It is funny you mention him captivating my wife! She has never been a real dog person, as far as them being in the house. Shiloh has trained her so well now, the only thing he truly doesn't get away with is getting on the furniture. Any other thing though, I end up hearing "But the baby just wants a bone". He has her trained beyond belief, and I am sure she would get rid of me before the baby! Anyhow thanks everyone for the welcome!And Family...........he does look like king of the family, sitting on the lap of Mrs., the queen of the family. Smart dog, he knew who to captivate first! Shiloh..............named after the book titled Shiloh? Just a guess. Don'f forget to add your name story to the "How did you choose your basset's name" thread! Welcome and best wishes to a long and happy relationship with your basset. It will be a wonderful exciting journey!