hi, my name is chester. I am a 10 month pld male basset. My mom has had me for about three weeks. I was brought home from a pet store in march by a family. At first I got lots of attention but then they became bored with me and i spent most of my time in a crate. My mom went to visit her sister and heard me barking. I was in a crate in a closet, it was dark and scary and I was all alone. I was barking because I was lonely, afraid and I had to go to the bathroom. I had giardia and had diarrhea and didn't want to dirty my crate. my old mom said "why don't you take him, he's a handful and I hate him". I can't believe she said she hated me, I only gave her love and its not my fault i have diarrhea! My new mom took me home, took me to the vet and bathed me. I only weigh 28 lbs. I am doing so much better slthough my stools are still really soft. I have new brothers and sisters to play with and I am a happy basset now. Can someone tell my mom what I should weigh and any suggestions on the soft stools will be welcome. i an on eagle pack dog food-duck and oatmeal and enzymes for my digestion. thanks in advance for any suggestions.