Sunday Evening Dog Blogging: Reader Dogs

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Reader Dave Cross writes:

Here are some photos of Trixie, my Treeing Walker Coonhound.  She and three others were found by Animal Control close to starving when they were around a year old.  They’d apparently been so hungry they’d been eating sawdust. Trixie has filled out nicely, gotten over her initial shyness with people and turned into a great companion.  She doesn’t hunt — she’s gun-shy and chases deer — but she loves to run around in the woods and pretend she’s a tough hunting dog.  She’s now 9 and still has plenty of energy, although we’ve stopped the Agility training that she used to love.  She still gets antsy if we don’t go to the dog park for a couple of days, although she’s there for the people and not the dogs.  The regulars love Trixie and tolerate me.

By the way, the other three coonhounds found with her were all adopted and doing well, last I heard.  We still see one of them at the dog park every now and then.

I like her gangliness.



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6 Responses to “Sunday Evening Dog Blogging: Reader Dogs”

  1. #1 |  Linda | 

    Sunday Evening Dog Blogging has quickly become a highlight of my week. Trixie is a beauty Dave. Love seeing her comfy on the couch……and not needing to eat saw dust. Glad all pups were rescued in time to be saved.

  2. #2 |  Kid Handsome | 

    I definitely love this series too. Though it makes the puppycide stories all the more horrifying (if that’s possible).

    That is a good-looking dog, Dave.

  3. #3 |  George | 

    Yup, great series. And Trixie seems like a great dog.

  4. #4 |  Notes from the Pack | 

    I had never even heard of a Treeing Walker coonhound before, and I love hounds. I googled a bit and found that they were developed from English foxhounds? Which explains (partly) why Trixie is so darn good-looking. Good for you for giving a great dog a great life.

  5. #5 |  Dave | 

    Thanks for the compliments, guys. I’d never heard of Treeing Walker Coonhounds before I got her, either. She’s a great dog, and I’m lucky to have found her. Thanks to Radley for letting me share her photos with you all.

  6. #6 |  B | 

    She’s a beauty!