Hunter and Me!!!

by Marie Jadczak
(Ocala, Florida)

Hunter hangin out at home watching tv with his parents!

Hunter hangin out at home watching tv with his parents!

As you, my boyfriend and I are basset lovers to the extreme! We are the proud parents of an almost 2 year old basset named HUNTER!

I wasn't planning on adding a dog into our lives, but one day I ran into a lady who had a basset pup with her. I couldn't resist going over to pet the ADORABLE little thing.

There was one pup specifically that stuck out to me. He was the only male in a litter of 6. He was pudgy and so clumsy! (My boyfriend was going through a pretty tough time with the loss of a family member and nothing could cheer him up at the time.) After holding that little squishy boy I knew that my boyfriend, Chris' heart would melt if he looked into this puppy's eyes and decided a new family member might help him to begin the healing process.

My sister fell in love with Hunter immediately and wanted a puppy too. So she got one from the same litter the next day. It was a couple of days later and both of our puppies were very sick. We rushed them to the vet. As it turned out my sister's pup Daisy had parvo and Hunter had a dozen parasite and other issues. After a long battle both puppies came through. My sister's pup Daisy is healthy now, but her growth was stunted by the parvo and other illnesses she had.

Over the last 2 years Hunter has been the best decision we have ever made!!! He is our son, our baby boy! We rarely leave him alone for very long and he loves to be everywhere we are. Everywhere includes the car rides, shopping, out to lunch, on the boat, and in the bed! He is so spoiled and hasn't slept without us for more than 3 nights over the last 2 years. The 3 nights we were away he slept in Chris's mom's bed...taking up all the room as usual.

The only regrets we have are the health issues Hunter has due to the people who bred him. He has a bad leg that we are trying to find help for to fix it. We are scared that we won't be able to afford a surgery he needs or will find a vet to take his case.

He is the best companion and never leaves our side. He is the biggest character you have ever seen and dramatic like no other. We love his howl and never feel right when we don't have our precious baby by our side!!

Once a basset lover there will never be another to compare!

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May 01, 2012
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i wanted to see if you would jump the gun tehe
by: Anonymous

You know I like ruffleing your feathers. Just wanted to see what you would say. Obviously you were mad. Sorry for discrediting your story. Hunter has a amazing story behind him, and he is one of the best dogs we have ever had. Along with my daisy. They are unique. Love you big sis. Please don't hurt me

May 01, 2012
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just kidding lol
by: Anonymous

You know how I like ruffleing your feathers. I wanted to see what you would say. Obviously you were mad...don't hurt me rofl. I love the baby hunter!!!

May 01, 2012
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not quite true sista
by: Anonymous

The story is quite off Marie. It didn't quite happen that way. I had his sister before you got hunter, and the only reason you met the girl that had the puppys is because she was my best friend. I know you think your story sounds better than the truth but that still doesn't make it true. Please change the story

May 30, 2011
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It's Geat Reading About Bassethounds
by: Anonymous

We are near you in Florida. Head West on hwy 40 to Yankeetown. This blog has been running for about 7 months: www.whereisbuddylee.com
Basethounds make people laugh! What joy.

May 30, 2011
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It's Geat Reading About Bassethounds
by: Anonymous

We are near you in Florida. Head West on hwy 40 to Yankeetown. This blog has been running for about 7 months: www.whereisbuddylee.com
Basethounds make people laugh! What joy.

Mar 01, 2010
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Hunter
by: Angie

Oh my word, he is too gorgous for words! And so clean! Sorry about the health issues but perhaps speak to your local Shelter or SPCA - maybe they can help with his leg at a fraction of the cost.

Jan 26, 2009
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Sounds Like You and Your Basset Hound Have Lots of Fun Together
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds.com

Another Basset Hound named Hunter? He's really cute!

Sorry to hear that he had health problems early on and that he has a bad leg. It sounds like he did not come from a reputable breeder. A good breeder usually provides some sort of health guarantee.

But, it also sounds like you've taken good care of him over the last 2 years and are enjoying him. I hope everything works out with his leg.

Jan 14, 2009
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awe....
by: Melissa

I love that Bassett! Hunter Patron.

He is so adorable. He is more like a child than a pet. haha - Of course coming from his g-ma. LOL He has been such an addition to the family.

Who couldn't love a face like that? One look and he is yours!

Poor baby - one day we will find someone that can help his elbows!


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