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A Delcie & Lilly update: If you like hounds, you’ll love the “Houndie Girls”. They have been in our home as fosters since November 2013. While they are around 14 years old, they didn’t ‘get the memo’ that they are senior dogs. They love a good walk, just like their 5 year old foster sister. In fact, Delcie bounces around like a puppy whenever the leash is brought out. They live for their walks and enjoy backyard time, although preferably with a sweater during a winter like the last one! In our home the houndies are the 2nd half to a foursome, and get along well with our two dogs, one senior and one youngster. They aren’t keen on public ‘meet-ups’ at the dog park or HBR events. Like many floppy eared breeds, the girls are plagued by chronic ear issues. Regular cleaning and strategic upkeep seems to maintain their comfort, but the amount of scarring makes for a chronic condition. They are not keen on ear cleaning or nail trimming. The “Houndies” maintain their hounding ways, engaging in the odd sampling of garbage if available and love table scraps, taking advantage of any opportunity. They enjoy engaging in regular ‘choir practice’, howling in unison with foster dad, and make for a great alarm system in the house! The ladies would prefer to lounge on the furniture, but the foster parents encourage dog beds, and the girls oblige. “Hounding Hour” can happen anywhere, they are happiest when with their people, relaxing or walking. These two ladies have personality plus and are truly lovable, Lilly waves with her paw when you come to talk to her, Delcie wags the tip of her tail when spoken (or sung) to. Perhaps you would like a “Hounding Hour” at your house? Delcie and Lilly would be happy to join you.