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Hudson, the Semi-Beagle Hudson was rescued by B.O.N.E.S. from a bad situation in Limington, ME. After the gentleman called 911 (and subsequently passed away), the local ACO found 20 dogs living in squalid conditions. B.O.N.E.S. took most of them and found them new homes. Overall, Hudson was in very good shape but when he had his physical, they found a serious mast cell tumor in his nose. As much as possible was removed. B.O.N.E.S. wanted to find a wonderful home for Hudson and we did. John is a long-haul trucker that had lost his beagle companion of 13 years. He wanted a new companion. Luckily John found Hudson (or Hudson found John). It was a wonderful match. Hudson reported in regularly, and we share his "Chronicles" on this page.

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March 2007

Hudson's Chronicles - March 2007 Hey, Hudson here...

I am returning from a trip to Seattle with John. It smells so much different out there than in Maine. I am getting the hang of this trucking thing.Hudson It is exhausting work as you can tell from the picture. I try to keep the recliner in working order as much as I can. I am adapting to life on the road. I'm not scared to be picked up and taken out of the truck..I try to jump out all by myself! The traffic noise doesn't seem to bother me as much either. I am mad at John, however, he got a garbage can with a lid! I had my first truckwash today and it was quite a surprise with all the water, brushes, and noise. I'm glad John stayed in the truck with me so I wouldn't be alone through it all. We should be home next week and I hope to have a couple days to check out my new second home, I hope the snow is melting so I can have a good sniff around. Thanks for the great spot on the website, we are both very honored to be there. I'll be in touch about our next mission.

Hudson's Chronicles - March 2007From John:
Hudson is a very affectionate guy who likes to curl up on my lap when I steal his recliner. He's under the covers at night and several times a night he will come up for air/water and then I have to let him back under. I think we are both good for each other.

In Hudson's own words:
I've had fun on my first trip with John out to St Louis and back. We just delivered a tractor in Charleton, MA and are going to load a truck to take to Seattle. I have enjoyed the past week with John in his truck. I have taken over the recliner in the sleeper while we are driving. When I get tired of that, I move to the bed for a while. I do let John sleep in the bed at night with me, even though he doesn't share his meals with me. No matter how much I beg or how sad I look he doesn't even make eye contact. That's my only complaint, I'm stuck with dog food! I am a little scared when we go out if there is a lot of traffic or street noise but I think I'll get used to it soon. I am happy to be in the truck where it is just the two of us, no fighting for food or attention. I think I'll adopt John so I don't lose this good deal.

This is Hudson on the day John picked him up. Hudson immediately took to John and the small truck.

Hudson's Chronicles - March 2007