North Texas Basset Hound Rescue Newsletter March 2017
Bone Soiree Gala to be a Boot Scootin’ Event
A dinner and auction to benefit the North Texas Basset Hound Rescue organization.
Join us for a boot scootin' good time at our 10th Annual Bone Soiree Gala. This year's event Wear your best country classy outfit to our largest fundraising event of the year. All to benefit neglected, abused and unwanted basset hounds throughout the greater North Texas area. The evening begins with a surprise guest appearance prior to the Silent Auction where complimentary champagne and appetizers will be served followed by the Live Auction after the sit down dinner. Basset Hounds on the RED CARPET!
A GLORIOUS EVENING WITH COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAILS, DINNER, SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE HOUNDS OF NORTH TEXAS
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Incredible Live and Silent auction Items you won't want to miss!
Historic view of the Texas railroad lines that paved the way to industrialization
This silent auction item is a 37" x 31" framed, artist signed poster is a map of the Texas Railroad System in 1900. The intricately detailed poster is set against a rustic, parchment look background. The map includes a list of Railroad Companies and the locations they managed, images of locomotives from the late 1800's, cast iron rail images, and logos for various railroad lines (MKT, Cotton Belt Route, Santa Fe, etc.). The detailed 4" frame has a leather look with shades of black, brown, and ta n.
Need to get away?
How about a relaxing vacation to Maui? Up for bid in our live auction is this magnificent Maui condo. You will have six nights/seven days to soak up the sun and decompress. This condo sleeps 6, with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, plus trundles for additional sleeping space. Hear the ccean from this island retreat! Enjoy the sound of the waves and the trade winds as the coconut palms sway. Spectacular sunsets, Rainbows and star gazing! What more could you ask for?!
And the Oscar for Oldest Living Basset goes to...Wilson
Meet Wilson, NTBHR's oldest living rescue. Wilson has been with his loving forever family since April 2003, and over the years they have made some wonderful memories together. Wilson proved to his family from the get-go that he was a runner, a barker, and a hungry boy. Every chance he got, Wilson would run out the gate and follow his nose as far as he could before being captured and returned to his yard. Nowadays, he can no longer run, but he still likes to show off his independence. So whenever the gate is left open he will walk around the house and sit at the front door and bark.
Wilson has also taken endless pleasure from keeping the squirrels in his yard inline. He has spent hours barking at them through the sliding glass door, and whenever he used to get the chance he would chase them. Wilson has never been a fan of car rides, and on one instance he traveled with his family to North Carolina. They didn't think Wilson was capable of barking for hours on end, but he proved them wrong!
Just like most bassets, Wilson has a great appetite. One time he managed to knock over a 50 pound container of dog food, and when his family got home they found a very messy kitchen and a very full Wilson. Like his squirrel friends, he also has a knack for storing food. On a couple of occasions Wilson managed to get his paws on some uncooked chicken that he promptly took to his yard and buried.
These days Wilson has mellowed some, but he has never lost his sweet, affectionate nature. He still loves to cuddle with his forever family every chance he gets. Wilson has been very lucky to get to spend the last 14 amazing years with his family, but as every good basset hound owner knows -- we are really the lucky ones when we get to spend any amount of time with a dog like Wilson.
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