Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Addition Coming

Hi Everyone.  Terry and I are getting excited to be closing on our new home in about a month we are also excited to be adding a new addition to our family.

As a lot of you know we lost our sweet Libby about 3 weeks ago.  We have had two basset hounds during our 35 years of married life.  Libby being our last sweet girl.  Libby was was 14 and gave us such love.  We lost her suddenly to a tumor on her spleen bleeding out.  A tumor we did not know she had.  So that was a shock and such loss for us.




By a secret angel we learned of a basset hound in Cincinnati Ohio that was in need of a new home.  So they sent me the pictures and we fell deeply in love.  We filled out the adoption paper work and they called us today and told us we were picked to give this guy a new forever home.



He is 7 years old so not a puppy and is crate trained and needs a little work on the housebreaking.  The people that owned him left him tethered outdoors 24/7 so he needs to learn how to go potty outside.  The Foster angels that have him said he is getting really good at going outside.  That we will probably have to work on with him.


So we have lots of exciting things happening.  New member of our family and also a new home.

We close on the new home the middle of April and then we agreed to give the sellers up to 30 days to move out after closing.  So it may be the middle of May before we are in the new home.  This guy is with other dogs in the Foster home so I think he will get along fine with my daughters dogs where we are staying.


I have always had puppies from breeders so this is the first time we will be adopting an adult dog.  I hope with lots of love this goofy guy will fit right in with us.  The foster family said he is a big love and a very quiet dog which most basset hounds are.

So this Saturday we will be taking a road trip from Chicago to Cincinnati to pick this guy up.

I cannot wait to meet him and bring him home.  They named him Roscoe and they do not know his real name.  We are thinking of changing his name.  What do you think?  Any suggestions?  Maybe Wally, Fred!!!!!!

Have a great rest of the week.
Kris
:)

71 comments:

  1. He looks like a Wally to me. So happy you decided on a rescue - letting your heart take in another dog. I just hope he likes white distressed stuff!

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  2. Good news all around! So happy for you. Nice to know you have a new pup to love on. I suppose you will find a name that fits. He is getting a wonderful home with you.

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  3. We are so happy for you. Libby is smiling down on you. Have a safe drive filled with puppy kisses.

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  4. OH I am happy for you all...and so wonderful he is not going to be tethered all time anymore! I love bassets and he looks like a sweetheart! How exciting!

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  5. How exciting for you!! I know that little fellow will definitely help you over your loss! I know you are so anxious to get moved. Have a safe trip.

    Judy

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  6. I know how happy this is making you - I miss my McKenzie every day. Some day I'll have another Golden Retriever. I am so happy for you - things are working out for you. Wonderful news!

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  7. Sooooooooooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. I think it is wonderful that you are getting a older dog. one that is rescued. I have not been disappointed with my two babies. they are the best. You may want to wait and meet your new doggie before you name him. Sometimes they have a different personality and the name should fit that. I am sure you will pick the right one.

    I am so happy that your moving into your home soon and that you have a new baby.

    Sending lots of hugs your way and can hardly wait to see the magic you work on your new home.

    Mary

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  9. Oh Kris, He is just adorable! You are going to love him so much and I just know he will love you and Terry, as well as the rest of your sweet family! As soon as you put your hands on him, I know the right name will just happen! So happy for you!! Blessings, Cindy xo

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  10. Well, just look at that sweet face begging you to take him home! I think it's wonderful that you're giving him a new lease on life just as you're starting a new journey yourself, Kris. And it's the perfect time of year to work on the training.......hopefully no more snow!

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  11. Congrats Kris, he is so cute and lovable looking!

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  12. How wonderful for you to have a new dog to love... and he to have you to love him!

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  13. How exciting...he is so sweet. I am so happy for you.
    Can not wait to meet him on your blog and find out his new name.
    Sending lots of love and safe travel wishes!
    Carla

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  15. How wonderful! Congratulations on your new baby boy! I like the name Duke, also the name Droopy, like the cartoon. hehehe

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  16. Oh Kris I am soooooo happy for you.... and very excited!!! He is such a cutie pie....he melts my heart!!!! We adopted our Yorkie Booger when he was almost 6 years old and he is the sweetest little guy!!!!! He really helped mend my broken heart after we lost Teddy. We thought about renaming him but after getting to know him and seeing his personality, his name suits him perfectly!!!! Be sure to post lots of pics when you get him home :o)
    ~Des

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  17. Oh my...he is SO adorable! Congratulations on your new addition! It looks like you have lots of wonderful beginnings taking place. God is so good, isn't He? :-)

    P.S. I vote for Wally!

