Dog and cat good hunters, friends

| Feb. 2009

I was raised on a farm in the Midwest, so I was surrounded by a lot of animals.

I had two pets that made a lasting impression on me.

I was 9 or 10 years old when my dad gave me a beagle puppy he’d gotten from one of our neighbors. The puppy was sired by my dad’s dog, Duke.

I have several family members who are big rabbit hunting enthusiasts, so the puppy Dad gave me was to be my first hunting dog.

I named him Champion, and the name really fit him. He loved to hunt rabbits, and he became one of the best hunting dogs around.

Champ and I became best friends – going on grand adventures in the forest and around the neighborhood. He was always looking for a rabbit. We had many fun-filled experiences together.

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