There’s always something to howl about

You haven’t seen a Bloodhound until you’ve seen Odysseus go vertical.

Odysseus is getting to be an old dog, which is not a happy fate for big dogs. Where before he was King Alpha, ready to dominate for everything, of late he has been yielding to Ophelia more and more. But not when it comes to putting the neighbor’s dogs in their place. The wall the dogs are scaling by turns used to be stuccoed and painted, but these two, in particular, have exposed the naked concrete.

When Odysseus goes vertical, you are seeing the most beautiful thing a Bloodhound can do. I would love to have a statue of him frozen in that flash of total commitment.


7 Comments so far

  1. William Miller August 31st, 2012 7:18 am

    This weekend my 11-year old dog has passed away(( I was on the sea and it was a shock for me when I came back(
    Dogs are truly our best friends and sorry for writing this sad news..

  2. Greg Swann August 31st, 2012 7:38 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Losing a dog is not an easy thing to live through.

  3. Wayne August 31st, 2012 10:05 am

    Dogs just become such an integral part of our lives… They are so perceptive of humans moods and movements!

  4. Michael September 9th, 2012 5:44 am

    Growing up in the south I loved listening to the dogs in this video. I recall running the dogs after game.

  5. Преводи на документи September 10th, 2012 12:09 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Dogs are our best friends.

  6. Almond Evans November 20th, 2012 9:14 pm

    Odysseus and Ophelia are two very interesting names for dogs.

  7. Greg Swann November 21st, 2012 12:30 am

    > Odysseus and Ophelia are two very interesting names for dogs.

    Regals names for regal beasts. The best-named dog we ever had, though, was Shyly. There was nothing shy about her, and I can’t think of another dog named for an adverb, but it was a wonderful appellation for a wonderful dog.