Originally Posted by Zhurh
Ozo, problem is everything around here eats cats; they don't last long.
Them plotts are just house dogs, but they can take the cold. The old male (brindled one) once took off, gone for two days and it never went above minus 35. I figured he was a goner with all the wolves we got around here but turned back up on porch 2 days later, tired but not frost bitten.
It's just too remote where we live to hunt dogs or I'd be a bear & lynx huntin fool. No roads to get in front of them, a young boar can go 10 miles up and down mnts before sayin I've had enough. I can't chase them on foot in this rugged country; not like coon huntin back east.
He's gotta be smart too , to last that long out and about where you live.
The other one in the pic looks like a female....from her face....