The hound of hell...

I got to get some "Earl time" yesterday while visiting my parents. Apparently he is going through his rebellious teenage years. In one week alone he has managed to tear up the tv remote, steal a complete tube of Aspercreme and run through the house squeezing it, eat one of mom's favorite cookbooks and redecorate their living room with 2 rolls of toilet paper. He now completely understands the words "No" and "Time Out" although my mother says he chooses to ignore them.


Luckily he can still be loveable when his "big sister" visits! (at least, when he wants to be! ;-)


November 2011 Monthly Scavenger Hunt entry - "Bad"


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Photo © 2011 Leigh Ann Simpson


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Edit: I've gotten so many comments and likes on Earl's photos that I've decided to offer them as a card set. Check it out if you are interested...but this is not a sales pitch at all, I promise!

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  • Mimi Mia Photography 4y

    Oh, what a great image!! And, oh, what a character Earl is!!!!
  • KristyR929 4y

    Fantastic capture! I so love this! I have Bostons and they are just about as destructive (but lovable) as Bassets, so I can relate.
  • Manu(She) 4y

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL You really make me laugh with the discretion and this awesome photo!!! LOL
  • Harpa Hrund 4y

    hahaa soooo funny!
  • Lori Walden 4y

    Wow!! What a face!! Great capture!!
  • Carol Rowe 4y

    What a great photo!
  • Evangelina Murray 4y

  • esagirl 4y

    That's a basset for you! earl has a reputation to live up to now.
  • phantomswife 4y

    Dang, I am so glad to have my Earl fix for the day. He is such a hoot.
  • Leigh Ann 4y

    Thank you all so much for the nice comments...I'm glad Earl can make all of you smile as much as he makes us (well, that is in between the destruction he leaves behind!). Since I've gotten so much great feedback on this photo, as well as others, I have decided to offer it as a card set on my Etsy site. I hope he is just as popular on Etsy as he is here! ;-)
  • Smile4Me!Photography 4y

    Oh, this gets a '10'! What a great capture and submission for msh this month. You go Earl! We just got new neighbors yesterday, and while my husband was talking to them and letting them meet and greet our dog, he ate a piece of the pizza left on a plate. Needless to say, I took a peace offering of brownies to them later!
  • Jim Davenport 4y

  • Katherine Porter 3y

    Earl is awesome!
  • Judy van der Velden 3y

    hahaha, this is sooo good
  • Michelle 3y

    I just shot my drink out of my nose. That has to be one of the funniest dog photo's I have ever seen. Earl is a true Bassett Hound.
  • Anne 3y

    Aww, too cute!

    MSH - November 2011
  • Katherine Porter 3y

    Earl Rocks!
  • ohrfeus 3y

    Fantastic capture!
  • Barb Burkholder 3y

    Love this photo! Nice work!
  • Ben 3y

    Stunning photo!
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