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Yogi's hobbies:

* snorting
* parading around with things in his mouth
* protecting life and limb from the little blue heeler (Tater) who lives across the road when he comes over here to hunt rodents
* stealing kisses
* boxing
* sitting on the top step of the front step with his front feet on the second step buffing at anything that goes by
* showing his fearsomeness by standing by the fence when The Large Monsters (horses) are standing on the other side

Lady's hobbies:

* protecting me from trucks by barking whenever there's one within three miles of me
* looking mildly disturbed whenever Yogi snorts
* sitting extremely daintily and posing, just in case someone is looking
* keeping me carefully informed about the status of food depth in her bowl
* keeping an eye on me while she's supposedly sleeping
* sitting next to me whenever I'm gardening
* showing her fearsomeness by standing by the fence when The Large Monsters (horses) are standing on the other side
 

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Murray's hobbies:

*sitting by the window watching the world go by
*lying in the backyard watching the world go by
*snorfeling around in the backyard looking for gross stuff to eat

Minna(dachshund)'s hobbies:

*barking
*barking
*barking :rolleyes:
 

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Moe's Hobbies:

* perimeter patrol - several times daily
* alerting us to all who pass too closely (dog-walkers, baby-walkers, joggers, school-buses, delivery trucks, and garbage trucks)
* holding down the couch
* lap-warming (whoever is on the couch)
* barking to alert me when it's snack-time (morning cookies, after work cookies, before dinner cookies, and after dinner cookies :blink: )
* soothing our frazzled nerves by demanding belly rubs and other equally satisfying forms of affection (who can stay upset while fondling warm, soft, fuzzy folds of loose skin?)

Tally's hobbies:
* squeaking her squeaky toy endlessly
* following me everywhere I go within the house or out in the yard
* doing whatever Moe does :)
 

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Jackie's hobbies:
  • sniffing every inch of the floor to find snacks
  • sleeping on her back with all paws in air
  • attempting to play with her grandparents evil kitties
  • food...all kinds of food
  • shredding sticks outside
  • dragging bits of shredded stick inside
  • peeing in all corners of the yard daily
  • licking everything
  • getting bellyrubs
I don't know what I would do without her... :p
 

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Bella's hobbies
Licking my face
stealing food off the counter
teasing Pearl (her 6 year old Basset Pal)
stealing anything that smells like me--glasses, pens! etc. etc.
checking the yard for skunks at 2 in the morning
doing silly pet tricks--hi 5, the wave and she's working on the bellycrawl

Pearl's hobbies
rolling over on her back for pets
beating up on Bella
sunbathing on the top of the hot tub
sunbathing on the grass
sunbathing out in the back of the yard, on the dirt
 

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Ike may possibly be the only REAL Basset here! :blink: The rest of us have pampered over-sized lap-dogs. ;)
 

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Rusty:
Playing, giving everyone that "Basset Look", going for walks!!

Stickers:

Going for many walks, playing, getting her Daddy to do whatever she wants!!
 

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Annie's day starts with feeding the birds and squirrels and they stand right next to her as we toss the bread over the fence and is very gentle to them and one time licked the top of a bird's head. YUCK!!!

Then if weather is nice lies outside on her lounge chair watching the squirrels take over our yard and once in a while will jump down and chase them just for the "thrill of the chase".

The rest of the day is sitting by her cookie jar waiting for someone to toss her one and then napping til her daddy gets home and then sneaks in as many belly rubs as she can and then we take her for a long walk in the neighborhood where everyone has to stop and pet her and bring her treats so it really isn't much exercise like we would like for her even though now we belong to the dog park and she runs like crazy there chasing all the little dogs.

Around 8 she jumps in our bed and is out like a light and the next day...it starts again!

Kathy
 

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Molly, The American Hunting Basset Association Poster Child for "Suburban Grrrls Gone Wild", only wants to HUNT RABBITS, go for walks (Sniffs), eat treats and be petted. Thanks to all my new (9 yr) AHBA (and BHCA Hunt Test) friends! My Bassets are primarily 1st level Obedience trained Bassets, pets, advertising models, and recently (and most importantly) Hunting Hounds. If you don't allow your Basset the opportunity to do what it's genetically bred to do, hunt rabbits, you and your hounds are missing out on the ultimate Basset experience. It's awesome! Molly is the most laid-back, civil, intelligent, social Basset. But when I pull onto the grounds of a Hunt Test (even where she's never been before), she goes balistic! She turns into a crazed hunting machine. It's an incredible sight to see this CDX, agility, therapy dog trained Basset totally become a hunting machine. Because of Dean Wickwire (who introduced me to the the AHBA,) and the late Thad Makowski of the the BHCA (who started the BHCA Hunt Test, which allows altered Bassets to compete in Hunt Tests), I have been allowed to compete in field events with my rescued, altered, AKC Champion sired Basset. These venues have changed my life. I'm sorry I'm rambling, but this is the ultimate Basset hobby and ALL of you can, and should, participate! Take care, Belinda.
 

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Now, now, my guys aren't totally useless.

Yogi once got a baby bunny and proudly paraded around with the poor little thing in his mouth. :huh:

Even better was the time he got a possum who was playing possum. :blink: Much yipping and buffing broke out over that.

