Hi. New to this sight so please hang in there with me. I have my second basset. I had to have my first one put down (what a day that was), a lot of tears. My wife and I said we cannot do this again. 10 months later we now have Maggie. She is a real buddy! Here in the thumb of Mi. I heat the house with corn. Maggie loves when we clean the corn and thinks it is great on the sofa soaking up the heat. Thank you for all the input on this sight. Been looking around it for a while.