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Mischief – New Resident

Hubby is trying out a new coonhound and her name is Mischief!  She’s quite poor in these pictures and her new home with us will be a castle compared to where she came from.  She’s four years old and he hopes to use her as a young trainer to train his 18 month ladies.  He’s taken her out four times and is pleased but won’t know for sure if he’ll keep her until he can run her a couple nights with the young girls and maybe a night out with his eight year old.  She’s a beautiful dog but she HATES cats, so Cuddles and Fuzzy have learned quick to disappear when she’s lose from he pen.  More updates lady on this pretty lady.

 

Mischief-Walker hound on trial

Mischief-Walker hound on trial

Not quite as rounded as we keep our dogs.  I hate seeing ribs on any animal.  If you can't feed them, you don't need them!!

Not quite as rounded as we keep our dogs. I hate seeing ribs on any animal. If you can’t feed them, you don’t need them!!

She is being well fed and attended to daily.

She is being well fed and attended to daily.

Mischief is ready for a good chase.  Hubby wants a hound that barks on the track.

Mischief is ready for a good chase. Hubby wants a hound that barks on the track.

She will be hunted a few more nights so that he can make the decision and see how she hunts with the other working dogs.

She will be hunted a few more nights so that he can make the decision and see how she hunts with the other working dogs.

Gyps new playmate

If you’ll remember, back in April I had an orphan calf, named Annabelle.  She was orphaned because her mom died shortly after her birth.  A few days before this,  we got a new puppy we named, Gyp.  Gyp was barely six weeks old when we got her and she made up with Annabelle quickly.  They played in the yard together and it was fun watching them run after each other.

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About two, maybe three weeks after this, we had another cow deliver a dead calf and she had so much milk and was grieving her calf bad.  Hubby decided to try a little trick he learned a long time ago and tricked the mama cow into taking Annabelle within 12 hours of losing her own calf.  Mama was happy, Annabelle was happy, we were happy but little Gyp was not allowed to play with Annabelle anymore.  Annabelle’s new mom did not like dogs around her little one.

We played with Gyp as much as we could and Sassy our cocker spaniel did not like this rowdy pup at all.  BUT, one of our new hounds, Roxie, loved horsing around with her and now that Gyp has gotten used to her, they are tried and true friends.  This is great for us because hubby is hoping that Roxie will teach Gyp all the tricks of running coons.  Everyone is happy!!  Here’s the two at play and we can’t believe how much baby Gyp has grown.  In one month, she has tripled size and doubled her weight.

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