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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, March 13, 2016

What is Enough?


I was sitting looking out the window this evening. It was a little foggy with a slight rain coming down. My mind slipped away and I started thinking about yesterday. I spent about five hours looking at the scene in the picture above and watching some great chases. I thought about how the running would be tonight and really just wanted to go load the dogs and head out.

Unfortunately it wasn't going to happen. I would have to borrow some dogs to run. Mine are just wore out. Hard running yesterday and more hard running this morning has them tired. Of course, the fact that they haven't had but a few days off since Thanksgiving might have something to do with it too.

It's been a great winter with some amazing running. It started as a mess with dogs too soft and too sloppy. Luckily it is ending with the memory of many great chases with young dogs coming on and pups showing so much promise. 

What is enough? When will I get sick of running so much? I'm not sure. Maybe after tomorrow, or the next day, or the next . . .

Today I ran Dennis, Cole, and Ding. The Old Man ran JJ, Chip, and Tony. It was 55° with a bit of rain now and then.

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