Loretta is such a sweetheart! She is a smallish hound (55 lbs) but has a Huge personality. Everyone Adores her and she is a play girl at the dog park, loves the beach and she holds 3 degrees of higher learning: Basic, Intermediate and Tricks. Her best tricks? Sit pretty, high five, Peek A Boo, roll out your mat, play dead, Go to your bed, take a bow.
Actually, since she is so whip smart and highly food motivated, she's game to try anything and will start a Sports Sampler class in a few weeks. She has greatly improved her recall but still has the occasional - uh, yeah, maybe later - when asked to "come." Her dogwalker says that it's not impossible - just takes awhile for hounds to really get that command.
People stop on the street to exclaim about her beauty - coonhounds not being so common in San Francisco but I have been singing the praises of Jayne and coonhound rescue so I am certain we'll have more soon.
They really are the best dogs - very loving and sweet and Live to play!
I've included a photo of Loretta relaxing in Her chair and a movie of her eating peanut butter. Got a dog? Got peanut butter? Instant fun!