Seriously in the dog days of summer the hounds favorite time to walk is right before dark, still warm but not so blistering hot for them in their fur coats. And it's not all about the heat, no sirree! Right before dark is the best time to hunt!
Rabbits you say? No they leave that up to our cousin Miss MaggieMae! HoneyDew and Sampson our bonafide specialists in the cricket hunting arena! It is one of the funniest thing to watch. They will be walking along the road and suddenly the ears go forward and the pups bounce and pounce. HoneyDew will pick them up and carry them a few feet gingerly in her teeth, spit it out and bounce and pounce again!
Sampson hasn't quite perfected the maneuver yet as he sometimes ends up wearing one on top of his nose or on his head as they are mad to escape! Then you should see the movements and positions that I never knew a basset hound could get into to get the monster off his head!
And of course if the cricket chirps louder that just winds the pups up more. I know for a fact that HoneyDew actually ate at least one. I told her I better not find body parts in the house in the morning or no more dusk walks for her!
Of course I don't have any pictures as I only had the cell phone with me, as it was getting dark it didn't register a photo. I'll take my camera next time...it has video capabilities...then if I can just figure out how to get the video on here...
Now they are sleeping peacefully and looking all noncricketthreatening like...
Anyways Happy DOT's!