H - Husky, Hooch, Hound Dog
Thanks to Maya 'H' turned out easier than I thought.
|Maya - Husky|
I meet her almost every day in the village where she is trying to pull her owner along; if it snowed I'm sure she would demand to be in harness with a sledge. She is very friendly and wants to check your pockets to see if you have any treats; she also wants to smell your breath to see what you have had to eat. Once you have put her in her place by holding her down by pressure on the back of her neck she will stand and wait quite happily until told to move on.
|Maya waiting to go|
Maya is named after one of the Huskies in the Disney film "Eight Below" which is based on a story of a team of Huskies and their rescue after being left behind by an Antarctic expedition. The 2 hour film came be watched on You Tube.I hope the trailer whets your appetite.
That brings me to Hooch - that's the dog's name in the film "Turner and Hooch". Hooch is played by a dog called Beasley. He is a Dogue de Bordeaux, a French Mastiff. French Mastiffs are not as loving as Hooch; they are bred to be guard dogs.
Here's a clip from the film where Hooch gets a bath.
There are a lot of hounds of one type or another that I could have included here. Then I remembered the song made famous by Big Mama Thornton which became a hit for Elvis, "You ain't nothing but a hound dog" and now I can't get it out of my mind.
However it's a Bloodhound that I have chosen to include to round off this post.
|Bloodhound, Lizzie Borden|
demonstrating a proper 'down-stay'
(9 August 2000 - by Asilverstein; CC BY-SA 3.0)