he was the President of the BHCA and a awesome guy to talk too,i had the great pleasure of Judging the 2003 Nationals Hunt Test with him.this is a very sad day in the Basset World. more info can be seen at www.basset-bhca.org
Thad's passing is a significant loss to the basset community. While in Scottsdale, I made a CHF donation in memory of Mary Ann Svizeny, former Chair of the BHCA's Research Committee. It's very sad to be making another CHF donation "in memory of" so soon.
I still can't believe he's gone. Thad was one of the inspirations for the BHCA Hunt Test, and hence, one of my mentors and heroes. The Basset world has suffered a great loss. My heart goes out to his wife Carol. I don't know what else to say. I can't believe he's gone....but never forgotten. Vaya con Dios Thaddeus. With respect, admiration and love, Belinda and all the Hunting Bassets. You will always be in our hearts and thoughts, and your spirit will always fill the fields with thoughts of rabbits and the sound of harking hounds.