Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen – Three at the Bridge

Three sleeping PBGVs (Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen) from left to right, Tinker, Griffin, and Pagan. Now at the Bridge. I hope you have the comfiest sofas for your naps.

Once upon a time, we had three furry noisy smelly hounds called PBGVs, or Petites … or, correctly, Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen. Shaggy long-backed short-legged French rabbit hounds. They were funny and smart and had the most musical … and loud … voices I’ve ever heard. Tinker was insanely destructive till the day she passed. Griffin was a cuddly and always ready to entertain you. He loved to make you laugh. Pagan was the sweetest dog I’ve ever known. They’ve all passed on … Pagan way too early for causes unknown, the other two in their time. The house is cleaner and quieter, but no dog will ever make me laugh like Griffin the clown could make me laugh, or be as totally weird as Tinker was, or as passionate about nap time as Pagan was. We’ll always miss them and never forget them.

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7 replies

  1. Yes! I can relate to the ‘specialness’ of having pets:>) I am sure you have many, many stories and wonderful memories about these three. Perhaps you will share more later! We had two dogs (a black lab and a dalmation) when the kids were growing up. There’s just nothing like a boy and his dog! Of course, the girls loved them,too, but with the boy, it just was different. Now, we have cats and have had several throughout the years that have warmed our hearts and left their marks. If you have not met Our Foxie, visit


    • We had cats … sometimes a lot of them … for years, then we had dogs, cats and ferrets … and eventually, when our Somali cat “Big Guy” passed away, he was such an amazing cat, we knew we could never have another like him and now, we have dogs. One of them is older (10), the other younger, but eventually, we’ll probably just have one. But not yet. Not for some years, I hope.


  2. I echo Bob’s thoughts about love for animals over humans (with obvious exception for a handful of folks). As one usually poker faced about emotion, our dogs very easily make me smile, laugh and, yes, sometimes yell in frustration. Let’s not even talk about how we cope when that time has arrived for them.


  3. It’s a fact that I love animals more than humans. Dogs or cats never lie to you, want only to be loved, fed and scratched behind the ear or their tummy. I’ve cried a lot of tears that were quickly licked away by an empathetic doggie. God bless pets!


    • I must love them because we sure do have a lot of them! They’ve taken to singing along whenever I play music and try to sing along. It’s hilarious, but very, very loud!


    • I adore my dogs of course but they lie. Like dogs. How many times do they tell me that they are starving to death when they have just been fed, eh? That no one has ever given them a biscuit when they still have crumbs on their muzzles. Love? Absolutely. Honesty? Ha!


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