He was supposed to be doing an appearance at the local Borders here but when I went back to buy a ticket for it a week later, there was a sign up saying it had been cancelled due to lack of demand. Fcuking DISGRACE! Now there is a sign up saying Pete winner of Big Brother 7 is going to be signing his 'book' next week and I bet the queue will be round the corner.
A number of social rituals used to follow the hunt. One of the most colourful was the act of "blooding." This is a very old ceremony in which the master or huntsman would smear the blood of the fox or coyote onto the cheeks or forehead of a newly initiated hunt follower. Some conjecture that the ceremony goes back to the similarly stylized medieval hunting of the high middle ages. By 2000 the practice had largely been abandoned  though some say it continues to this day .
In the movie, there's a scene where Sam Neill (the Divil's Son on Earth) take his scarf and dips it in the dead fox's blood and wipes it across the cheeks of the son of the woman he's currently barrelling.