Sunday, March 18, 2007
Basset Hounds are indeed hunting dogs
Amy and I went to Sam's Club Saturday afternoon (as previoulsy reported) and we had a few minutes to unpack the perishibles and let Lucy out of her kennel before we had to leave for the dinner/fundraiser we attended. While surfing channels we heard Lucy outside doing something to the drainspout. Amy went to investigate and came back reporting that Lucy was chasing a bug.
The problem is it continued and she started barking. Amy went out again and came back telling me there is something IN the drainspout, she had heard it. So I go to investigate. I didn't hear anything, but I tapped and rattled the drainspot and thought I heard leaves or something shift. I look down and out flies a CHIPMUNK! It has a little altitude coming out the spout hits the ground and tears across the backyard to the concrete retaining wall and jumps perfectly into one of the drainage holes and disappears. Lucy is in hot pursuit and is VERY mad that she could not catch this cute little guy.
As I understand, beagles and foxhounds chase fox. Bassets were bred to sniff out and hunt small game like rabbits and squirrels so Yeah for Lucy as she has now successfully chased a chipmunk and cornered an opossum in our backyard. She's also skilled at birds, squirrels and cats. I'm glad we're not in Florida because the geckos would make her never shut up.