Rooney and the invisible door

Rooney and the invisible door

Post by Laurel Reddic » Tue, 28 Feb 2006 06:56:57


At night we put our herd into stalls with paddocks attached so they
wander in and out of their stalls at night.  We put their weighed
morning hay in cardboard boxes outside their stall doors in the barn
alley.  Old Gus sleeps in the attached arena, and we put his morning
senior pellets in a bucket with a loose lid in the alley too.

This morning hubby went to the barn to find evidence of Rooney having
a walk about--as we forgot to latch his stall door.  He had eaten and
scattered the morning hay for all the other horses, had eaten Gus's
senior pellets, had popped the lid on one of the crack ***
molasses***s.  So there were buckets and cardboard boxes strewn all
about, and one horse poop by the door.

His door was wide open, but Rooney stood behind the invisible door
head*** out of the stall as usual with a molasses covered nose
nickering for breakfast.  The lad did not get his breakie.  And he is
fine as he only pigged out on hay and about 2 lbs. of Gussie's
pellets.  We should have taken a picture of the culprit and his evil
ways<g>.  He actually looked a little sheepish about the event.

Boomer and Mo are due to arrive here any minute from the Cariboo with
Monika and Curtis overnighting with us.  I'm pacing as I wait --as the
Fraser Canyon and Hell's Gate route is supposed to be treacherous
today with snow and black ice.  I will update you on Fool after I talk
with Monika.  The latest I heard was that Fool is a little depressed
and lethargic, but is eating and pooping fine.  I'll know more later.
Laurel

 
 
 

Rooney and the invisible door

Post by Judi » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 00:57:48

Quote:

> At night we put our herd into stalls with paddocks attached so they
> wander in and out of their stalls at night.  We put their weighed
> morning hay in cardboard boxes outside their stall doors in the barn
> alley.  Old Gus sleeps in the attached arena, and we put his morning
> senior pellets in a bucket with a loose lid in the alley too.

> This morning hubby went to the barn to find evidence of Rooney having
> a walk about--as we forgot to latch his stall door.  He had eaten and
> scattered the morning hay for all the other horses, had eaten Gus's
> senior pellets, had popped the lid on one of the crack ***
> molasses***s.  So there were buckets and cardboard boxes strewn all
> about, and one horse poop by the door.

> His door was wide open, but Rooney stood behind the invisible door
> head*** out of the stall as usual with a molasses covered nose
> nickering for breakfast.  The lad did not get his breakie.  And he is
> fine as he only pigged out on hay and about 2 lbs. of Gussie's
> pellets.  We should have taken a picture of the culprit and his evil
> ways<g>.  He actually looked a little sheepish about the event.

> Boomer and Mo are due to arrive here any minute from the Cariboo with
> Monika and Curtis overnighting with us.  I'm pacing as I wait --as the
> Fraser Canyon and Hell's Gate route is supposed to be treacherous
> today with snow and black ice.  I will update you on Fool after I talk
> with Monika.  The latest I heard was that Fool is a little depressed
> and lethargic, but is eating and pooping fine.  I'll know more later.
> Laurel

That is very funny! What a character to go back in his stall and put on
the innocent act! He sounds like my Bassett Hound, Droopy. My husband
would get up later than me and work from home. Before I left for work,
Droopy would lay down in his bed next to our bed and "go to sleep". As
soon as I left, Droopy would get up and start wandering the house
looking for one of the kid's to have left their door open so that he
could raid their trash... My husband could even hear him jump up to put
his paws on the kitchen counter to see if we had left anything within
his reach. It is amazing the things he could get into. More than once
he got into trick-or-treat bags that were supposedly out of reach. By
the way, Droopy is a BIG bassett and he has longer legs than most, not
a show dog.
Judie

 
 
 

Rooney and the invisible door

Post by Laurel Reddic » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 08:15:02


Quote:
>That is very funny! What a character to go back in his stall and put on
>the innocent act! He sounds like my Bassett Hound, Droopy. My husband
>would get up later than me and work from home. Before I left for work,
>Droopy would lay down in his bed next to our bed and "go to sleep". As
>soon as I left, Droopy would get up and start wandering the house
>looking for one of the kid's to have left their door open so that he
>could raid their trash... My husband could even hear him jump up to put
>his paws on the kitchen counter to see if we had left anything within
>his reach. It is amazing the things he could get into. More than once
>he got into trick-or-treat bags that were supposedly out of reach. By
>the way, Droopy is a BIG bassett and he has longer legs than most, not
>a show dog.

