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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 . . .

Saturday, January 14, 2017

You Gotta Love the Weatherman

Ok, so the forecast for this morning scared me from even thinking about running dogs. There was so much freezing rain on its way that I wouldn't even think about getting out and driving. I was even afraid to walk out in front of the house because it was going to be so treacherous. Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning.  I looked out and saw a bit of rain, but nothing at all that seemed the least bit scary.

So, I loaded the dogs and headed out to run. Even as I headed down the road to run, I was still a little worried about the day. I had been hearing about ice for the last couple of days and feared getting caught or sliding off the road. Boy was I surprised.
You know those perfect conditions? Temperature about 37° with a light rain, moisture hanging in the air, and no wind? That was today. It was as perfect as a day for running beagles can possibly be. The scent was hanging in the air and the dogs were jumping at the chance to run.

For the last three days, the forecast had me upset and disappointed thinking about today. What a great gift to get the chance to run on a day when the weather was PERFECT! And the dogs made the most of it. They hunted hard, jumped rabbits, and sounded great. Thank goodness the weatherman was wrong and thank goodness for a great day.

I ran DK (5 jumps), Fender (2 jumps), Dancer, Digger, and Dailey,

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