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Today Bernie is 6 months old! He has already started counter surfing! YIKES! :eek:

So, in celebration of his birthday I thought I would start this thread off right.

We have flat bassets, bassets on their backs & bassets sitting pretty, soooo let's see those counter surfers!

Busted Bernie! Caught red pawed!
(Please ignore all the junk, we have been packing :rolleyes:)

 

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LoL! Too cute.

After being in this group for a while and hearing stories of what people's bassets will eat I've tried to always make sure stuff on the counter, tables, etc is always pushed wa-a-ay back from the edge. :) So far Beldin will *bounce* to try see what's up there but so far he hasn't figured out he can stretch up that far to take a look!
 

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Here's Ninja, from a while back. Apparently we named her well; her full name is Shecara's NInja Stole My Dinner. She never gets anything because Scully taught us very well how to keep stuff out of reach, but boy does she give it her all!



Larsen is one of those rare bassets who does not counter surf. He tried once or twice when we first brought him home, but once he settled in, he never tried it again!

I'm just thankful I don't have hounds who can jump entirely ON the counters, or open the fridge....I know they're out there!:)
 

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Haven't had too much of an issue w/Worm so far, tho an unexpected basset head has popped up at the dinner table a few times...

these are cute pics and look forward to seeing more-- Worm wishes Bernie a happy 6-month bday!!
 

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ROFL! Haven't had one on the stove yet but my first basset, Byron, could jump straight up onto the kitchen table. We couldn't figure out why everything would be in the floor when we got home from work everyday until we saw him do it. He was getting up there so he could look out the kitchen window to watch for us coming home.
And he could get a loaf of bread off the counter no matter how far back you put it. lol

Never a dull moment with bassets that's for sure!
 

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And he could get a loaf of bread off the counter no matter how far back you put it. lol
We had a basset named Abe in an obedience class once and he ate a whole loaf of bread and whole package of heart worm preventative off the counter when his humans were at work. The owner told he story of being owned by Abe. It was Christmas morning, he came down the stairs and his wife was sitting with Abe on her lap and his response was "please tell me THAT'S not for me". Needless to say Abe won him over and we had a great time with them at obedience!
 

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ole lulu's escapades included an entire apple pie that was pushed to the back of the stove and a bag of chicken wings thawing down in the kitchen sink. the second is still a complete mystery. she probably crafted a ladder out of items laying around, stole the wings, dismantled the ladder and then stashed the wings at secret locations throughout the house.
 

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Byron, could jump straight up onto the kitchen table
that's mariah. At the old house with an open floor plan and a island that was table not counter hieght. It was great fun to get a running start slide across the island knocking everything of and jumping down when reaching the edge.

Bandit the beagle learn to push chairs around to acomplish the same thing
 

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Worm and Esther sitting in a tree!
K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes lots of puppies in a whelping pen!

But back to the counter surfing. Ours (thank God and knock on wood!) don't do it. Virga wouldn't get much accomplished if she did and Doppler wouldn't even it smelled really really good I don't think.
 

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I've never had a basset be able to open the fridge, but did have a yellow lab who could. She was really tall, and would jump to get her feet on the top, and would fall backwards to pull the door open from the top. I came home to her sitting with her front half in the fridge. It was a hot day, but really.
 

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I've never had a basset be able to open the fridge, but did have a yellow lab who could. She was really tall, and would jump to get her feet on the top, and would fall backwards to pull the door open from the top. I came home to her sitting with her front half in the fridge. It was a hot day, but really.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Ugh, I've never been able to get a picture of Whiskey counter surfing but this has become SUCH a huge issue. Literally the other day I was making a sandwich for my husband. I turned around to put the mayo in the fridge and she snuck up behind me and stole a piece of bread and took off with it. And she's only 6 months old! I can't imagine what she'll reach when she gets bigger.

Mostly she pulls off pot holders, bags and paper towels but my husband is freaked that soon she'll start jumping for pan handles and end up pulling boiling water on her head. Crazy dog. I'm trying to convince my FIL to build a gate like wall for the kitchen (cause the normal dog gates are too small to cover such a large gap.

I'll be right back, I hear the tiny patter of big floppy basset paws dancing in the kitchen while two other basset paws scrape at the counter top.
 

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they make some gates that extend outward more...

oh, and, welcome to being owned by a basset, fwiw... heehee
 
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