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.