And maybe better was when he tried to tackle an armadillo. :blink: Lady was maliciously cheering him on in that effort - she already knew he would never make it through that shell.

And of course, there was the leopard frog who leapt straight up into the air and landed on Yogi's back. Lady enjoyed that, too, although it stopped Yogi right in his tracks. There was significant snorting over that event, but the leopard frog managed to flee.

So there are hunting tendencies here, sometimes with tragic consequences. Like the brutal humiliation of Yogi by this fellow, the world's smallest black bear, who was living under my house:



Little did you know that the world's smallest black bears chatter their teeth to scare doggies! This fellow lasted a good 1/2 second in Yogi's mouth (with Lady cheering him on) before wresting himself loose and unleashing the evil chatter!

Yogi not only snorted, but began leaping straight in the air over this one. It was an exciting day for him.
 

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Francis's hobbies: Sniffing every blade of grass at Millennium Park, smelling every single bush we pass, snorting other dogs' pee-mail, going back to re-sniff the occasional item he missed the first time, going to Grandma's (the cheese lady) for an occasional treat and last but not least, cruising around in the car.
Hobbies he'd like to develop include: hanging around the register at the dog bakery, hanging around the register at Petco and hanging around a bunch of toddlers while they eat lunch (they are such easy marks).
In Francis's perfect world, we'd live in a tent at the park and there would be an automatic cheese dispensing machine that he could operate with a nudge by his nose. :lol:
 

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wow! The world's smallest black bear looks suspiciously like the world's largest ground hog. :p Even more humiliating.

Oh, Belinda, alas, not all of us *can* participate in hunt tests. I've never heard of one in Northern California, and doubt I will for a long, long time. We have an avid bunch if field trialers who every so often send out an invitation to the rest of us with altered dogs to come watch and help with their trial! Yah, sure :blink:
 

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* barking at cats :rolleyes:
* shredding our post :blink:
* staring out the lounge window watching the world go by
* following me when i have the laundry
* following anyone who has a cup of tea
* opening up a soft toy to get the squeeker out
* jumps up at everyone who enters out house
* running as far away from me as possible when the nail clippers come out
* humping daddy's leg when he has food/drink (daddy thinks its funny - I go MAD when i see it happening!)
* talking to me every evening about 9pm when im on the sofa and she wants to spot i'm on
* and of course the final one - sniffing EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING - but all of our hounds do that dont they!!!
 

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wow! The world's smallest black bear looks suspiciously like the world's largest ground hog. :p Even more humiliating.[/b]
::gasp:: :eek: :eek:

Ground hog? Ground hog??

I'll have you know it's a bear!


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Scully's hobbies:

~ trying to convince the world she's starving and needs to be fed all the time

~ figuring out ways to distract her slaves and steal their food

~ getting a steady supply of beauty sleep

~ trying to turn her slaves into contortionists by taking up 3/4 of the bed

~ keeping the walls, floors, pillows, bed, couch, her daddy, etc. clean by licking them

~ sniffing every sqare inch of the the neighborhood, and then peeing on it

~ making her mommy look like an idiot in public by taking poops in the most inconvenient and embarassing places

~ scaring random people on the sidewalk with her big bark when they ignore her

~ oh, and how could I forget her newest and possibly most annoying hobby: clearing a room with her incredibly foul-smelling gas. :blink:

.....etc. etc. etc. :rolleyes:
 

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Right now Lightning and Stomps are perfecting sleeping and farting. (We had company over the weekend, which explains the sleeping. The farting will be discussed in a separate post.) And regarding the "born hunters" that are bassets, I once watched a rabbit run right past Lightning and Stomps in the backyard, and they didn't even bat an eyelash. Mighty hunters, my two boys.
 

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Francis's hobbies: Sniffing every blade of grass at Millennium Park, smelling every single bush we pass, snorting other dogs' pee-mail, going back to re-sniff the occasional item he missed the first time, going to Grandma's (the cheese lady) for an occasional treat and last but not least, cruising around in the car.
Hobbies he'd like to develop include: hanging around the register at the dog bakery, hanging around the register at Petco and hanging around a bunch of toddlers while they eat lunch (they are such easy marks).
In Francis's perfect world, we'd live in a tent at the park and there would be an automatic cheese dispensing machine that he could operate with a nudge by his nose. :lol:[/b]
Don't you think in that perfect world, your tent would be more ideally situated in a kiddy playground, and that playground would have a hotdog vendor nearby, and those little kiddys would all be carrying hotdogs and not noticing the hungry Basset sneaking up from behind? I'm sure that if you consulted with Frances, he would agree. :lol: Go ahead... ask him! ;)

Once, whil attending Colonial Basset Rescue's Basset Bash for the first time, I was gawking at all the beautiful Bassets all in one place, only to turn around just in time to see Moe about to snatch a little guy's hotdog right out of his unsuspecting little hands. Quick-thinking and an even quicker yank on his leash saved that little guy's lunch. Moe's look of disappointment was comical. :lol: Later that day Moe ended up with his own hotdog and he didn't have to steal it!

:) :) :)
 
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