The Hounds And The Hills

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The Hounds And The Hills

On Twitter I am often asked if I take my hounds with me on my treks, hikes and climbs. Well, the short answer is unfortunately… not all the time….. but as much as I can icon smile The Hounds And The Hills They love nothing better than getting out in the fresh air, nose down to the ground, exploring and bounding.

But, alas, Bassett Hounds like Monty and Jasmine are very heavy (Monty is 35 kg) and long, with short legs. To take them on steep climbs, or even often up the stairs would be damaging to their spines and legs very fast. This is yet another reason I am not all about getting to high tops but enjoying low hilltops and flat landscapes too. I get to see more of this world and the hounds can join in the fun. As can be seen in these pics.

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In a previous post I explained that even though an active climber/hiker like me would normally be associated with a sheepdog or lab I would not change these 2 stubborn, smelly, lovable hounds for the world. icon biggrin The Hounds And The Hills

And yes they do struggle in the snow – watch this:

I and they look forward to many many more miles together. Sunrise strolls, dusk meanders and sitting/panting together with a view over the land. Loyal loving companions.

 

About Paul Steele

Founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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7 Responses to "The Hounds And The Hills"

  1. Mick Gill  February 19, 2012 at 14:33

    The must be the fittest Bassets in England Paul :)

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  2. The Lit Bitch  January 13, 2012 at 23:00

    Your dogs are absolutely adorable!!!! I have a soft spot for hound dogs LOL….I have a beagle myself :). Great pics and post, thanks for sharing!! :)

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