September 29, 2016

How about those fall color M&M’s again?

They look good with fall wildflowers.

They look good with a blue sky.

They’re also are mighty tasty and dad lets me have some, since they are the peanut butter M&M’s.

Another beautiful day to be outside, whether doing my Prairie Dog thing…

or sauntering along.

Now this photo brings up the question of how can I see as I’m walking or running with all that loose skin over my eyes?

It’s a basset secret 😉

So there I am snoozing outside later in the afternoon, when dad tells, “Time for a photo shoot!”

Yawn!

“Dad! A basset needs his rest!”

“I better get a treat for this.”

Dad wanted the dappled lighting of late afternoon as my showpiece.

I won’t deny that it was a good idea, cuz I do look darn handsome in this light.

Darn handsome, indeed.

And I did get the treats!

What an excellent fall morning for George to be on Portrait Rock in 2008!

Fall is the best!

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September 28, 2016

I haven’t woofed much about my snooter.

You know, like tell you how I’m doing.

Okay, I’ll tell you that it’s getting worse, but I’m still having a pretty darn good time. I do have more bloody noses, and there are times it does bother me a lot. Mom tells me that I still have plenty of great days left. I believe in my mom!

Thank goodness that I still look the handsome Porter basset that I am! Even when I’m running!

Hey, it’s that time of year, where M&M’s come in the fall colors. Naturally, that means it’s photo shoot time for fall colors and me.

Yeah, enjoy!


I did that pretty well, didn’t I?

Mom went to take photos of her mom’s horse. She treated me to lunch in Parker, where we ate at the downtown park.

I could barely eat, since there are squirrels all over this park. Bark about a great place!

We made the mistake of getting food from The Egg and I. We won’t be going there again, I must woof you. It’s pretty bad and way too much money for the crappy food they serve.
Thank goodness, dad stopped at Wendy’s on the way home and got me a triple cheeseburger.

This is more like it!!!!

Dog oh dog, we’ve had beautiful weather this week. Still nothing can beat Edgemont September sunsets.

2007 was a great year for sunsets, wasn’t it George?

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September 27, 2016

I think that I need a different strategy for catching Prairie Dogs.

They’re most certainly on to me.

I probably should hang out and look inconspicuous as I wait for those little varmints to come out and wander.

But dog oh dog, on such a beautiful morning as this, I just can’t sit still waiting.

I’m a Porter basset of action!!!!

There they are…no good varmints!

I know this stalking just doesn’t cut it anymore with’em.

Nor does barking at them with my snoot sticking into their burrows.

Yeah, but I do have a great time!

And having a great time counts the most in the hunt.

Yes, it does!

Look what we had for dinner this evening. That is some darn expensive beef. I’ll woof you that Tony’s market does have the best beef.

Too bad dad doesn’t cook it as well as Duke’s, not that I’m complaining about the scrumptious feast this evening.

You gotta love the fall colors and George on the trail to Little Devil’s Tower.

Bassets look good under any circumstance, but fall colors and bassets were made for each other.
September 27, 2007

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September 26, 2016

In 2009 George would have told you that on a magnificent fall day, you’ve got to get outside and enjoy it.

And that’s exactly what I did today.

Yup, the sun was shining all day. I had a great time hunting mice in the deep grass.

And of course, I had a great time hunting those Prairie Dogs.

No matter where I went on the Sapphire Pointe Path there was plenty to sniff out.

I was in such a good mood, I put on my cute pose for dad by the Asters.

Gotta love this Porter basset!

Bark about sniffing!!!!

Look what mom bought for me at Tony’s. That would be a Kobe burger for Porter basset.

Dad set it on the grill and voila! That is one mighty fine burger there all for me.

I’ve got some eat’in to do. A Kobe burger outside on a beautiful fall day! Catch you tomorrow!

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September 25, 2016

You know, I can look darn noble…

and look darn goofy.

