I am very excited to work on this blog post. I am always searching for coonhounds being stellar in various, unusual and unexpected ways. Soooo, this post highlights Tim Root and his beautiful coonhound Pandora, or Dora for short. Dora is a TWC that Tim adopted from a shelter several years ago. According to Tim she is a total couch potato and quiet at home. It is evident that he loves his girl. She even helped him with his wedding announcements !!
Tim also reports that his now wife was “less than enthusiastic” about adopting a coonhound, but Dora won her over and now “they’re almost inseparable”. I mean seriously, how can you not fall in love with a hound that does your dishes????
Now to the “other side of Dora”. Tim is a huge outdoorsman, and in the course of pursuing that hobby, ran into several deer hunters who complained about having sleepless nights because they were not able to recover their harvest after a successful day of deer hunting. Tim did some research and discovered there was a “leash tracking” dog license in his home state of New York. He took the test, got the license, and Linwood Tracking and Recovery was born. Hunters were skeptical at first but Tim reports that Dora is amazing and has turned skeptics into believers. He always hears “That dog is AMAZING!” Dora’s current personal best is a track of about two miles straight to the deer.
AHROOOO ! We did it Dad !!!!
Tim says he and his wife will always have hounds. He is sooo happy he picked Dora and cannot believe someone just threw her away at the shelter. The two most unlikely people to share a conversation, me a vegetarian since 1982, and Tim an avid sportsman and hunter. This is a good example of how opposite ends of the spectrum can come together. Dora and Tim provide a great service to the hunters whose prey would be lost and “wasted” if not for their service. Tim is a responsible hunter and absolutely treats Dora as part of the family. I can totally appreciate that!! Tim’s license does not allow him to charge for his services, nor does he expect anything when he goes out. He adds that if people want to give him money for his help, he donates that money to the shelter where he got Dora.
The beautiful and talented Dora. Couch potato princess by day, kick butt tracker by night!! Kudos to the fabulous coonhound. Dora proves my point so well, that coonhounds can do just about anything !! They are not “just hunting dogs”. Thank you so much Tim, for sharing your story with me. Please keep us posted on your adventures with Dora, and welcome to the family !!!! Please check out Tim’s facebook page for Linwood Tracking and Recovery.
The amazing and beautiful Dora!