The wayward Benson is safe and sound…what we learned!

November 20th, 2013 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and helping lost dogs lovers.  Today was a big day for all of us in bassethoundtown and especially Benson.  He bolted from his home, collarless at 7:30am this morning.  He arrived in bassethoundtown at 10:30am.  He was frantic and crying.  He saw Grandma and went absolutely berserk.  He was screaming to her for help.  It was the saddest thing.

First things first,

(Plan A) I called my friend at Animal Control and she was out for the day.  I then called the non emergency police number and gave them my information and a description of Benson.

(Plan B) I took pictures and got him on facebook sharing with all local pages including the local dog parks.  Then I put him on the blog.  Facebook immediately starting lighting up.  I waited for about an hour to see if that paid off.  In the mean time he got a few treats and water.  I did not let him in because Dog knows if he had fleas I sure did not want them.

(Plan C) I took him out for a walk to see if anyone was looking for him.  I used Emma’s leather tracking harness and put Daisy Lynn’s collar on him in case he took flight.  I could pretty well guarantee he was not going to get away from me but ya never know.

We looked to the left.


We looked to the right.


We went up the streets.


We went down the streets.


(Plan D) I loaded him in the basset hauling vehicle and took him to see if he had a chip.


By the time we got to the vet, (Plan B) was paying off.


Animal rights activist, super rescue woman and friend Terry Ward from Pennsylvania found a Craigs List lost dog post.  It was BENSON!!! I got a text right before he was scanned.  He does have a chip by the way.

I called Benson’s Daddy from the vet and within the hour himz Mommy was rushing to bassethoundtown!  She was just besides herself.  Frantic and crying,  just like Benson when he arrived!

It takes a town and social media!

Benson was safe, sound, home and down for a much deserved nap.

More hoping to see Benson around the town later (on a leash of course)…Love, Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB patting each other on the long backs)


  1. Maureen Halleran
    November 21st, 2013 | 11:29 am

    I’m not surprised he was reunited with his family. Everything is so organized in Basset Hound Town.

    A Big Slurppy Kiss from Slinky to you for all your effort.

    P.S. Benson looks like a mix of an American Bull dog and maybe a Labrador. That’s my guess.

  2. November 21st, 2013 | 8:07 pm

    Yip, yip, hoooorrrrraaaaayyyyyyyyy for Cat and Grandma and Daisy Lynn… They saved the day!!!! Aaaaarrrrrroooooooooo… You can always count on Bassethoundtown!!!!! xoxo

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