I’m Daisy Mae and I’m 5 years old. I live with my sister (the speckled one) named Bella and she is 6. We also have foster siblings sometimes and right now Molly who is around 2 is living with us and up for adoption through the American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue.
Bella is my older sister and she was living here before I came along. She was adopted out of a shelter. I was adopted as well, but I was living in a home like how Molly lives with us.
We coonhounds do not blog. We have a Lady in Waiting who does that sort of mundane work for us. She is responsible for making sure our admiring public is kept up to date with our activities. In fact, I think she is going to come finish this interview…I need to head out for squirrel patrol.
Yes, I am the Lady in Waiting to my coonhound girls. I prefer the term Mom-it sounds less pretentious, but I humor the girls when they are around. I like blogging mostly because it is an outlet to let me share the girls with the world, typically to an audience who actually wants to hear about it. I mean, who knew the random people in the grocery checkout line might not want to look at my photo album of coonhound glory?
The only thing I really dislike about blogging is feeling like I don’t have enough time to do it justice. I feel bad for waiting too long between posts, or rushing to get something together to publish. Then, I’ve “met” all these great writers and pet parents and try to make it around to read them-but I am always so far behind.
Right now, the blogging platform of Instagram is my new favorite for posting. A quick picture with a captions says a lot more than I ever could in words. I feel like I am at least letting the admiring public know the girls are still alive and kicking.
If I had a future post to share, I’d be more than happy to, but as of yet the girls have not told me what they would like their next posts to be about. They tend to wait to the last minute to make their demands then bay furiously when I take too long. LOL
One of my favorite posts is a very old one. It took forever for me to put together this video. It was quite frustrating-so much so I have avoided doing another one ever since! Mostly though, this is still the girls’ life. They hang out, play, roll in the grass, hunt squirrels, and boss me around.
The one thing that I, and the girls, would like you to know is that coonhounds make fabulous pets! So many hounds, especially in the southeast US, are put down in shelters every year, especially after hunting season is over. It is a common belief that these dogs aren’t good for anything other than hunting, and are untrainable in a traditional sense. I think if you hang out on the blog for a while you will see that it just isn’t true!! My dogs are very spoiled and love their creature comforts. Daisy has been able to compete in rally and has earned her CGC. They both love kids. Many coonhounds can even live with cats without any issues, including dogs who may have hunted in the past. I think that is what surprises people the most often.
Daisy will be appearing at Blog Paws this year. She believes it to be a party being thrown in her honor. I’d tell her what it really is, but she’d never believe me so be sure to stop and say “Hello” to her if you are going this year!
The Lady in Waiting to The Royal Coonhounds
Author’s Note: Many many thanks to Daisy Mae and her lady in waiting. Photos were used with permission. Please visit Miss Daisy Mae at her blog or facebook. This article is a part of the Pets that Blog theme, for more interviews on blogging pets, click the image below. Many thanks to Miss Ann from Pawsitively Pets for the image.
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