Basset Hound Extraordinaire!
All basset photos taken by Daniel Krucoff

I would like to introduce the newest member of our pack and junior studio mascot, Quorra! She is a very special girl and entered our lives on May 24, 2012, thanks to our friend Marilee Epperson.

Let the Games Begin!
Quorra & Newton (left to right)

We met Quorra at the Timberline Basset Specialty the day after our Bueller had passed. I thought it would help ease the pain of his loss to see all those wonderful basset hounds and visit with our friends on Friday, April 13, 2012 (Friday the 13th has always been a lucky day for me).  That day, Marilee said she had two girls who might be a good fit for us. We thought it was too early consider another dog, but we met her briefly that day. There was something about her.

The early part of May, we went over to Marilee’s to have a real visit with Quorra. She warmed up to Dan & I within about 5 minutes. We could tell she was a very sweet and loving girl. We discussed bringing her into our home and made the decision a couple of days later. We knew we would have a long vacation the end of May and that would be the right time to bring her home.

We changed her name from Delilah to Quorra. Why Quorra? Well, Quorra was the name of the last Iso in the movie, Tron Legacy. Since Dan & I are HUGE geeks, it seemed fitting.

Quorra, The last Iso in Tron Legacy

The deciding factor for the name ‘Quorra’ is that it is also Italian for ‘heart’. A bit of a tribute to our Bueller boy.

The Studio Crew
From left to right, Nocturne, Newton & Quorra

I’ve been reading a lot about how when something is right for you, it all comes together quickly and easily. I can tell you Quorra is right for us and everything easily fell into place once we made the decision to bring Quorra into our family. She is intelligent and very inquisitive. She has learned so much so fast in the past 3 plus weeks.  She was accepted by Nocturne & Newton immediately.  The pack has bonded with a new member.   She’s about 1 1/2 years old, so still a bit of an adolescent, which is perfect.

Both Dan & I see glimpses of Bueller’s personality in her, which make us think she has his seal of approval. A delightful girl and one of the most loving dogs we have had. We will forever be in Marilee’s debt for bringing this Basset Hound Extraordinaire into our lives.

Since today is one of those family days, with it being Father’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to share the news of Quorra with all of you. I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting her and I can assure you there will be more stories about our studio mascots in future blog posts.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.