Thursday, December 17, 2009
First Team Test.
Make no mistake, Sandia and Ashley have run together numerous times in the last two years, but always they were accompanied by other hounds. Dutch always brings at least three dogs, and before this year, we'd usually have one of our older girls, and we're often accompanied by other friends from the area.
This photo, however, captures the first jackrabbit run by Sandia (blue) and Ashley (pink) as a "team". Yesterday morning, Margaret and I took the pair to the big ranch on the way to Las Cruces. They turned it a couple of times, (the images was taken after the left turn, and just prior to the right turn). Just before they disappeared over the yucca covered ridge in the distance, we saw Ashley pass Sandia... briefly. At that point, he downshifted, spooled up the turbo and repassed. Then they were gone.
They didn't bring anything back to us, but I figure that's just a matter of time and training, a couple times a week. Probably going out again tomorrow.