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IN FOX HUNTING TERMS:
Drawing blank- A day is blank when hounds do not find a fox.
We English Bull terriers know these things AND we know that since this year’s turtle season opened, our “Pack of Reds” has been drawing blank. I actually thought that we’d have a remarkable season since our winter was so mild, but turtle scent has been non existent- until today!
I, Mr Kippers, have garnered 51 box turtles in my career- thus far- and
Miss Sophie Peach has turned in a very respectable 12 turtles in the last 24 months.
Of course, Master Kirby FitzKippers is only 11 months old. We certainly understand that it will take time. Or so we thought…
Today Dad turned Kirby out into Bully Park for a little exercise, but within five minutes, Kirby struck a scent line that put Dad into overdrive to get back to Bully Park to check on him. Low and behold, he had a humongous turtle pinned. He was so proud! Dad flipped it over to see if it had been caught before, (you know Mom marks them with indelible ink number & initials), but it hadn’t!
I don’t think that Miss Sophie Peach nor I were ever as proud! ( and we were extremely proud of our catches)
Mom was called, pictures taken and the appropriate marks added.
Kirby, welcome to the club!
THE SMILE OF A PROUD HUNTER!
MOM! PUT MY NAME ON IT PRETTY PLEASE.