Jefferson Has Lunch
by Patti Shelby
We are the family to a 12 year old Basset named Jefferson. Jefferson adopted us at 6 weeks of age, and we fell in love with him. He is a momma's boy! We brought him home after spending a small fortune at the pet store and the kids fell in love. He was rocked to sleep every night in the rocking chair until he became to big for our laps. Then we moved to the couch where he had belly rubs until he fell asleep.
One day, my husband was home waiting on a plumber. He got home from work just before the plumber was to arrive. He went to the fridge and pulled out everything possible to compile a ham sandwich. After making himself 2 sandwiches, he returned everything to the fridge. The plumber knocked on the door. He left the sandwiches on a plastic plate on the counter. Jeff was only a year old and couldn't reach the counter. My husband went outside to show the plumber the problem. When he returned to the kitchen, the sandwiches were gone. Now, my husband being forgetful as he is, decided he didn't make himself a sandwich and returned to the fridge to make 2 more. He repeated the same steps making the sandwiches and you guessed it, the plumber knocked on the door. He pushed the plate to the back of the counter and went outside with the plumber. When he returned, the sandwiches and the plate has vanished! At this point, he knew he had made himself lunch. The sandwich supplies were starting to run low! So, he made the sandwiches again, placed on a plastic plate and then the plumber knocked on the door. This time he didn't go outside. He watched his sandwiches from the door. Jefferson slowly, hunched down, went up to the cabinets, jumped up, and started to pull the plate into the floor! My husband ran and saved his lunch!
We actually found the missing plates several weeks later underneath the china cabinet. He concealed the evidence! Just know nothing is out of reach of a clever Basset Hound!
He is now 12 years old and he still finds ways to get the things he smells! These dogs are truly where the phrase "Man's Best Friend" comes from.