Monday, January 16, 2012

When Bassets Attack

I used to like Basset Hounds.  I always thought with their short fat legs and long fat bodies, they were quite silly.  And when I brought home a Basset Hound mix named Fanny yesterday, I made the mistake of not taking her seriously.

The attack happened this morning.  The victim was Chloe, the sweet affectionate pit bull.  The perpetrator was Fanny.  She's a Basset Hound mixed with Border Collie and maybe Labrador Retriever.  Three very dangerous breeds of dogs - I should have been more wary of her.  If you own one of these dangerous breeds - especially a Basset Hound - be aware that they should be taken very seriously.

WARNING: The following pictures are quite graphic.

Fanny stalks her prey:

She approaches her victim, who is enjoying a nice back scratch.

With no warning at all, she leans over Chloe's neck, and gives her a little lick.

Mission accomplished, Fanny looks up and scopes out her next victim.

She leaves the scene and leaves Chloe behind, totally upside down after the vicious lick she received.

The whole thing happened so quickly, I hardly had time to react.  I am relieved that Chloe seems to have bounced back quickly from the event, and seems almost normal.  


At least normal for Chloe.  

21 comments:

Tucker The Crestie said...

:) Too funny! Though I'll admit - you had me for a second there!

3 doxies said...

OMD, I thinks my mum just peed in her pants.

Puddles

Black Dog Mom said...

Things like this make all the hard parts of fostering worth it!!

Anonymous said...

They look so cute together, and their bond was great!



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Cindy said...

So glad for the warning,such an awful,unprovoked attack. Then she just leaves the victim lying there!!!

Erin T said...

The Horrors! I shall never trust basset/basset mixes again! I'll admit though I was a bit carried away with your tale for a moment there. :)

Kolchak Puggle said...

ROTFLMO! I love this. You crack me up!

jen@inubakablog said...

What a crazy few moments! I'm so glad for Chloe :)

mayziegal said...

Thank DAWG you warned me! Does Fanny haves paralyzing venom in her spit? Cuz Chloe looks kind immobile there. I know she might seem..um...normal? but I think maybe you oughta get her some counseling or something. And please watch out for Fanny's paralyzing venom spit, Dog Fostermom! We don't want you to become her next victim!

Okay, I gotta go help my mom. She's laughing so hard, she can't breathe. I don't know WHAT she thinks is so funny!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Ashton Keenan said...

I love chloe, pitties in general! but chloe is just a DOLL. and as for Fanny, she just cracks me up!

Barb's Cats and Quilts said...

Boy, you had me going there, too. I love the paralyzing spit venom idea. Chloe does look a little out of it.

Jess and Glacier said...

Oh! So cute! :)
PS: The fundraiser plans are going well. In fact, things have gotten a little out of control, but in a good way. LOL

Pibble said...

I love how Chloe is bathing in that Bassett love! So cute!

waldobungie said...

This could have been so much worse...I've heard lick attacks can lead to cuddle attacks...you need to deal with this ASAP! ;)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

A TONGUE Lashing fur SURE!!! hehehe

Harper said...

Hahaha, this is great. Chloe is such a unique-looking dog too! Those short legs kill me :)

Emily said...

Love Chloe on her back! What a gorgeous girl. Cute story =)

Amanda said...

They're both way too cute, though Franny reminds me of a cartoon honestly! ;) Love it.

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

BOL Love it. Gotta watch out for those dangerous dogs they will get ya everytime!!!!!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

JennBristol said...

Love how happy Chloe is!

Bobby said...

You had me saying never, it should have been April the !st.
Licks Bobby