Hound Dogs

January 18, 2016

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Fox hunt.No, not Elvis this time, but the real four-legged kind of hound.

 

Sporting dog.
My friend Kim G. has a fluffy-foo-foo dog with painted toenails and bows in its furry ears. Cute as a button, but not my kind of dog. Kim heard me mention my dog Mabel (may she rest in peace), but when she saw Mabel for the first time, was visibly upset that I had a rough looking mutt of a dog. Highly offended (not really) I doubled down and loved Mabel’s too long legs and too big ears even more.

 

Leslie Anne Tarabella and Mabel. Here’s Mabel, who came before Lois Lane and Doug. We rescued her from the shelter in Marietta, Georgia with only three days to spare. She lived to be 16 years old.

 

Beagle themed sweater.

Southerners have always had an affinity for mutts, and yes, even prissy little dogs, but don’t you think it’s the hound dogs we love the most?

 

Hunting dogs.

They’ve been workers, helping us rid the farm of critters that destroy the crops.

 

Pheasant hunting. Hound are also great hunters who  help  find dinner.

 

Red Bone Coon - Hound. Loyal and sweet dog.

And they’ve guarded our houses (and stills . . . um, “businesses”) with their loud howls that can be heard for miles away on a clear moonlit night.



Beagle: Trouble wrapped in cuteness.Partial to Beagles myself (trouble wrapped in cuteness), I’ve made a hound-dog Pinterest board for you to follow and browse through the beautiful photos of all types of pups. It includes coloring sheets for the creative types, clothing, jewelry, home decor and the hounds themselves. I’ve even thrown in a few mutts and fluffy types to keep everyone happy. (But it is definitely a no-cat zone!)

Hound dogs are loyal companions. What type of dog do you love most? I’m guessing many of you are like Kim and love the fluffy-puppies. That’s okay, it takes all kinds of dogs to make this world a better place.

 

hound dogs

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  • I’m partial to German Shepherds, myself although we did have a couple of Beagles when I was a kid. You summed them up perfectly: “trouble wrapped in cuteness”. Did I ever tell you about the time that our two Beagles TPed the inside of our house?

    • Doesn’t surprise me that your Beagles left good stories! I also love German Shepherds and love seeing the Fairhope Police dog riding around in the police car!

  • My love affair with doggies started in 1st grade with Spot. I wanted a Springer Spaniel from that day forward. Mama was a no dog mama. When I got married, we acquired a Springer pronto. We are now on our third. My son threw a monkey wrench into the equation with a Golden who turns 7 tomorrow. Her name is Lemony (my son named her). We just noticed that she shares a birthday with Robert E. Lee. We are thinking of changing the spelling of her name to Lemon E. The deal is that I LOVE almost all doggies. They are just so cute and make you feel so happy. I am a little partial though to the bigger hunting dogs.

    • I was always nervous about having a big dog since I grew up with dachshunds, but our Doug is so gentle and sweet, I love them now! Lemon E. is the perfect name as a tip to Robert E.! I’ve always heard that Springer Spaniels are very smart and super energetic!

  • Hi Little Bitty Pretty One! Oh, Mabel was so sweet looking. Hounds are good dogs. We used to have a neighbor who had a Beagle and I would love to hear it howl when it wanted to come back inside. I guess I’m partial to smaller fuzzy dogs. I’m such a mommy and want to be able to pick up my pup and hold it like a baby! 😉
    Thanks for popping in to see me and glad to know you thought I looked groovy! Move over Brady Bunch! 😉
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    • Lois Lane rarely howls. It’s so rare, that when she does, we all come running and think it’s cute, instead of an annoyance! That being said, at 4pm sharp EVERYSINGLEDAY, she barks her head off until I feed her.

      Thanks for reading Shelia, and I hope your knee is feeling better!

  • Yeah, I was wondering who would spot the dude in the jeep first, or at least admit it! I knew I could count on you Katie!

  • We own and raise Weimaraners. They are a bird dog but are the perfect all around family dog; either a gorgeous silver gray or charcoal gray.

    • My Uncle had Weimaraners and they were beautiful. I always think of the alphabet Weimaraners — remember them? So cute and funny!

  • I never thought I’d like any other breeds except the large dogs, but we got a Shih Tzu when my son was 10 and we loved that fluffy white fru fru dog so much it just about broke all our hearts forever when he died. Dogs are heart stealers, any breed, every time 🙂

    • That’s the truth. The fluffy ones always have the big-eye thing going that pulls you in and lets them get away with things like sleeping in your bed and eating the good cheese.

  • Love beagles because I grew up with them. No brothers or sisters for me just beagles. My favorites are German Shepherd Dogs and Australian Shepherds. I would say I love foreign dogs but Aussies originated in the US. I have to admit that a beagle puppy is just about the cutest darn thing in the world. You can’t beat a spotted belly.

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