Sunday, January 6, 2008

My Dream... to Waddle across America

I long to see the waddling world... to do what no hooman has done before and paw my way to every rescue waddle from coast to coast in 2008.

My New Year's resolution is to waddle my way across America, stopping to meet my fellow hounds and hound-lovers while raising awareness about the plight of homeless hounds. I hope to raise some much-needed funds too -- for my favorite senior rescue organizations, including Senior Houndsabound and House of Puddles.

But I need your help -- would you consider fostering me for a few days so I can achieve my dream? I'm perfectly housebroken, rather compact for a basset (only 16 inches long), and I never shed!

Because my caretaker has a silly thing called a J*O*B, she can't escort me on my travels. So I’m seeking kind dog-lovers who will host me for a few days: show me the sights of their area, taking photos to share with my friends and fans on my blog; introduce me to their family (furry and otherwise); and take me to their local rescue events. And there will be ample time between waddles to see some of the great national sights (fire hydrants, bakeries, grassy spots, etc.) -- so I'll be seeking kind souls to guide me during these non-waddling times as well.

Would you consider being my foster family for a short time and promise to:

  • E-mail stories and pix of my travel adventures so they can be uploaded to my travel blog. I’m quite petite for a basset (I weigh only a pound), and I love to ride in the car, so I’m easy to take along to local sights, events and rescue activities.

  • Take photos of me (with your family, at your home, in your town, at rescue events) for my blog and fan club newsletters – either e-mailing them to my e-mail ( or mailing them to one of my trusty helpers who have offered to scan and upload them (all information can be e-mailed to you if needed).

  • Send me on my way -- via Priority Mail (approx. $8-$9, unless souvenirs are added to my baggage) -- when my travel agent e-mails with my next foster family’s mailing address. It’s very important that I travel Priority (a houndie can get lost in the mail otherwise) and that I am shepherded on my way when the time is right so I don’t miss any impawtent rescue events.

  • Most important: Make a tax-deductible donation of at least $20 to either Senior Houndsabound or House of Puddles. I will be setting up a Firstgiving page, but in the meanwhile, donations can be made: via Paypal directly from either rescue's website: or OR by check (made out directly to the rescue and sent to the address on their respective sites. Whatever method you choose, please be sure to indicate that the donation is for Wendell's Waddle Tour.
In return, each devoted foster will receive (in addition to moi of course):
  • My eternal gratitude and an official “I Waddled with Wendell” keepsake (sure to become collector’s items in the most exclusive basset crap collector circles).
If you could find it in your heart to sponsor a poor stuffed hound and help him achieve his dreams (while supporting vital rescues), please e-mail me at Please be sure to indicate the dates you are able to escort me.

Thank you!


Bob said...

We lubb you Wendall

We want you to waddle with us in the house on wheels the 2000 miles to the Michigan Great American Waddle...will you huh huh will you huh huh plweseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

PS Jassy thinks you are cute

Yur furend

BOb the DOg

Cindy Heron said...

Kimmie Sue, Chloe Grace and Lola Claire would love to escort you to the BHRA Hoe Down. What could be better than having a date with three lovely young ladies like us?

We lub you too Wendall!


leslie matthews said...

howard and stanley would love to have you stay at their momslaves house furing the NEBHR's woofstock which is usually in may. we can show you plymouth, massachusetts and other places too....

Nicole said...

Flash and I would love to take you to the Basset Buddies Basset Fest in Wisconsin. This is the closest we get to waddling.. we ride in a parade instead.

It's usually in late August, but I'm not sure we have dates yet.

Anonymous said...

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Cảm ơn bạn nhiều nhé.