you who may not know, … Continue reading

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