Barnum and Bailey

by Geoff Riordan
(Little Rock, Ar)

After loosing our 10 year old Basset named Lucy, our family picked up a female puppy. We settled on "Bailey" as her name. Then two years later when our house was quiet because the last of our two children left for college, we learned of a one year old rescue Basset through a friend. He was a beautiful dog and we immediately submitted our adoption request.

When we realized we were going to get him, we started thinking of something that went with "Bailey". After a little time the obvious answer struck me! "Barnum and Bailey" were together for 10 years. Sadly, Bailey passed away a couple of months ago.

Barnum is a healthy 11 year old and he misses his partner. We are planning to pick up a pair of litter mates early next month so we believe Barnum's loneliness will be resolved.

Now we're searching for another great pair of names for our new male and female Bassets.

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Oct 08, 2015
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Cool!
by: Jeene

Haha! I love having as many dogs as I can. Unfortunately, my space doesn't allow me to have more than 2. But I would really like to have one from every breed.

Sep 11, 2015
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Congrats....
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

Congrats on your new additions to your Basset Hound family! Desmond and Molly must be so cute and adorable as are all Basset Hound puppies. Would love to see some pics.

Also, glad to hear that Barnum is doing well as #1 (leader of the pack).

Love the new names... very creative. I have to get back to updating my names page with all the new Basset Hound names that people have shared. Sorry I have not been on top of this but will try to get back to it shortly.

Sep 09, 2015
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First Barnum and Bailey; Now Desmond and Molly
by: Geoff

Thanks to everyone who commented on Bailey's passing.

Over the weekend we picked up two 8 week old male and a female basset pups. We named them Desmond and Molly after the Beatles song Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Here are some of the words:
'Desmond has a barrow in the market place Molly is the singer in a band
Desmond says to Molly, "Girl, I like your face"
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand.'

Eleven and a half year old Barnum is doing very well with his new playmates. We had to insure that he understood he was still No. 1, and as long as he feels that way he, lets the pups climb all over him. All is well.

Hope some of you like the new names.

Aug 19, 2015
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Barnum and Bailey
by: Jeanette

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. You are wonderful for looking for more of this marvelous breed of "family". My basset's name is Madame Shastabelle, but it's Shasta for short. I'm sure you will find a perfect fit for your baby, and maybe together on this page, we can help to come up with a name befitting!
Jeanette

Aug 18, 2015
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greatings from Bertin
by: Anonymous

Hi, my Basset´s name is Bertin, and sends greatings to Barnum :-)

Aug 17, 2015
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Love the names...
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

Sorry to hear that Bailey passed away. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your new puppies. Enjoy!

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