August 14, 2014

Sigh…I still miss Karen! Even the wildflowers couldn’t cheer me up.


Dog oh dog, am I ever going to give her a big welcome when she gets home!!!!

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August 13, 2014

Depressing day today for this Porter Basset. Karen left on a business trip. I felt like I was carrying the weight of the moon on my mood.

I got so upset that I got sick to my tummy. Dad tried to cheer me up but it’s darn tough, cuz I miss her. Sigh..

George had a wonderful hike five years ago to this day on Red Canyon Rim Trail. He got up on Howling Rock to view the rising shining on the High Plains.

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August 12, 2014

Here’s the Sony RAW processing from the Sony NEX-7.

What about that sky? (And what about that BASSET?:-)

Then I tried the same thing with lots of color from flowers and such.
Sony RAW processing:

Dx0 Pro RAW processing:

Hmmm-m the Sony RAW processing has a different blue sky color in this photo compared to me and the sky alone.
Did I woof how weird digital camera colors are?

Yum! We had that terrific pot roast from the Castle Cafe this evening!

George, George, George!!!!

He wasn’t scared of thunderstorms. As a matter of fact he enjoyed watching them.
August 12, 2007

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August 11, 2014

It was a great morning for prancing along.

Okay, okay, don’t laugh at all my flying parts. I mean, you gotta admit that long ears and big jowls are hard to control.

At least when the ears and jowls are at rest, I look darn handsome and dignified.

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August 10, 2014

Dad and I took a short jog in the morning, where I found a few wildflowers.

Guess with all the rain, the flowers are lasting longer.

George on August 10, 2007.

Special evening for a special guy.

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August 09, 2014

With the blue skies today, I decided to compare the Sony NEX-7 to the Sony DSC-R1 for colors.
NEX-7 using DxO Pro;

DSC-R1

Hmmm-m, the color of the sky using DxO Pro is less than I thought it was.
Have I woofed this before how weird digital camera colors are?

I had a great evening when Karen and dad took me to visit Robin and Todd. I met Sable (a beautiful German Shepherd), and dog oh dog, did I ever have fun roaming the backyard of their place!

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August 08, 2014

You know, it’s kinda weird. I mean here are yearlings grazing around the houses of Sapphire Pointe. They’re but only a few steps from Karen’s door.


So like, I see the yearlings as future hamburgers for my tummy and the houses as places to keep me warm and in the kitchen. Perfect basset world. Hope the cows don’t get run out.

George was taking one last ride to Sturgis on this day in 2009.

Yup, as I’ve woofed before, it was George’s best Sturgis ever that year.

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August 07, 2014

So like, I can be a sneaky basset sometimes.

See Hedge here. What I do is grab Hedge in the living room and race to the door to be let outside. You know, getting Karen and dad to think that I want them to play with Hedge and me outside. Heh, heh, once I’m outside I drop Hedge and race off to look for rabbits and interesting smells.
Too bad Karen and dad are on to me now. They know it’s a ruse.

George was ending Sturgis 2009 with a fine meal at the Wine Cellar and then staying at the Alex Johnson.

I’ve got all those good restaurants all over Castle Rock, but I do miss my motorcycle riding.

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August 06, 2014

Blue skies, blue skies…a real summer’s day today. First it was the Nikon D800e…

then it was the Sony NEX-7.

I like that Sony blue sky. Always will.

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August 05, 2014

I do think I look great with 640mm of lens pointing at me.


Gets rid of all the junk in the background so I’m the focus of the photo.
Don’t you think that’s as it should be?

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August 04, 2014

So what’s it like in Castle Rock on a normal day for Porter Basset? Well, one of the biggest things is hanging out on the front patio and watching for rabbits around Karen’s place.

Dog oh dog, do I love to do that!!!!

And there always some chance to hop in Lulu (she sure is looking clean after a good washing) and go for good food.

You can bet I always look forward to the evening dinner. I never know what Karen will make, but it’s always great for this Porter!

Yup, most of my day is spent hanging out (oh, don’t forget the morning jog with dad) and getting treats and anticipating all the good food around.

Hey, it’s about time for another George photo. Here is in 2009 hiking back on Red Canyon Rim Trail.

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August 03, 2014

Great morning for this Porter Basset.

We had breakfast at McCormick’s Fish House in Denver. I was treated like royalty by the nice folks there.

And Karen, my, my, isn’t she sweet to me!!!

More sausage please!!!

We stopped at Denver’s newly redone Union station.

