Although a basset hound can’t be trusted to be off lead I do allow Fortnum and Mason occasionally and let them roam under close supervision. I admit, a selfish move on my part really for I find their plodding ways painful to maintain for any length of time and it gives me a chance to indulge myself in some photography. Readers of this blog might prefer I find some new things to photograph but I can’t help myself – these guys are such cool dudes is hard to resist.
One of the biggest benefits of upgrading my camera is that I can now take photographs in low light conditions but I’m still trying to master the full capabilities of the camera. It’s a darn sight harder than guessing a basset hounds next move. For I knew the moment I’d point my camera at little basset he’d turn his face away from me. Nevertheless I like this picture of Mason for it’s dark mystery as to what he’s plotting next.
You can also count on little basset leading the way when it comes to walks. Up front drawing attention to himself whilst Fortnum lingers behind in his own little world.
There is no doubt about they’ll behave when it comes to sniffing – moving from one tree to the next checking each one out.
Fortnum’s predictable move includes his preference to wait at the top of hills and slopes so that the coast can be clear for him to run down as fast as his little legs will carry him.
Mason prefers to use higher ground to just get a better spot to cast his evil eye!
Those wrinkles betray deep thinking every time.