Kelvin’s Kapers October 19, 2017

On my, I am a bad dog! I forgot to celebrate George’s Ears to the Wind day on my blog yesterday!

I mean, I should have posted yesterday the iconic photo of George on Ears to the Wind Ridge.

What an amazing basset hound George was with his ears to the wind.

And you know what? Porter sure could put his ears to the wind too.

My, my!

Yay! Yay! For George and Porter!!!!!

And now there’s Kelvin!!!!

Yay! Yay! Yay!!

Let’s all never forget to celebrate George’s Ears to the Wind day!!!!!

Every October 18th!

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Kelvin’s Kaper October 17, 2017

Hey, how’s about some more basset autumn color? Yes?

There are some trees with yellow leaves.

But I still like how the scrub oak complements my basset colors.

Oh yeah!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 14, 2017

Guess I’m not going to get those great fall color photos for this year. But, you have to give me this, I do complement the scrub oak changing color.

You know what? Dad got me my very own smartphone! It’s a Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s pretty cool alright. But, what I want to show you is a photo by the phone.

Not bad.

I hope in the future I can get some fall color like George did…

and Porter did.

Beautiful!!!! Arrhoo-oo-oo!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kaper October 12, 2017

Yeah, you know it’s got to happen.

Yes, that would be snow.

Now dad thought that I might not care for snow, since I like lots and lots of heat. You know, I’m the type of basset that lies under a 100 degree sun and loves it.

But, I don’t mind snow at all.

Heck, it’s great paw cushion.

But, I’ll still take the hot weather over snow.

Hey! I look darn handsome in the snow! Arrhho-ooo!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 09, 2017

Hey, it’s that time of year again, baseball playoffs.

Now that I’m in a new home, I’ve become a Cubs fan, yes indeed.

Do you think that they’ll go all the way like they did last year?

Hard to woof, but I’m woofing them on.

Mom even bought me a Cubbie cap made just for me!

You remember Porter last year and his posts as the Cubs went on to win the World Series?

Great times for Porter!


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Kelvin’s Kapers October 08, 2017

I’m headed to the Cottonwood Bluffs…over this way.

Giddy up Kelvin!!!!

Hey, did you know this winding path to the Cottonwood Bluffs was made by Sheriff George way back in 2002?

Pretty amazing huh? To think that I, Kelvin, am now walking this path.

Like the Basset Arroyos, the Cottonwood Bluffs are a place of subtle and infinite beauty.

There’s one tree in the Cottonwood Bluffs area.

Here it is, making a fall show. Who would guess to find this fall color on the Cottonwood Bluffs.
I’m a lucky basset to hike around Edgemont!

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 05, 2017

You know what’s cool about dad?

I get up in the morning and he takes me to all sorts of cool places. It’s called basset hiking at its best!

Dad introduced me to the Basset Arroyos and Holy Bassets! what a great place it is.

You might think there aren’t too many critters to sniff out here, but Holy Bassets! a basset can have a great time sniffing them out all over the Basset Arroyos.

You know, Porter spent much time out at the Basset Arroyos.

Matter of fact, he’s the one to name this area the Basset Arroyos.

And Holy Bassets! it’s not only a place full of critter scents, but it’s also a place of subtle and infinite beauty.

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Kelvin’s Kapers October 2, 2017

Happy Sheriff George Day!!!!!!!


I am so honored to know about and celebrate the most important day of the year, Sheriff George Day.

The iconic Sheriff George Day photo took place right over there, and here I am near the famed spot.

Everyday when I’m near the Sheriff George Day location, I can feel the basset power of George’s spirit and love shining on me.

Happy Sheriff George Day!!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers September 30, 2017

Dad had talked about Summit Tree Camp, so when it was time to take a hike to this wonderful spot, well, you can bet that I was all pumped up.

The best part of Summit Tree Camp? It’s the feeling that a hound with short legs can be on top of the world!

It got me doing a basset jig, it did.

And dad thinks I lack talent! Ha!

Good enough for me; no I’ll take some time to enjoy being on top of the world. Arrhhoo-ooo!

