The magic of hounds; “Stars of the West” they cast a spell. But then hounds various always did for me. What a wonderful visit to the West Country, a heady mix of hunting people, hounds and horses – what better cocktail. I have written about the Exmoor Foxhounds for Hounds Magazine and they are indeed outstanding hounds and their Huntsman is a fount of knowledge on pedigrees. So here is just a taster; I haven’t done the hounds justice – I am only here to tell a story. Exmoor is a pretty special place to meet up with like minded people who sing from the same hymn book. I wished more people loved hounds. I want to acknowledge meeting up with an American friend Karen Kandra who was so delighted to get to the Exmoor Puppy Show. Also Megan Bliss – when we eventually met up at Honiton (because in the deluge of rain I must have missed you at the puppy show) – well you might have to wait a little while for the Honiton shots, which will only be the Foxhounds the Dog Hounds in the morning – so that’s another story! And guess what? – as much as I want to – I can’t be everywhere!