An update on our Paul……..

May 27th, 2009 - 8:08 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow basset Hound and Paul Lovers: I am sure most of my dear readers remember Paul!

Here is an older post I did about him, in case you forgot or don’t know who Paul is:



That is Paul in the background!

Well, Paul was adopted out on a trial basis and it turns out that Paul has two mass cell cancerous tumors. Paul was returned to Outlaw Basset Hound Rescue and Sarah has informed me that,

“Paul has at least two tumours. I am going to have the vet check him but he is having a ball eating and looking in his eyes I know he is not ready to go, so since he is unadoptable now – I am going to let him live out what time he has left at the farm just sunning:)”



Thank you Sarah and I know Paul sure thanks you. Your home is perfect and Paul is the perfect gentlehound! What we do without folks like you?

More updates on Paul and Sarah later……..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. Lora
    May 27th, 2009 | 9:14 am

    We knew that Paul was a special hound. Now we know exactly what kind of human Paul has found in Sarah. What a perfect pair, and a bitter-sweet ending to the story. Look forward to more updates, thanks Cat!

  2. MaureenandSlinky
    May 27th, 2009 | 9:40 am

    Poor Paul, but I am so happy he is in a loving environment.

  3. lois
    May 27th, 2009 | 9:54 am

    sometimes in the bad news there is the good news…i’ve always said that a being around disabled hound brings out the best (and unfortunately the worst) at times in people. paul is a lucky dog and sarah a very lucky woman.

  4. Mary Tipping
    May 27th, 2009 | 10:07 am

    Poor baby!! What a wonderful thing that he is able to stay at the rescue, though. Things happen for a reason–bless Sarah for giving him a great life. Yes, a bittersweet ending but Paul is safe and loved and that is what counts!!

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

  5. Cindy, Jethro, Rugby, Ozzie and Harriet
    May 27th, 2009 | 10:07 am

    The people that dumped him at the shelter probably knew he had those tumors and didn’t want him anymore. That happens more often than you can imagine. But Paul hit the jackpot with the Outlaws. Keep us updated and tell Sarah she is the GREATEST!

  6. May 27th, 2009 | 10:23 am

    Thank you Sarah for giving Paul love and security. Your farm is a wonderful home and refuge for Paul. Bless you for taking him in and loving him.

  7. May 27th, 2009 | 10:52 am

    Iam so sad o hear about Paul’s cancer but happy to hear that he is being well fed and loved and is happy at the farm. I wonder if it was the same situation with my Homer and that the ownwers knew he was sick too? Enjoiy yourself Paul. We love you.

  8. Emily
    May 27th, 2009 | 11:39 am

    Poor Paul! But he is a lucky boy to have found Sarah! He looks so happy now!

  9. Cindy, Jethro, Rugby, Ozzie and Harriet
    May 27th, 2009 | 12:17 pm

    More than likely that was the case with Homer too.

  10. Debbie Wood and King JB, Angel,Lucky, Templeton
    May 27th, 2009 | 6:15 pm

    I am so glad that Paul will get to live out his life on the farm with Sarah. Sarah you are an Angel


  11. May 27th, 2009 | 8:38 pm

    I’m new here but I’m amazed by folks like Sarah, Cat, Marilyn and so many others I’m sure to meet over time. You all do so much for our royal breed.

  12. May 27th, 2009 | 9:23 pm

    Cat – does Sarah need any help covering Paul’s medical expenses?

  13. Wanda
    May 28th, 2009 | 6:41 am

    Thank God for people like Sarah, Marilyn and Cat. We had a basset with cancer his name was Teddy. He always had a happy smile and sparkling eyes. Teddy was a blessing even to the end. Thank you Sarah for loving handsome Paul and giving him a wonderful home. With many tears, I pray for you and Paul. God Bless you.

  14. Cat
    May 28th, 2009 | 7:40 pm

    Kerry, I am sure she does. This is the hard part of rescue, when you cannot adopt them out. Sarah has such a big heart. I just wish I could win the lottery. Sigh……..

  15. Cat
    May 28th, 2009 | 7:42 pm

    Hey Peter, thanks for the comment. They are a royal breed! I have such great folks who donate to basset hound rescues. We all help in our own way. Thank you Peter for sending Chaps some rescue remedy.

    Love, us

  16. Cat
    May 28th, 2009 | 7:48 pm

    Cindy – I thought about that as well. Also with Homer. Soooo sad. At least both boys will and did get the care they needed to cross the bridge.

    (((((((Sarah and Joni)))))))))


  17. Cat
    May 28th, 2009 | 7:49 pm

    Lois –

    I totally agree with you. They are four legged gifts to those who care for them. Like Sarah said, that she could see in his eyes that he was not ready to go. I love her for that.


  18. Becky & Lilly's Mom
    May 28th, 2009 | 7:52 pm

    Everything happens for a reason. Paul is now where he is supposed to be. Thanks to everyone who helped save him!

  19. lois
    May 28th, 2009 | 10:00 pm

    this weekend i’m caring for bradley..a 140 lb smush of a rottie who wags his whole body when he wags hig “nubbin” of a tail…he has a tumor by his groin and at least one more on his chest. he’s not eating and his kidneys aren’t working none to well. he;s one his way slowly to the bridge (okay b goes everywhere slowly)…what’s unfortunate is that his owner got a chance to take her first vacation in almost 8 years this weekend…so i’m with him…i love b…he’s a great boy..he’s not in pain..he’s just stubborn and a bit of a drama gueen and a tad confused…but still.

    he doesn’t understand why he can’t walk well (he just got diagnosed with arthritis last month) so because it hurt to walk before he’s not walking much…and getting stiffer. its cyclic…and then more drama.

    i spend time with him…haul his heiny outside so he can sit and watch things go by. i tell his owner that she’ll know…he’s been her life since her son dropped off this 6 month old rottie puppy on her doorstep.

    my buster adores him…so my guys come and sit with him..tomorrow a bunch of us are bringing our dogs to her apartment (she lives in a sr village) and we are hanging out with b..since he can’t come to his park we are bringing the park to him…it is only right. he is after all b.

    my point…i guess you have to make the best of what time there is and what lessons that are presented to you.

  20. May 29th, 2009 | 8:36 am

    Lois – I wish I could see his nubbin! I bet he is adorable. You are very sweet to care for the old man while his Mom vacations. Keep us posted over the weekend and send a picture if you can!


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