Don’t forget, October 2nd is Sheriff George day!!!! Yay!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers September 23, 2017

We went back to the Gold Rocks. It’s a long hike for a Kelvin of short legs and long body.
Dad tells me that it used to be one of the most beautiful hikes until the White Draw fire burned through most of the woods.

I wish that I had seen the woods in all their glory.

But, no one can say that the Gold Rocks are anything less than spectacularly beautiful!

Add in a basset hound and you’ve got perfection!!!


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Kelvin’s Kapers September 18, 2017

Holy basset paws, dad has taken me to some really cool spots. Basset oh bassets, I’m sure up for these hikes now that I’m gett’in in fine physical shape.

Sure is pretty around Mathias Peak.

Grand View!!!!

No wonder George and Porter thought this spot a grand spot for looking across the universe.

And what about the famous Gold Rocks? Basset oh bassets, sure is a lot of gold around here.

What’s really cool about the Gold Rocks is how they make a handsome basset look even more handsome.

Right little doggies?

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Kelvin’s Kapers September 07, 2017

With all the wildfires in Montana and Canada, it sure has been smoky of late.

So dad and I got busy with the sunsets and sunrises.

What do you think?
You know I might get the hang of this photography stuff.

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Kelvin’s Kapers September 04, 2017

It’s that time of year, the last wildflowers of the year.

Dad likes this time of year as the days get shorter and the sun sets and rises with rich colors.

There’s the sun!

Pretty cool, huh?

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 24, 2017

Well, bassets galore!!! Isn’t this cap a neat one?

I got it in Harrison, as you can probably guess. What a great place for a photo of it with Donald’s yearlings in the background watching.

As for this one, it’s the new Edgemont water system rising.

Yup, the new water tower has been completed and soon it will be filled with water. By the time it’s finished we’ll have well filtered water. Amazing what 4 million dollars will get you.

I’ll need plenty of that fresh water for my new found basset energy.

Yay! Kelvin catching air!!!! Arrhoo-oo-o!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 21, 2017

Today is the Great American Eclipse. I was already to go.

Let’s go Jeep.

Our destination was Harrison, Nebraska, 55 miles south of Edgemont. The weather was perfect for eclipse viewing. Even better there was no traffic heading south from Edgemont to Harrison on Edgemont Road. Guess all the folks rolled on the paved roads.
In Harrison we set up shop right next to the old Chicago & Northwestern ‘Cowboy Line’ right of way. The rails have been gone for over twenty years, but the graded bank is still there, though covered with heavy weeds.

Barking of setting up shop, well, here’s the time lapse cameras. They’re snapping away as I keep track of them.

And never forget your solar shades when watching the eclipse progress.

And don’t forget to look on the ground during the eclipse cuz you can see interesting crescent moons cutouts in the shadows underneath trees.

Holy bassets!!! Then the total eclipse sets in for a brief period of awesome. Darkness falls and up in the sky…

I snapped this one with the A7r2 and the Nikon 200-500mm lens…arrhooo-ooo!!!

My mom! She took the best shot of all…the perfect diamond ring.

Sony A6300 with Sony 70-300mm lens.
Big wow-zow arrhoo-oo-o!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 17, 2017

Bark about basset’s best! There sure is a lot of land to run on at the Edgemont airport.

And I can run on pavement or grass or in high weeds.

Best dog park in the whole world, I’d woof to you. I think that I’ll call it Kelvin’s Dogbark!

Dad and I have been gett’in some training in.

Even though it’s been a wetter than normal August, we still can depend on some train action to photograph.

We also can depend on the Gayfeather to look superb this time of year too.


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August 11, 2017

Hey, I’ve got my NASA kap!!!!

Yup, that would be me, the first basset astronaut.

Heh, heh, look what I found in outer space…

alien bassets!!!!!…with an alien kap, of course.

I just hope those aliens don’t steal all the treats and food!

Basset oh bassets, there sure has been a lot of rain in the last thirty days. Dad and I have to avoid a lot of mud spots. We all know what summer moisture brings, mosquitoes…blah.

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 07, 2017

Bassets oh Puppy!!! Look at the license plate holder mom got me to put on my new bassetmobile!

