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Circle of Life

by Ernie

One year ago it came to pass that I had to have Abigail put down. She was my 2nd Basset, 15 years old and I think I cried for three weeks. In her final resting space I have put these words...
from Lord Byran......

on this spot
are deposited the remains of one
who possessed beauty without vanity
strength without insolence
courage without ferocity
and all the virtues of man without his vices
Abigail........our dog.

I held her in my arms as she went home. Just as I held her in arms when I brought her home when she was a puppy..... my best friend, ever.

My wife the, 'the light of my life', must have known the time was right. I sit here now with Dixie Rose. She is beautiful!! 9 weeks old and and has already settled into my heart.

All of the things we all love... beautiful, sweet, silly, a little crazy with unending curiosity, hunger, chewing and of course............. love.

the circle begins again.....


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Jan 09, 2017
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

So sorry to hear about Crumley. I know how hard it is. Lost my Basset Hound, Hunter, last year. He was the best. We now have another Basset but, we'll never forget Hunter. He was one of a kind! Still get tears in my eyes when I think about him.

Dec 08, 2016
Loss of my Bassett
by: Anonymous

I am in a similar situation i lost my bassett, Crumley yesterday and the tears don't stop. I miss him so much. I don't feel like things will ever be the same. He was 8 weeks when I got him and not 1 day went by that he didn't fill our house with love. He had a personality you fell in love with. Right now I cannot even think about a new pup, maybe some day but I am happy for you and your pup. I pray the pain and grief get easier as the days go by. We went to look at bassett pups on my 13th wedding anniversary & as soon as I met him I knew he had to be mine. I've been blessed to be his mom for 14 years. I know he has his angel wings looking down on me.

Jan 28, 2013
Love and loss
by: Bill Rice

Beautiful. My kind of story.

Jan 17, 2013
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

Ernie... Thanks for sharing this beautiful story. Brings a tear to my eye. Don't even know what to say.

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