Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...

Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...
Run Free: birthdate unknown - Oct. 17 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Save a coonhound

This is the photo of Booker, from the American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue Web site, that inspired our unanimous "That's our dog."

He has tested, strained and challenged every once of dog savvy that we thought - and think - we have. He is both a rescue and a reward.

He is the coolest dog I have ever lived with. He is smart, he is dignified, he is earnest, he is independent. He tries really hard. He gives 110%. And he looks great on the leather sofa.

Coonhounds are infinitely "American" dogs. Unfortunately, the traits that were bred into them are often their undoing, as well.

Read this sad, thought-provoking article in the Tuskegee News.

We want to add a comment: Coonhounds make incredible house dogs.

They have even been known to adapt to condo living.


Cocoa the Beagle said...

Hey Booker,

We have an award just for YOU and your H-Mom. C'mon over :)

Cocoa and Barley

Deetz said...

I will go over and read that news story. I love that photo and you are right, such a truly marvelous reward....That was a sad story about the 7 year old boy that you told me about, but also a moving story, especially about the butterfly tattoo..what a brave lil soul he was. Thank you for sharing
Deetzy Boy

Jake of Florida said...

We read the article and even saw your comment. Looking at the picture of that poor suffering coonhound and thinking about all the others who are left to wander the streets just makes us ill.

Our Mom would go to pieces if she saw a dog like that and couldn't do something. Looking at Booker's photo -- she's applauding you for recognizing him as your dog and making it so!!!

Lots of wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

The Devil Dog said...

Hi Booker. That is a very sad article. It makes mom really mad to read things like that. She knows that there will be a time and place for them to pay for the terrible things they do to those who cannot defend themselves, but she would still like to kick them in the patoutie!


Charlie Daniels said...

G'day Booker

That is a sad article but a great photo of you :-)



Mango said...

That story was just too sad for the Mango. How can people do that to their doggies? Booker, you are one lucky dude.


Eduardo said...

Thats so sad!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a sad article! We're so glad you have your mom, Booker!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pippa said...

Mistress has been banned from reading that story as it sounds like the sort of thing that will make her cry.

You look very handsome in that photo.

Kathryn and Ari said...

Wow--no wonder you were smitten. What a face! And those mournful hound dog eyes! I'm so glad you found each other.

Anonymous said...

What a good looking hound. He's a very lucky dog!

1-Observer said...

I'm thrilled to have found your blog. I have to affirm that coonhounds make great dogs. I have two: one beautiful, sweet Treeing Walker and a Black and Tan mix who is the smartest dog I've ever owned. For several years, we had a beagle, as well. Hounds are fabulous and full of personality.

Biggie-Z said...

What a sad, sad story. Thanks for making us all more aware of coonhounds and some of the issues they face.