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:rolleyes: Poor Stacey. She decided she'd rather stay here for a while than come over so often, which is required for my babies.

So Stacey brought her daughters over and attempted to watch a movie on Saturday night, thinking it would be good for the dogs to have them around. I got a voicemail that they could not watch the movie do to the "antics" ...prancing back in forth in front of the TV, tossing of the toys, rolling on them and squeaking them non-stop. One by one, they brought them out to show her. I could have told them if they'd asked ...you cannot watch a full movie until you WEAR THEM OUT!!! You MUST PLAY FIRST. Otherwise, there is no peace.

She said it was like being in a daycare :lol:

She also got to witness the Basset 500. Several times, I'm told. She felt the cold nose shove her arm off the computer mouse ...they also performed The High Pitch Ear Splitting Whine :blink: when she didn't disperse the evening treats on time (I forgot to tell her about our schedule!)

In other words, she got to see what Bassets are all about. A full Evening Performance!
 

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:rolleyes: Poor Stacey. She decided she'd rather stay here for a while than come over so often, which is required for my babies.

So Stacey brought her daughters over and attempted to watch a movie on Saturday night, thinking it would be good for the dogs to have them around. I got a voicemail that they could not watch the movie do to the "antics" ...prancing back in forth in front of the TV, tossing of the toys, rolling on them and squeaking them non-stop. One by one, they brought them out to show her. I could have told them if they'd asked ...you cannot watch a full movie until you WEAR THEM OUT!!! You MUST PLAY FIRST. Otherwise, there is no peace.

She said it was like being in a daycare :lol:

She also got to witness the Basset 500. Several times, I'm told. She felt the cold nose shove her arm off the computer mouse ...they also performed The High Pitch Ear Splitting Whine :blink: when she didn't disperse the evening treats on time (I forgot to tell her about our schedule!)

In other words, she got to see what Bassets are all about. A full Evening Performance![/b]
HA HA HA!!! i know all about the Basset 500. We have 2-3 runs a day...

GOT TO LOVE BASSET'S!!! WE DO :p
 

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Well, whatever movie she thought she wanted to watch could not be as entertaining as the bassets!

I love watching the 500.
 

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What a funny story, it all sounds so familiar. Sadie is really good for shoving my arm with her nose when I’m working on the computer, if I try to ignore her she will jump up and put both front paws on my arm, which will pull my arm off the keyboard or mouse. I have had dogs before the hounds and I always thought we spoiled them but their is nothing like a spoiled Basset and it sounds like most Bassets are very similar in their crazy antics and weird quirks. They certainly do keep you entertained.
 

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Having a Basset is definitely a full time job. I love it when Jeffrey runs the Basset 500. It's so funny to watch!!! This is our first dog, and I'm wondering if other dogs run the 500 like Bassets do. Anyone know?

Jill & Jeffrey
 

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This is our first dog, and I'm wondering if other dogs run the 500 like Bassets do. Anyone know?

Jill & Jeffrey[/b]

I've not seen other dogs do it. What I do know is that our mini-doxie does not do the 500. However, when Copper is, she goes under the couch. When he runs down the hall, she sticks her head out, but as soon as he heads back for the living room, she slides back under the couch!
 

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A couple of my non-houndies have tried to run the 500 on occassion. They seem to get about halfway through a lap and come to a dead stop. Then they look at me with a "what's happening here?" look. They are getting pretty good a howling, though.
 

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The sitter has three dogs, all different breeds, and they do not do the 500. They will run around but not in the playful patterns. Even my sister's little Jack Russell runs around fast but mostly it's running AWAY and not wanting to give something up. The Bassets run with absolutely nothing in their mouths ...they just zoom around, room to room.

She said she's never seen anythink like a Basset. Mine were her firsts. From the moment we got Belly, he has been her favorite entertainment :lol:
 

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Mastiffs run the 500, usually in the evenings....when they run, you need to make sure your couch is against a wall because they will use it as a backboard to turn around!!

I can relate to the daycare center comment....Fred is always busy, pulling toys out of the toy box or bones out of the bone box....I can here him pushing them around trying to select just the right one!! CUTE!!!