All it takes is a couple of seconds. That’s Porter basset for you. Mom and dad know that I’m a noble kind of guy, but they do laugh a lot at my goofiness.

With the sun shining on this chilly morning, we went to Miyo for breakfast. Yup, that’s a darn good thing. Miyo is the best!
Was I still able to snag treats after my breakfast at Miyo?

You betcha!!!!

Nice toss there dad, by the way.

After a great breakfast, it was time to rile those little Prairie Dog varmints. So come along with Porter basset, as I do my Prairie Dog hunting thing. (I’m going to smack you with a lot of photos. Dad told me to do it.)


Yahoo!!! I had a great time!

Of course, all that exercise means a Porter basset needs food again, so mom had this brilliant idea that she would buy a Smash Burger and a Wendy’s burger for me. She wanted to know which one I preferred. (Did I woof how brilliant this idea is?!!!!)
So here they are!!!! Yum!!!!

And the winner is…drum roll with slobber…Wendy’s!!!!

How about that? Wendy’s is the victor; the Porter basset has woofed!

Betcha George would have loved to judge this contest. He was having a darn nice morning on Howling Rock in 2008.

And I’d have to agree that a beautiful fall morning on Howling Rock is perfect, but I know George would agree with me that having a Wendy’s burger and a Smash Burger is even more perfect!

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September 24, 2016

Does it look like I’ve gained weight to you?

I have, if you want to know.

Yup, all those burgers have put five pounds on me.

Now to me, that’s a good thing!

Mom stopped at Wendy’s again today and got me a double cheeseburger.

You know, if I use a wide angle lens, then I still look pretty darn skinny.

I haven’t been running with dad. I miss that. I wait at the door until he comes home. Dad then takes me for my early morning walk. Actually, that’s pretty good, going slow, since a good sniffing time is a good time indeed!

Mom wanted to give a talk about wild horses, so we headed to Aurora for that. I was hoping the park would have some great stuff for sniffing and such, but it didn’t. I was kinda confined to my pad for the duration.

At least we picked up that Wendy’s double cheeseburger on the way home.

Darn nice late afternoon and evening. You can bet I spent my time outside on the patio.

Now this is what fall hiking is all about.

Yup, it’s great to see the fall colors in a cozy spot in the middle of nowhere, right George?
September 24, 2006

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September 23, 2016

The clouds had kept the temperature up overnight, so it wasn’t felling all that fall like on my early morning walk.

I would have enjoyed some sun while on Porter’s Perch.

But that wasn’t going to happen…sigh.

As the morning wore on, the wind came up. If I held my head just right, you would never guess the wind was blowing briskly.

Turn my head a little, and holy dog, it’s like Edgemont!

Yahoo!!!!

The wind was even shaking my jowls.

Let the slobber fly.

See ya!

George had a calm morning in Edgemont seven years ago. Doggone, he sure was looking basset cute that morning!

Did the wind come up in the afternoon? You betcha.

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September 22, 2016

First day of fall and a darn nice day, I’ll woof to you.

Fall days can be the finest days of the year.

Wildflowers are still growing.

even some Prairie Coneflowers blossoming.

Yup, I love the cooler weather.

I always have more energy as the cool weather moves in. And the Sony A6300 with the Sony 70-200mm lens is up to the task of catching me in close up running action.

Naturally, this means those pesky Prairie Dogs better watch out.

And the best part of the day!!!!! Mom got me this Wendy’s triple burger for my beef prescription!

Dog oh dog, how great is that?!!!!!

How about these two magnificent bassets?

They’re part of the Miyo crowd. That’s Sidney on the left and Eli on the right. Notice how Sidney has those long, long basset ears. I’m a little envious. Both of them are oldsters like me. And like me again, Eli has a serious medical problem. But we still love our treats!

“Sure could use a treat!”

Yeah, George was having a boring day because of the rain ten years ago. Dad had work to do at the city hall. Life would have been so much better for George if a Wendy’s triple burger had been put in front of his nose!

