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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sunday Salute - Alfie, Slick, Hank, Fred & Lord Bentley!

Wowzers, that's a lot of Saluting!  Play bows, everypup and everykit-cat, it's me, Zim!  Do you remember me talking about my really cool friends from Georgia, Hank and Slick?  I posted about meeting them at this link and then gave them a Salute/P-update at this one.  (Way back when Slick was adopted, we Saluted him, too!)  Today, I get to introduce you to the whole pup-family ... to include new additions!

Up first is the very sweet, regal Savannah Alredia Eskew... or as we know her, Alfie.


Alfie reigns over all the other pups, teaches them things and keeps them in line.  Much like Storm does for all of us.

Next up is my buddy Slick, AKA Dumasza Slick (Gooboy, Gooboy).  Check him out in this picture:


Doesn't he look sad!??!  The picture was taken from the back porch into the house, through the glass door.  You can see the reflection of his two brothers outside!  That's probably why he was so sad!!!  It's like he was stuck in the house practicing the piano while all the other kids were outside playing ball!  Or... something like that.  

Aunt Sniggy told our mom that Slick likes to sit in the Queen Anne chair, hang his head over the arm rest and "preach" to the other pups as they run by - so they've been calling him "The Rev".  Ha roo!  He'd get along well with Ammy, I think.  Speaking of the other pups, let's meet them!

Here's a great shot of Hank (die drei farbe) Cow Dog and his new brother Fredrick von Benjamin (schwartze hunde) - that's all a cool way of saying Hank is a tri-color and Fred is black!

Hank and Fredrick

Doesn't Hank look all grown up!?!?  And guess what?  Fredrick is his real litter-mate brother!  The man who originally adopted him really didn't have enough time to spend with him, so he did the very kind thing for Fred and found him the perfect home -- a home with Aunt Sniggy, Uncle Mike and the pup-pack!  Ha rooo!  We're so happy for all of them!  He's only been home for about a month, I think, but it sounds like everypuppy is getting along famously!

Here are the boys sharing a bench in the garden:

No, mine!

Isn't having a brother just the BEST?!?!  (Hey, Hank!  Love your Kansas State Wildcats collar!)

Hey, did you notice how shiny their coats are?  (I thought maybe those gorgeous Basset babes in Scotland, Martha and Bailey, might notice....)  Fredrick decided to give his coat a different look after that photo shoot and went and rolled all around in the yard.  Check this out:

Ha roo roo roo!  Way to go, FredRICK!

As if that adoption news isn't exciting enough, Aunt Sniggy also told Mom about her twin brother Buddy's new pup, Lord Bentley!  Bentley is a four year old rescue Basset!  His first family was from the UK and because of financial reasons, they had to return to Britain.  Bentley would have had to be in quarantine for six months to a year (!) and they did not want to put him through that.  He was in foster care for two years until Buddy was chosen as his forever Daddy!  Aunt Snig told Mom Bentley has greatly improved the quality of her brother's life.  We think Buddy has greatly improved Bentley's life, too!  What a perfect match up! 

He's not a blood relative to Hank and Fred, but now they are cousins, of course.   Meet Lord Bentley!

Lord Bentley

What a cool coat pattern!  Welcome home, Lord Bentley!

What a great family - you can see why we wanted to Salute them!  Aunt Sniggy told our mom, "God is good to us.  Now that we have Fredrick as our 'another forever puppy' we are a complete family."  Aunt Sniggy, we not only salute Alfie, Slick, Hank, Fred and Bentley, we salute you and Uncle Mike, too!  And your brother Buddy!

On behalf of the entire Army of Four - 
Play bows,


  1. This was a wonderful entry. You give a whole new meaning to be a dog owner! LOVE IT!
    Happy Spring - thanks for stopping by my garden. I hope you come back often this spring to enjoy the flowers that are on the way.

  2. Fur those about to roll, I salute woo!

    PeeEssWoo: From a song by DC AC...

  3. Brilliant post guys. How cool was Slick!
    Yes we did notice those delicious bassets Hank & Fredrick - one for each of us!!!
    Their coats looked nice and shiny which is just what we like!!!
    Do they blog? Have you their phone numbers? Would they like to see pictures of us?
    Ah well - mum says love across the miles has its problems but thanks very much for the post.
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  4. PS Loving the "gorgeous basset babes" by the way!!!

  5. Wonderful Salute!!

    Those bassets sure are precious!

    Thank you for sharing them!

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie and Lucie

  6. What a wonderful Sunday Salute to them all! I enjoyed meeting them!

  7. Welcome home to Alfie and Lord Bentley. They sure landed into a fun home. I guess having a brother is ok. sometimes.

  8. Great log of the doings around your place! What a happy group of family! Salutes all around! I have an award for youoooooo!!! Come by my blog!
    Loves and Hugs xo

  9. Now your family can be an Army of Eight! Beautiful Bassetts and a great description of all the pups!


  10. They are all so cute. Mom likes Slick for some reason. The OP Pack puts paws up in salute to your very lovely furiends.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  11. What a lovely post....and furry cool salutes! Those Bassets are just so cute, and you bet the Aunties will be eyeing them up! Uh-oh....looks like they beat us to it, we just saw their comment!
    (did you know they are on about publishing a PlayDog magazine?!)What a great bark-out to your buds!
    Slobbers xx

    Umm....Stormy....Snoop here....just been on Kira's blog trying to reason with her....saw your comment....is that a proposition? Oooh, I do hope so, if so it will be the shortest-lived broken heart in history!
    Hopeful slobbers xx

  12. Wow! What a great family, thanks for introducing us. I bet Martha and Bailey will get all hot under their collars. BOL!
    ~lickies, Ludo
    oh, has just seen their comment. heehee

  13. Your extended family is pretty awesome Zimmie. I'll have to post a picture of my new kitten cousin Chloe.

    Huffle Mawson

  14. Wooooooo! What a great Salute. We like the pattern of Lord Bentley's coat too.
    Best wishes to efurryone in da family.

    Husky kisses,

  15. I salute them too!
    Kisses and hugs

  16. What a big family and I bet they all have so much fun together! They are very cute....I love Fredrick's shiny coat before he rolled in the dirt. :) But I am sure the dirt feels better.


  17. Thanks for sharing! They're sooooo cute!


  18. It was furry nice to meet them all!
    Big licks to you

  19. That is so sweet... what a great family. :-)

    Holly & Zac...XX

  20. It's good to see nice things happenin' to nice folks. I'm so glad those pups have such loving forever homes. They look...happy. As happy as BH's can! :)

  21. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Woooo!!! We salute all of them!!! I wonder if we should head over to their house and introduce ourselves?