Interesting place. Too bad there aren’t all those passenger trains of yore running into and out of Denver.

Look at this photo I snapped at Denver’s Union station.

This beauty was sold to Iowa Pacific in 2009. Originally it was on Great Northern’s Empire Builder train and the name of the car given by Great Northern was Prairie View. Nice to see Iowa Pacific put it all back into Great Northern colors and name.

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August 02, 2014

Today was the day for the last bottle of Basset wine from Karen. Dad was looking forward to that! But first we just had to take advantage of the nice weather for a trip to downtown Denver.

The first stop was Chicago Vienna restaurant.

The only dog better than their dogs is me :-)

Then it was on to the downtown. Karen and I were looking our best, don’t you think?

And downtown Denver was looking pretty nice too.

We ended the trip with a cheesecake feast at the Cheesecake Factory. Bark about good! The waiter even brought me my own bacon for me to enjoy. Not that I didn’t get into the cheesecake too. Road trips are good!

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August 01, 2014

There are some days I don’t even want to look outside…you know, after days of no sun.

Well, we finally got some sun this morning. I’m not barking overwhelming, but at least we got some.

I’m hoping things change for the better.
I’m also hoping for a hamburger right now :-)

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July 31, 2014

Bark about disgusting. I was allotted about 2 minutes of sun today. Enjoy it while you can Porter.

So like, they claim there are 300 days of sun a year in Colorado. I wonder how they figured that! The spin doctors at work?

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July 30, 2014

Bark about lousy weather!!! Dog oh dog, I am getting sick of the lack of sun. It rained here all day. Lake Sapphire had formed and everything was soggy.

Well, it did help to look back on George in 2009. He had sun on Portrait Rock.

Lucky dog!

I spent the day working on my horse photo page for the website. It’s coming along.

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July 29, 2014

Yup, I’m back at Castle Rock. Guess I woofed that yesterday. There are still some Trumpet flowers out.

They do look good.

Too bad we can’t seem to get much sun here.

Well, there was a little bit this morning. And as usual every afternoon and evening brings that darn thunder. What’s a dog to do?

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July 28, 2014

Yes, Porter Basset has been AWOL again as I went to Edgemont. But, I’m back in Castle Rock.

And enjoying the culinary benefits of Castle Rock like Noosa Yogurt.

Any important news in Edgemont while I was there? You betcha!!! On July 23rd Karen and dad said their vows and exchanged rings at the Wild Horse Sanctuary. Guess they’re hitched now because of the horses :-)

Honey was the bridesmaid and Buckshot was the best man.

As for the ring bearer, he was almost late (seen running to get back to Karen and dad in the nick of time) because he got distracted by some wild critter.

Dog oh dog, I do like having Karen in our lives!

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July 18, 2014

Have I mentioned how turbulent the weather has been in Castle Rock?

Everyday thunderstorms spring up and head MY way. “Why?!!” I woof to you.
But hey, I’m feeling better today so I’m keeping my paws crossed that all this medical stuff is behind me.
Rumor has it that we’re going to Edgemont on Sunday.

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July 17, 2014

Geez, I had to go to the vet again yesterday! What’s with that? Now I’ve got some new medicine.
The good news is that Karen got home last night from her business trip. Bark about glad to see her!!!!!

As for today, bassets and wildflowers anyone?

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July 16, 2014

Sure have been a lot of thunder boomers here in Colorado. I’m getting sick of them. But it hasn’t been hot, so that’s a good thing. And there still are some nice looking flowers around.


Not bad, huh?

I’m feeling a bit under the weather myself. Can’t wait until Karen gets home; she’ll help me :-)

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July 15, 2014

Onward to the vet today for removal of the stitches.

Karen gave me special loving and yogurt to help fortify me for the coming ordeal.


Then she had to leave on a business trip. I miss her!!!!!

Voila! The stitches are out!

Can’t wait for Karen to come home and see me back to good old healthy Porter!

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July 14, 2014

So which background suits me best with the 400mm lens, green?

or blue?

Tomorrow I go to the vet to get my stitches removed. I tremble at the thought, but it sure will be nice to be back to running, jumping Porter.

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July 13, 2014

Well, guess what today was?

Dad’s birthday (and I’ll not tell you how old he is, but I will tell you he’s no young pup!). Karen made up this clever wrapping paper for the birthday presents.

Yup, that’s me on the paper! You won’t find better gift wrap paper anywhere!

Bark about some great gifts! Look at these wine glasses!

