Hello there, my name is Cassie. I don’t know what is going on around here, but everyone is very busy and excited about something. My people did something pretty strange this week. They brought a tree in the house for me! I am not kidding they really did. I have checked it thoroughly for chipmunks and squirrels and I did not find any. Now they have put pretty stuff all over it and I have to be careful with my happy tail. They have even hung some socks up with names on them. I don’t read real well, but I am pretty sure one of them is for me. Do you think I am supposed to play tug of war with it? I sure can’t wait to see what is going to happen next around here with these silly people. Oh I forgot, I am supposed to tell you guys all about myself.

I am a fabulous basset lady who is about seven years old and I have a great personality. I am the sweetest dog ever, and I love to snuggle. My foster Mom says I do something cute that she calls the “Basset Hound Flop”. As soon as I see you I flop on my back for a belly rub. You know how it is with Bassets and their belly rubs, we go to ridiculous extremes to get them. A lot of us even sleep on our backs hoping for a belly rub while we are napping. I like to go for short walks and I am really good on the leash. I like to ride in the car and I have good car manners. I also like being around other dogs.

During the day I have the run of the house while my foster parents are away at work. Like other fabulous bassets, I’m a good girl and don’t get into anything. I sleep through the night in my own special bedroom, also known as a crate. I was getting treated for those pesky heart worms, and foster mom thought the prednisone medicine was interfering with my house training. I mean, what do you expect when the medicine starts with “pee??” But I just finished my last treatment – Hooray for me! – and now that I am off the medicine I think my house training will get better. I am just as sweet as can be and I would be a great addition to any family, especially yours! Go to and check out my profile — maybe you can be my happy ending.

I am about all worn out from all this holiday stuff. It sure was fun, and Santa was very good to me. I hear we have one more of these holidays to go this week so I am resting up for another round of excitement and fun. I hear I have to stay up really late for this one so I better have another nap. Maybe next holiday I can be with your family.

December 23, 2013