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  18. Kris feeling happiness and joy for you and Terry. I'd keep his name, after all he's been Roscoe for 7 years. I am a firm believer in adoption and John and I had adopted Natasha (years ago) as an adult. We were told by the shelters administrator that when a adult pet gets adopted and goes to their now/forever home they take on the personality and behavior they feel will please you and adapt quickly to learning. In our case this was true. Kris looking at your new boy brings a smile, he sure has a big personality looking at him!
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  19. I just reread and smiled through - oops Roscoe not his name for 7 years... Hmm let him tell you through his response to names.

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  20. Aaaawwweee!!! A perfect match Kris. He is so sweet looking. Our Master Vic was a rescue pup .
    New home, new pup... All so exciting. Congratulations on all the new :)
    Hugs, Gee

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  21. I am so happy for you. You'll know his name when you meet him, and he will react when you use it. So glad to hear you will have a new home to decorate soon. I so enjoy all you post. You are just such a positive person and it's infectious. Take care,
    Debra

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  22. Hi, Kris. Good news! He is so cute, and I hope adoption and escrow goes smoothly. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  23. Awww! I had a feeling you would add a member to your family :)
    He's a cute guy, I know he will fall in love with the two of you, he couldn't have gone to better fur baby parents.

    Looking forward to your closing and move in, it will be exciting to see this new home of yours take on your style.

    Xx
    Dore

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  24. his name should be Duncan or Doc or....eisenhower...edison

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  25. Congrats! What a cutie! While he does look like a Wally I agree to let his name just develop.Rescue is a womderful thing to be a part of.My rescue Chihuahua, Bijou, and I are so very happy for all three of you.

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  26. Congrats! What a cutie! While he does look like a Wally I agree to let his name just develop.Rescue is a womderful thing to be a part of.My rescue Chihuahua, Bijou, and I are so very happy for all three of you.

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  27. How lucky to find a bassett in foster care! I like Wally. :) I just saw a post on FB yesterday of another full-blooded basset hound up for rehoming and thought of you. Have a safe trip, and I look forward to our introduction. :)

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  28. OH KRIS!!!!!!!! Congratulations! I LOVE FRED. Easy, monosyllabic, cute as can be. What a dude! I can remember our neighbor's basset: WILSON. He too had a tumor, and that dog gave everyone a smile. You have some great things coming down the pike! In May then, I am expecting to see some chippy white beauty emerge from your genius!

    Love and hugs to you! Anita

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  29. He looks like a Fred for sure!!! Oh, what a CUTIE!! I am so delighted for you, glad there are good things happening in your life, sweet Kris - happy spring! Can't wait to see more of Fred!! :)

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  30. Aww - he's going to be a wonderful addition to your family! (Funny coincidence - I'm going to be in Cincinnati on Saturday for my son's Robotics competition.)

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  31. So happy for you, Kris! What a lucky dog to get brought into your family. Can't wait to "meet" him, whatever you decide to call him. I think you will know his name when you see him in person. Safe trip!

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  32. You will never regret giving a forever home to a rescue, Kris. After your loss of Libby, I'm thinking this guy is the one rescuing you! Congratulations on the adoption, and the new home. <3

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I think he will be rescuing us!!!!
      Kris

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  33. What a wonderful new addition to your new home! He is just such a adorable, precious dog, and I am sure you and your family will absolutely adore him! What a sweet thing you are doing adopting this sweetheart! May you have many years of happiness and love with him! Congratulations!!

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  34. He is so cute...loving those ears! What a lucky boy to come home to an instant family. I am looking forward to seeing you new home. Hope you have a great weekend Kris :)

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  35. Aw, congrats on the new baby, well adult baby. I can't wait to see him, I think the name he has is cute. Do dogs get confused if called by a new name, LOL.

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  36. Oh how wonderful! What a cutie pie, too! You'll have such fun with this little dog. I'm thrilled that you are moving in soon as well. Time will fly.

