Kelvin’s Kapers January 13, 2018

Oh my bassets, we’re headed to Grand Junction today!

How come I didn’t know that until this morning?

Well, before worrying about Grand Junction, I want to show you dad’s next favorite photo of George.

Classy George! No doubt about that!

Oh yeah, what about Porter on January 13, 2010?

He was looking grand early in the morning.

Then it was time for a run and then a nice hike. Red Canyon Viewpoint anyone? In the snow?

Yeah, Porter sure was tougher than I’ll ever be. I’m not good with snow.

Hey, what about Grand Junction?

We’re going there to look at houses. Isn’t that amazing? I’m kinda thinking Grand Junction would be a cool place to live.

I’ll admit the time in the car was arduous. I did get a photo of the westbound California Zephyr.

We got to Grand Junction, where I enjoyed walking in the downtown. Tomorrow? House hunting!

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 12, 2018

Since dad doesn’t have daily photos of George’s first years with dad (you know, having to scan in photos from negatives)…

I decided to show dad’s favorite George photos (again) over the next few posts.
Dad’s all time favorite Sheriff George photo!

Hats off to the Sheriff!
Arrhhooo-oo-o!!!!

You notice that us bassets get up before the sun rises. It’s a dad thing for us. Yup, Porter was up before the sun in 2010.

A few hours later, Porter was sauntering along Red Canyon Rim Trail.

“Come on dad!!! Let’s get going!!”

Two weeks with dad and Porter was already eager to take the lead on the hikes.

I wish that I could woof that I was taking the lead on my hamburger spell.
Yeah, I tried again, after giving it plenty of thought.

I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. So I put together some different commands.

Abra, abra, babra, babra, Habra, Habra…

Hamburger!

What the woof?!!! Not another pillow looking like a hamburger!!!!

Anybody out there know any good basset wizards who would help me?!!!!! I’ll send ya a hamburger pillow for your help…

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 11, 2018

Happy Birthday George!!!!

January 11, 2002

Yup, history was about to be made. Dad had driven to Ohio to rescue George.

George and dad became the best pards, and George would move to South Dakota and become the famous Sheriff George.

Pretty cool, huh?

I’m gonna bark you that rescuing a basset hound is one of the finest things you can do.

So dad and I found a trail to explore.

It winds down into an arroyo. There you’ll find a windmill in darn good shape.

Kinda funny that this old windmill is not much more than a mile from million dollar homes.

I think the windmill looks much better than the McMansions.

Hey, what about Porter on January 11, 2010. Still loving his new home?

You betcha!!!!

Porter was thinking that evening, “I’ve found heaven!”

Arrhhooo-oo!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 10, 2018

Holy Bassets, it’s always great to be out in the early morning glow on a balmy January day.

It’s always nice, too, to have the early sunrise glow on my fur on a balmy January day.

I know winter will come back but having the temperature reach 67 degrees in January is a bit of the all right.

How about that Portster on January 10, 2010.

Yup, he had a January winter day, but when you can visit Ponderosa Thicket…

and the Gold Rocks, things are pretty darn good.

And having a good home is the best of all!

I’ll agree to that!

Arrrhhooo-oo-o!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 09, 2018

Bassets oh bassets, that Porter was a busy guy on the morning of January 09, 2010.


Yahoo!!!! Porter was puttin’ in 10 miles a day of running and hiking.

Well, I’m not that energetic.

I’m good for 4 or maybe 5 miles a day.

But, I do get around.

Arrhhooo-oo!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 08, 2018

Sometimes during the sunrises, I have a mystical experience.

You know, that magic where you see things beyond reality.


See!

Pretty cool, but I’m not sure how the treats would taste, so I’ll stick with this reality, thank you very much.

So like, eight years ago, Porter was adapting to his new reality of Edgemont quite well.
What a cool place is the Edgemont library! Dad even showed Porter George’s books.

Porter was very impressed.

And then after the library reading, dad showed Porter the Gold Rocks.

Porter was even more impressed.

One of the great things of Porter’s new reality? His very own chair for resting in after a long morning of running and hiking.

Arrhhhooo-oo-o!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 07, 2018

Well, you got to give me credit for gettin’ up early.

And I look pretty good doing it!

Let’s step back in time again for Porter’s first Edgemont experiences. By January 7th Porter had Red Canyon Rim Trail pretty well figured out.

Yup, lots to see and do!

Oh, and he had already become a pro at handling snow.

Just think he had already run 4 miles before his hike on Red Canyon Rim Trail, and, and look at him go!!!!

Dad tells me that Porter had more get up and go than any other basset he ever knew.


Wow!

