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 . . .

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Luck of a Beagle

Yes, the Left Leg is Twice as Big
After a Run in with a Copperhead
Butcher won the Champion Class yesterday at OHBC's Little Pack Hunt so I was really happy. I took him out to run today and he sounded real good until he didn't. I noticed he was going back and forth on a logging road in the middle of the clearcut and wasn't trying to get in the chase. Needless to say I was a little aggravated.

When the chase ended and the dogs came in, Butcher wasn't with them. I could tell by the Garmin he wasn't moving. I started that way and began calling him. I could see him slowly moving towards me. By the time I got him, it was easy to see why he wasn't running.

He ran into a copperhead and got bit on his left front leg. Thanks to some aspirin, benadryl, and penicillin he will be OK.  He obviously will be getting a few days off though.


  1. Do you have any dogs for sale?

  2. Sorry but nothing for sale at this time.