He's from the state where Elvis Presley made his mark, and this ol' hound dog certainly had something to cry about.
It's not clear how Buford made it up the tree, but he must have been motivated.
Perhaps he was chasing a cat, or just wanted to get closer to the moon, to howl at.
Either way, rescuers successfully got the precocious pooch down from his perilous perch -- at which point he made the rounds, greeting his family and thanking the rescue crew with sloppy dog kisses.
He may have never caught a rabbit, but he is a friend, of theirs.