So, during the winter months, we take our beagles drag hunting (read more here)


At the end of the season, the Top Ten beagles compete in a 6km run.

Then, in about November we have a big hoo-hah fancy-schmancy prizegiving and stuff. This year, it was at the JHB Country Club in Woodmead. It’s an excuse to get all dressed up. Normally, when we all see each other, at the hunts, its 8am on a Sunday morning… we are tired/hunover/flu-ish and always in our oldest dirtiest clothes, generally covered in muddy doggy paw prints and yawning :) I *always* wear a cap pulled down as low as possible.

So, to get all dressed up, in a LBD, heels, makeup, hair done, earrings etc is quite a big deal! The guys are all in suits/tuxes and it’s all very swanky – sometimes we don’t even recognize each other! (will see if i can get hold of some pics)

Anyway – the evening is about honouring our dogs and their achievements.

Last year, there were a total of 50-odd beagles throughout the season… harry placed 13th and Oscar placed 24th (he only ran about one third of the season towards the end as he was a pup)… THIS YEAR, Oscar had been a little hunting machine throughout the season and made the Top Ten (as mentioned in an earlier post)

So, all the results were released last night, certificates, trophies and prizes awarded.  There have been a total of 104 (!!!!!!!!) beagles this season – unreal!!! Harry placed 13th (AGAIN!!) and dear little Oscar, who is not even 2 years old yet, placed 6th!!!! Out of 104! How awesome!!! He won a keyring with his name on, a badge to sew onto his hunting bib, and a lovely rosette!

AND… he was awarded the prize for “Most improved” which came with a trophy! WOW!! *I* have never won a trophy before! So proud :D

Oh, and, Oscar was awared “Best Beagle on the 24th May 2009 Hunt” which is pretty damn cool too!!

Check all our loot:

Oscars prizes

Proud sausage modelling his rosette:


It turns out, Harry *JUST* missed the top ten… he was in it up until the last hunt or two – when he started slacking and other beagles upped their game :)

We’re so proud of both of them, and are thrilled to be able to have Oscar’s name engraved on a trophy! :)