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September 21, 2016

Here I am on my rug waiting for breakfast.

And guess what? It was darn good with more beef and some dog kibbles.

Yup, gave me some energy, that it did!

I was ready to go Prairie Dog hunting!

You got to try stalking’em.

When that doesn’t work, move on to the next one.

You can try rushing’em.

But, I still prefer the stalking.

After wearing myself out with the hunt, it was time for some sun on Porter’s Perch.

And then a little nap, with visions of burgers dancing in my head.

You can bet that I did get more burgers during the day. Mom is so good to me 🙂

George was feeling pretty good about his day in 2007.

Not only did he have a good time on the Mogul Trail Walk, but he managed to snap a photo of this rare BNSF paint scheme.

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September 20, 2016

George’s day seven years ago started nice and got nicer.

My day? Well, it was pretty gloomy. Not that I didn’t get out for my walks and enjoy the wildflowers and chasing Prairie Dogs.

At least it didn’t rain, so I could hang outside.

I feel better when I’m outside.

I can smell autumn in the air.

I hope tomorrow brings sunshine.

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September 19, 2016

No matter the background color: green…

gold…

or blue,

Porter basset always looks like his handsomeness is enhanced by all backgrounds. I thought that you would want to know this.

Mom’s friends, Karen and Naoan left this morning. They’re heading to Utah; I’ll miss them.

On a cheery note, I found from one of the vets that I should be eating hamburger and beef. It helps me replace the blood loss from my nose.
Just think, I have a prescription to eat beef!!!!!!! Smash Burger is a good way to start that prescription!

Yup, there’s beef in this bag.

Um, a little difficult to get at the beef.

But, I’m up to the task!

Yahoo! What’s for dinner this evening? Beef!!!!!

You want to see a pair of classy bassets? Well, look no further!

September 09, 2006


September 09, 2011

Yeah, I should be showing these two photos every post 🙂

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September 18, 2016

Mom’s friends, Karen and Naoan, are with us today. They’re really nice. Plus they think I’m a great guy!

Of course, when you’re this handsome, everyone loves you (I’m not vain or anything 🙂

Before we all got going for breakfast, dad took me to the Prairie Dog village. I kept a sharp eye as I waited for them to pop up out of their burrows.

It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

We were hoping to have breakfast at Pegasus, but it was so busy, that wasn’t an option. You’ll have to admit that I look like I am starving, because by the time we got breakfast at the coffee shop, I most certainly was.

All was better in the afternoon! Naoan bought we a Smash Burger. And then mom took us to Duke’s! Yay! Yay!

I’m in heaven!

Here’s mom and her friends after the Duke’s feast…Irma, Michael, Naoan, Karen, and mom.

It was a darn nice time for this Porter basset. I got lots and lots of special attention.

“Excuse me while I kiss the sun.”

Sheriff George, September 18, 2006 (That would be ten years ago today, if you’re counting.)

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September 17, 2016

I dedicate this post to my mom. You see, I had a bad morning early on and this made her very sad.

She took me to Miyo :-). That made me feel better.

(And one should ask, who is that debonair basset in front of Miyo?)

Now it’s my turn to make mom feel better!!!!! Yup, goofball Porter time!!!!!


It’s what I do best! That would be put a smile on your face!
Right mom!

And very good for mom, two of her friends arrived this evening, but more about that tomorrow.
And very good for me, dad grilled Angus burgers for all of us…yea!!!

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September 16, 2016

Yeah, I’ll admit there are times I don’t feel so great.

It’s tough going sometimes.

That doesn’t mean that I don’t have fun still!

Like heading out to stalk Prairie Dogs.

Dad has been very good to me, allowing me to spend a lot of time in the Prairie Dog village.

And I’m getting lot and lots of hamburger as you know. Plus I got buffalo meat loaf this evening.

That’s a darn good thing!

Still, I hate the cancer causing me trouble.

Okay, enough of my complaining, because as dad has always said.

