|Wilburs First night home!|
Lily Pad Quilting, hosts of my favourite Linky party ever "Pets on Quilts", are having a warm up with a Rescue Me linky. It's an opportunity to link up a post or a photo of our adopted fur balls and is open to everyone not just rescues! So seeing at it's Wilbur's birthday with us (we adopted Wilbur just over a year ago! He is 8 this year.) this post is all about him.
We adopted Wilbur from Ash Animal Rescue on Mothers day last year (Mothers day in Ireland is in March!). It was a snowy day and we dragged my poor mum to the middle of nowhere in co. Wicklow to the rescue centre. My mum's cousin had spotted Wilbur on their web page the week we had lost Ben but thought it might be too soon. A few weeks went by and still Wilbur wasn't rehomed and our house just wasn't the same without a Basset. Charly missed Ben terribly and to be honest I was just as bad as her, if not worse. So on a snowy Sunday we all, (Charly too!), drove 2 1/2 hours to Ash to meet Wilbur.
As soon as Gordon and I saw him, mad excited to go for a walk with us we knew we were taking him home (to be honest, we knew we were taking him the minute we set off in car!). A few people had been out to see him but found him too strong and too boisterous, not us. All we saw was a happy bouncy Basset. Now Wilbur isn't the best behaved of Basset's. (I'm told there is no such thing as a well behaved Basset!)
He pulls on the lead and at 25 kg he is strong.
He steals clothes from the dryer, yes clean ones!
Sorry Wilbur, there is no way you are convincing me that clothes are edible! Not even shiny Santa hats!
He likes to jump.
Right at your head!
He has that Basset thing of selective hearing
and quite happily forgets his name when you want to call him off the sofa!
He loves to be the centre of attention and likes to photo bomb at every opportunity.
He does do a brilliant sit when there is food on offer, but only when there is food on offer.
He has a really cool kennel but he prefers the sofa. He has the choice of 2 and he is always on the one you intend to sit on! (Charly likes to sit higher than him and is prone to stealing his bed so smart Basset stretches out on the sofa! Can't blame him really.)
He has short little legs but that doesn't stop him.
He always finds a way to get what he wants, which most of the time is to be where you are
or on your lap!
How could you not love that face?
A big thank you to Helena and Remi @ Ash who looked after him and found him a home with us. Happy adopted birthday Wilbur!
Linking up to Rescue Me @ Lilly Pad Quilting