Phideaux* the Wonder Dog was Tee Boudreaux's pet dog. Now before he went to high school in Terrebonne Parish, little Boudreaux had a lot of time on his hands in between running trap lines and crawfishing, so he trained his dog Phideaux.
Now Phideaux was a scent hound, He was really into scents. As a matter of fact, he lived to smell. He also smelled to others; but it was okay, because he smelled like a dawg!
Doggies can have moments when they embarrass humans, like when they sniff crotches or get overly friendly with legs. Boudreaus knew this, and trained his dog Phideaux to sniff from the other side, but only if someone was wearing a swimsuit.
(Dogs are very trainable. And early teen boys can be single-minded when it comes to mischief. Even the parish priest or the deputy can rein them in.)
Actually, his cousin Marie and his sister Chantal helped too. He would tape a small dog treat in the cleft of their butts to provide Phideaux with a variety of targets to practice on. After thirty trials Phideaux became a skilled butt hound -- ready for the National Trials for Butt-Tracking!
Came the day to reveal the dog's skills! The Boudreaux family went to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a day of fun and sun, and took Phideaux along. Now Papa and Mama Boudreaux was unaware of Phideaux's skill.
The girls on the beach oohed and ahhed over the cute doggie with the soulful eyes. Phideaux was a chick magnet of sorts, and enjoyed the attention. Then they went on to play a little volleyball on the beach. When they turned the other cheek, ol' Phideaux sprung into action. The second one he snuck up on jumped four feet with a squawk. Not a sexy sound, but when you have been goosed by a dog, your vocabulary is somewhat limited. One of the older Boudreauxes laughed; can you guess which one?
Phideaux did not give all his attention to girls in bikinis; no, he investigated male butts too, including one of a Harrison County deputy.
Phideaux became known as Phideaux the Goose Hound after that!
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