Hi Judie.  I've always loved the look of Bassett Hounds.  What is it
like to own one?  I've heard that you cannot let them loose at
all--due to their drive to find scents and follow them.  Will a good
fenced yard contain them or do they try to dig out?  Curious as I
wouldn't be opposed to getting one someday if they would stay around
the farm as they look such loveable characters.
Laurel

 
 
 

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Post by Judi » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 08:42:11

Quote:

> Hi Judie.  I've always loved the look of Bassett Hounds.  What is it
> like to own one?  I've heard that you cannot let them loose at
> all--due to their drive to find scents and follow them.  Will a good
> fenced yard contain them or do they try to dig out?  Curious as I
> wouldn't be opposed to getting one someday if they would stay around
> the farm as they look such loveable characters.
> Laurel

Hi Laurel, I love my Bassett Hound, Droopy. He is my baby. He is very
sweet and cute and makes funny noises. He can even sound like Star Wars
Chewbacka, making a funny whine that gurgles. He will also "sing" in a
high pitch howl with me if I start howling.

We got him from the pound. He had been a lost dog that was not
recovered which lends to the notion that they do wander and follow
their noses. Sometimes our gate would be accidentally left open and our
two dogs, Droopy, the Bassett, and Chico the Chihuahua would wander up
the street to our nearest neighbors (we all lived on 5 acre plots) who
had lots of dogs. They had an interesting type of gate that could be
pushed in but not out, so the dogs could get in but not out. My
neighbor found a really cute sign that said "Bassett Crossing" and put
it up by the road. It was extra special because along with the picture
of the Bassett was a smaller dog which represented Chico. This was a
manufactured sign. That was my old house in Placerville, CA. If not for
the neighbor would he get lost? I don't think so I really believe he
understood where his home was.

We have trails where we live now in the "city" that go along the
foothills and Flatirons of Boulder. We are right on the edge of the
city and right by the hiking trails. Droopy can be let loose on the
trails and he stays fairly close. He will stop to sniff but will not
let me get too far out of sight/range and then he comes bounding up and
passes me.

On your farm, you probably have a gate but let it open for folks to
come and go? You may need to keep it closed at first until the dog
bonds with you. My dog is not an escape artist and will not try to get
out. The gate has to be open or some other "easy" access.

I think Bassett Hounds are the greatest. They are very laid back and
will bask in the sun while you ride or do your chores. Sometimes they
will want to come in and "play" and bark at you while you ride, but
won't nip at the horse's feet and will keep a safe distance. Mostly he
likes to sleep.

I love cuddling with my Bassett while watching TV. He really wants to
get close and he is very warm. He loves to be petted and will make his
cute noises. If I start talking to him and telling him how much I love
him and kiss his head, he gets really noisy. He is so cute!

I strongly would recommend getting a Bassett but there are some
drawbacks that some people just can not deal with such as they can be
slobery (especially after they drink water) and they have a hound smell
to them that some do not like (I love the smell - but I'm just weird
that way).

Judie

 
 
 

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Post by Laurel Reddic » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 09:32:18


Quote:
>Hi Laurel, I love my Bassett Hound, Droopy. He is my baby. He is very
>sweet and cute and makes funny noises. He can even sound like Star Wars
>Chewbacka, making a funny whine that gurgles. He will also "sing" in a
>high pitch howl with me if I start howling.

>We got him from the pound. He had been a lost dog that was not
>recovered which lends to the notion that they do wander and follow
>their noses. Sometimes our gate would be accidentally left open and our
>two dogs, Droopy, the Bassett, and Chico the Chihuahua would wander up
>the street to our nearest neighbors (we all lived on 5 acre plots) who
>had lots of dogs. They had an interesting type of gate that could be
>pushed in but not out, so the dogs could get in but not out. My
>neighbor found a really cute sign that said "Bassett Crossing" and put
>it up by the road. It was extra special because along with the picture
>of the Bassett was a smaller dog which represented Chico. This was a
>manufactured sign. That was my old house in Placerville, CA. If not for
>the neighbor would he get lost? I don't think so I really believe he
>understood where his home was.

