Hi all! I am already a proud Mommy of my dachshund, Oscar (8 yrs old). But, on March 3rd we will have a new member to our family....MURPHY! Murphy is a lemon and white basset boy who currently has blue eyes (the breeder says they could still change) If I knew how to post a pic here, I would. I'm so excited! I've been doing alot of research as any good Mommy would. However, no amout of reading can prepare your for the real life thing. So... any advice out there for a new basset Mom-to-be? I'm especially concerned about Oscar and how he will handle not being the only doggie in the house. Just so you know, I am fully aware of the importance of keeping the ranks in the pack. Murphy will be taught that although I am the top dog in the house..Oscar is next in line. Not to say any one dog is more important than the other, but I feel its important to keep consistency and reassure Oscar that he isn't being left out, replaced, or pushed aside. The heirarchy must be established and maintained to create stability and structure for both doggies. Sound good?