This fun poem makes me want to add a Bassett Hound to the pack!
Thanks to JL Smith, who wrote this poem and the Thoughts Fur Paws blog for letting me post her poem. If you pass this on, please make sure to credit her.
The Rebellious Bassett
Author: JL Smith January 17, 2008
Henry is a wayward Basset Hound.
His nose is always to the ground.
He feels the need to announce himself,
to other dogs on a walk, to people, and himself.
Henry prefers to spend his days lounging around.
Henrys nose is long and stout.
It frequently steers him about.
He loses all control
When chasing smells is his goal.
His nose directs his whereabouts.
Henry likes to run away.
He gets caught up in a world of smells day-to-day.
He sneaks out the back,
His owner has a mild heart attack.
He then saunters home in his nonchalant way.
Henrys ears hang down to his toes.
Theyre almost as long as his banana nose.
They take quick dips in the water bowl
They get ice-covered on walks in the snow
Amazing how he cant hear a thing when his owner scolds.
Henry has three-inch-long legs.
He uses them to look pitiful when he begs.
He whines and he squawks,
Til he gets what he wants
He makes visitors think hes underfed.
Sometimes Henrys too lazy to go potty.
He hates moving his hovercraft Bassett body.
Hell just go in the driveway
Making his owner deal with the fray
He doesnt care when hes being naughty.
We call him a Perpendicular Peanut
We call him the Tubular Dog
Henry is genuinely one-of-a-kind
with his stubborn little Bassett mind.
Hes the sweetest little hound one could ever hope to find.