Friday, September 10, 2010

What Trees Mean To A Coonhound Named Daisy

When Daisy was a puppy, she was supposed to learn how to "tree" a coon while out in the woods of North Carolina with her previous owner but Daisy preferred to tree squirrels instead. Her previous owner was frustrated with her lack of treeing skills so one day he left her in the woods to fend for herself. She never saw her owner or her little sister again, poor thing!

While it was very sad that she was abandoned, I am proud of  Daisy for having no interest in terrorizing raccoons.

However, I do not appreciate it when she lunges towards trees to terrorize squirrels because I know what is going to happen next!

She is going to bark very, very loudly and she will also attempt to climb a tree! Don't think a dog can climb a tree? Watch the video below to see that treeing walker coon hounds really do live up to their reputation!

Trust me, if Daisy does climb to the highest limb I will capture the moment on video and share it with you! In the meantime, for the sake of those poor squirrels, I hope she keeps her paws on the ground where they belong!


  1. Fred and Daisy are two peas in a pod!! I love watching a fellow hound do exactly what Fred does!!

    Hounds rock!!!

  2. WOW! Never seen a woofie climb a tree before! And that is TOO funny we posted about raccoons at the same time! LMAO! Great minds think alike! Daisy's former owner needs to be dumped in the woods! Glad you were there to save her

  3. Awwwwww what a determined little doggie! Oh Daisy you silly sweet thing! LOL!!!

    I'm so sorry some evil person abandoned her - but I'm glad she's got a lovely home now!

    Take care

  4. Wow! She's got some serious skills!

  5. Holy smokes! I've never seen a dog climb a tree before! We are glad Daisy's story has such a happy ending after a rotten beginning.

  6. Wow those hounds are talented! Kelly loves to chase squirrels too, but when they climb up a tree she's totally mystified as to where they've gone!

  7. Well buckle my swash wiv skills like that she should be climbin riggin not landlubbin trees !


  8. We know a terrier who climbs trees and one day we're gonna get him on video and post it! None of us can do this pawsome trick :)
    The Road Dogs

  9. Woof! Woof! That a skill to learn ... tree climbing. I LOVE the squirrels ... I just chas them but they are so quick like my chipmunk friend, Fred. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. Wow, that is pretty darn cool!

  11. So glad Daisy lovely home now xx

  12. Well, that's a first for me! LOL.
    My Lab would have never even thought about climbing...he'd get to the base of the tree and look forlorn that yet ANOTHER evil squirrel got away.

  13. That was khool to see!

    Mom did a transport fur The Brittany folks one Sunday - in addition to her Brittany passengers she had Hootie The Treeing Walker Coonhound!

    He was a riot of a young pup!


  14. OMD! That is quite the site!!!! BOL :)

  15. Oh good night! If Bunny or Morgan ever decides to start climbing trees, we're in serious trouble here!

  16. Wow, Daisy! You are pawesome!

    Teddy Bear

  17. If I'm not mistaken... that is what our DEW CLAWS were actually for.. WAAAAAAY back when.
    I would not want to tangle with a Coon. The are MEAN!!!

  18. Daisy!
    Sorry you were abandoned there! The nerve of that people!
    Now... how I do to close my mouth after watching you climbing that tree??
    You are pawesome!
    Kisses and hugs

  19. Hi April,
    Well the video wasn't there but I know what you mean b/c Bambi does it too!!! She use to run probably 3 feet up the tree and she cought a few too!! She would brake there neck in a heart beat! At least they didn't suffer!!
    Your blog is now user friendly!!! Yay Yay
    She use to chase the coons too but I finally got it across to her that they are part of the family and now she pays no attention to them. I am having a hard time conconvincing the coons she will not hurt them tho !!!
    It is easy to get too much on a blog, I am on dial up and it gets real mad at me when I do....
    XXOO, Fern

  20. I'm sure Texas would climb a tree too if he could figure out how!!! Silly hound dogs!! I'm glad she was able to find her way to you guys as well!!


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