    Have a happy weekend!
    xox

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  37. I'm giggling with glee, Kris. Not only did you find an adorable Bassett, but he's standing on a chippy white trunk! I mean, really, that's a for certain sign that he's your boy. Have fun picking him up and lovin' on him. He's one lucky doggy to have you and Terry for his mum and pop. Hugs, Nancy

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  38. Such good news. Bless you for adopting a older dog. I'm sure that you are making Libby smile and so happy that you have saved Rosco. I have twin daughters that both run no kill shelters so we are always so happy to here that one more dog or cat will be getting a new loving forever home.

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  39. God Bless your daughters for helping these beautiful pets out. I am excited to be giving this little guy a new home. I just cannot believe how people can be so mean and abusive to these wonderful little angels. I cannot even imagine this little guy being tethered outdoors 24/7. He will have lots of comfy spots in my home to rest on. No tethers in his future anymore.
    Thanks for coming by to wish us luck.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  40. Bless you for adopting an older dog! That is very nice of you to let the sellers have 30 days to move out after closing! I would be very anxious to get into my new home! I like the name Rosco!
    warmly,
    deb

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  41. He is adorable...look at that face! I'm so happy that you guys will have a sweet boy to love on and I'm thrilled that you went thru a rescue to get him. As far as a name, I think he looks like a Fred but Roscoe fits him, too. Our dogs have so many names but each one has come from some silly personality trait or thing that they do. Jack is Jack Henry, JackJack, Jackito, and Mr. Wiggles. Bruce is BooBoo, Big Boy or just The Boo. Sophie's name is Sophia Lucia Ricardo (Yes, Lucy Ricardo!) so she gets called SoSo, LuLu, or Boss Lady. It'll come to you! Whatever you call him, he will adore you and Terry and have a long happy life with you in your new home. I'm sure Libby would approve of this handsome addition to the family. Or maybe not! hahaha
    So happy for you! xoxo

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  42. My daughter just adopted an older dog named Wally. He is a love, and I adore his name.

    So glad you have found this guy - he couldn't have found a more loving home.
    xoxo,
    Lin

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  43. The minute you mentioned Roscoe I instantly thought of Roscoe P. Coltrane, from the Dukes and Hazard TV show. I believe his dog in the show was named "Flash". But I wish more people would turn to adopting older dogs when they decide to bring a dog into their homes. We adopted the neighbor's dog and could not have been happier. We had a wonderful 13 years with our "Rascal" and he made a great companion dog for my Dad. Rascal was 4 when we adopted him or maybe I should say he adopted us. But how about changing Roscoe's name to Cincinnati to honor where he came from or maybe Chicago to honor where he is moving to. Enjoy your new house and your new family member and also your grandchild to be. Margaret

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    1. That was my immediate thought too. You see, my brother has always wanted a basset hound or beagle and wanted to name it Roscoe or Flash. He's now an adult, single, and his work schedule really isn't good for having a dog, so he can't have one. Even though he doesn't even live in the same state as our parents, for years, he's begged them to get a beagle or basset hound for him to have when he comes home.

      They had no idea why he wanted this until I reminded them we were 80's kids from the South and BIG TIME Dukes of Hazard fans back in the day. We even gave up Halloween one year when it fell on the night of the show. We trick or treated for an hour, then rushed home because we couldn't miss the show for even a week.

      I had to explain to our parents Roscoe had that dog named Flash, so my brother has wanted a basset hound or beagle since 1985.

      Oh on a side note, my mother recently got a new dog after hers passed away. She got herself a Yorkie, so my brother is still wanting for "his" dog but at least he really likes this one.

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  44. AWE I am so happy for the little guy you are adopting and for you going to have all that love back in your life from a sweet doggy
    I know Libby will be thrilled for you all

    I always kept the name of my adopted dogs ,my adopted cat I named because no body knew his name

    I am sooooo HAPPY for you and your husband and Roscoe ,if he hasn't had that name long he will adjust to his new name

    can't wait to see pictures and I sure hope all the dogs get along for a short time anyway

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  45. Thank you for rescuing this sweet boy! He deserves a loving home and you deserve a fur baby to love!

    ~Trisha

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  46. what a sweetie Kris.....and thank you for taking in a rescue. Gar and I are looking at older dogs too.

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  47. Things are looking up. God is good!!!!
    Congratulations on both your new family member and your new home.

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  48. He's adorable! Bless his heart and BLESS you guys for adopting him!! Way to go Kris!

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  49. what a handsome guy, this is just what you need, much happiness on your new home and sweet boy!

