My husband recently had surgery. Since we have 2 bassets about 1-1/2 yrs old that are very active, we were not sure how this would work out with Daddy recouping at home using a walker/cane to get around and sleeping in the living room to avoid our steps. To our extreme delight, they follow him around walking just as slowly as he does, they sleep whenever he does, for as long as he does, seem to appreciate the company at night, tolerate his snoring and are generally being very good dogs. We wonder what is going on because they usually chew everything in sight and chase each other all over causing havoc in their wake. We can only hope that this is finally breaking them out of their extended puppy phase and they are "growing up."