Despite reading Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz I have few cues as to what exactly my bassets think about. I do know that food is their main motivation – go near the fridge or cooker and you’ll find a basset can raise itself from a seemingly deep slumber and move at lightening speed to be at your feet. Just in case you know. Something might need picking up or even better still we might succumb to their charms and feed them. Also neck rubs are a big thing for Mason, he’ll do pretty much anything to get your attention so you’ll rub his neck so his back feet thumps like a rabbit. There is little that Mason misses though – he will watch and wait and anticipate. Here he is plotting mischief and hiding from the camera.