Sometimes it's all about the simple things in life. Like the way Basset hound faces are all flappy and fly all over the place when they run. Sincerely. It is hilarious. Try not to be in a better mood by the end of these pictures.

He can't help smiling (because of excess face skin).

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Terrible swimmers, but excellent hearing.

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He enjoys the feeling of wind racing across his tongue.

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This one knows your secret.

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Ears. Look at them.

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Here's a three-part study of a Basset hound running:

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Definition of maniacal glee:

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Probably a lot of water has been shaken out of those ears.

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A cape! A purple cape! Dying.

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So derpy, yet so regal.

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This one's mostly derp.

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Running in pairs!

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The one on the left up close:

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And here's a video of a Basset hound dressed up like Sherlock Holmes, running in slow motion. You're welcome.