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...we lost our little Duke to Blastomycosis. :( Everyone on here was so concerned, and helped me through such a sad, scary time.
I'll never forget your support! We had lost so many bassets around this time, it was a sad time on the forum. I think it was Bubba's slave who said Duke and Bubba were 'hip to hip' sniffing their way to the bridge. That image made me smile. :) ..and then my son said Duke would probably get there in about six months, as he has to sniff EVERYTHING along the way. Basset people are the best!
In loving memory of my nap time pal: Duke

Basset Dreams (loosely based on a true story )

Today I felt like I had died
I was feeling just that lousy
So I laid down, Duke at my side
He too, was feeling drowsy

It didn't take long, we nodded off
adrift, each one, in our dreams
cosy and warm,.. the bed was soft,
the duvet was in blues and greens

soon Duke interrupted my bliss
I heard him moan so low...
I quickly new something was amiss
as his moans began to grow

He began to violently twitch
there was a jerking of his feet
I thought perhaps he just had an itch,
after all he was fast asleep!

Then up he jumped, fast as can be
just like his usual habit
only to find the pillow in his teeth
was not a big old rabbit!

Sandy 2005

 

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I hope you can think about all the happy times you had with Duke on this sad anniversary. I remember crying at my work computer the morning I saw the post that he was gone. Peace.
 

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"I'll never forget your support! We had lost so many bassets around this time, it was a sad time on the forum. I think it was Bubba's slave who said Duke and Bubba were 'hip to hip' sniffing their way to the bridge. That image made me smile."

You are right Sandy, that was me (Bubba's slave) that made that statement. I know it's a tough day for you, since Guy and I just went through the losing of Bubba a year ago on Dec. 20th. I can just see those guys trotting along together with all the other wonderful Bassets we have lost from this forum and looking down and smiling at antics of our current fur kids. Keep those happy memories in your heart and know you were blessed by being owned by such a great hound.
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I also hope that all the good times you shared with Duke will help this sad day be a little easier. My thoughts are with you today.
 

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Thinking of you. I know how hard it is. I'm going through all the "firsts" without Sadie - first Christmas without her, first snow with out her, her first birthday at the Bridge.... It's hard.
RIP, Duke.
 

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Hope Bo&Moose help you through the day. These bassets become so much part of our lives. Can't imagine this house without one :( Thinking of you.
 

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I wasn't on the site a year ago so I didn't know Duke. But my heart is with you on this sad day as I sit here with tears in my eyes. Keep alive the happy memories.

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I've thought about you and Duke so much the past year because there are so many birds feeding in my yard. Because of you, I make sure to sterilize the water bowls out there (because the birds are always sneaking into them) and ferociously clear away birdie poo.

That was so, so incredibly sad. :( Such a beautiful boy.
 
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