We are pleased to introduce…
The initial impression is that Wembley will not be taking any crap from anyone.
What darlingness–he was worth the wait!
Puppeh kisses to you!
How is Fenway taking to all this new puppy-ness?
Dude, he looks pissed….
Hmm, sorta looks like a “get that camera out of my fucking face” look to me.
Hope he outgrows it.
(edit) which is not to say he’s not darling. Just maybe not the media-friendly Basset required by los TBoggerandos.
What an impressive glower he has! I’m too intimidated to even THINK of scritching his little freckled tummy.
And how is Fenway taking it all…?
(Wembley looks fairly nonplussed by all the attention, but surely I’m missing the tail-wags and butt-wiggles…?)
I think he is still strung-out on the Dramamine.
And pancake paws is right!!
Welcome home and to the family, Wembley! And stop with the Bad-Ass-Dagger- Eyes. It doesn’t work coming from someone who needs about 12 months to grow into his paws. Or a Not-Cat.
(Beautiful markings. What a character he promises to be!)
Congrats on the new pup!
ahh, a face that says “f*cking jet lag.”
hopefully he’ll be recovered in time for TNBB
I love the attitude. It seems that MsTbogg didn’t dissolve in all of our snowishness. I expect that Wembley will adapt to the inordinate heat. He is beautiful. Congratulations to you all.
Wembley is adorable! As for the glower, if I’d had to go through what he just went through, I’d want to bite somebody too. How’s Mrs. T doing? Swearing she’ll never go north ever, ever again?
Oooooooooooooooooooooh. Isn’t he precious!
Wobbly Wembly looks like he’s 99% BadAss from the word Go, which is awesome.
Wouldya look at the size of those front legs? My Gosh. Let’s just get the little one a Harley and a biker jacket right now.
I can see why you fell in love with this little guy at first sight.
How’s Fenway reacting? I’m sure we’ll know more this Thursday, or…maybe every day this week? (crossing fingers). In the meantime, get lots of rest Mrs. TBogg. I’m sure Mr. Bogg can attend to the nightly feedings and wimpering while you catch up on badly needed sleep.
I de-lurked here after 3 years just to say that is one damn cute puppy. You could wrap up and watch tv in those velvety brown ears.
It is 2 am here in suburban Philadelphia. I have to get up early to go food shopping because we are expecting the second part of the one-two punch from Mother Nature. (your tweet just popped up as I am writing this). I expect to be waiting in line for several hours at the market as the area goes into full-panic mode. And yet I couldn’t go to bed until the pup was revealed.
Welcome Wembley! You have no idea how many people beside your humans have been waiting for you. Lotta good thoughts and love coming your way.
And now to sleep, perchance to dream (of velvet ears and drool).
DAY-UM, but that’s a boatload of puppeh cuteness!!! Welcome to casa del Bogg, Wembley -
(as for he glower, I’m with Wembley, transcontinental flights are teh sux)
how’s Fenway dealing???
“Not happy with the papparazi. We don’t have those in Pennsylvania.”
Welcome to California, Wembley!
Has Fenway given him a swirly yet?
Wow – are those front legs or tree trunks?
Looks to me like he’s ready for an audition with a KISS tribute band! Guessing he probably has the tongue for it.
ahhhhhh welcome to the bogg wembley
I think I’m in love! I stayed up late here in Rhode Island to see the new pup and it was worth the wait. Welcome to the enormous extended TBogg virtual family, Wembley, and here’s a bunch of virtual pets for you (as if you’re not getting enough from the actual TBogg family!)
Nothing could replace Beckham but this dude has the makings of a glower that will rival The Master’s.
The orange tufts above each eye are killer cute.
Loving the chocolate ears.
Im officially obsessed with him. And I’m extremely jealous you guys get to play with him for five weeks before I even get to meet him.
Welcome Home Wembley!!!
No wonder you picked him, how could you resist?
OMG. The size of those pandy paws. Wembley is not amused by the long flight. Get him whatever he wants, and quickly.
mmmm.. meaty… He’s cute enough to eat!
Congratulations to Fenway for his new baby, and to you for getting your wife back from the Abominable Snow Monster!
actually, the look says, “i’m never flying again.”
I think he’s saying: “Why have you brought me to a home with Mannix-era shag carpeting? Where’s the avocado-green refrigerator?”
or maybe the look says, “ok, photo op over. now where’s the afterparty? and the other 47 bassets?”
Ahhh…the real reason I drove home tonight at 10mph over two miles of ice-covered road. Welcome, Wembley! You’re a much-anticipated, already loved pup. Don’t take any crap from Fenway!
Mrs. TBogg: I’m very glad you made it safely home from your ordeal, before the storm we Missourians got tonight made it to Pennsylvania!
