About Me

I am a "Basset Fauve de Bretagne" (I know,difficult to say at first!)and my birthday is April 1st 2009. My new parents collected me on June 7th from Wiltshire and I came to live in Horsforth,Leeds.I hope you check in often to see my photos, and read all about my adventures/misadventures!(My little brother,Henri, joined the pack in March 2012)

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Beach adventures!

Hi blog friends!
  big woofs to all our  followers and 'a-paw-logies' for the lack of posts over the last month.... I know you'll all understand when I tell you how much of my time's taken up these days with teaching Henri the ropes AND keeping him out of trouble - anyway ....
 we had an amazing adventure last weekend when our humans took us to the BEACH.....! in a place called Beadnell Bay in Northumberland! Wow...I remember going there two years ago and loved being allowed to run on the sandy bits "without a lead...!"
    I couldn't wait to show Henri how great it was!!
Mum and Dad hired a house on wheels - really cool..(SO-O much better than the small things called cars that we both hate travelling in.)
They called it a Motorhome .....well,I can tell you, it was the best adventure ever!! (Mum said to mention that it was from:Annette, at "harrogatemotorhomes" in North Yorkshire -great service,rates etc)
   Okay,okay mum-that's enough of the advertising!!
Anyway,check out the pics and you can see what I mean....
   Henri managed to find a cool spot.....

Thursday, 10 May 2012

......remembering when we had sunny days.....!
                                ...what's for dinner?
     Henri needs lots of naps......
                           two innocent fauves....?
                                                        garden duty!
....my little brother, Henri!
A quick hello from Harvey and Henri!

Sorry to all my friends - I know it's been a while since I last blogged,but having a little brother to look after and entertain every day is hard work! Whew! -no-one told me that it would be a full time job ....all the wrestling and chasing is exhausting,believe me.
I have to say though,that Henri has changed my life in all kinds of ways .....
walking on a coupler lead? - what's that all about?
realising that Henri doesn't cry in the car (show off!) and making me look like a bit of a baby.
being chased around the garden and having a basset work out when I SHOULD be sitting in the sun relaxing....
....okay,okay.... it's not ALL bad.....
another fauve to play with - hunting for treats together in the garden- being able to blame someone else for any wet puddles IN the house ( the ones outside? I HATE them-  and know THEY have nothing to do with Henri!!)
   best of all though is the feeling that we have our own little hound pack now .....I LOVE IT!!....excuse me while I paws for thought - I might need Sam's help to add pics ....?

Saturday, 10 March 2012

more pics of me with Henri!


Meet Henri - my new brother!

Meet Henri - my new brother!

Hi blogger friends ....well ....he's finally here!!

Remember I told you how I was waiting -AND WAITING- for my new brother to arrive?

Well....it finally happened last weekend.

I knew something was going on when mum and dad went off on Saturday afternoon and said they were going to stay in Marlborough before going to see dog mum and dad,Liz and Bruce the next day.

I couldn't wait for Sunday to come!

Around 5.00pm I heard the garden gate and went into the garden....

WOW! There was this little version of ME - just standing there, with his tail wagging faster than mine!

We had a good sniff of each other and a few cuddles ( check out the photos) - I was already loving him SO much .... I just couldn't leave him alone!

(quick pause to show you a few pics ....)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Hello again,blogger friends!
I have just been checking over the comments you've all been sending me over the last few years and realised that I hadn't thanked you all properly!
. I should be wearing the "Collar of Shame" -most definitely!(watch the film "Up" and you'll know what I mean!!)
You've said such lovely things to me and all I can do is send huge woofs,licks and snuffles....you all deserve for me to jump up and give you the biggest and bounciest fauve greeting ever!
Thank you all SO much...in return I promise to work my paws to the bone and keep up with my regular blogs this year....well...... Henry (my new brother!) won't be able to even REACH the computer for ages,so I'll keep you all posted about HIS adventures,too!
Special thanks to my dog-mother,Liz.(I can't wait to see you and dog-dad Bruce later this year.)
I promise to look after Henry as best I can and report back to you on how well he's behaving(misbehaving!)
Of course,I'm the grown up sensible one now,so I shall show him the ropes ....not sure what mum meant when she caught me on the BACK of the sofa earlier and said something about me having so many beds and why would I need to get up THERE!.. humans...they just don't get that we LIKE being high up so that we can keep an eye on everything!
See what I have to put up with???
woofs,licks and scruffles from this crazy hound!
xxxx Harvey

Friday, 10 February 2012

My brother "Henry"!

Meet " Henry " - my new brother!

You know I'm always saying how we hounds LOVE company? Well...finally everyone listened to me and decided that ....now I'm nearly three years old and quite grown up(!!??) it would be the right time for me to have my very own fauve brother!

Four weeks ago, Mum and dad went to visit Liz and Bruce in Wiltshire (my first ever family) and Great Aunt Clementine, who'd had six beautiful puppies four weeks earlier.They didn't take me,as they said there would be too much "puppy gazing" going on and I'd be too giddy - as if!!

Of course, they fell in love with them all,but aunty Liz and uncle Bruce helped mum and dad choose my brother/second cousin!

They went back last Sunday to get to know the puppies a bit more and enjoy extra puppy cuddles - -

When they got back they told me all about Henry!

He's coming to live with us in THREE weeks!(March 4th)

Will I be ready?Where will he sleep? Will he want to eat my food?

I promise to try and answer all these questions AND to post LOTS of photos of the two of us (might need to ask mum to help out !) and tell you all about our first meeting.

Must go now and check out all the old toys which I'm going to let Henry have ...well...maybe!!

woofs and hound smiles xxx Harvey

My new brother!!

Hi blogger friends!

This is just a quick post -more to follow in three weeks - I just had to tell you all my exciting news (-paws to catch my breath!) I'M GOING TO HAVE A BROTHER!!!!

Can you believe it? For two years I've been hoping that I'd have another fauve to live with...and...it's finally going to happen! Yeah!!

Hang on...going to try and post a couple of pics of our (my!) new puppy...paws crossed -

Hi blogger friends!

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Happy New Year!

I know it's hard to believe - but I'm back!!
Happy New Year to anyone (and there probably IS only one someone!) dog or human person, reading this page!
I know it's been too long since I blogged (and you all know who's to blame for that,don't you?? )
but a certain someone has just found the password they needed to help me re-start my "fauve-diary"- ( she's now been forgiven....)

I'm going to try really hard to let my mum know when I want to use the com-poo-ter from now on,then I can tell you all about what's been happening in the life of this 2 (soon to be three!!)year old fauve! (me!!)

Give me some time to get my paws around remembering how to post pics and I'll be back as quick as a woof and a lick!! xx Harvey