hi all it's been some time since i have posted here just wanted to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season. i on a personal level i have been busy.2009 i was hitting the beagle trials hard and my dog Luci finished #1 in the country and was high point hound of the year for the AHRA/NKC my male Blaze finished 5th. so having two dogs in the top 5 was pretty good i guess. 2010 saw me taking it easy on the trials this year just staying local and very busy with work. i did have time to take Luci to the hunt test at Carlisle,Pa. and she was High in Trial there. after that i bred her to a nice field champ from Maryland and she had 9 pups we lost 3 runts but the 6 we got were more than enough to handle and Luci was a super mother. all the pups are with their new owners and are doing very well i kept or should i say the kids and Darlene kept 2 males out of the litter,the one almost looks like Ike my old basset hound. i am still president of the Susquehanna Basset Hound Club and missed the fall trial because my wife had her back operated on ( she hurt it carrying me and world on her shoulders... tough women there). just to let you all know Susquehanna has a website and you all can visit and see what we are up to and if you can visit us in person would love to see all at any of the events.The Susquehanna Basset Hound Club and you never know i just may get another basset again.