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 8, 2017

Mike Made my Day

I saw one of my favorite beaglers Saturday and he made my day. I was at Chillicothe's ARHA Little Pack hunt and saw Mike Myers. He and his son, Daron have a female out of Logan Elm Neal. They raised a litter of pups out of her last summer.  

It sounds like the pups have crazy hunt. Mike told stories about the pup just taking off totally on their own. One time the pups got out of their pen and headed across the field and down the road. A neighbor called and they got them back. Rather than hang around the yard, every pup just had mad hunt and went looking for something. Whenever the pups are loose, they hit the weeds and don't look back.

Logan Elm Neal is one of my all time favorite dogs. The thing I loved the most out of him was his crazy desire and endless hunt. When I heard these stories about his grandsons and granddaughters and they have this inner desire to search for game, it makes me smile. 

I don't know how Mike's pups will turn out, but they have the most important trait. With this inner desire to go hunt, all things are possible. Mike made my day today telling me that my all time favorite dog passed on the trait that made him my best dog ever.

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