>We have trails where we live now in the "city" that go along the
>foothills and Flatirons of Boulder. We are right on the edge of the
>city and right by the hiking trails. Droopy can be let loose on the
>trails and he stays fairly close. He will stop to sniff but will not
>let me get too far out of sight/range and then he comes bounding up and
>passes me.

>On your farm, you probably have a gate but let it open for folks to
>come and go? You may need to keep it closed at first until the dog
>bonds with you. My dog is not an escape artist and will not try to get
>out. The gate has to be open or some other "easy" access.

>I think Bassett Hounds are the greatest. They are very laid back and
>will bask in the sun while you ride or do your chores. Sometimes they
>will want to come in and "play" and bark at you while you ride, but
>won't nip at the horse's feet and will keep a safe distance. Mostly he
>likes to sleep.

>I love cuddling with my Bassett while watching TV. He really wants to
>get close and he is very warm. He loves to be petted and will make his
>cute noises. If I start talking to him and telling him how much I love
>him and kiss his head, he gets really noisy. He is so cute!

>I strongly would recommend getting a Bassett but there are some
>drawbacks that some people just can not deal with such as they can be
>slobery (especially after they drink water) and they have a hound smell
>to them that some do not like (I love the smell - but I'm just weird
>that way).

Thanks Judie.  Sounds like Droopy is a great fellow and a character.
I am not at all opposed to slobbery dogs or stinky dogs--we have had 3
Newfie's in the last 20 years and they are real droolers.  It does
sound like a Bassett would work out for us.  I am thinking ahead as
our Willie girl is aging, and I just couldn't be without a dog.  I
wouldn't hesitate to get another Newfie, but we are aging too so a
smaller couch potato would be nice.  The image of a Bassett dozing in
the sun down at the barn is appealing.
Laurel
 
 
 

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Post by Mary H Heale » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 10:26:51

Quote:

> Hi Judie.  I've always loved the look of Bassett Hounds.  What is it
> like to own one?  I've heard that you cannot let them loose at
> all--due to their drive to find scents and follow them.  Will a good
> fenced yard contain them or do they try to dig out?  

Well, I'm not Judie, but I've taken care of a Bassett and he resembled
nothing so much as a tank.  He'd (st)roll up to a fence, crawl up the
(chain-link) fence, crawl down the opposite side of the fence, and away
he'd go.  He maintained pretty much the same speed throughout, too.  
Hilarious, as long as you're not the one who's got to chase him down and
haul him back.

He also thought he was a working cattle dog -- watching something that
shape try to herd beef is a little like watching me attempt dressage, not
for the faint of heart.

 
 
 

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Post by Laurel Reddic » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 10:44:14



Quote:

>> Hi Judie.  I've always loved the look of Bassett Hounds.  What is it
>> like to own one?  I've heard that you cannot let them loose at
>> all--due to their drive to find scents and follow them.  Will a good
>> fenced yard contain them or do they try to dig out?  

>Well, I'm not Judie, but I've taken care of a Bassett and he resembled
>nothing so much as a tank.  He'd (st)roll up to a fence, crawl up the
>(chain-link) fence, crawl down the opposite side of the fence, and away
>he'd go.  He maintained pretty much the same speed throughout, too.  
>Hilarious, as long as you're not the one who's got to chase him down and
>haul him back.

>He also thought he was a working cattle dog -- watching something that
>shape try to herd beef is a little like watching me attempt dressage, not
>for the faint of heart.

That's quite the mental image Mary <g>.  You made me laugh.  
Laurel
 
 
 

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Post by Judi » Thu, 02 Mar 2006 01:55:55

Quote:


> >Hi Laurel, I love my Bassett Hound, Droopy. He is my baby. He is very
> >sweet and cute and makes funny noises. He can even sound like Star Wars
> >Chewbacka, making a funny whine that gurgles. He will also "sing" in a
> >high pitch howl with me if I start howling.

