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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.