20 June – JHB Hunt review

Yesterday was Fathers’ Day and the week preceding the hunt was one of the coldest weeks Jozi has seen in years!! Brrrrr.

But, there was a pretty big turnout at our hunt, even a few new people again. Our usual huntmaster was off celebrating Fathers’ Day, so Jane took the lead and organised the lines for us.

Once the sun peeped over the mountains, it was slightly less chilly. The beagles didn’t seem too worried about the cold, frosty ground, and ran around as usual!

We had a LOT of new, young males and the testosterone was flying! This is a natural thing, as they were trying to establish a hierarchy, but it is quite stressful to us humans, and some of the other dogs… so, please remember to keep your dogs (ESPECIALLY unsterilised males!!) on a short lead when they are not on the line.

The hunts all went well, with a minimal number of beagles going off on their own mission (except little Wendy who went chasing birds faaaaaaaaaaaar away from the rest of us… thanks Peter and Martin for going to fetch her!)

Roger spent Fathers’ day with his dad:

Poppadom and Roti celebrated their Dad’s (twenty-first! – hehe) birthday AS WELL AS Fathers’ Day! Happy Birthday Trev!!

Charlie found a stick which kept him entertained between lines 😉

Bella getting lots of love and cuddles from her mom

Harry also got lots of love and cuddles in the cold

all of us lining up at the start… restraining the beagles who just wanted to RUN!

Who can you spot in this pic? (*click on photo to open full size*).

Denver (in orange 23)  and Pippen (in the pink bib) out in front… Jamie in the middle (in the yellow 91 bib). Enzo in full stretch near the front (orange number 80)… is that Kingsley in the orange just behind Enzo?

Who can you spot in this pic? (*click on photo to open full size*).

Denver (orange 23) and Lucy (black denim bib) in the front, Pippen in pink right behind. Jamie in yellow in the middle, next to little Maya in the white. A new beagle in the orange (V bib) is just ahead of Jemma in the pink. Go beagles! go, go go!!

oooh, and as a bonus, here are some videos of our hunts!! They were taken at the last hunt, but I’ve only managed to get round to uploading them now!

Our next hunt is on 4 July and will be a breakfast again!! Yum yum!! sign up for the HUNT here… remember, if you want to join for the breakfast too, you MUST email me and let me know how many people we need to cater for!

Thanks to everyone for organising and running the hunts! Look forward to the 4th!

5 Responses to “ 20 June – JHB Hunt review ”

  1. Tony Vink says:

    Wow, this is great. The dogs are doing what they were bread for. They must absolutely love it. I need to make a plan and come visit.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tanya admin says:

    it is great to see them doing what they are meant to do!

    they LOVE IT!

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  4. Tijl says:

    The V-bibbed beagle is Charlie (let’s call him Charlie from the shop), one of the naughty ones 🙂

    We’re hoping his sister Chelsea will get the hang of it soon!

    They can’t wait for the next hunt… eager beagles!

  5. Tessa baigio says:

    A note from Misty 2 4X4 – the socialite.
    Wow what a morning – my mommy’s alarm did not go off; at 6:15 my mommy jumped out of bed, I was warmly wedged between my mommy and daddy. She pushed me out of bed. I did not know what was happening, my mommy was going through the room like a tornado and I thought I might as well do some yoga. While I was in the most perfect “Upside Down Dog Position” my mommy grabbed me to brush my teeth, I thought it was a bit rude of her. And I am sure she used the wrong toothbrush for me, mine got the pink glitter stars on it and hers is plain, but she did not give me a chance to check.
    I did not finish my morning yoga either and I did not feel like doing it in the car, who can do yoga on the back seat? Then we picked up my nana and I knew: Beagle Social Club or Beagle Hunt Day as others might call it. I would like to take this moment and explain to all the other new Beagles that there are 3 distinctions in this Club and you have to figure out to which one you belong. I knew immediately to which one I belong.
    Group A is an all male pack and we call it the T Club, the T stands for Testosterone. (Hier loop jy saggies, if at all) In this group you find Roti and his brother Poppadom, Basil – A where is that hound! Charlie, and Charlie, Oscar, Enzo, Harry, Kingsley, Roger and Jamie – I am still learning all the names.
    Group B is the serious hunters; Pippen, Rebel (Rebel makes sure that the beagles that run the line, specially the new ones, don’t get lost, she fetches them and helps them to the hunt line) Bella, Jemma Lucy, Maya and Blake are part of this group. Blake is a new season hunter; he completed all 5 runs today in top positions – well done Blake. Maya is the Ferrari model and she came in first today in one of the runs. A lot of the T-Club members have dual membership; all the above members of the T-Club are serious contenders of the H Club as well. New or potential new members, don’t worry you will find your niche.
    Then there is group C, it is the social Club and I am the leader of this group. Wendy are you joining this group? Any Beagle Socialites must please bark to me and I will introduce you to the rest of Group C. Today I heard a human Lady calling me the Paris Hilton of this Beagle Club. I am getting a new bib with lots of bling on and a new number -244.
    Snoopy is our mascot but that is what the humans call him, we call him the Raf-Raf Woof. In human language that is The Mediator. Snoopy is very astute and if there is any trouble brewing he lets us know and he always tells the humans if a dog has gone missing. His mentor is Rebel she handles the hunt side of the day. Snoopy counts the dogs after a run- this takes all his time and for that reason he cannot participate in the runs. The problem is the humans don’t always listen to Snoopy but eventually they cotton on and realize a dog is missing- if only they have listened to Snoopy from the beginning. Penny is Snoopy’s sister and she is very cute, as are all the new babies wanting to join the club when they are a little bit older.
    Now we had a bit of an incident at the breakfast after the hunt, the humans have a different view, but this is what really happened: At a breakfast, the first duty of Snoopy is to send out scouts, Kudjo reported that he saw a group of humans that was moving towards the directions of our humans. There was a quick council meeting and Snoopy asked Blake to go and assess the group intentions. Blake agreed he said that he scouted that area before when the humans thought he was lost. When the young men armed with sticks and sjamboks came into view Blake bravely went to greet them, he was under strict instructions from Snoopy and the T Club to only sniff at the men, the rest of the Beagles knew that our T and H Clubs will protect us, if danger persists. I instructed the Social Club to ruff up their neck hair so that instead of looking cute we now looked dangerous. Warren, Blake’s daddy thought Blake ran off and he went to fetch him, he spoke to the group of young men and reassured them, just like Blake did that we meant no harm. But the young men with the weapons stayed and the T Club of the human men (Peter and Martin) went out and asked them to move on. Snoopy bark instructions and like a squadron we formed a protective shield around our humans and we barked, tails in the air, neck scruff standing like the mane of lions, and we were just as fierce. The men with the weapons then, and only then, moved away. Snoopy, the T & H Club members saved the day, but I must say all the Social Club members did their bit as well, we not only there to socialize, we can fight as well.
    I must now say goodnight I still need to do – or rather finished my yoga session which was so rudely interrupted, then I need to brush teeth, with my own toothbrush and not my mommies, she did not even noticed that she brushed her teeth with my toothbrush.
    Good night Beagles,
    Misty

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