It’s got photos of Porter and me. On top it has ‘Bay of Bassets’, and on the bottom, of course, of course, ‘Game of Bones’. Thanks mom!!!!!!!!

So it was time for my first Game of Bones shots.

Notice King Porter in the background.

That’s as it should be, but hey, I’m going to do my best for Game of Bones. Yup, I plan on continuing the Game of Bones story, so we’ll never, ever forget King Porter. Oh, and we’ll never forget Kelvin either! That’s as it should be.

I spent some time Saturday afternoon at a doggie day care house, you know, get some canine socializing in, since mom and dad know how much I enjoy the company of other dogs.
So look at what was beckoning mom and dad as they came to pick me up.

See, folks got it all wrong! You don’t find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…

you find a loving basset!

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Kelvin’s Kapers August 02, 2017

Hey, I’m going into my third month with mom and dad.

I’ll woof to you that they’re a bit of the alright.

I got an email yesterday about some Basset Hound Mixers, so here’s the scoop on them.
Okay, okay, it came in Porter’s name. Hey dad! How about setting ME up with my own email?!!!!!

Hi Porter!

We just want to notify you that this weekend August 5th were hosting National Basset Hound Mixers in the following locations.  We’re encouraging anybody who has a basset hound, loves basset hounds, or loves dogs join in the fun. 

Dogs lovers can join the events through mixer, a spontaneous hangout app.  Which can be found in the Apple store below or searching “mixer hangouts” in the app store.

We love dogs and would love for people to connect through these events.  We would appreciate if you can blog/notify your followers about the National Basset Hound Mixers!

1)      Wiggly Field: 11 am – 5 pm
2645 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 
2)      Coliseum Park Dog Friendly Area: 11 am – 5 pm
S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
San Diego
1)      Capehart Dog Park: 11 am – 5 pm
Soledad Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
2)      Fiesta Island Park: 11 am – 5 pm
1590 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Los Angeles
1)      Silver Lake Dog Park:  11 am – 5 pm
1850 W Silver Lake Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90026 
2)      Laurel Canyon Dog Park: 11 am – 5 pm
8260 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Thank you!
Jack Hartmann

Well, I’m not going to be going to one of these – too bad. But if you are going, remember to have a great time with other bassets and…

Be Your Own Dog!

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 31, 2017

Time for some more of Kelvin’s Kaps!
Hey there’s no kap on my head.

Okay, that’s better. This first one is the Burlington Route or CB&Q (Chicago, Burlington and Quincy). It was the railroad built through Edgemont back in 1890.

I kinda like this one of the old Northern Pacific.

Clever on their part for the logo.

Now days the Burlington and the Northern Pacific are all one and the same under the BNSF corporate umbrella.

Of course there’s a whole mess of railroads that led to the giant BNSF of today. Maybe dad will get me some kaps of those other railroads?

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Kelvin’s Kapers

Bassets oh bassets, it’s not easy being a basset sometimes. For example, here I am getting into the Jeep.

Yeah, look how much work it is for mom and for me, gettin’ the steps out, climbing the steps, and puttin’ the steps back.

So dad and mom had this great idea, why not sell Lulu and get a small car which would be very basset friendly.

No matter the front or the back, I can handle this puppy with no problem! So if you see a Kelvin basset hound driving down the road in a little Ford sedan, well, that would be me 🙂

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 25, 2017

Will golly bassets, my mouth is feeling better and better, that’s the good news. The bad news is that I’ve got a sore leg. If it isn’t one thing for me, it’s another, yikes! Mom and dad took me to the vet again, but they couldn’t find anything wrong. Guess it will be x-ray time if the pain persists. Dad calls me his most expensive rescue…heh, heh.

So how about some more of Kelvin’s Kaps. As I rested on Porter’s Perch I decided on two kaps for today.

Last time I wore the kaps of two defunct railroads. Today I’ve got one of the modern day big four US railroads, Norfolk Southern.
Mom likes NS’s logo because of the horse.

Now this cap is more to MY liking!

Pizza kap!!!

Yeah, I’m drooling just thinking of some great pizza in my mouth. I’m such a basset, don’t you think?

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 21, 2017

Kelvin’s Kaps today!
Dad and I kinda have a railroad theme going with my kaps.

