How did you come to find him? Were you looking for a Basset?
I'm an older guy, no longer married. Recently, I moved from California after 36 years and after becoming unwilling to continue paying the premium required to remain there.
I had a home built, and resolved to get a dog for a companion. My last dog I lost many years ago as part of a divorce settlement, and I always missed her (Lady, now passed on). We'd adopted Lady from the Humane Society, and it had worked out beautifully.
So, when I went to the local Humane Society, I was simply looking for a dog I could love the same way I loved Lady.
I looked at and walked several dogs, but none quite seemed to do it for me. Then, they mentioned that they'd gotten a Basset hound in a couple of days ago, and I might want to consider him. The rest is history. He was the one, and everyone at the Humane Society, after taking a closer look at Henry, remarked that he was far and away the best there at the time.
So, I wasn't particularly seeking a Basset, but, wow, am I blessed! (In spite of the expected Basset traits to which I'm quickly adjusting).