Prior to Maisy (our beloved but batty basset hound), we had Molly – our first basset hound, the basset that set the boundaries, the basset that put us in our place and truly introduced us to the breed; the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright bizarre!
Second time around, therefore, we were fairly sure that nothing would surprise us, the basset hound is a creature like no other and we were fully expecting Maisy to be just like Molly in the levels of mayhem and madness only she isn’t… shes a whole different kettle of fish – or should I say dog?
Don’t get me wrong, Maisy is as mad as a box of frogs and like any other basset hound, she is challenging, stubborn, hairy, slobbery and ridiculously cute, cuddly and caring. However, never before have I known a dog with such short legs be able to climb such great heights as Maisy!
This dog can scale walls, she can Houdini herself through a baby gate, she can climb onto platforms, coffee tables, picnic benches and even bounce her way onto a trampoline!
The Bouncing Basset
The kids once used the confines of their trampoline as a safe place from the dog, it is where they stored their footballs and space hoppers from being burst by the basset. This didn’t last for long though as this little nutter nibbled her way through the zip, breaking her way into the netting and she has since treated the trampoline like her personal podium!
The basset hound is not a dog designed for an ordinary family, it is no ordinary dog after all…
This particular and rather beautiful basset of ours is intent on breaking the boundaries, she has certainly broken the boundaries of my heart as I love her endlessly – the kids will just have to find somewhere else to play ball!
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