New York Central System kap, well, it doesn’t mean a whole lot to me, but dad tells me he sure has some good memories of the New York Central Railway. But I guess those memories are from a long time ago, since he didn’t even have a basset hound back then!

Reading up on my railroad history, I found that the New York Central merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad to form the Penn Central. Poor old Penn Central didn’t last long because both the New York Central and Pennsylvania were in sorry shape at the time of the merger.
The Feds had to step in and save the railroads of the Northeast including Penn Central and…

Conrail was the result.

Conrail turned into quite the good railroad.

It didn’t have the great memories for dad that the New York Central did, but he does have photos of those blue Conrail locomotives charging down the tracks that the great New York Central 20th Century used to speed along.

How’s my month, you’re wondering. Hey, it’s gettin’ better!

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 18, 2017

Holy bassets, how about this tshirt?!!!

Yup, it’s an official Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue tshirt. Bark about the Basset’s Woof! Dad sure looks spiffy when he’s wearing it.

My jaw still pains me after the teeth extractions last Wednesday. It hasn’t stopped me from eating, and I am one hungry basset, there’s no denying that. Mom thought that it would help if I had a Welcome party, you know, get my mind off the hurt in my mouth.

And the Welcome party did help as I thought about all the treats coming my way for posing for photos.
I even did a nice job on posing for the Lensbaby Sweet 50.

Just ask mom!

That’s a big WELCOME to me, Kelvin!

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 14, 2017

Remember when I woofed on Wednesday that I was going to the vet for teeth cleaning? Well, doggone it (or should I bark tooth gone it?), the mean vet ripped out my lower canines and 8 other teeth!!!! How absolutely unfair!!! I know that I had teeth problems, but geez, who would guess this would happen. Bassets oh bassets, my jaw sure does hurt.
But a little surgery didn’t stop me from walking and sniffing.
You know, the view from Tower Road isn’t all that bad.

I guess Porter already told you, though, that the view around Edgemont is much different since there aren’t all the signs of civilization as a basset looks off into the distance.

Yeah, there’s civilization no matter where you look around here at Castle Rock. Even up in the sky there’s constant airplane traffic.

There goes one now.

I think the decent thing for them to do as they fly over is drop some treats for a basset as cute as me.

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Kelvin’s Kapers July 12, 2017

Dad and I have been thinking about this blog stuff. We know it will be Kelvin’s Kapers, but what about themes?
One thing that I’m good at is wearing caps.

So how about Kelvin’s Kaps? Will it bring me stardom and fame? Suppose not, but it will get me more treats!

Okay, I’ve got to go. I’ve got a vet appointment. Teeth cleaning, blah. Really! Is this any way to treat a basset?!!!!

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July 10, 2017

A big bassety woof to everyone!
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Kelvin, here to continue the basset tradition on Sheriff George’s website.

But before I go any further I’d like to take a moment of silence for Porter.

Mom and dad miss Porter horribly! Porter was a great guy. It doesn’t take much to get mom or dad teary eyed as they think of all the wonderful, happy times Porter gave to them.
(Thanks to Michael at Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue for the photo artwork!
Read all about Porter in the Wyoming Hound Rescue newsletter Waggin’ Tales:
Waggin’ Tales Summer 2017

So here I am, Kelvin, hoping to give mom and dad more wonderful, happy times.

I’m a newbie at this photography and blog stuff, so please don’t expect me to have a post every day as I begin Kelvin’s Kapers. I’ll do my best, but I’ve got a lot to learn. And, I’ll do my best to make Porter proud of me carrying on the tradition of Porter’s Blog.
Yup, it’s not easy taking photos and keeping up a blog!

This one is for my mom!

She works hard to keep us bassets with plenty of treats! Thanks for rescuing me!!!!!!!

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April 27, 2017

Never a more noble guy than King Porter!!!!
Sad to write that King Porter died today.
Basset speed to your paws Porter basset. You’ll always be in our hearts with smiling memories of all the joy you brought to us each and every day.
Miss you best buddy…always miss you…

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April 26, 2017

Well I’ll be doggone, we got a sunny morning!

It’s about time.

