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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rip Josie Girl

Our Young Josie Girl came to us from Texas last year with her sister. Both were doing awesome on their way to being top Bay Hounds with our young pack. Sadly, Josie was slammed hard by a good size boar in the pen Friday. He caught her against a tree as she was dodging him and she died early Saturday Morning from insurmountable internal injuries. She was really coming on and she loved hunting hogs. Rest In Peace Young Lady.

Dogs are just a different kind of people to me. Some I get attached to more than others and just like people some never get the chance to do what they were born to do. I love to watch a good dog work no matter what it is he or she was born to do, and I have only on a few occasions owned a dog that was fantastic at doing what he was meant to. I had a few Liver Spot Pointers and two English Setters that were jam up and one Black Lab that was, well, I will never have another Lab in my lifetime that had his kind of heart and ability, he was a man. Josie was a Plott Hound bred from the ancestors of the Plotts from up around the the area where they originated in N. Carolina. Like any good working dog she had it, and the more she worked the better she got.

The two magazines below are dedicated to the Hound. One is a bit more turned to Big Game, "Bayed Solid" and the other is more about Treeing hounds,"Full Cry". They are not the big budget glossy color type magazines, but more importantly they are published by true Houndsmen. These are men that have made hunting with hounds a major part of their and their families lives. Most of the articles are written by average people that love their sport and their hounds. I subscribe to both not just for the info about Hounds and Hunting but because these people are the down to earth work with your hands type that speak from their heart and have something to say besides a lot of Bull Shit. Helps keep me humble and keeps life in perspective.


James said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I do believe that dogs have a reward too.I'm sure Josie's will have soft ground and a true line to the hogs.Your post does a great job of stating something that people who see dogs as another accessory will never understand.

Odysseus Trunk said...

Sorry about your loss, but at the same time I can't think of a better way for a working dog to make its passage to the promised land..doing what it's bred for. Godspeed Josie!

Janelle said...

hmmmm pole sana bwana. pole sana indeedy....hate losin' dogs. she sounds like she was a fine hound though. mostly here we lost 'em to puff adders, leopard, tsetse and tick bite fever...salaams x j oh and once to a croc. stupid dog. would've won the Darwin For Dogs Award.

Chris Hutson said...

Just plain sorry.

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