Herman has officially been adopted by the Gittens’ clan! Everyone in the Gittens family fell in love with sweet Herman, hounds and humans alike. Six year old Herman was fostered by Kathy Kontrim in TN and brought to NY on the transport that brought nine hounds to the Basset Blast on April 28. Steve and Deb Gittens drove that transport themselves and fell in love with Herman on the trip (see ‘Herman – Foster Failure?’ blog story from May 2). Steve and Deb brought Herman home from the blast as a foster, although everyone seemed to know he was going to be a keeper.
Kathy Kontrim who fostered Herman in TN said it was really hard to let him go on the day she put him on the transport bound for NY. But she said she knew something wonderful was waiting for him in the Empire State and she was right! Thanks so much to Kathy for fostering sweet Herman – his new life would not have been possible without you!
Deb said Herman was ‘magical’ and everyone talks about his soulful eyes. She said the other dogs – Hattie (ABC alumni), Gertie (ABC foster) and beautiful little Mia all love Herman. Steve said the ‘Missus’ wouldn’t part with him and Deb said Steve would never let him go. Ah well…guess that’s why they call it a ‘foster failure’. Herman probably knew what he was doing all along – Bassets are so much smarter than people sometimes.
Congratulations to the Gittens clan on their newest addition. We wish you many happy, healthy years with Herman! Keep us posted with pics – he is such a beautiful boy! Congratulations Herman on picking a wonderful family for your forever home. Enjoy your new home and watch over your family.