Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!! I do love it here, and I'm learning lots. Especially about diet and and anal glands (what a combo!). I've been blessed enough to have 3 bassets in my life, but until Merlin - we never had issues with anal glands!
I'll post better pictures, as soon as I get my digital camera back - a friend borrowed it. Merlin is quite the ham!
Thank you again for the welcome!
I really like the pic in the water. Was Merlin the Basset looking for "The Lady of The Lake?"