FRED BASSET TURNS 50
Fred Basset, the beloved English comic strip, was always one of my favorites. Fred has been entertaining folks with his uniquely basset-y antics for 50 years. I first became familiar with this hilarious hound on my first trip to England in 1977 and bought a book of the cartoons at Victoria Station to read on the train. I immediately fell in love with the comic. Fred's creator had the basset personality down pat. Our first basset, Butterscotch, always reminded me of Fred.