Elly May was a Basset Hound mix. I am not sure what was mixed with. I am
guessing a black and tan coonhound.
She was a very well
behaved girl. She use to pretty much goes with the flow.
As you can see in the pictures.
Elly May was never been tied up on a chain. she had free run of 8 acres.
She got along well with Sybil and all the other animals.
I firmly believe that when a dog is tied up, this makes them much harder to handle
and much more hyper.
August 4, 2008 was a very sad day for me. I had to have her put down
due to a heart problem and she lost control of
her hind legs. What was really strange was when one of
my cats laid next to Elly May a week prior to that fatal day.
This cat would never leave her side. He stayed with her until the end.
Short legs and long back in basset hounds
can cause back problem.. It is important for bassets to have enough
exercise and good diet.. Basset hounds should not be over weight.
Unfortunately, Elly May is a bit overweight, but, she does get
enough exercise.. she does have back problems once in a while. I
give her rimadayl, this seems to help for the pain and inflammation.
The picture on the left is Elly May when she was a few months
old. As you can compare with the
picture on the right, the
difference in her coat color.
The picture on the right is Elly May
checking out Sybil Lynn when she was a very young bear cub.