Thursday, November 19, 2009

You ain't nothin but a (basset) hound dog


When Andrew and I started dating I immediately fell in love with his Basset Hound Bessie. Her droopy eyes, big ears and funny feet just made you wanna love on her all the time. She became our constant companion as a couple, going on our long walks around West Jefferson and nesting in the dirty clothes hamper when I'd stay the night. Bessie has just always been a part of our relationship. We talk about her like she is a kid, have tons of pictures of her and constantly make her the center of attention.

And sometimes we forget that she is a HOUND and no, that's not always a good thing. Sure its cute when she buries a bone out in the yard only to dig it up a few days later and re-bury it somewhere else. Sure its funny to hear her howl at the top of her lungs when she catches a scent or sees a cat running across the street. But she can also be really troublesome. She is extremely smart, sometimes too smart for her own good.

Her favorite troublesome act is getting into the trash. Sometimes you forget that she is so talented at this act and accidentally leave her out of her cage for say a whole day and come home to find the WORST mess ever!!! She'll eat pretty much anything that is in there, eggshells, moldy bread, pieces of onion, food that was tossed from the fridge and paper that someone has wiped something on that smells like food. Then once she has strewn garbage from the back door to the front door of the house, she will go to the bathroom in the house. And she always does it on the carpet upstairs, number one and number two.

I dread the days when I realize I've accidentally left her out only to come home to a horrible mess and at least 40 minutes of cleaning ahead of me. She gets mad when you leave her all day and this is her way of acting out. If its not trash, she'll eat a whole loaf of bread or other bakery items such as cookies and donuts. She's also eaten bird seed and suet cakes (no, I am NOT kidding), an entire unopened bag of dog food, a box of dog bones and Hershey kisses with the wrappers still on. I am sure there are more things but these are the only ones I can recall, I bet if Andrew was telling this story he would have lots more!

For the most part she is a really good dog, but on her bad days.....she is a really, really bad dog!

I'm participating in the writers workshop over at Mama Kat's and using prompt number two, so get on over there and do the same!

9 comments:

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh, what a beautiful puppy! They can be such handfuls, though. She seems super sweet, just the same. :)

parentingBYdummies said...

My hound (he was a beagle) used eat dirty diapers outta the trash. He was so nasty like that!

Amanda said...

ew dirty diapers?!?! That's worse than moldy bread for sure!

Matt & Alisha said...

Thanks so much for choosing my prompt! Mine will do the same thing as well, I just didn't put all of that in there! She is beautiful!

Amanda said...

Thank you :) she is a really sweet dog and I lover her a lot, but like I said she is trouble!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Maybe you could put a lock on your trash,. Glad our dog doesn't do this, at least not yet!

I wrote on this prompt too. Here's my link to it; http://karenzemek.blogspot.com/2009/11/our-dogs-most-destructive-behavior.html

Los said...

I used to work at a pet shop - we had the cutest basset hound for sale. My girlfriend at the time wanted it, but I couldn't convince her parents to allow her to get it ... I wonder what ever happened ... to the dog, not the girl .

marfmom said...

awww she's adorable!!! our old cat used to eat out of the trash too.

Erin said...

Awww so cute!
Maybe getting a dog is a bad idea until we're out of the diaper phase! haha