My Bassets love playing with sticks. Lottie more than Lucie, will often chase after them on our walks and bring them back for me to keep throwing and we have loads of sticks in the garden because she carries them home with her. Sometimes the pair of them share a longish stick and walk side by side carrying it and look so amusing!!
This picture made me laugh as well! He looks like nothing could make his life better than it is right now. Mine enjoy chewing on sticks occasionally too. They like tearing limbs off a little tree we have in the back yard.