Balsam came to us as a wonderfully rambunctious hound puppy. Ten years later, he is now the elder Mr. B and has become the third child my mother never had. He howls, barks, grunts, moans, and warbles in his own way of communicating with us. He is extremely intelligent and can follow tracks through the thickest woods. Even though he is a great hunter, he is a softy and a gentleman at heart. He loves cuddling and burrowing under the covers with his brother and sister. B will remain a part of the hearts and minds of our family for generations to come as the mischievous, rascally hound that he is!