Meet Abe, a.k.a. the Horrible Hound, a.k.a. Abel. He puts the “Barks” in “Barks and Baking.”
If you’ve never heard a hound dog bark/howl/bay, you’re missing out. It’s hilarious. And reaaaaaaally loud.
We rescued Abe from an animal shelter in early November 2012. He was found wandering around in the woods somewhere in West Virginia, and when no one claimed him, Abe was sent to a rescue close to D.C. where there are lots of potential adopters. Since we rescued/adopted, we can’t be 100% sure, but we think he is a purebred Treeing Walker Coonhound and was about 4 years old when we got him. The breed was just recently accepted into the AKC, and he looks exactly like the show-dogs, so it’s unlikely that he’s a mix with anything.
He was super skinny and underweight when we got him, but we’ve worked on that and now he’s happy, healthy, and getting up to all sorts of mischief. Abe’s favorite things are going on walks or runs, going to the dog park to play fetch and chase other dogs, cuddling with us, and food.