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m no runner, but you can’t deny that I can look alert cute.

And thank goodness, I’ve not had to push through snow so far for 2018.

Arrhhooo-oo!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 06, 2018

We’ve been having some darn nice mornings. So far it’s a typical Front Range January with no snow and not bad temperatures.

Okay, so Porter has been with dad for a week back on January 06, 2010. Bassets oh bassets, he was finding January in Edgemont was a real winter, none of this Front Range sissy stuff.
Look at the wind and snow in the Edgemont rail yard on that day.

Porter woofed that he could handle it quite easily.

Dad was impressed with Porter’s ability to handle cold weather.

Snow beard was the look of the morning.

Already the pounds were starting to melt off of Porter.

He would soon be one tough, buff basset!

Well, it does look too cold for me…shiver.

I hope that I won’t be out in single digit weather with the wind whipping the snow into a freeze ray.

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Kelvin’s Kaper January 05, 2018

Hey, let’s see more of what Porter was up to now that he had been with dad for almost a week.

Getting his breakfast early and then getting out for a run early.

That’s a good way to start the day.

Porter found out why Ponderosa Thicket was one of George’s favorite spots.

Basset oh bassets, Porter and dad sure became great pals fast. And Porter was such an eager accomplice, taking those early morning runs in stride. Porter decided that he would always want dad around and in his life.

Well, I don’t go running with dad, cuz I’ve got the leg problem and some back issues.

But, I was willing to try and run, um somewhat, for dad, so we could see how mom’s Sony A7riii handled action.

Wow oh bassets! The first thing we found is that the A7riii has a nice big buffer and writes to the card quickly. Yup, like the A6500, just shoot away.
As for the focusing, it does pretty well. Here’s a sequence of shots with some pixel peeping.


Dad and I particularly like the way the camera got the focusing in the last shot as I put my head down to sniff the ground.
Yup, it was tracking quite nicely. Pretty amazing camera!

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 04, 2018

Guess what mom got me?

It’s an HO gauge BNSF locomotive!

More to the point it’s a BNSF GE Evo Tier 4 locomotive.

Mom figured since I couldn’t run down to the railroad tracks in Edgemont, she’d get me something to make me feel like a train is always in the station, so to woof.

Thanks mom!!!!

But, what I really want to bark about today is more about Porter’s first days in Edgemont.
How about Howling Rock? Doesn’t Porter look great!!!

It was a Monday for Porter, which meant after a nice long run and hike…

Porter got introduced to the town of Edgemont. And he found out that his new friend, Gene, brought him treats at the library. How cool is that?!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 03, 2018

So I’m thinking, as I was out for my morning walk, that I should try another hamburger spell.

Oh wait! Let me woof about Porter’s third day in Edgemont, before I bark about my attempt at another hamburger spell.
Porter found out one thing right away, a basset gets up early for the run in the morning.

The run on this day of January 03, 2010 was on Red Canyon Rim Trail, so Porter realized how cool the scenery was around Edgemont.

Even better, there were lots of wild critters wandering around!

Bark about the perfect place for a rescued basset!

Okay here I am ready for another try at a hamburger spell.

Here goes!
Woof-growl-browl-boof-burger!!!!

Oh magic wand, let the hamburger magic flow!!!!

Heh, heh, a feel a big burger appearing!! Is it? Is it?

No way!!!! It’s a pillow hamburger.

Well darn and rats! I was hoping my new Harry Potter tie would bring me more magic to get me a big, juicy hamburger.

Back to the spell drawing board…

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 02, 2018

There’s been a few mornings without needing a coat…

but I’ve used the coat quite a bit in the last few weeks.

Thanks mom! You help me stay warm when dad drags me out into the cold.

Porter took his first hike to Mathais Peak eight years ago today, part of his weight loss program.

Only his second day in Edgemont and already he was putting in the miles.

Whew! Dad sure makes exercise a part of a basset’s daily routine.

Just ask Porter!
Arrrhhooo-oo-o!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers January 01, 2018

How’s your first day of 2018?

Mine is superb with a long walk in the morning and then brunch with Sidney. Good way to start out the year.

I wanted to woof about Porter on this day eight years ago, January 01, 2010. Porter put his paws down in Edgemont for the first time.
Basset oh basset, did he get a workout on his hike along Red Canyon Rim Trail.

So January is considered Porter’s birthday by dad and mom. Happy Birthday Porter!

Arrhhoo-oo-oo!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers December 31, 2017

Just think, it was eight years ago today…

when Porter and dad met for the first time! Yup, Porter was at the animal shelter, waiting for dad. He knew dad was coming to get him, yes he did.

