Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Retiree finds happiness through hounds

Sid Taylor doesn’t mind at all that his life has gone to the dogs.

Taylor, 71, takes part in rabbit-dog field trials with his star beagles, Annie and Bo. He and his lop-eared companions have earned 73 trophies in the last year and a half, including a second-place finish at the American Rabbit Hound Association’s World Hunt in March.

Sunday’s Gazette-Mail feature reveals how the dogs helped pull their master out of a post-retirement funk.