January 7, 2011

Famous Basset Hound Friday #1

We are going to start a tradition of celebrating famous basset hounds around here, since Layla and I are on our way to becoming famous basset hounds ourselves (our blog has over 1,000 hits already). We've been doing some research and have come up with a big list of famous hounds. Here is our first entry!

Flash, the sidekick of Roscoe P. Coltrane, of Hazzard County

Flash was the most law-abiding hound you ever met. He was also probably the only honest citizen in Hazzard County, as everybody else has either been arrested for making moonshine, was a corrupt politician, or had some other common human shortcoming. He even knew to bark at the evil Boss Hogg! Honestly, who wears such a ridiculous outfit? But poor Flash was subjected to a lot of car chases, which we know from experience can lead to basset hounds being thrown around the back end of SUV's a lot! I guess he got to wear a seatbelt in the story. However, it is all on TV, and it turns out that Flash's REAL name was "Sandy". The people who wrote the Dukes of Hazzard couldn't make up their minds if Flash was a boy or girl, either. Anyway, Sandy didn't have to get thrown around during car chases, because she had a stunt double named "Flush" that was used in dangerous scenes!

So that is our first Famous Basset Hound.


  1. My hubby was bound and determined that if he ever had a basset hound, its name would be Flash. He was a HUGE Dukes of Hazzard fan as a kid! I wanted a dog and was willing to do whatever it took so we now have a Flash in our house. The name fits her though! I look forward to reading your blog!

  2. Thanks! I didn't have as much input on Rosco's name - he was brought home when I was out of town - but it fits him well. Layla was a rescue and the name fits there too. The dogs (asleep with me on the couch, makes typing interesting) appreciate your interest, and approve of Flash and Ollie's sleeping position!

  3. Everyone needs a good crime solving Basset Hound sidekick. I didn't watch this series, it wasn't on here in the UK I don't think. You're right Two Crazy Coaches, Flash is a great name!