But it won’t be a string of sunny mornings, cuz this is late April in the High Plains.

I’m sure we’ve got more snow coming…yuck!

But for now, I’m going to give a heads up to the sun.

I’m a pretty noble looking guy, if I do woof so myself.

As the day progressed those clouds moved in. I’ll admit they made for a pretty sky.

Of course, we all know what happens later in the day…Game of Bones!
But before we get into the photoshoot, I want to show you the photo on slate mom gave to me.

You’ve got to admit that this is most excellent indeed.

Let me give a little different perspective here, so you can see the latest in the Game of Bones set too.

Notice the two big cows mom put on the set. Plus she added more cow spot background.

Bark about amazing! But then, my mom is amazing!!!!

Add in my crown and we all know who is the REAL King Porter!

And now it’s time to play…Game of Bones!

Today’s aperture disk is a basset hound based on a McCartney basset hound drawing.

Bark about woofs of fun!

I’ll take off the sunglasses so you can see the magnificent Porter basset eyes.

Yea for King Porter!!!!!!

So what is it with all the end of April snow?!!!

Sometimes if it weren’t for the Pasqueflowers, you’d never know it’s almost May.

Even when it’s not snow, that darn snow has caused mud.

Dog oh dog, if only one could enjoy the whole day…

without any snow!

If only.

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April 25, 2017

Here I am again under another cloudy morning sky.


On the good side of things, I haven’t had a major nosebleed for about a week now.

That’s a good thing.

Now if those darn clouds would go away.

That would be very good too.

Even better, though…

would be a Wendy’s triple burger!

Well, well, would you look at this!

Yup, later in the morning we got some sun. Dog oh dog, it felt good to soak up some of those sunrays.

Of course, I still want a Wendy’s triple burger. Guess I’ll show dad that I’m willing to burn some calories so I can have more 🙂

Whew! “Hey dad, I’m going to need some extra energy now!”

And guess what? I did get not one but two Wendy’s triple burgers for…
Game of Bones!!!!

What do you think of today’s aperture disk?

It’s Snoopy on his doghouse as a WW1 flying ace.

And this aperture disk is Snoopy standing around looking cool as Joe Cool.

Another cool thing is a piece of slate with my King Porter picture on it!

I’ll get a sharp photo of it tomorrow during…Game of Bones!

Thanks mom!!!!!

Yes, it’s true, April can be the cruelest month. (Sorry T.S. for this bit of change in your poetic meaning.)

I mean, dog oh dog, you sometimes have to hunt for Pasqueflowers underneath the snow!

That’s just wickedly mean!

Good thing we basset hounds have such great noses.

But it sure is a lot easier to appreciate Pasqueflowers without the snow.

So come on April! Be nice!!!!

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April 24, 2017

Hey, what happened to our sun?!!!!

It was here just a moment ago.

And the forecast claimed sunny skies today.

Not looking like there will be much sun today.

Even worse, the whole week isn’t looking too good.


The good news is that I’m going to get a McDonald’s breakfast this morning!

Mom promised me the breakfast while dad goes to the vet (ha, ha dad!).

What with all the bad weather coming our way, it sure is a good thing that I have…
Games of Bones!!!!!

Game of Thrones gives a suggestion of chess, so mom figured some chess figure aperture pieces would be neat to try.

You can probably guess which chess piece mom likes best.

Yeah, it’s the knight.

I also tried out the queen piece.

The knight does look better.
What looks best are the Wendy’s triple cheeseburgers!

Dog oh dog April!

Enough with the snow already!

There should be sun!

And decent sunsets.

And even if there isn’t a lot of sun the snow should not be covering up the Pasqueflowers.

George would woof to you…

that’s the way it should be!

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April 23, 2017

Well, well, here I am again with the A7r2 and the Sony 90mm macro lens.

It’s about as much detail as you’re going to get out of a full frame camera.

Dad’s getting a little carried away with it.

Hope you like lots of photos of Porter basset close up.

You can imagine what these photos look full size…detail, detail, detail.

Okay dad, that’s enough!

Let’s get a Burger King breakfast!

And that’s what we did!

Pretty good day all in all, but the best part was…Game of Bones!!!!

