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Well after posting the sad news about Harvey(Mums basset) dying a few weeks ago (thanks for all your kind thoughts, I passed them on to Mum) I am pleased to say mum could not live without a hound and so today we travelled a 300 mile round trip to fetch Dillon or her.

Dillon is a 6 year old Basset who has had an horrendous life so far. He found himself at a "shelter" in Wales, whose owners were elderly. They couldn't cope and were too proud to ask for help, eventually the RSPCA called in and found many, many dogs tied up in cages, 10 of which were Basset hounds. A basset rescue shelter took the Bassets who were in terribly condition. 9 found homes pretty much straight away but Dillon was in such a poor state that they kept him to build him up. He had been tied up in a cage and his collar had started to grow into his neck. The Basset rescue were responsible for pairing Mum up with Harvey and when she told them about his passing, they waited a few weeks before metioning Dillon.

Well, as I say we fetched him today, mum has just took him for a shampoo and clean up because he is a bit smelly, he has wobbly back legs and is a whole lot smaller than Harvey was. I think once he has settled in a few days he is going to be a really feisty character.

Mum is going to bring him round to meet out Beag kids in a while and I will try and get some photo's of him. I hope you will acccept him into our hound family as another honorary beag /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Lisa & Andrew
 

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Of course Dillon is now an honorary beagle worlder! Bless your Mum for taking this sweet boy and giving him a safe forever home! Can't wait to see pictures of him with your brood!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Awww welcome to the pack Dillon! Bless your Mom for giving Dillon a great home. I imagine Harvey is looking on from the Rainbow Bridge giving big Arooos!
 

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I don't know whom I'm happier for, Dillon or your Mum. I'm sure both their lives will be blessed. Can't wait to see a picture of Dillon and also some new pictures your gang!
 

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Congrats to Dillon and your Mum. A Basset is a beagle cousin and since Dillon is your Mum's (hence related to you) of course he can be an honorary beagle!
 

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Your Mum's a basset angel, for sure. :angel: Will be looking forward to pictures of the newest honorary beagle, and I hope Dillon and your Mum have many happy years together.
 

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What a tragic story but what a beautiful ending.

Thank God for your Mom adopting poor Dillon.

Pics please!
 

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Finally, something to smile about! I can't wait to see pics of Dillon. I hope he is helping ease some of your mom's sadness over losing Harvey.
 

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Bob DID say it perfectly! :exactly:
 

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Rescues and adoptions are greeat regardless of breed! I'm sure however Dillon's life has been, he will soon forget it while living in a loving home.
 

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Awww, I'm getting moist eyed. Bless your Mum and Dillon. I ditto all the above posts. Your Mum and Dillon are absolutely welcome here. I'm so sorry to hear about Harvey tho.
 

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Welcome Dillon ..... :wave:
 

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Oh I am so sorry to hear about Harvey, I remember when your mother got him, and what a hoot he was but Dillon sounds like a real cutie, a bit like Basil was when I rescued him, so cheers to Dillon, cant wait to hear the stories and see the pics.
 
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