Sunday, March 8, 2009

"look, mommy, bloodhounds!"

lowdogs live in suburbia, surrounded by minivans, Starbucks, dry cleaning shops, and women who play bunco. But in the midst of all that Wonder Bread world, we are fortunate to have a large lake that is available to fish in, jog around, or trail hike. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted off-leash, which isn't really an issue for us, since lowdogs have such strong sniffers they'd be off like a shot if they were let off the leash. As we entered the trailhead, a gaggle of kids on bikes with training wheels, handlebar streamers, and wearing helmets two sizes too large, saw us and exclaimed, "look, mommy, Bloodhounds!". Toula, the smart one of the two, whipped out her iPhone, tapped "wikipedia" into the search field screen with her toenail, and spent a moment educating the children on the difference between Bloodhounds and Basset Hounds. Take that, home schooling mommy.

The dogs enjoyed their day in the sun, which frankly was a nice break from the recent frigid 62 degree temps. I'm not sure how we survive it, but in the evenings we actually have to put on a sweatshirt to walk the dogs because it's so damn cold. A couple nights ago I wore flip flops on my walk and I'm happy to announce that I avoided frostbite by jogging with the dogs to keep my blood flowing. Phew.

Toula was in her element sniffing around the lake, looking for random things to put in her mouth, and dragging me along for the ride. The result of which was a 6" long snot trail across her nose, which I had to photograph just for you. Just keepin' it real. You're welcome.

Her little pink tongue is cute, though, isn't it? Try to focus on that.


Martha Basset said...

Thanks for the drool snap - as if we didn't have enough!
Glad you put those kids right Toula - we usually get those "sausage dogs" - I mean do we look like sausages?
Looked like a nice walk by the lake.
We have missed you guys.
Martha & Bailey xx

Tobi said...

I usually get "Look a Beagle". I just shake my head. Ah, well. Another great post about the Lowdogs. They are too few and far between if you ask me, but maybe that is what makes me love them so!

pleintexasgirl said...

Thanks for the snot string (really!). I just posted a story of a blob that broke loose at a bible class meeting at the house and hit a guest. I was worried it was too graphic. You just made me feel better! And good job Toula for setting those little misinformants straight. Bassets rule!

Tee said...

Ohhhh, I slobber the Chief EVERY SINGLE chance i Get!


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