They are number one at the game of 'Fetch'. Infact, they like the game so much, they can go and on and on in exclusion of other Dog Woods Pack - if they had things their way. We smart Basset Hounds reckon, that the only time they would stop is when their legs give way and they black out from over exertion and heat!!
Not that it's ever happened since the Chief wisely rations out their exercise with many water breaks in between and stops when she thinks they've had enough.
To be precise, it's Joe that does the 'Fetching' and obediently returns toy to human for another round of throws while Trixie attempts the 'Snatching'. So really it ought to be called, 'Fetch-Snatch'. When Trixie succedes in Snatching the game of Fetch will come to a screeching halt - and all at Dog Woods Pack will watch Joe chase Trixie. Which Trixie delights in for some reason she loves being chased! We think it's because she can really RUN!
The thrill of being chased!
III) The Fur Kids - Brandi, Dexter, Tubby and Wally take after their mother Anna alot. These days, she's got them kids on tow whenever she goes around Dog Woods looking for prey. Unlike the Doberman ways of stealth, them kiddies on hunts bay can't help but bay excited (like their ol' Basset Hound Dad) - we fear, contributes to Anna's recent lack of hunting success. :P
IV) When it comes to us Basset Hounds', we Snoopy and I like to 'Beg for Treats' ! You may think that doesn't constitute exercise but to muster that oh-so-charming antics - the expression, the kisses and the special 'Please can I have some ...?' gentle bark does burn some calories. It has to ... why do you think we have the hungries all the time?
Ok, ok so we do indulge in spots of rigourous wrestling once in while - which the Fur Kids seem to also take after since they have many rough and tumble wrestling matches in between chases. Sometimes when Anna's not into her hunting days, she would happily join in the fray ...
That's TOP DOG me showing the Snoopy some of my cool 'Kung Fur' moves ...
Wrestling Melee: Fur Kids and Bassets!
Wrestling at large : Anna, Fur Kids and Bassets
Then there's the new boy, Donny. We're not sure what he exactly prefers for his play but we've noticed he likes to go for walkies and sticks to the Chief like glue! The Chief is thinking of trying him out with the ball and see how he reacts to it.