Get ready for some serious cuteness overload! I got to meet Hazel at 13 weeks old, and she is as insanely cute as you can imagine a Basset Hound puppy could be. She’s all soft wrinkles and floppy ears, with big doleful eyes and the sweetest personality to match. She’s already 20 pounds (I think people forget how big Bassets are – they’re usually around 50-60 pounds as adults) but picking her up is like trying to pick up jello – she’s so long and bendy and wiggly.

She’s a smart girl, already going to the door when she needs to go outside or going to sit by the stairs when she’s ready for a meal. She’s been very interested in her big brother Butters, who is being very patient and laid-back with this whole puppy invasion business. The most difficult thing about Hazel’s session was making sure I kept working instead of putting my camera down to play with this adorable ball of wrinkly mischief!