January 17, 2011

Mango Minster Entry #2 - Rosco as a Cracker Dog

So I looked at the Mango Minster categories and decided I best fit into the Cracker Dog group. Here's why:

  1. Am I a terrier? No, but I have been methodically exercising my legs to let me jump really high (for a basset hound). I can jump on the bed, and that is saying something for a dog that only has 5 inches of ground clearance! Dad never has to help me, unlike my lazy sister. I also like to terrorize the cats (see below).
  2. Zoomies? I run super fast all the time, especially when there are things to chase. Every once in awhile I run for the heck of it. Below, I am chasing a dog at the 2010 GABR waddle.
  3. Dig gigantic holes? Not really, but I do have to dig in my bed every time I lay down in it.
  4. Shredding? I have to check the trash periodically to shred tissue paper. SOMEONE has to do it around here. I am also fond of socks and underwear.
  5. Flinging/yapping at the door? I don't 'yap'. I howl. There ought to be a basset-specific category at Mango Minster!
  6. Spring-loaded legs? Dad calls me a torpedo sometimes. See #1.
  7. Tennis ball spaz? We play chase every night now, and sometimes I even let mom and dad catch me. Other times I hide my toys from them so they can't throw them.
So, all in all, I am the epitome of basset hound cracker-dogness. The video below says it all.


  1. Being a cracker dog is largely a matter of determination and stubbornness. You've got both qualities in spades! Good luck!

    Jed & Abby

  2. You certainly sound crackers to us. It is very nice to meet you.

  3. Thanks for the compliments! Please check back on our blog every now and then!

  4. We are so glad to see another Cracker Dog Basset Hound. I think we bassets are way more cracker than a terrier. Good Luck and make sure you check out our entry into the Cracker dog catagory as well. Also, we notice you have a waddle picture. We have to make sure we hook up at the waddle this year. We camp so we are there from Friday - Sunday. We can't wait to waddle again. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  5. Judge Twink has been by and taken notes (and pointers)