Yeah, George and me. You can’t beat that! You won’t find any wine glasses anywhere better than these! Wow, Karen sure got dad the right gifts!

I got dad the book Dog Songs by Mary Oliver. Not a book to be missed!

And let us eat cake. Bark about the best cake ever. And bark about a great birthday dinner with pot roast from the Castle Rock Cafe.
Have I woofed to you how much I love Karen and how good she is to dad and me? I can’t wait for MY birthday!!!!

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July 12, 2014

Well, lookee this! Porter Basset took a rode trip into the mountains today.

Bark about a lot of fun with the flowers and squirrels…

and Karen and dad.

Pretty grand scenery as we headed to the slopes of Mt. Evans.

I got to climb around the Bristle Cone trees as we headed into tundra land.

Then it was on to Summit Lake. Hey, there’s a fish!!!!

Let me bark you about the big one that got away.

Despite clouds blowing through and over us, Summit Lake looked pretty darn cool.

Yup, pretty exciting day for this Porter, but dog oh dog was I ever pooped come the evening.

There’s no place like home!

Woofing of night, did you see the full moon Friday night?

It was worth a few howls, yes indeedy.

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July 11, 2014

Hey, look what I got!!! A new bed!!!

Bark about sleeping in style. I love it!

Nice morning…

that led to thunder boomers in the afternoon. Have I barked about how much I hate thunder?

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July 10, 2014

Dad and I have been fussing around with the 70-200mm lens. It seems to have lost some of its sharpness.

Scratch my head on this one.

Scratch my head too that the 400mm lens seems sharper now.

Maybe it’s camera operator error?

In the end it’s the picture that counts and dad thinks a great subject like me always makes for a great photo.

400mm lens anyone?

Got my bandage changed today. It wasn’t fun at all!

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July 09, 2014

You know what makes for a good day?

Blue sky and…

Rabbits!!!

Oops, best mention treats too!!! Yeah, a basset needs lots and lots of treats for the day to be right.

Tomorrow it’s back to the vet for a change of my bandage…sigh…

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July 08, 2014

Yup, I’m getting better all the time!

Look at that Porter run!

Awww-ww, it was nothing, I’ll woof you that.

Can’t deny that it sure is good to have the spring in my paws again. Can’t wait for my stitches to come out.

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July 07, 2014

Dad saw some Prairie Coneflower on his jog, so we hopped in Rover…

to get a shot of them.

Not many of them around here, so it was nice to find these.

I’m getting around pretty well on my leg now. I’m hoping that I can do some running with dad next week. Yup, Porter Basset is back!

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July 06, 2014

Dog oh dog, did I ever feel good yesterday evening!


Go Porter go!!!

This morning I got to eat at the B&B Cafe in Castle Rock.


Looks scrumptious, doesn’t it? I sure enjoyed it.

Then it was on to feeling good while stalking rabbits. Hey Rabbit! Is that a Porter Basset coming your way?

Guess he saw me…darn!

Yup, my leg is doing pretty well, though dad tells me not to overdo it. But, I feel so good!!!

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July 05, 2014

Sighs for the morning…in anticipation of visiting the vet.

Still cruising in my little red wagon.

I’M BACK from the the Vet!!!! And look at this a new wrap on my leg.

Hey, I can see my paw again.

And, and, and, great news!!! My tumor was a fibroadnexal hamartoma.

Well, I don’t know what that means, but Karen and dad sure were happy to hear it. Guess it means the worst is over and I’ll be springing around again (get ready rabbits!!!). Yippee!!!!

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July 04, 2014

It was more little red wagon riding today.

Not a bad way to travel; you should try it sometime.

Ugh!

Tomorrow I go to the vet again. Hope it isn’t painful.

But dad promised me Dairy Queen afterwards.

That’s a good thing!

Bark about undignified!

This is a photo from yesterday evening. Wish dad would keep the camera away sometimes.

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July 03, 2014

You’re probably wondering how I’m feeling today.

Not bad, I’ll woof you.

I’m still not ready for any walks and jogging is certainly out of the question (yea! for my little red wagon), but I do appreciate getting outside and enjoying it.

I can’t wait for my leg bandage to come off!

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July 02, 2014

Look at this bum leg!!! Geez…bark about unfair.

Thank goodness Karen got me some flowers and a hamburger today.

And dad got me a little red wagon!

How about that?!!!

Yup, I’m getting around just fine, thank you very much.

Go Karen go!!!!

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