At the retirement community where Mark's mother lives, they brought in a new dog rescued from a local shelter.
It is called a Bassador, a mix of Basset Hound and Labrador!
Apparently these hybrids are not new or too uncommon. And yet, as much as I love Basset Hounds, I had not heard of this breed before Mark told me about "Willie", a 2-year-old Basset/Black Lab mix..
Willie is a permanent resident of the retirement community. One of the staff members has primary responsibility for Willie's care. He has his own place, and is there during his waking hours to greet visitors and visit with the residents.
As soon as I have a chance to meet him, I will post a photo. Stay tuned!
Until then, I will look forward to making his acquaintance, and amusing myself with thoughts of how cute he must be, with his long low body, stumpy legs, and Labrador's head.
Here are a couple photos of the breed I found on the internet....(And read more about the breed here.)