Sparky Our Basset Hound

D Vautier
11/2001


In the beginning God made man.  Then He began making dogs; big dogs, small dogs, Dobermans, German Shepherds, collies, terriers, all kinds of dogs.  When God was all done He rested and said to himself “Good job dude.”  But the inventory angel was unhappy and complained that there still were some items left over in the dog part bin, so God, being thrifty and detail oriented, decided He had just enough parts for one more dog so He made a basset.

The ears were too big, the nose extremely large, and the feet were far too short and didn't fit right.  Besides the animal didn’t have quite enough brains so God gave him a bigger nose instead, and that's how the basset came to be.

  

 

     

  

   

 

Below is a collection of stories about Sparky, my son's little Basset Hound.

 

          The Changeling                    

A Great Tripping Machine

 

 

  What's in A Name?    

Sleep Sleep Sleep 

Greater Degrees of Ugliness

           

 

One Trick Dog 

  

Don't kick Sleeping Dogs 

       

Basset-proofing  
 

How much is that Doggie in the Window

  

Scratching

 

                         Little Stinkypoo

                         

Like Dog Like Master 
 

Bladder stone

  

Thyroid incident
 

It's the Skin Stupid

 

The Nose Knows  

                             Depression

                            

Sleeping positions