Hitch is one of my older boys at the age of 8 he's on the verge of retiring and when he is run he's run in thr middle so theres less pressure on him but he enjoys it and flips out when I leave him and take the others on a run. Well he is also one of my best breeding dogs and just has great characteristics and I just love him. Well he has always been quite the character and I just love him. The other day I had closed the gates and let the dogs out of the barn so i could clean the pens and stuff in the pens (my daily chore). I live on what once was a farm but has now became my dog training facility pastures during into one big backyard lol. So the dogs keep themselves very busy while i clean out in the fields playing and hunting and just getting into trouble. Well as I was bent over take anouther pitchfork of dirty bedding I heard this thump thump like someone was climbing into the hay loft.So i looked up and said "hello ?" and no one answered this made me nervouse but not scared enough to go up and check it out. So I climb up the ladder and when I poke my head up through the opening theres Hitch sitting there wagging his tail looking at me like "I've been waiting for you mom". You had to bee there it shocked me and then made me laugh and hug my old boy. He may be getting up there in years but he has yet to stop surprising me. I eventually got him down out of the loft by using a onld board plank and he just ran right down it and took off out the barn door giving a couple yippy barks to the other dogs while i went to the pens. Lol when it came time for me to go up to the loft and start pitching new bedding into the pens i just had to chuckle about that silly dog.