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Beauregarde's new home/A follow up
by Bill Rice
Well Beauregarde has been adopted. I couldn't be happier for him, or sadder for me. Some very nice people who have adopted several hounds over the years, are donators to The Basset Rescue Network. He now lives in Ventura and has possibly the best, best holistic vet on the west coast as his vet. As well as the surgeon who did his emergency surgery (the best basset vet/surgeon on the west coast). They have a place in Washington state as well.
The ranch had an adult hound that if barked at by another hound would flop over and scream bloody murder as if he was being killed. Beauregarde (15 mos.) thought this was hysterical and took to sneaking up behind him and baying at him with his loudest voice. Then he would dance, bucking like a colt around him, continuing to bark at the top of his voice. (Beauregarde can't spin like a regular Basset because of his roached back.) When his new family showed up, Beauregarde did this and they fell in love with the scamp.
Then Dawn Smith did something for which I will be eternally grateful. She called me to let me know all this, and said she wouldn't adopt him out without my consent. I had no legal right to this. I had to surrendered him to her to save him. But Dawn knew I was working to get the money to pay back The BRN for his rescue and thus get him back. When I heard how affluent they were, who his vets would be, and how good they have been to the hounds and The BRN, I consented. I knew I would never be able to give him all of this. I could not deny this to my precious baby boy. So I consented on the condition that they contact me so I could keep track of him, maybe get some pics as he grew. Know when he was sick, and maybe just maybe be there when he passes to the bridge.
He has been gone for two months now, I have yet to hear from them. Though my heart is breaking I refuse to regret letting him go. It's what's best for him and that's all I ever wanted for him.
This is a true rags to riches story. From my small trailer house to a grand home on the beach in Ventura. From my monthly $900 disability to the best vet care on the west coast. You can see pics of him on my FB page.
VIVA LA BEAUREGARDE
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