It's cutting them loose and having the pack run the rabbit until it gives up and goes in a hole or gets caught. And although the dogs usually don't catch it, they run like they want to. Just me and my pack of hounds, in any condition, on any day, in the roughest places I can find . . .

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I'll Take a Case

Ring of the phone

Me:    Hello.
Him:   Yeah, I'm lookin for a dog.
Me:    Okay, what are you looking for?
Him:   Well, I want a started dog.
Me:     Okay, well I don't have any now, but I might have some this summer.
Him:   How much?
Me:    Ohhh, probably $200 - 300.
Him:   I want somethin that will hunt as soon as I turn it loose.
Me:    Yeah, it's no fun when your dog won't hunt.
Him:   I'm tired of jumpin the rabbits.  I want somethin that will jump rabbits so I can shoot them.
Me:     Yeah, me too.
Him:    I got this dog but he won't hunt.  I have to jump the rabbits.
Me:     Hmmm
Him:    And he runs deer.  I don't want a dog that will run deer.
Me:     Okay
Him:    I shocked him and now he won't hunt.
Me:     Hmmm
Him:   I want a dog that will hunt and won't run deer.
Me:    Okay
Him:   I had these two dogs and they could really run.  They would hunt as soon as you turned them loose.  When they jumped a rabbit, they ran it til I killed it.
Me:    Oh, what happened to them?
Him:   I had to get rid of them. I killed a bunch of rabbits but there were more rabbits back then.  We always killed our limit before noon.
Me:    Not many rabbits up by you?
Him:   Not like there used to be, but my one little dog always found rabbits.  I want one like him.
Me:    A good one huh?
Him:   He was the best, but I got rid of him.  Now I need a dog to kill rabbits.
Me:    Just a started dog huh?
Him:   Yeah, but I want somethin that will NOT run deer and it needs to hunt as soon as I turn it loose.
Me:    Okay
Him:   I want a dog so I can shoot some rabbits next year.  I want a good started dog.
Me:    Okay, I'll let you know as soon as I have one.
Him:   I want somethin good.
Me:    Okay, talk to you later.

Click of the phone.

If I could only find someone to bring me a case of those $200 started dogs by Saturday I might have found a new retirement plan.

I have to be honest about our started dogs.  Usually they hunt really well, but sometimes, especially with a young one, they may be a little confused and need training.  Once in a while they will loose a rabbit, and one time a long time ago, one ran a deer.  I know, sad but true.  :)


  1. hey jim I would like 1 of those to make mine an open marked female 13 inch with a mouth like Juno let me know when I can pick her up Chris

  2. No problem Chris. As soon as the shipment comes in, I will give you a call. :)