Oh man, what a face! Just love those eye brow dots…..they can be so expressive…..I expect we will be able to learn a lot about what Wembley is thinking just by looking at that face. And those chocolatey ears! Too cute, really.
Congrats to you Boggs! You did a great job picking out a pup….Beckham must have been guiding you.
(I really hope that this extra time with him has finally given Mrs TBogg her own dog)
Love the name, love his coloring, love that stinkeye, love the tie-dyed t-shirt, I have one almost exactly like it.
Can’t wait to read an update with Fenway’s reaction.
Dagnabbit, I was so entranced by Wembley that I didn’t notice my own dog happily flinging stuffing out of his bed.
Welcome abode Wembley. Wembley doesn’t seem to be the exhibitionist that Fenway is. I see he’s hiding his junk from us. Those are some huge legs.
Wait a minute: I’m here @ Dulles [been here since 2 am; what an experience] and NEITHER MRS TBOGG nor the pup is here!!!!!
How on earth could I have missed them.
And what a cutie!!
PS – that must have been some hell of a pup carrier!!
oh man, he does not look the least bit impressed… i can’t wait for the stories of wembley.
too friggin cute — and with attitude!
He is awesome! Personality plus!
Teh bottom teef!!! Get ‘em Wembley! Get ‘em!
Mazel Tov!….Did you photoshop those meathooks?
Oh dear. I look at those eyes and think “He’s channeling Beckham.” Good thing he’s adorable, because I foresee the debut of “The Little Bastard, Part Deux”
He’s going to have a book written about him. I can just tell. A comedy/mystery/thriller.
Will ya look at those meaty paws… no wonder they insisted you ship him air freight. How did Mrs. Tbogg ever squeeze him into anything small enough for carry-on?!?
Love the look: “Hey… you, with the camera… I see here in the contract something about a weekly basset blog feature. I don’t think so, but I’m going to have my agent get back to you on that one.”
Oh, and that snuggly rug? Made to pee on. Just sayin’.
He is so purty! He makes cartoon Droopy look cheery by comparison. I’m so glad you found this sturdy little guy and I hope we have many years as his adoring fans here in the peanut gallery.
Looks like he’s in travel mode–does restoration to full size involve immersion in water or an air hose?
If he keeps that look, you may want to reconsider JoePa as a naming possibility.
nice guns! (still woulda named him tbow but thats just me)
Oooohhhh! I bet you could land a 747 on those shoulders!
I feel a thrill up my leg!
Surprising, since I usually only feel that way about creepy Mormans.
Disgruntled demeanour? Check.
Terminal cutity? Check
Ready for dawg heaven at Casa TBogg? Bring it on.
Welcome Wembles, congrats family Bogg.
I think Wembley is part Shar-Pei
A worthy dyspeptic look about him.
He looks a bit like Leonard Nimoy. Watching Fringe is gonna take on a whole new weirdness now.
Love the coloring. Welcome Wembley.
He looks jet-lagged. Cute as a button, though!
Cute with an attitude. Perfect combination. Welcome Wembley.
Wow, those “eyebrows” or whatever you call them give Wembley just the right attitude for this blog.
Oh, and I never thought I’d say this, but after the worst winter since my adolescence in western NY (just shovelled out the last of the snow blocking in my car from the last storm, in preparation for the 12-20 inches expected tonight and tomorrow), I think I’d actually rather be in sunny San Diego. And I am NOT a warm weather guy. Once Wembley gets over the jet lag, he’ll think he’s died and gone to heaven.
Maybe we can have a pre-Thursday night Basset thingy? With video?
Welcome Wembley! I hope you’re ready to be a star. It’s a rough life, being adored by millions.
Wow, look at those paws!! That is going to be one big basset!
He is so cute, very Beckham-looking, a worthy heir to the Tbogg basset company!
I am so glad for you that you found another little buddy. But how will Fenway deal with the new companion? Especially one that looks as if he will positively eff you up if you cross him?!?
Yeah, that is one no-nonsense, Do Not F*ck With Me stare. It’s impressive, but I really hope he lightens up a little once the weariness and drugs and sense of dislocation wears off.
He has some cute brindling on his arms front legs. Also, and more importantly, either his ears are set low on his skull or he has what seems to be an unusually high-domed head – perhaps to make room for a Super Basset Brain?
Uh oh. We are in a heap of trouble now.
Well done, T-Boggs! Nothing like a new 4 legged addition to to the family to get the routine completely upended.
I’m curious to hear from Mrs.T-Bogg on how she selected Wembley from the pack. After she recovers from her traumatic meteorological experiences (snowy weather and icy airline customer service), of course.
