Posts Tagged ‘hunting dog’

The Hay Greeting Committee

Usually we have our hay delivered, but when I realized how close they are to our house I thought I could convince Boot City to accompany me with his giant flatbed to pick it up a load ourselves and save the delivery fee which has gone up this year.

The hay picking up was pretty uneventful, but the Greeting Committee are ADORABLE!

BASSET HOUNDS!

I know the tri-color hound was a rescue, but not sure about the other one. You just don’t see a lot of Basset Hounds and these two were the more fit and less baggy variety. Everyone reading this probably knows I’m an avid fox hunter. Well did you know that Basset Hounds are hunting dogs? They are! They hunt similarly to a pack of fox hounds, but they hunt rabbit and the followers are on foot rather than horseback. You can read more about hunting Basset HoundsĀ here.

This guy. I can’t even.

 

Their long ears serve a purpose by dragging scent up off the ground and helping waft the scent of their prey and keeping the scent near their nose.

She had the scope out the trailer before loading. She jumped up all on her own. Don’t be fooled by their size or shape, Bassets are athletic dogs!

My goal in life is to have a retired Fox Hound (or 5), a retired Beagle and a retired Basset Hound all from recognized packs. I just love these hunting dogs!

Not to worry, we did not forget to get the hay!