I have watched Fred in action and he is stealthy! If he wants something from the other dogs, he takes it....his technique is to walk up to them while they are laying on the floor chewing on something, and put his behind in their face, when they move their head to the side he takes the item and runs....leaving them stunned and looking around for it!!
 

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Sounds just like Baxter!! Every evening when I get home I get a taste of the "Basset 500!" Then at least one more time later on. He too steals toys from the other 2 dogs (Lab mixes) and they are just not capable of doing the Basset 500! I worry though, because Baxter does this with such zeal, including the sofa in his run, that I'm afraid of injury to his long back. The problem is you just can't stop him once he starts. :unsure:
 

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Sounds just like Baxter!! Every evening when I get home I get a taste of the "Basset 500!" Then at least one more time later on. He too steals toys from the other 2 dogs (Lab mixes) and they are just not capable of doing the Basset 500! I worry though, because Baxter does this with such zeal, including the sofa in his run, that I'm afraid of injury to his long back. The problem is you just can't stop him once he starts. :unsure:[/b]
I know what you mean...once he starts there is no stoping him.

Has anyone ever seen an injury from this?
 

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I've not seen other dogs do it. What I do know is that our mini-doxie does not do the 500. However, when Copper is, she goes under the couch. When he runs down the hall, she sticks her head out, but as soon as he heads back for the living room, she slides back under the couch![/b]
Another Basset-Doxie pair! I'm sorry to change the subject, but I have to ask... how do you feed your two? Our Dachshund, Tally, is very fat. So much so, that we are concerned for her health and her back. She steals cookies from Moe and hides them under pillows or blankets for later consumption, and she gulps down her own dinner quickly so that she can get into Moe's bowl before he's done. It's difficult to regulate her eating. We've cut back her food by a third, we began to watch her eat so we could stop her from going to Moe's bowl, and we are now removing any uneaten food (of Moe's of course - Tally eats every bit of hers). Moe has been used to 'grazing' on his food as he felt like it but he quickly learned that he had to eat his food or lose it till the next meal. The other day I took the dogs with me on a couple of short errands and I found that Tally somehow opened a new plastic jar of peanuts that I had bought - she had torn the labeling off and pried the lid off with her teeth, scattering peanits from one end of my van to the other. <_< And, yes, she ate some... she LIKES peanuts.

Tomorrow I'm not working so I'm taking her to the vet to be weighed. We are hoping for a weight loss, however small it may be. Any tips or advice you can give about feeding two very different sized dogs, without starving the dog of healthy weight, would be appreciated very much.

Again I'm sorry for the change of subject...
 

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Actually our golden joins in the Basset 500 at night when it happens inside the house. The both run at top neck speed down the hallway, through the kitchen and living room, using the love seat and coach as a back board. Outside though Katie can't make it through Moosie's favorite space between the garden and the house so she waits for him in her special spot and chases him everywhere else. I love the Basset 500...especially when they slide across the floor on their butts! I also love it when Moosie runs underneath Katie...

It is funny when he sneaks toys away from her or bones, he does that same thing...wiggles his butt in her face then snatches the prize! She used to chase after him, but now she just accepts it! Never a dull moment.
 

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Another Basset-Doxie pair! I'm sorry to change the subject, but I have to ask... how do you feed your two?[/b]
I understand...Sophie (mini-doxie) would eat til she exploded if we let her.

Our solution is to use a baby gate. This is also because not only would Sophie be after Copper's food, but Copper would eat Sophie's before she could, and before his own. Also, we give Copper some vitamins that help stimulate his appetite and give him a little extra when he's not eating. We put them in his food, so we can't let Sophie at his food for that reason also.

My kitchen is separate from the dining room. I close off the door between the kitchen and hallway (it has a pocket door), and use a baby gate to separate the kitchen and dining room (no door there). Plus, this has given Copper the motivation he needs to actually eat, by seeing Sophie with food. When we told our vet this, she said it was also a good idea for them to be used to eating separately in case one ever needs to be medicated.
 
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