Dogs & hunting… ‘some of my best memories’

I just finished Mike Roux’s piece on “Beagle Music” that was in a recent issue of the Traveler. 

It took me a long time to read as I was drawn back to many great memories at the end of every paragraph. 

While growing up the backyard was always full of beagles and Dad, my brother and I took “a pack” to the fields often on clear fall days and some snowy winter hunts. 

Although Mom’s fried rabbit, gravy, and homemade biscuits were the best, working with the dogs was special times for sure. 

My dad, Harold Frakes, was a real beagle expert. He judged the Indiana State Field Trial finals several times and had three AKC Field Champions: Frakes Patterson Pinky (of the pink nose), Frakes Starland Shiek, and Frakes Starland Susie. 

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