They made three trips past his house. I only have one neighbor within a mile, and wouldn't you know they had to cross through his yard. Not once, but three times. What did I do? I stood in the field and listened to the chase.
After spending all weekend competing at the hunts, tonight I took five dogs that I just wanted to run. They jumped the first rabbit pretty quick and sounded good. Dixie has been in heat so this was the first time I got to run her in a month and she seemed really glad to be out. Diamond has been skipped a couple of times lately and she was hunting like crazy, obviously glad to be out.
It was a crisp night with temperatures starting at 29 degrees and falling. The dogs were feeling good and so were the rabbits. I walked out in front of the house with a plan of running for an hour. But as anyone with rabbit hounds knows, you can never know for sure when it will be time to quit.
The dogs ran pretty steady, and rabbits came easy. All the dogs ran OK and handled good. It was just a good night to be out. It was chilly but with moving around a little it was easily bearable. Put it all together and what does it mean?
Sorry neighbor, but the dogs are running way to good to ruin a great night of running. We will be gone in a little bit.
I ran Rambler, Chip, Rep, Diamond, and Dixie.