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Dear Easter Bunny

Is this where you keep all the jelly beans?  Or at least your Pennsylvania stash? Love, Nellie the Redbone Coonhound

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Leave It

“Leave it” is probably my favorite obedience command for the dogs.  Food on the table, a toy they’re trying to eat, something they want to investigate on the ground – it works for just about anything.

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Hound jail

The hounds had to be separated sometimes for logistical purposes.  They made it quite clear that they were not fans of this!

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Splish splash

While Gambit has seen the ocean before, the rest of the dogs hadn’t.  Actually, Nellie had only seen creeks, since it was too cool for the lakes when we fostered her. Nellie loved running around in the waves! She also … Continue reading

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Let’s go downee ocean, hon

Recently, the boys got to hop in my Mary Poppins car and go to the shore with Nellie. Okay, Rusty and Gambit got to go to the beach.  Edwin got to hang out in the house and yard since there … Continue reading

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Soprano solo

As I’ve mentioned before, Nellie sings. We did teach her to sing on command, but it lasted for only a day because she would get too excited. Then, instead of singing a pretty tune, Nellie made any noise she chose. … Continue reading

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Reunited

Pretty little Nellie continued singing her songs for us for several weeks after she found her human and a couple of weeks once she officially had a new home.  She also finished teething, and became much more trustworthy with her … Continue reading

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Hush, Hound

It’s no secret.  Hounds are noisy.  Really, really noisy. Nellie was no exception. “Ba-roo-roo-roo. Ba-roooo-roo-roo.” This was the noise that we heard day and night for the first few weeks with Miss Smelly Nellie Belly, in addition to some little … Continue reading

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Little Ann… I mean, Nellie.

I’d read about them in Where the Red Fern Grows long ago.  Being from the north, we had never seen one in real life.  But we sure were enthusiastic about the idea of owning a redbone someday.  At one point … Continue reading

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