Monday, April 5, 2010

Canned barks and Coonhounds

Hi!  it's Dexter again!

Grammy Chief says I bark funny.   Am not sure what she means - because I certainly wasn't trying to be funny when I bark.  I was being in my most serious, watchdog self *GRRrrr*

But according to Gramps, my bark sounds 'Canned'. When asked to elaborate, she says it's sounds like a steel-ly squeaky attempt of a bark in a can.  Harumph!  That doesn't sound at all flattering...

Grampy's consoled me saying it's unique.  If  the pack were to bark in unison, she can tell which bark is Dexter's.  It's a pitched above the rest apparently.

I just discovered that we (my siblings and I that is) look like Coonhounds today.  I haven't heard of coonhounds so I doo-gled it.   Here's a picture I found from be web.  Don't you think the resemblance is uncanny?


Alright, admittedly maybe just the face - I am a wee bit shorter and longer than the rest of my siblings.  Grampy Chief says I look more like an oversized sausage dog.  Harumph!  Just when I thought she's being mean to me to today  (two insults in one sitting is too much!), Gramps goes on to ask 'why's Dexter so irresistably cute?' and gives me such an affectionate hug I forget what I was sore about in the first place.


  1. Dexter, you've always been my favorite of all the pups. You are a unique character and so very sweet.

  2. Sissy has a MOST uncharacteristically basset bark, howl, bay, etc. I'm sure your voice is just wonderful!

    And your face does remind me of a coon hound!

  3. Hey thats life, Dexter. You get a knock, and then you get a hug. All evens out!


  4. Every pup has something that makes them unique and special - sounds like you got lucky enough to have more than one - we love you just the way you are.
    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  5. Hi Dexter!
    Our humans love to make fun of us! Geez! ;)

    Rufus and Indie

  6. You do have that noble Coonhound face!

  7. I just love those little legs :)

  8. That's okay! I've heard my bark is funny too -

    I sound more like a smaller dog!

    Woo do have some Coonhound looks about woo!


  9. Hi, Dexter!
    Yes... you are unique!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. Humans are so silly sometimes. I think you're a handsome fella!