2017 Oregon Basset Hound Games

18 Jul

When the police car pulled up, I took my attention away from what I was doing at the raffle table. I watched the officer as he stepped out of the car and moseyed over to the ring where all the action was happening. He was a very tall man and one of his strides was probably two of mine.

What have we done?  I wondered.  Did someone call in a noise complaint?

I continued watching him as he stood at the edge of the ring. From my angle at the raffle table, I couldn’t see his face, and I could stand the mystery no longer.

“I’m going to take some photos, ” I told the two people at the registration table. “Can you take over raffle ticket sales for a few minutes?” I said, not really asking.

Camera in hand, I wandered over to the ring where the Limbo was going on, and stood right next to the police officer. He reached into his breast pocket, (Will he write us a citation?) pulled out his phone and, like me, started taking pictures.

“Are you a basset hound lover?” I asked.

“Nah, just a dog lover in general,” he replied.

“Great!” I said. “Enjoy the day. It is good for some laughs.” I moved into the ring to take more photos.

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9 Responses to “2017 Oregon Basset Hound Games”

  1. Linsey July 18, 2017 at 7:12 am #

    It’s so interesting to me how we immediately start to worry/go on the defense when we see a police officer. I’m glad he was just interested in the dogs!

    • Adrienne July 18, 2017 at 7:35 am #

      It’s the adult version of being sent to the principal’s office!

  2. Andrea Clark July 18, 2017 at 7:32 am #

    Basset Hound Games sound fun! A good way to spend a summer day. I’m glad you were able to enjoy it with another dog lover, even if his appearance wasn’t expected at first.

    • Fran Haley July 18, 2017 at 8:03 am #

      A member of our local law enforcement happens to have a Bassett named Flash, which I find hysterically funny. They are the most adorable puppies, I think, with their outrageously long ears. Endearing. And good for you for going over to find out the answer to your question!

  3. humbleswede July 18, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    Loved the image of a basset hound doing the limbo. No photo necessary. My wife really wanted a basset hound, I think mostly because she wanted to name it Turbo.

  4. arjeha July 18, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    How is it bred into us to expect the worse when we see a police officer? Love the way you found out his reason for being there without having to outright ask him why he was there. Colombo (showing my age) would be proud..

  5. atzmmom July 18, 2017 at 11:56 am #

    Your day sounds fun. I like the picture that you included to show the humor.

  6. Brian Rozinsky July 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm #

    Great first paragraph, Adrienne: I like the lightly unsettling first sentence and the verb ‘moseyed.’

  7. wahooteacher July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

    You captured my attention with that opening line! This slice would make a great mentor text for students! The day sounded like so much fun!

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