Otter Hounds are nice looking animalsSo . . . time to start thinking. Round about October, my girlfriend is going to gift me $2k, with the intention that I get an Otter Hound. Which means I have to start making those arrangements fairly soon. The question is, should I or shouldn't I?
They are among the sweetest, gentlest, most-goodnatured dogs around. Unless you try to do something to their humans, and then they tend to turn into Linda Blair from The Exorcist . . .
I'm really conflicted about this. On the one hand, I really adore Otter Hounds, but having to put Roo to sleep after her chemo failed was a wrenching experience . . .
To be frank, it still haunts me, and it's coming up on two years . . .Yes I know that feeling only too well. Tess had to be put to sleep due to cancer of the eye
Do it, sir. Your life, and unless I read you all wrong, the prospective pup's life will be improved greatly. You strike me as someone who might spoil a pup rotten.To be frank, it still haunts me, and it's coming up on two years . . .
Eh, I'll probably do it. My girlfriend calls me a dog magnet. When I was in Washington last month visiting, her Australian cattle dog, who doesn't like anybody but her, took one look at me, jumped into my lap, and curled up for a snooze. One evening we went for a walk around her neighbourhood, and every dog out for its walk ran right over to me for a scratch . . .
But Otter Hounds seem especially attracted to me. Years ago, at an AKC show in Chicago, I was literally knocked on my back by a pack of six Otter Hounds so they could lick me about the head and shoulders . . . I don't know. If I do, I just hope the dog outlasts me.