Hey, isn’t my King Porter blanket absolutely fantastic behind me?

As for the aperture disk of the day…

it’s a grand piano.

Since dad owned a few grand pianos in his lifetime,

it seemed like a nice aperture disk to try.

It looks darn good!

Once again mom comes through!

And Edgemont sure comes through on some of the beautiful April days!

You know, taking a short rest on the early morning run to sit in awe of the scenery.

Catching the trains at Igloo Bridge.

But of course, the best thing of all are the Pasqueflowers!

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April 22, 2017

You’ve got to be kidding me!

And I’m woofing to you that THAT is not dandruff on my head!

In case you’re wondering what the ground looks like…

here it is.

Thank goodness we went for a Burger King breakfast. Yeah, that really worked for me!

Come mid afternoon and look at the miracle!

Couldn’t even tell it had snowed. This is so much better!

And did I play…Game of Bones!?

But of course! And look at my new blanket hanging on the back right.

Now that’s cool!!!!

Though I’ll admit that my mind was on the Wendy’s triple burgers.

Today was another dog aperture disk day.

I really like this one that mom made of a dog riding in a wagon.

Reminds me of July 2014 when I was riding in my wagon after the surgery on my leg.

This one is so nice.

A bushy tailed dog sitting.

And here’s the thing, my mom has been hard at work making more aperture disks! Game of Bones is the Best!

Splendid April days…

bring great rests after the morning run…

bring lots of spring sun with deep blue skies…

bring eager hikes…

to bring Pasqueflower appreciation!

Ahhh-hh, this is the life!

Worth howling for joy!!!!

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April 21, 2017

Well I’ll be doggone! The forecast said clouds and rain today, but look at this sky early in the morning…

okay, let me get my eyes more open…

that’s better.

I can see those clouds…

marching all around me.

I should climb up on Porter’s Perch for some deep blue.

Okay then.

Deep blue!

Now for sunray time 🙂

Too bad sunray time didn’t last. Yeah, the clouds moved in.
Good thing there’s…Game of Bones!
The set is ready!

It’s a great thing to do on a damp and cloudy afternoon.

And look at today’s aperture disks.

Hey, this one sure is appropriate for today and tonight, since we’ve got rain and wet snow.

And this one is me!

Ears blowing on a windy day, February 27th of this year to be exact.

Here’s the picture used for the aperture disk.

I do so love these aperture disk. I do so love Game of Bones!!!!

There’s always that feeling of good things for the day when out on an April morning in Edgemont.

A basset’s ears can hear…

the Pasqueflowers calling!

Yup, get on hiking to George’s Pasqueflower Patch…

and enjoy!

Excellent! Most excellent!

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April 20, 2017

Darn cloudy this morning.

Not much incentive to get up and go when it’s like this.

But my nose is doing pretty well this morning,

so that’s a good thing.

I took the A7rii out again with the super sharp 90mm macro lens on it.

Bark about a lot of detail, though you can’t see it in a small web picture.

But there was a big glob of dust on the camera sensor.

I just cleaned the sensor a few days ago.

What’s with that?

I’ll have to think about this problem.

Okay, I’d rather think about breakfast!


After breakfast I got together with Minion Bob and Squire Squirrel for a little photoshoot.

Yeah, I had to use the Lensbaby Sweet too.

Sometimes clarity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In other woofs, I kinda like the Lensbaby Sweet.

Then when the sun came out I went for a spin in the wind.

Late in the afternoon a package arrived for me! It was a new blanket with King Porter on it!!!
Perfect for Game of Bones!!!!

And of course, it was my mom who got the blanket for me. Thanks mom!!!!

It’s time to serenade my mom with a Porter basset ‘I Love You’ song!
A one and a two and one and two and a WOOF!


Don’t you just love this aperture disk that mom made especially for me!

Doggone April snow!

It’s pretty bad when the only fun on a April day is making a snowman.

April should be like this!

You know, checking out the wildflowers,

and most importantly, enjoying…

George’s Pasqueflower Patch!

Hey! I think there’s a basset hound behind those Pasqueflowers.



Posted in Porter's Daily Posts for April 2017 | Comments Off on April 20, 2017