JHB Review 2 August Hunt

After all the rain, hail and freeeeeezing cold in Jozi yesterday, I was ready to stay in bed and give hunting a miss this week! The thought of my beagles being stuck inside all day again made me get up in the pitch dark and drag myself off to the hunt though 🙂

It was probably the smallest group this season – only about 20 beagles. I have a feeling the rest of our crowd spent the day curled up under the covers. Despite the cold the day before – Sunday turned out rather pleasant.

A few new faces… Copper the Beagle was one new face. Copper arrived and was a little bit unsure of all these other hounds – but he quickly relaxed and started wagging his tail. He even completed a couple of lines! Can you believe it! On his first day – very impressive – well done, Boy!

The lines went off very well – with little newcomer Maya deserving a special mention! She is continuing to do brilliantly – coming in first place on every single line. It’s phenomenal to see a new beagle doing so well on pure instinct. She is one of the smallest beagles in the group – but she is a total hunting machine! Her dad, Roelf, must be very proud of her.

Bella was doing very well today – surprising George and Linda (and most of us too!). Basil is also doing very nicely – he is becoming more constant in his hunting performance. I noticed Bentley (who has only been to one or two hunts before) is also finishing lines – which is very impressive.

Basil having a rest with his dad

Basil having a rest with his dad

It was actually quite nice, in a way, to have a small group for a change. Although, even with a small group we managed to have some beagles go off on their own mission. Annie and Avon (very uncharacteristically) went for a loooooooooong walk in the wrong direction. They refused to come close to Trevor to be leashed and returned to their mom – naughty girls! (Trevor said he is used to girls running away from him though! Hee hee 😉 ). The girls were reunited with their mom – tails wagging very fast! Our new boy, Copper also went for a walk about – following after Oscar and Harry who were going off for some brotherly bonding!

Oscar howling his little beagle lungs out!

Oscar howling his little beagle lungs out!

It was a great morning as usual. The wind even stayed away for most of the morning.

Thanks to everyone involved in the organising and laying the lines!!

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JUST A FRIENDLY NOTE: Our hunts are a Beagles Only Event. A lot of our beagles have brothers and sisters of different breeds – but if everyone were to bring all their dogs along, it would be too chaotic. We have had a few “non-beagles” at some of our events and we have let it slide… But we, unfortunately, can’t have this becoming the norm. Please understand that your “non-beagle” dogs will need to stay at home on the mornings of the hunts. – Thank you for your understanding in this matter! 😀

Charlie, Marmalade and Snoopy

Charlie, Marmalade and Snoopy

3 Responses to “ JHB Review 2 August Hunt ”

  1. Virginia says:

    Oh man I am so jealous it looks like such good fun. We are getting a little brother for Lucy soon and since our snare incident we won’t allow the dogs off the property. They miss their daily runs in the fields. Such a pity to deprive them of something they love so much 🙁

  2. Tanya admin says:

    Oooh, congrats on the little brother – also a beagle? Hope to see some pics soon.

    Our hunts are such fun, and the dogs totally ADORE it! 🙂

  3. Arsento says:

    Hmm… I read blogs on a similar topic, but i never visited your blog. I added it to favorites and i’ll be your constant reader.

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