The Three Creek Basset pack on the hunt. Many Basset owners compete in professional tracking events known as basseting. It predominantly occurs in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. When given the right training, basset hounds can excel in speed, obedience, and rally competitions as well as tracking, hunt tests, and field trials. This packContinue reading “Basseting”
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Wyatt arrived in Shaker Village with a pack of Basset Hounds prepared to show off their tracking skills during a “Foot Pack” weekend in this scenic area. However, Wyatt is a Service Dog trained to monitor his master’s blood pressure. He did enjoy observing the other hounds show off their skills. Click on the photoContinue reading “Wyatt”
I recently ordered an extender for one of my lenses that allows me to get closer to my subject. After a long wait it arrived yesterday, so I attached it to my lens, walked out onto my deck and what did I find but hummingbirds at our feeder. My hummingbird feeder usually does not interestContinue reading “Hummer”
Forest Park in St. Louis has an open air theater with a lake in front of it. I was walking to the lake when, coming around some shrubbery, I almost ran into this Egret. The Egret did not flinch. He gave me some poses and then flew down into the lake. A very obliging bird.Continue reading “Great Egret”
Forest Park Egret
Forest Park in St. Louis is a great place to find abundant wildlife. This egret hangs out around Post-Dispatch Lake. You will usually find him fishing and watching the other birds.
Peacocks and peahens—these are the birds known as peafowl, members of the pheasant family. Although most people call them all “peacocks,” the word really only refers to the male bird. Just like among chickens, where the male is called a rooster or cock and the female is called a hen, male peafowl are peacocks, femaleContinue reading “Peafowl”
Eyes Have It
This Peacock’s feathers seem to be looking back at him in a mysterious way. I have a photo of this bird showing all of his feathers but I thought this was a little more interesting. While busy showing off his feathers, he let me get in close. You do not see many Peacocks around andContinue reading “Eyes Have It”
Bertie, out with her friends in Southeastern Missouri. On this Sunday a pack or professional hunting bassets were brought to her farm to test their scent skills in a new environment. Bertie, still a puppy, enjoyed going out with them to see if she could stir up any of those pesky rabbits that have beenContinue reading “Bertie”
As you drive through the back roads in Missouri, it is not unusual pass many horse farms. I visited this farm where they raise these beautiful Arabian horses. While I was watching them, they could not help showing off for me. As they pranceded around, they kept looking at me to make sure I wasContinue reading “Arabians”
Basset in the snow!
More snow on the way today (they say). Even with their low stature, they loved to plow through it! And when they run they can get snow to fly everywhere!