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.