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Today I am thankful that Judy & Nancy were here from Golden Empire Basset Rescue! Just before Thanksgiving, a family divorcing took their 4 yr old hound to the shelter. We cannot imagine having to do this, and could not let him spend the Holiday in the shelter. Nancy ran off to Bakersfield pronto! Thus, please welcome our newest hound: Gordo! Just in time for Thanksgiving!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday November 25th
The call came in. Blue Senior Basset in crisis facing euthanasia at a high kill shelter.
The flag went up and all hands were on deck. Marley came to us in horrible shape late last year. Blue Bassets are not a good thing to begin with. A recessive gene linked to auto immune issues, rarely do they live past 6, and almost always pass of Lymphoma. Suffering from lifetimes of allergies, immune related issues, poor nutrition is almost always a factor, and sever alopecia is often the case. Daphneyland see's more of these than many others - you might say we specialize in them.
Marley had obviously not been a well loved hound, and we worked hard to have him know what his life should always have been.... warm blankies and snuggles, kisses and bellyrubs and good food every day - on time! Marley had the time of his life with us, interacting and loving every second of it. Many visitors would worry about his skin and his overall health - Marley was a Cancer Dog. That makes him very special to us here.
Yesterday Marley started to falter, not wanting to eat, not wanting to go out and play, overnight his quality faded sufficiently that his vet appointment was scheduled this morning.
Yes, we took him on in to see Dr. Loken here locally, and with many kisses, snuggles and tears I held him, singing our song in his ear as he slipped away on his journey to the Rainbow Bridge - Just in time for the Thanksgiving Feast.
My heart hurts. We loved this boy so much.
I am angry as well. Poor Marley had a lifetime of suffering due to some internet puppy sales saying "Rare Blue Basset", Reputable Breed Guardians DO NOT BREED BLUE BASSETS!!!! Anyone who says differently is giving you a sales pitch. Across the land web sites and pet stores benefit from the greed of these subhumans, who care not about the quality of life. THEY ARE NOT REPUTABLE BREEDERS THEY ARE PUPPY INTERNET SALES!!!! Rescue most often is the last home these puppies get, years later with horrible health problems. It is our honor to be that home, but education is so lacking. Marley - I promise, I will educate all that I can.
Marley the Blue of Daphneyland.
Forever in my heart ATB 11-25-15 ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday November 25th