The Cipriano family is no stranger to basset hounds. When my husband and I married 33+ years ago, my mom told my husband “If you take my daughter, you take her dog”. Of course, my dog was a sweet hound named Fred at the time. And so started a life filled with now our sixth long eared, low riding, gentle souled, loyal, precious hound. After losing our first CBHR hound, Sadie, in October, we were ready to come back to CBHR to find our new family member. As we pulled up to Lucy’s foster home, there she was at the door looking out, tail wagging. Once we stepped through that door and she came running to each of us (myself, my husband, and my daughter), we knew we were in love and had found the perfect hound, yet again. In memory of all the Cipriano bassets before her, Lucy lights up our lives and reminds us how blessed we are by the laughter and joy she brings to our home every day. She is the perfect fit for this basset-loving family. Thank you CBHR for bringing Lucy home to us!!