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Animal antics add levity at Lost Pines Resort

Courtesy Lost Pines Resort

LOST PINES, Texas — A 125-pound puppy and a pair of horses helped pull off a series of pranks during a corporate meeting at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines this spring.

One of the corporation’s vice presidents met Hoss, the resort’s Newfoundland puppy, while the dog was on its walk with his handler.

The vice president convinced handler Miss Paula to parade Hoss through the ballroom as one of his colleagues was giving a presentation. As they marched through, the presentation came to a halt as attendees met Hoss and took his picture.

Later, the VP who was the victim of the prank sought out Miss Paula and Cowboy R.G. to enlist their help with a payback prank.

Cowboy R.G. saddled up Black Jack, a companion horse that was visiting the resort, and headed to the Lost Pines Ballroom where the horse and rider made an unannounced visit during another presentation.

Their appearance was brief, and words few as Cowboy R.G. stopped Black Jack in the middle of the ballroom and asked, “Has anyone seen a black-and-white dog go by?” The room erupted in laughter, and horse and rider continued on their way.

The two show-stopping events led to a third resort mascot being invited to a meet-and-greet with attendees. The resort’s Percheron draft horses stood in the foyer outside the ballroom and met attendees.

Visits with mascots are among the activities at the 400-acre resort near Austin, Texas. Other amenities at the 491-room property include an Arthur Hills-designed 18-hole golf course, the Spa Django and the Renegade Trailhead equestrian facility. Guests can also float down the Crooked River, hike 18 miles of trails, kayak and raft on the Colorado River, and enjoy nightly s’more roasts at one of the outdoor fire pits.