Thanks for all the kind words and concern. The trip was a great adventure with many highlights (Tait’s Farm is truly basset heaven) and several serious challenges (snow, United Airlines, United Airlines, United Airlines, United Express Airlines, and United Airlines ad nauseum). All in all, getting Wembley home was well worth the trouble. Fenway is learning to “curb his enthusiasm” a bit and he is going to be a great big brother. Hopefully we can get some “contrast and compare” pictures this week so you all can get a better understanding of the actual size (and shape) difference. As to the glower, I can only say…it is Becks that he’s following. He already curled his lip and snapped at Fenway last night when he got a little overzealous with sniffing. Wembley’s going to fit in just fine.
Thanks for the update, Mrs. T-Bogg, and for giving a glimpse into the First Meeting of Once and Future Basset Overlords.
As to the glower, I can only say… it is Becks that he’s following.
Aw. I bet that’s why he caught your eye.
Looks like a worthy successor to the late Beckham. Impressive glower with obvious warm basset heart lurking underneath. Congratulations on your new puppy and surviving Untied Airlines.
Reminds me of myself when dealing with republicans at the local pub.
Aah. He’s here! What a sweetie. Congratulations. Thanks for the update and good to hear he is laying down the law to Fenway.
Aaaawwwwwww. I stayed up so late, but finally caved – glad to see the cuteness and attytood are worth all the trouble Mrs. TBogg endured.
Given that the puppeh has been through the same misery of cross-country flight and the loveliness of air travel in the 21st century, I would expect no less than a leave-me-alone look from him.
I detect sweetness under the glower; and wow, those paws! And ears! And speckled belly!
Adorable. Now, Mrs. TBogg, hope you are getting your well-deserved rest; and that Wembley will be yours forever.
How did you pick the name? You all choose the most interesting names for your dogs.
Oh, and congrats for getting the hell out of Dodge , er, Pennsylvania, before the second wave of Snowpocalypse.
BTW….and apologies to anyone who may work for United Airlines. I WILL NEVER FLY THEM AGAIN!!! Inept, rude, unhelpful and smug about it, badly trained (I received more incorrect information in 5 days than I have in the last 5 years from their staff) uninformed, disdainful, arrogant, snippy, snotty and generally horrific when it came to anything remotely resembling customer service. They suck big time!!!
Jeebus, Even I was up early this AM (my non work day) checking in on Tblogg for TPuppy arrival announcement. Way to go TBogg family !
Wow, He’s got 2 sets of eyes I tell ya!…those orange ones set right above his darker ones…I suppose he’s trying to use it all as a clever camouflage ruse. You know to fool others who might think the orange ones are really his eyes. Some enemy might walk up unsuspectingly, thinking he’s not paying attention and get a little too close for Wembley’s comfort. All the while Wembley’s really watching them with his (real) darker eyes and then when they get in within reach, he hauls off and cuffs them with one of the pancake mitts he’s also sporting and quickly let them know know he’s boss.
In the words of Elmer Fudd, he certainly looks like one Wascall-wy Wembley..enjoy you’re new addition.
That’s definitely a “Kneel before Zod” look.
The baleful Beckham glare. How glorious to see it reincarnated.
Does this mean Fenway has to become Saint Satch? Good luck with that.
Did he glower like that before you started calling him Wembley?
Congratulations! He looks like he’s gonna go Full Bjork on that camera.
Why the long face? Bwahahahaahaha! Get it! Long Face! I crack me up!
What a beautiful boy! Glad to see Wembley and his mom made it home okay (in spite of all the travel woes) and are safely ensconced in the warm glow of the Tbogg home. This little guy is definitely going to be a star in the Thursday Bassett Blogging saga. Some serious puppy paws, there.
Hugs to Fenway for having to be big brother to such a cute little scene-stealer.
Mrs. TBogg- so sorry for your United experience. Join the club. I’ve been avoiding them for years, for just those reasons. Luckily, everywhere I’ve needed to fly for years, Southwest flies. Love, love, love Southwest.
I meant to point out the other night, when TBogg mentioned the conflicting stories on weather from phone agents and airport agents – chances are excellent that the phone agents are somewhere in the Sunbelt – here in San Antonio we have or had a bunch of them, because of our low pay, non-Union, bilingual population. I worked for one myself for a few months – that one has moved to Tijuana.
No question, customer service at all levels sucks; and you are right, training is generally “just enough”, never everything the reps really need to know. It’s a shame.
Just glad you and the pup are home safe. Now you will have stories to tell for years to come, no?
Here’s a song from me to you
I hope you understand me
I can’t forget the day we met
I loved oh so madly
and all the things I used to I gave them up so gladly
well yes I love, and I’ll always love you
let’s just say there’s something in your smile
It’s 1966 again,
A love as big as Wembley, Wembley
I usually have referred to big paws on puppies as “manhole covers.” I like pancake paws better.
