I’m sure you’ve all missed us; here’s the first hunting write up in a month, and I was back riding Bluey! Much as I enjoyed Molly’s diva-ish Latina ways (I SHALL NOT stand still at the meet, I SHALL knock you over while waiting for the lorry), there’s nothing quite like seeing hounds between Bluey’s ginger ears.
And so opening meet has been and gone! On one of the warmest October days imaginable the Tivyside hounds met in muddy conditions to kick start the 2017/18 season. Mid- October may seem particularly early for an opening meet, but to misquote Hartley, “Wales is a foreign country, they do things differently there.”
Photo credit Efa Jones
I’m going to leave aside the very obvious “following hounds” bit and get into a list of five superficial reasons why we love hunting. I kind of hope that the weekly meet write ups put across a little bit of why I love crossing country behind hounds, but I realise that some of my recent lists may have come across as a bit cynical, and I’m really not that horrid (I give money to homeless people ALL THE TIME).
Photo credit Steve Key