Droopy: Vancouver, BC


This is Henri (that’s the French Henry with an i at the end), a Basset Hound. I like Basset Hounds. My own ‘beast’ is a furry Basset Hound. When Henri stands looking at me, he really looks like Droopy.

Droopy was a cartoon character created by Tex Avery in the 1940s for MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) in Hollywood. Droopy was voiced mostly by Bill Thompson. I used to watch these cartoons when I was a ‘young pup’. Droopy even appeared in some of the Tom & Jerry cartoons. Droopy was always happy but Bill Thompson gave it a meek and deadpan voice. And when he was ‘pissed off’ he would say:

“You know what? That makes me mad”

and he would toss Wolf or Spike over his head to defeat them.

Back to Henri and look at these short legs. The Basset Hounds are not long dogs, they are dwarfs with very short legs. In spite of that, a Basset Hound can walk and walk and walk for hours on end. Actually they don’t really walk. They walk, they sniff. They start walking again… Sometimes, they find something interesting (to them) and start tracking it.


Camera: Canon 70D ISO 250 and 1/320
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @200mm and f/4.5
Processed with ART: https://bitbucket.org/agriggio/art/wiki/Home/