I appreciate and thank you for the kind words. You are so right about the hard work and expense involved in running a pen.Ihave been losing interest in the pen for about two years now, since my wife had an anuerism in her brain. I have spent most all my time taking care of her. My health is not to good either and I'm just not able to keep the pen up anymore. I've had a lot of fun over the last seventeen years though. Met a lot of good people and seen a few good hounds. I have heard nothing but good things about you and you're pen so keep up the good work. Good luck and good hunting.