Good morning Everyone!
In August, 2011, I wrote a post about Mandy, our husky basset hound mix. Since that date, that post has been visited over 4000 times! People have been kind enough to tell me sometimes why they wanted to read it – most of the time, someone has either just adopted a puppy or dog who is a buskey. (For those new to the blog, “buskey” is the name I’ve decided to use to call this most unusual, but beautiful mix.)
I’d like to introduce you to a new member of the buskey family: Stella. As you can see, she bears a striking resemblance to other buskeys, as most of them do.
Stella has the body shape and the striking blue eyes common to the buskey, and you can see that her tail has longer hair on it than a hound’s tail would. Her coloring is interesting, since she appeared to pick up more of the basset hound brown then some of the other buskeys we have seen.
Here’s a picture of our Mandy enjoying a ride in our motor home. You can definitely see the resemblance!
Just like all the other buskeys, Stella has a laid back temperament, a generally sunny disposition, and a marked aptitude for foraging/scavenging kitchen counters and any other surfaces which may have food lying around loose.
We are fortunate in that Ms. Amelia was able to send us a rare photo of a buskey as a puppy. A lot of the people who now have buskeys adopted them from shelters as rescues (including us) and never had the opportunity to see our buskeys as puppies.
This pose looks familiar to me – it is one of the poses Mandy uses when she has decided to get me up in the morning. It’s usually a warning shot before she starts to walk across my hair, which always gets me up. (It hurts!)
While we are always happy to meet new buskeys, it’s nice to hear from some of the others we have already met. Sawyer’s owner, who was the first buskey owner to ever contact me. recently sent me some updated photos. Believe it or not, Sawyer is now 8! That hardly seems possible.
He looks happy, doesn’t he? Here he is on the front steps of their home:
Sawyer’s resemblance to Mandy can be almost uncanny – since he originally was adopted from a shelter in Birmingham, both families have speculated as to whether they might be related – but that, alas, is something neither of us will ever know for sure!
Compare that picture of Sawyer with this one of Mandy sharing her bed with Tyra, and you’ll see what I mean about the resemblance.
It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?
If any of you other buskey owners out there who have or will visit here to find out more about these unusual dogs want to share pictures, I’ll be happy to share them!
Have a great day!