It rained off and on all day today. That hasn't happened in a while, so it was great to finally get some rain. It never rained hard, or a lot, but it was at least enough to give everything a good soak.
I took the males and headed for Farmer's just before dark. I went back the lane almost to the parking spot when a rabbit crossed in front of me. I thanked him for volunteering for a chase and he helped me have a good start to the night. He stayed up for about 20 minutes and helped the young males get some of the kinks out.
The question of the day--would you rather have young dogs that are full of fire, roughing up the chase, but getting a lot of work done or young dogs that settle into the chase, don't cause problems and fit into the pack?
Rambler, Rep, and Butcher seem almost like a repeat of a few years ago when I was first running Neal and Jed. They were big on accomplishment but also kept the water stirred up and a little muddy at times. We'll see where this new bunch ends up.
I ran Chip, Rambler, Butcher, Rep, and Dissident. Chip started at least 3 chases.