> >We got him from the pound. He had been a lost dog that was not
> >recovered which lends to the notion that they do wander and follow
> >their noses. Sometimes our gate would be accidentally left open and our
> >two dogs, Droopy, the Bassett, and Chico the Chihuahua would wander up
> >the street to our nearest neighbors (we all lived on 5 acre plots) who
> >had lots of dogs. They had an interesting type of gate that could be
> >pushed in but not out, so the dogs could get in but not out. My
> >neighbor found a really cute sign that said "Bassett Crossing" and put
> >it up by the road. It was extra special because along with the picture
> >of the Bassett was a smaller dog which represented Chico. This was a
> >manufactured sign. That was my old house in Placerville, CA. If not for
> >the neighbor would he get lost? I don't think so I really believe he
> >understood where his home was.

> >We have trails where we live now in the "city" that go along the
> >foothills and Flatirons of Boulder. We are right on the edge of the
> >city and right by the hiking trails. Droopy can be let loose on the
> >trails and he stays fairly close. He will stop to sniff but will not
> >let me get too far out of sight/range and then he comes bounding up and
> >passes me.

> >On your farm, you probably have a gate but let it open for folks to
> >come and go? You may need to keep it closed at first until the dog
> >bonds with you. My dog is not an escape artist and will not try to get
> >out. The gate has to be open or some other "easy" access.

> >I think Bassett Hounds are the greatest. They are very laid back and
> >will bask in the sun while you ride or do your chores. Sometimes they
> >will want to come in and "play" and bark at you while you ride, but
> >won't nip at the horse's feet and will keep a safe distance. Mostly he
> >likes to sleep.

> >I love cuddling with my Bassett while watching TV. He really wants to
> >get close and he is very warm. He loves to be petted and will make his
> >cute noises. If I start talking to him and telling him how much I love
> >him and kiss his head, he gets really noisy. He is so cute!

> >I strongly would recommend getting a Bassett but there are some
> >drawbacks that some people just can not deal with such as they can be
> >slobery (especially after they drink water) and they have a hound smell
> >to them that some do not like (I love the smell - but I'm just weird
> >that way).
> Thanks Judie.  Sounds like Droopy is a great fellow and a character.
> I am not at all opposed to slobbery dogs or stinky dogs--we have had 3
> Newfie's in the last 20 years and they are real droolers.  It does
> sound like a Bassett would work out for us.  I am thinking ahead as
> our Willie girl is aging, and I just couldn't be without a dog.  I
> wouldn't hesitate to get another Newfie, but we are aging too so a
> smaller couch potato would be nice.  The image of a Bassett dozing in
> the sun down at the barn is appealing.
> Laurel

When Droopy is gone, I will probably get another Bassett. We sometimes
go into the pet store and visit with the Bassett puppies at the mall. I
would never buy one from the mall but at least we have the chance to
give them some attention. I wish I had known Droopy as a puppy. They
are so cute!
 
 
 

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Post by Hunte » Thu, 02 Mar 2006 04:07:14


Quote:
>When Droopy is gone, I will probably get another Bassett. We sometimes
>go into the pet store and visit with the Bassett puppies at the mall. I
>would never buy one from the mall but at least we have the chance to
>give them some attention.

While you're there tell any potential customers that *all* the puppies
in the store came from puppy mills.

Hunter
--

http://members.aol.com/hhamp5246/roadtrip2005.htm

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"

 
 
 

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Post by Judi » Thu, 02 Mar 2006 05:38:59

Quote:


> >When Droopy is gone, I will probably get another Bassett. We sometimes
> >go into the pet store and visit with the Bassett puppies at the mall. I
> >would never buy one from the mall but at least we have the chance to
> >give them some attention.

> While you're there tell any potential customers that *all* the puppies
> in the store came from puppy mills.

> Hunter
> --

> http://members.aol.com/hhamp5246/roadtrip2005.htm

> Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body,
> but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"

But they want their puppy now!
 
 
 

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Post by JJ » Thu, 02 Mar 2006 05:50:54


Quote:
> His door was wide open, but Rooney stood behind the invisible door
> head*** out of the stall as usual with a molasses covered nose
> nickering for breakfast.  The lad did not get his breakie.  And he is
> fine as he only pigged out on hay and about 2 lbs. of Gussie's
> pellets.  We should have taken a picture of the culprit and his evil
> ways<g>.  He actually looked a little sheepish about the event.

Oh now that's too funny!  I'm glad he didn't get to indulge TOO much!  Just
enough to have a little fun!  ;-)  JJ