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My Early Days

I was born on May 15, 2004 at Vendimian, in the Languedoc region in Southern France, the home of Christian Benitez, my breeder.

Christian named me "Vodka" which is a name beginning with the letter "V" as is traditional in France for animals born in 2004.

I was renamed "Vigie", which is French for the "Lookout" position on a ship by Don & Emma who adopted me on August 12, 2004.

Christian's daughter gives me a hug goodbye (before the tears)....


I am a "Basset Bleu de Gascogne", which in English is a Blue Gascony Basset. We are quite rare, even in France. I have 3 cousins which are larger breeds, but with similar colors, the Petit Bleu, the Grand Bleu, and the Griffon, all from Gascogne.

Here are my parents - I take after my Mum who is on left.