Monday, August 27, 2012

Wild thing tests hunting skills

So where was I when the latest wild thing threatened our fish, hugged our trees and generally treated our yard as a playground?
However, my hunting instincts soon woke me up and I rampaged around, tracking the scent of that raccoon just as I was bred to.
This morning's visitor: cute, and a good climber, too!
Raccoons, deer, fox, bear, even mountain lion all have been challenged by the likes of moi. We hounds are big. We hounds are fast. We to sleep after a hard-charging morning. Inside, preferably, away from most wild things.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Why they call it R π

How many places of pi do you know?

The numbers go on...and on...

Someone even makes a correction!

Took my sister back to school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today–R π to those who like the inside joke.

I was a sad puppy. But when I saw what was carved into the picnic table outside her dorm, I had to laugh.

The only kind of pi I know is the peach and blueberry one Mom made last week. And the only calculation I had to make was when to make my move. I can assure you that this kind of pie was delicious.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

With new Nessie evidence, Morsie monster might not be a log after all

Could the Morsie Monster be real?
It can hardly be coincidence that a new photo reportedly showing irrefutable evidence that the Loch Ness monster exists comes just two weeks after my Morsie Monster sighting. I have to say, the resemblance is striking, leading me to reopen my investigation.

Apparently, I came to the too-rapid conclusion that Morsie was merely a floating log, shifting this way and that in the currents. After all, Loch Ness skipper George Edwards has spent 26 years searching for Nessie, and I consider case closed after a fortnight?

Yesterday, Mom boated out to the middle of the pond to get another look at Morsie, but was reluctant to disturb the cormorant resting on its spine. Suddenly, Morsie then wrapped itself around her kayak, and she frantically paddled away, much like the kayaker off Cape Cod who recently managed to outpaddle a great white shark.

As for me, I'll hang out in my pool today.

Friday, August 3, 2012

What I did on my summer vacation

Even during summer vacation? No dogs, ever?
Let's face it: I'm always on vacation. But then again, a dog's work just looks like people's play. It's exhausting to be attuned constantly to scents, sights, sounds, dropped food, etc., etc., etc.

A few headlines, then, sparing most of the boring details.

Big bully lab mix leaps through open window of truck, charging at innocent hound—then goes shopping at Bacon Street Farm, thanks to recently installed automatic door.

Later identified as dessicated bunny head. Tasted as rotten as it looked.

Mouse nest disturbed. Food at least five years old and definitely rotten. I found out the hard way. Question is, how did they manage to scurry along carrying such a big burden? And how much money did Mom waste feeding these unauthorized pets?

No exegesis needed.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Two great pups, ready for adoption!

Mickey, 9 months. Super cute!
We could be twins.
If you'd like a dog that will stop people in their tracks, overcome by its handsomeness, elegance and seemingly well-behaved mannerisms, then head right on over to Buddy Dog Humane Society to check out two Walker hounds who need homes.

Roscoe, 9 months old. He's ready for fun!
I haven't met them, but if they're anything like moi, they're sweet, sleep a lot when they're not up to a bit of mischief, are super friendly and easy to love. Most likely, they'll be a bit stubborn, but that's just because they are incredibly smart. And who doesn't want an intellectual companion?

Just be sure you have a fence, because, boy, do we like to run.

To learn more about hounds, check out the Coonhound Companions website. While you're there, head to the Long Ears Blog to read Mom's post on the joys of adopting me.
Then, when you just can't stand it any longer, head right over to Buddy Dog to give these guys a home. And let me know, because they look like they'd be super playmates!