Jasmine

Jasmine

Jasmine and one of her boys

Jasmine and one of her boys

Jasmine in her hunting days, when she had four legs

Jasmine in her hunting days, when she had four legs

Jasmine was Handy‘s companion for a few years. Jasmine, unlike Handy, was an avid hunter. So avid that she was off hunting away from the pack when she got caught in a trap. She was missing for 13 days in a cold snowy February and finally turned up in a nearby town with a ruined hind foot. After leg amputation, she was adopted.

Jasmine sleeping amongst the toys

Jasmine sleeping amongst the toys

She lived with a family with two little boys who were less than a year old when she arrived. She learned house training quickly and became friends with the longhaired barn cat who would wait at the house door for Jasmine to come out in the morning.

She tolerated the toddlers and never chewed on the trains, blocks or rubber duckies that were scattered everywhere. She quickly became friends with Handy and lived to a very old age. The master would feed her handfuls of shrimp at hunt brunches because he loved her too.

Jasmine and her kitty

Jasmine and her kitty

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Jasmine enjoying some relaxation

 

Handy

NHH Handy

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I love to snuggle with my people and my kitty.

Walks with my boys are way fun.

Walks with my boys are way fun.

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My first night together with the boys

Hi!  I’m NHH Handy!  I am living my retirement with a fun couple who have two teenage boys!  They are all the greatest.  They take me on walks and love me a lot.  I always stay with them whether hiking or riding horses. They say I am so sweet and I have not had one “oops” in the house. I sure love those boys and they love me right back!

I love my crate!

I love my crate!

Some foxhounds look for retirement homes because they need a place to rest when they are older.  I just flat out didn’t really like to hunt, so I stayed with the riders in the field during hunts. That didn’t sit well with the other hounds, so the huntsman started looking for a new place for me to live when I was about 4 years old. With learning about my crate, my house training went fairly smoothly.  I love my crate and sleep in it at night in my people’s bedroom.

I like to go to soccer games and meet new friends and lie in the grass with them!

I like to go to soccer games and meet new friends and lie in the grass with them!

I’m not the first foxhound that my people have had.  When I first came, they had another retired foxhound, Jasmine, that lived with them too.  She showed me the ropes and lived out her days in happiness and with a grateful heart.  Before I came, when they had only her, she was so good that they wanted another one, and that’s me! They tell me all the time that I have a very kind, sweet personality.

Being the foxhunting ambassador at a baseball game.

Being the foxhunting ambassador at a baseball game.

I get to go to baseball and soccer games where I am joyously mobbed by small children who love to take me on walks. What fun!  I am so obedient and gentle on a leash that several people have asked who trained me! Trained me?  Nope, I am just a polite girl, thank you very much.  I am beloved by all who meet me!  I hope you’ll consider adopting a foxhound!

Here I am with my boys on a hike! Good fun!

Here I am with my boys on a hike! Good fun!