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  50. Wow, he's a fine guy for sure. Roscoe is a great name for a dog--and wouldn't confuse him again. We have had 4 adopted dogs and 2 adopted cats in the past and they were all super loving---and glad to have a home. They do come with a set personality though...so you have to let them be who they are.
    Great to hear Roscoe found a 'forever' home. Sandi

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  51. He is ADORABLE!!! I love the name "Roscoe" for him...

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  52. Oh my goodness, he is adorable! Such a sweet face. I like Fred as a name. Whatever you name him, it will be love for sure! Congrats on your new dog and best wishes!

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  53. He is a handsome fellow! I actually love the name Roscoe!

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  54. Awwwww.......I hate hearing that he was kept tied up outdoors all the time. But, maybe that breed can tolerate it. i don't know. Some dogs are really good that way. I love that you're rescuing him and giving him a new home. I think you guys will be great for him and vice/versa. He's a cute! I know it will be an exciting weekend for you all.

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  55. He is adorable and looks like he will be a great addition to your new home. Rescue dogs are so grateful for the love you give them. xo Laura

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  56. Oh, Kris. You will be greatly rewarded and will have Libby's blessings too. What a sweet-pie. Did you see what he is standing on in the picture? A vintage trunk, and white, no less. A match made in Heaven. It won't be too long before you will be in your new home and with the new baby(I use that term, as Kai is also 7 years old) it will be a happy one..Happy Weekend..xxo Judy

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  57. Oh Kris...this is such great news! We are SOOO happy for & Terry! Will you be making a few stops to McDonald's for doggie hamburgers? Love you both...can't wait to meet Roscoe (or his new Varva name). xoxo

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  58. Thrilled you rescued an adult dog, I rescued a 5 year old male Schnauzer over 1 year ago there is not a day that goes by my husband and I remark about how lucky we are to have Brady in our life. Thank you for giving this dog a home

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  59. AWWWW- After this past awful year your luck is changing, Kris! YOU got picked to give Roscoe a home and I gotta tell you- I kinda like the name- it sounds basset hound worthy. lol He is adorable and I hope he trains quickly. I think I told you before that bassets were my brother's favorite dog.

    Hope your trip is a smooth one. Can't wait for you to get in your new home and make it cottage worthy! Love to you- xo Diana

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  60. I remember a cartoon dog like that named Droopy.

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  61. Such great news, Kris! I'm happy to hear that you opened your heart for a dog again and it's wonderful that you take a rescue dog. He's a cute little guy and he'll be so happy to be adopted by the two of you. He couldn't have found a better home.
    Congratulations on your new house! It won't take long and you can start decorating again. :)
    Have a great weekend!
    Julia

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  62. Oh, that is wonderful that you are adopting this dog. I always feel so sorry for the dogs who have been abandoned or abused. It sounds like you are settling in just fine!
    Deb

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  63. Hi Kris, what an adorable dog you are going to adopt and I too love his name! I adopted a dog and his name was Short Stop! I changed it to Bosco! I'm glad too that you found a new house to live in. Good luck with everything.
    Julie xo

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  64. Awe, he's so cute! As I type this you are probably well on your way to meet him. Roscoe is a lucky dog! When I saw the photo from the foster family I chuckled. He's standing on a white chippy crate - come on, is that not a sign he belongs with you guys or not!!
    xoxo

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  65. I' m very happy for you! He' s so lovely and adorable
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  66. It must be hard for a dog to answer to name changes after seven years. The one name he has been called consistently is Boy. At first, I was thinking that you could call him Our Boy because he is your boy, but since his second name started with an R, you could call him R-Boy. Like someone else said, the important thing is that you drove a long way to rescue him and take him into your home and for that he is one lucky boy.
    Ginene

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  67. So excited you're being blessed with a sweet dog! I like the name "Lucky" for him since he's a very lucky pup to have found you. :) I know you're looking forward to moving into your own place too. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  68. Congratulations! I think that the best way to honor the passing of a beloved pet, is to give a home to another in need! Our cockers from rescue were adults too, but they quickly settled in with us and our other dog. I am sure that "Fred" or whatever you name him, will be a happy family member and I know he will be spoiled and loved just the way he deserves to be! I hope that you get into your new home soon! So excited to see pics and hear all about your design plans! Love, Leena

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  69. Dear Kris and Terry
    I think this is a two-way rescue!
    He looks like a gorgeous little man and will want to fill that huge gap left when Libby went to dog heaven.
    I love everyone who gives a home to rescue animals - they are so worth it!
    Shane x

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