He looks an awful lot like the boneless basset from a few days ago. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Also.
Good thing LAndTCasey is past the dress-up-the-puppy-in-doll-clothes stage of life. Wembley is clearly not THAT sort of dog. But he’s damn cute anyway. Looking forward to the emerging Wembley personality.
oh sweet jesus, what a beautiful boy !!!
oooh and I was crossing fingers, strokin’ magic blogging lamp hoping for a tri-color – wow, just wow.
congrats to all at Casa TBogg – mwah !
Wembley thoughts: “Tall lady: Snuggles with me and lets me sit on her lap. Takes me away from the snow and cold. Tall man: Gets in my face with a fucking camera. Guess whose shoes I’ll eat.”
You’ve heard of global warming.
I believe what we have here is Global Wembling, a whole new phenomenom. I challenge the wingnuts to refute its existence.
Looks like he’s not going to suffer fools gladly….a perfect fit for the TBogg manse!
The name is a reference to:
1. An English stadium
2. A character on “Fraggle Rock”?
You can go on their site an “provide them with feedback” concerning your trip [and related experiences].
Just look on your baggage tag and there’s be the address of the place to do it. Trying starting @ united.com. I hope your “commenting” skills have been sharpened by responding to all those e-mails from Plouffe, Caraville and OFA.
Agreed. They used to be my carrier of choice, now they’re dead last.
Lucky, lucky Tboggs! You get a glowering puppy Wembley, Sibling Rivalrous Fenway, and NO SNOW! The D.C. forecast was revised yesterday from “ten to twenty inches” to “eight to twelve inches,” and then back to “ten to twenty inches.” That’s on top of the two feet of snow we already have.
Mr. B said, “I never thought that ‘eight to twelve inches of snow’ would sound like, ‘a light dusting’…” And yes, I know why I never moved back to California: Because I married Mr. Biscuitbarrel, who would not move.
What a handsome, dour-looking boy. The perfect, as far as coloring is concerned, combination of his ‘rents, Apollo and Maureen.
He looks to be possessed by the spirit of Beckham. Perfect!
You people have a knack for puppy names.
He looks this pissed as a youngster..this is going to be good.
He looks like a brawler.
Now get me a frickin’ beer, TBogg!
adorable, in every way, esp. the glower – and those paws!
video camera at the ready? (fingers and ganglia crossed)
Wait until he finds out he has to wear a harness all the time.
In the umpteen hours between last night and now, Wembley has likely GROWN AND WE’VE MISSED IT.
More pix please. :)
Gorgeous perp-dawg. May he bring you many years of floppy-eared joy.
If I continue to check in here, I think I’m going to end up with my very own Basset. Maybe Mrs. T could fly back here to Pennsylvania and help me pick one out :). Obviously you TBoggs have the knack, as Wembley is beautiful. Can’t wait to see him after the jet lag and meds have worn off.
What a lucky pooch Wembley is. Now he’s set for a life of love and luxury — eh?
Looks like I lost my office pool. I had “Wrigley”.
And Mrs. TBogg has it spot on – the second I saw those pix, I thought Beckham had been reincarnated. The power of glower lives on at Casa TBogg.
Wouldn’t be surprised if the Taits’ Basset Farm sees a little uptick in business. Like the TBoggs said after the outpouring in this space after Beckham passed, even they didn’t realize how huge this Bassett Blogging had gotten. Lots of people de-lurking, even now. *g*
I find myself tempted, even, despite having four cats and, um most significant, no real job. Not practical, but tempting. And I sure do notice bassets everywhere now.
Hmmm…perhaps Wembly’s glower is just a reflection of his having already internalized what Mommy looks like when dealing with airline personnel.
Awwwwwwww! Wembley is adorrrrrrable! Congrats on the new pup. Hope Fenway teaches him the ways of the Bogg household.
What a pretty Pennsylvania puppy. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. TBogg. You’re passion for Bassetts must be the only way to get beyond the pain you’ve encountered with the loss of Satch and Beckham. Based on the pictures, Wembley fits in perfectly. May you have many, many happy days and years together.
Now, is it Wem-bu-lee?
There’s terminal cuteness, and then there’s Wembley… Congratulations on your new addition, and he does seem to have a certain “don’t tread on me” look in his eye. Those ears… omigawd, those ears…!
I needs me a stinkin’ Basset.
And I sure do notice bassets everywhere now
me too. mr cbl has busted me for surfing basset rescue sites (damn ‘cookies’ !) on numerous occasions. we are presently enjoying a full on empty nest swoon, and a dog would change the the dynamic – not so much finding someone to dog sit, as feeling horribly guilty leaving puppers on a long week end – sigh
That dog looks exactly like Robert Novak.
I knew he’d be back.