I Love Basset Hounds!
July 18, 2013
I love basset hounds. I used to have one named Oscar Meyer. He would lay and lay, and occasionally, he would get up to eat and slobber… Many people think basset hounds are not the brightest dogs, but I beg to differ. I think they are extremely intelligent, but they are stubborn… and at times disobedient.
Oscar was trained to stay in our backyard. Sometimes, we would leave the gate ajar and go eat or shopping. When we came back, he would be there with his nose at the edge of the open gate, ready to greet us.
He had it figured out, though; he could look up at the window to see if anyone was watching. If no one was there, he would sneak out of the gate and around the corner to the trash cans. More than once, I came home to a yard full of trash. Oscar clearly knew that what he had done was wrong.
Honestly, there’s nothing as sad as a sorrowful and slinky basset hound. I could never stay mad at him. Whether he was lying on the grass sound asleep with his ears stretched out in airplane fashion or trying to run down the hill after us, tripping over his ears as he went, I loved him all the way to Mars and back.
If you also love a fairly sedentary dog with abounding cuteness, you might want to try reading The Tao of Maggie by Bill Stanton. I have a copy on my bookshelf at home. There’s also a series of mystery books by Peggy Webb called Elvis and the Tropical Double Trouble; for kids, there's a Show Me Readers Award nominee called Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond.
Happy Reading Hound Lovers!
Amy Jo : )
Blue Springs South Branch