What is SO not to love about this wonderful creature. I'm linking up with Kim Klassen today with her weekly Friday Finds. And check out what we found in Thomas, West Virginia!
Mattie is an AKC purebred bloodhound...a gentle giant of four years of age. Mattie loves to run and follow scents...in fact, bloodhounds have been known to follow and track something with so much tenacity that they forget to meet their physical needs of rest, food, and water...sometimes running themselves to death.
Mattie has four girlfriends...quite the playboy! They are all purebred bloodhounds as well who have given him many children. But Mattie has his morals. No shacking up for him.
He lives with his caretaker, Barry,...a local, salt of the earth mountain man who has a long history in the mines of West Virginia.
Barry chatted with us quite a long time while we ooh-ed and ahhh-ed over his fine furry fellow.
And he told us about a backroad, off-the-beaten path way along an old rail bed to find this little gem.
Locals are ALWAYS the best.