Saturday, July 3, 2010
Liam the Basset Retriever
Liam is Kate's son. I rescued three of Kate's litters, for a total of 23 puppies! Liam is the only one who has not been adopted, and for the life of me, I don't know why.
First, he is a very unique dog (I don't want to hurt his feelings by saying, "funny looking"). Without a doubt, he is a mix of several breeds, but his legs have Basset written all over them, his general stance reminds me of a long-haired Dachshund, and his coat and forehead say Flat-Coated Retriever. Oh, and he loves the water and will actually curl up in his water bowl. Yeah, Retriever.....
Liam is truly a happy-go-lucky fellow, playful and adorable. But here's the reason he doesn't get adopted ~ when strangers come around or he is in a strange environment (read "adoption event"), he becomes very shy and withdrawn. This isn't terribly unusual but people just can't see past it. My gosh! I just know that given a couple of hours in their home he'll be the life of the party. Oh, how I wish people would believe me. So instead of having a home and family of his own, Liam is still at the rescue, waiting for the person who can see past the moment and into his heart.
I mean it ~ Liam is terrific. In addition to being super outgoing and confident here, he is not a jumper at all. Despite all of the dogs and people we have coming and going, he has never snapped or growled or anything like that. He is just about perfect!