Mattie is the matriarch of the family. She is a foxhound and nearly 13 years old. She has had her share of rough days as she ages but we try to keep her pain under control with arthritis medicine.
Here she is in the background watching the two youngest, a Jack Russell named Eddie (with the short tail) and a Jack Russell - Basset mix named Lucy (with the long tail) playing.
Don't let the growling concern you. It's all in play. Here they are rough housing until Lucy calls a break to get some water.