Treeing Walker Coonhound
dog bounced right back after about six cups of dog food and a long
nap. By his second day on the farm, he was pacing the woods,
following scent trails.
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We called every vet and
Hale in a 30 mile radius, the pound, and a hunter one vet
recommended. No luck on finding the stray's previous owner, so we
looked for a new one.
He'll be heading home
with an experienced hunter this morning, who explained to us that dogs
like this are Treeing Walker Coonhounds (or, as he said,
"Walkers"). Wikipedia adds, "Treeing Walker Coonhounds are
extremely fast, agile, and tireless in
the pursuit of game.
They are extremely vocal with a distinctive bay
that allows their owners to easily identify their dogs from great
distances." All very true.
I don't know about Mark,
but I considered keeping our Walker at first. However, he wreaked
havoc on our tranquility by his presence alone (despite being very well
behaved) and we're very glad to see him go to a new home.
Huckleberry and Strider went on strike Friday and didn't come to
breakfast until 10 am, and I just couldn't stand another day facing
that picket line.