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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 . . .

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Conversation with Dennis After His First Hunt

Logan Elm Dennis
Logan Elm Neal X Big Meadows Breezy
The following is a conversation I had with Logan Elm Dennis after he was entered in his first ARHA LP Hunt on Saturday.

Dennis: Bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark,bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark. 

Me:  Yes Dennis, I know they were barking. I had to listen to them too. Welcome to field trials and congrats on surviving for an hour. I was very proud of you.

Dennis:  There was a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot of barking.

Me: I understand that there was a lot more barking than you are used to. I know some of those dogs needed shocked. Thank you for ignoring them. It made me very proud. You have to understand, some dogs just don't have the brain power and/or training to know to keep their mouth shut on frost. 

Dennis: Frost? You mean the cold, white stuff?

Me: Yeah, the cold, white stuff on everything that is kind of like snow. 

Dennis: Why didn't somebody put those dogs back in the box or put them in the well?

Me: You have to understand, judging when you have a bunch of barking idiots is tough. Who knows where the rabbit really went? Plus, their owners all said, "I've never seen him act like this before."

Dennis: I KNEW WHERE THE RABBIT WENT!

Me: I know that you knew. I know you barked when the rabbit was up and running. You can't totally ignore those barking dogs though.

Dennis: Did you know those dogs barked every time those guys turned them loose. You would have shocked me for acting so stupid.

Me: Yes, I understand that those other dogs barked every single time they turned them loose. What can I say? They were dropped on their head when they were little. By the way, that was really a nice jump and I was proud of the way you drove the rabbit out of those briers. Usually you will get scored for that but there was so much barking that it was hard to know what was going on today. 

Dennis: What was the point of all that mess?

Me: It was a field trial. You should be proud. You were second in the cast and placed seventh.

Dennis: Why would I want to do something stupid like that again?

Me: I am proud of you and I want to show you off.

Dennis: Sooooo. 

Me: The next time will be better, I promise. It will be fun. You are the chosen one. You are the best and brightest. You need to have broad shoulders to carry the weight of my pride. You are the one to carry on what your grandsire, Hobo and your dad, Neal have started. You are destined to carry the torch for Logan Elm Beagles.

Dennis: You know what you can do with your torch.

Me: OK, time for you to get in your box and shut up. 

And so went the first hunt for Dennis. I can't wait for the next one.

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