Bassets oh bassets, what a joyous way to begin the New Year of 2010. Doesn’t Porter look peaceful and happy in this photo, now that he had a new home with dad?

Supposing mom and dad already knew each other, and dad drove to Wyoming and brought home a 75 pound Porter. I wonder what mom would have said? That’s great to imagine!

Hey, it’s the last day of 2017.

Time to make my resolutions for 2018.

Let me think…

I, Kelvin, resolve to eat with even more gusto in 2018…

and I, Kelvin, resolve to become the world champion drooler!!!!

Yeah, I got this all figured out! Bring on the food! Bring on the drool!! Bring on 2018!!!!

Arrrhhooo-oo-o!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers December 30, 2017

Kelvin the Wizard here, again. Yes, I’m trying out another spell for a hamburger.

I don’t know what I did wrong last, so…

Barkie, Bharkie, Bham, Burger!

Seriously?!!! A chew toy hamburger?!!!

Yuck, I wanted a REAL hamburger!

Okay, one more time.

Concentrate hard, Kelvin.

Barkie, Bharkie, Bhamburger! Hamburger!

Oh, for basset’s sakes! A fake cow!

Sigh…

From the blog moderator: Poor Kelvin, gave up for today, but tune in next time when Kelvin answers the question, “If Wendy’s can make all those hamburgers, why can’t I?!!!”

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Kelvin’s Kapers December 27, 2017 Part 2

Woofing about Christmas…

well, Abrahim is the best Christmas gift!

Yup, I have a nephew! He’s almost ten weeks old now. And Abe, you got to admit that you’re pretty lucky to have a basset for an uncle!
Arrhhooo-oo-o!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers December 27, 2017

Bassets oh bassets, we sure had some nippy temperatures during Christmas. Nothing below 0F like the -20F Edgemont had, but it was still cold on my paws.
But, sniff, sniff, what’s this??

It’s a Zephyr wind, bringing in warmer temperatures.

The temperature went from 8F to 40F for my morning walk. That’s worth howling about!!!

I won’t have cold paws this morning.

Ahem, but blowing jowls, well, as you can see.

Did you have a good Christmas? I got lots of treats, and because it was my first Christmas with mom, I decided to get her something really nice.

Yup, that’s a Sony A7rIII!

Of course, I had to get her something fun too, so how about a Minions Fujifilm camera?

She went bananas over this gift!

Mom bought all of us a Lomography 58mm Petzval lens.

Holy bassets, it does look like something from a 100 years ago.

Look what the lens does.

It’s got the circle bokeh.

Now that’s pretty cool alrighty!

Arrhhooo-oo!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers December 24, 2017

You know, this wizardry stuff isn’t easy.

For example, I put on my wizardry cape and cap yesterday…

I got my wand out…

concentrated real hard…

Blabra, Habra, Hwoof!!!

Hamburger!!!!!

Um, well, bassets oh bassets, I meant a hamburger that I could eat!

Gee, I hope mom likes this Christmas ornament I spelled into existence.

But, I sure wish that I did the spell right, cuz a juicy hamburger would be the dog’s bark right now!

So, I’ve got to think this one through.

Yup, this wizardry stuff isn’t easy.

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Kelvin’s Kapers December 21, 2017

You know what?

Since I’m Kelvin the Wizard, I should be learning some wizardry spells.

And, of course, I need a wizard’s wand!

Thanks mom for the wand!

And now for my first spell (that I can do 🙂

Zip, Blif, Bwoof!!!!

I make Roger into an official Game of Bones member!

So what do you think? Pretty cool, huh?

Okay, I’ve got to go. It’s time to work on a spell to get me cheeseburgers!!!!
Arrhhoo-ooo!!!!!!

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Kelvin’s Kapers December 18, 2017

On my last post I showed you a Basset Kelvin sleeping, you know, with the ears covering the eyes.
Well, here’s my buddy Sid sleeping.

Woofed ya that it’s a basset thing!

Come the early morning I’m not sleeping, as you know.

Yup, I’m out with dad enjoying the great outdoors.

But it sure works me into a hearty appetite.

Hey dad! I hear mom putting something in my bowl!!!!

See, basset ears aren’t only good for sleeping. Us bassets can hear what we want to hear too!

I was right! When I got home there were treats in my bowl.
I’d take more, please.

Bassets oh bassets, my bowl is my favorite place in the whole world!!!

Even better than the great outdoors.

Oh, and I can’t forget about the treats of Christmas.

Christmas is the time for giving…

so-oo-o, don’t forget to give treats to your favorite basset hound.
Arrhh-oo-oo-oo!

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