I was carrying a package of frozen chicken thighs from the freezer in the garage to the kitchen. They were a solid block of ice and I needed to thaw them for the next night's dinner.
Ray was sleeping soundly on his chair in the living room when all of a sudden his nose went in the air. The next minute, he was at my side, sniffing around the counter.
That same morning I had watched an Animal Planet video on youtube called "Dogs 101: Bluetick Coonhound." Blueticks, like Redticks, are known as English Coonhounds and I had wanted to see what they said about them on the instructional video.
Turns out that Blueticks are prized by hunters because of their ability to follow a cold scent.
I couldn't help but be impressed by HOW cold the scent could be and by Ray's ability to once again demonstrate why he is known far and wide as "The Perfect Example."