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Meet Googie and Impy


Here are Googie and her brother Impy saying good-bye to their fellow litter mates in Clermont, Florida. Okay, you are probably wondering why the weird names. Googie was my mother’s nickname and everyone called her that. And Impy is a nickname my daughter, Charlotte, gave my stepfather and her grandfather. So it is fitting that Googie and Impy are together again in a new and furry incarnation.


I am greeting Googie, who is in the arms of the daughters of the breeders, Looney Tunes Bassets. We found the puppies on puppyfinder.com


Here we are in the car after picking up the love bunnies. They look calm here, but this shot was taken after they had stripped me of my shawl and my hair clip. I managed to keep my sunglasses, but, trust me, they were after those as well!


We went straight to the dog-friendly Homewood Suites near the Orlando airport and hunkered down for the night.  Here is  Googie doing her best impression of a rubber chicken!


Streeeeeeetch………..                                                                                           And snooooooooze…………..

IMG_7352-650x487This is one of Googie’s signature moves: sitting on Impy’s head or lying fully on him. He really doesn’t seem to mind.



Here is Googie peacefully on my lap on our Delta flight home. She was pretty noisy in the airport, however! See the video above. We were definitely the loudest, cutest show on the Orlando airport road that morning! We deplaned at JFK and went quickly in search of a piddle area. But at a nippy 5 degrees, the pups were looking at me  and thinking Huh?


The pups had their first encounter with snow once we got home. And they are still getting used to it.

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Emmet is making his peace with them, but he is full-on exhausted. He is ever vigilant. It’s kind of like watching Puppies: The Movie in duplicate.


This was our first walk as a family. About five minutes after this shot was taken, both Bassets let us know that they would like to be carried home!

Happily spending time in front of the fire.


Or curled up on their WOUF.

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Ginny Mitchell February 14, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Love the new puppies. We had a Bassett, his name was Beau and he was crazy about our mother. Such wonderful dogs. I now have a Lemon Beagle named Molly, who looks a lot like your puppies. Wish I could attach a picture.

Fresh American February 18, 2014 at 8:14 am

They sound so sweet, Ginny! We’d love to see a pic. Feel free to post on the Dash & Albert Facebook page — our fans are a dog-crazy bunch — just like us! — and get a big kick out of posting their pet photos.

Terri February 14, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Too cute for words! Bassets are the funniest creatures on earth. Our two make us laugh every day.

Fresh American February 18, 2014 at 8:18 am

Never a dull moment with a Basset! We’d love to see them, Terri. Post a photo on our Dash & Albert Facebook page and share the love. 🙂 We can’t get enough adorable pet photos!

Cindi February 17, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Could they be any cuter?! Not…

Fresh American February 18, 2014 at 8:15 am

We’re a little biased, but we completely agree with you, Cindi. 🙂

Mary February 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

They’re so cute it hurts.

Cynthia February 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Last time I flew with my Papillion, I could not take her out of her crate. It had to be under the seat. How did you get to take her out?

Monica of Looney Bin Basset Hounds March 10, 2014 at 7:35 pm

So cool to see pictures of two of our babies. They look great and very happy. We enjoyed meeting you both. I just wanted to let you know of our facebook page Looney Bin Bassets. Give them both a kiss for us. My girls loved playing with them.

Fresh American March 17, 2014 at 7:10 am

Consider us new fans, Monica! And thanks again for helping us find our newest puppy loves. 🙂

Windy March 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Thanks for sharing. I adopted your fur babies sibling Jackson (formerly Spot) from Looney Bin basset hounds and couldn’t be happier with him. Glad to see his sibling are setting into their new home. 🙂

Fresh American March 17, 2014 at 7:12 am

They’re having such a blast, Windy! Would love to see pics of Jackson — feel free to post them on our Dash & Albert Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dashandalbert


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