As I watched them, I couldn't help but wonder about their future. I had seen each at a few hunts, but this was my first chance to really see them run. Tony has had a lot of good dogs and knows how to get the most out a dog. I know these dogs will get the running and training they need to reach their potential. But what is their potential?
I guess this is the question that haunts us all. We start some pups, hoping they will be the next World Champions. We put hour after hour into them. We celebrate when they get a good jump and find a hard check. We pull our hair out and say a few choice words when they decide they like deer better than rabbits.
We know every pup we start won't be that incredible, once in a life time, never to be forgotten, jump every rabbit, and get every check allstar. But we sure hope that they will. Every time we take them out of the truck after a day in the field, we think about their day and either feel proud or aggravated.
I guess all we can do is hope, and run, and run, and run, and run. Then, with a whole lot of luck, just maybe one of our pups will be the next world beater.
I ran Chip, Rambler, Gypsy, and Rep.