Thursday, April 22, 2010

Callie's Journey to becoming a Cheese Hound

Callie here

I posted about my super special guest earlier and about how the little girl was who found me. Momma thought it would be a good idea if I told the whole story to truly explain how special this little human is to me.

It started with Momma wanting a doggy friend for Droopy. She and our dad talked and talked about it for months. Finally Dad gave in and said Droopy could get a friend!

Meanwhile, literally on the other side of the Missy Slippy River from Casa de Cheesehounds I was roaming the streets, starving with no humans or other puppies to love me. The little human, whose name is Nikki, saw me walking around on a very very busy street so she and her mom offered me food and got me to go into their backyard. They fed me and then tried to find my humans. No one came forward to claim me so Nikki's mom contacted ARNO,
the Animal Rescue of New Orleans, to try and find me a human to love. Nikki really wanted to keep me and had already named me Sassy but she already had three doggies.

By this time Momma's family had heard that she was looking for a new puppy and the news passed through the grapevine until Nikki's mom found out and e-mailed Momma. Momma thought I was too cute and she talked to Dad and they agreed to foster me while filling out adoption papers.

This is what I looked like when I came home with Momma and Dad. I weighed between 30 and 35 pounds. I now weigh between 45 and 50 pounds.

When Momma and Dad went and picked me up from Nikki's house, Nikki was very sad and didn't want me to leave so Momma agreed to keep in touch with Nikki's mom and send them pictures frequently. In the meantime Momma and Dad were filling out the papers to adopt me. Everything was settled and I was officially a cheesehound on December 1st of 2007!

Hmmmm....... I'm getting sleepy so I guess I'll post about Nikki's visit tomorrow!! There are lots of pictures to post.

Sniff ya later,
Callie (and Droopy too)


  1. What a wonderful story! Sometimes everything just falls into place. You look so skinny and sad in that photo, but now you are properly rounded and most happy. It is great that you stay in touch with your rescue angel girl.


  2. Oh Callie, thank goodness you were rescued! You looked so thin - not a good look for a basset!
    We are glad you now have a lovely forever home - love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx