HAPPY BASSETILLE DAY!
In my latest novel in the Beanie and Cruiser series, BRACED FOR MURDER, Tahoe's first Basset Waddle takes place on July 14, Bastille Day in France and, à propos, is called The Bassetille Day Waddle. Here's an excerpt from the book:
The weather was perfect on the day of our first annual Basset Waddle. Tahoe’s temperate seventies and a cool breeze would keep the hounds from overheating in their Waddle Wear, which ranged from silly to bizarre. Calamity and other homeless bassets sported green jackets with yellow lettering that read, ADOPT ME! Bassetille Day would go down in Heavenly Valley history as an earmark gathering of basset hounds from hither and yon. Two attendees were real French hounds that had been flown all the way from Paris. Vive les Bassets! In all, they were nearly 1,000 strong, long, and ready to waddle.