A hunter says he has forgiven his Blue Gascony Basset Hound for shooting him in the hand during a hunting trip on Sunday. The 55-year-old Frenchman, Rene, who declined to give his full name, told radio station France-Bleu Perigord that he was hunting deer with his three dogs and that the youngest of them got a bit too excited. “He jumped on me as if to give me a hug,” Rene said, “and as he jumped, his paw hit the trigger.” The man's son drove him to the hospital, but the tissue damage was too extensive and doctors were forced to amputate. "It wasn't the dog's fault," Rene told the radio station. "And he's adorable! I should have left the [gun's] safety on, that's all."
Via Irish Times