I’m the least complaining guy that he’s ever met.

Hey, how about these Asters too?

Take a beautiful day with these Asters and a handsome (very, very handsome!) basset and you have the perfect picture!

So true!

I’ll bet George would have traded his Gayfeathers of 2008 for all the Asters around me at the Prairie Dog village.

Yes indeed.

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September 15, 2016

Darn nice day to be out with the Sony A7rII and the Sony 70-200mm lens. Whether it was early in the morning.

Or later in the morning.

I’ll woof to you that the camera and lens were working fine together.

Dad and I wandered along the path heading toward Crowfoot Valley Road. The Prairie Dog population has increased and their yipping perked up my ears, yes it did! Naturally I gave a go attempting to catch one. After they had burrowed down in to those Prairie Dog dens, I hung around for one to pop up and take a look around.

What’s kinda amazing is that as they’ve eaten away so much of the vegetation, they’ve made room for lots and lots of Asters.

Darn nice, don’t you think?

Sadly dad didn’t let me hang out with the Prairie Dogs all morning long.

My other grand adventure of the day took place in downtown Castle Rock. Mom went for her haircut (dog oh dog, she looks even more beautiful now!) Dad and I spent some time at a coffee shop with outdoor seating. I munched on a turkey sandwich while dad sipped chai.
We then went for a stroll around the town, stopping at the museum.

And looking at some of the older buildings.

Including the old fire station.

Castle Rock would be a pretty neat place if it hadn’t turned into mega-suburbia.

We had angus burgers off the grill for dinner. I’ll woof to you that I think that they are best burgers of all.

You know what would have made the day perfect? Taking an early morning hike on Red Canyon Rim Trail.

Just ask George in 2009.

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September 14, 2016

Top of the morning to ya!

Yup, I was out on Porter’s Perch enjoying the sun. Since the Sony 70-200mm lens was on the Sony A7rII, I put the Sony 90mm macro lens on the Sony A6300. You know, see how it would do on a cropped sensor. No doubt about it, the focusing is astonishingly accurate.


But the A6300 sure isn’t going to pull out the detail like the A7rII does. On the A6300 the 90mm lens is really like a 135mm lens on the Sony A7rII, so you’re getting pretty zoomed in using the A6300. Canon has a 180mm macro lens, which I’m sure comes in handy sometimes, but even the 90mm macro lens on the A6300 get a little too much zoom for my tastes.

Before some thunderstorms rolled in, we had a beautiful sky.

The sky looked darn good even from the condo courtyard.

In the early evening we went to pick up something really cool. How about this? It’s wire frame art with me and my name and a squirrel and a little bit of loving.

How cool is that? Thanks mom!!!!!

And too make the trip even more worth while, mom bought a hamburger at Carl’s Jr.

Words to live by on the bag. I think that it is my new motto. Notice the special sticker on the burger wrapper. We all know that I am a special guy!

Time to dig into this delicious burger!

Hey, you’ve probably never noticed just how much skin I have when I’m snoozing in bed.

Look at that dorsal fin! I’m trying to grow in to it by eating all the burgers I can get.

George was having a splendid morning in 2007.

Yeah, I dream at night of Windsong Rise on a beautiful fall morning.

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September 13, 2016

Lots of low clouds in the early morning, but once the sun started to shine, I got out for another walk. I had read that the Sony 70-200mm lens reaches 35 megapixel sharpness on the Sony A7rII. That’s a lot of sharpness for a zoom lens. Naturally I had to take the lens out for a test spin on the A7rII. The strange thing is that the lens works so well on the Sony A6300 that it hasn’t come off that camera since early March when I got the Sony A6300. Yup, this would be the first time for the lens on the A7rII.

Got to love that 200mm zoom bokeh.

So how did it do? Well, shake my head.

It does pretty well, but as is typical with a lens zooming to 200mm, it’s a pretty small DOF on a full frame camera. Combine the full frame camera with the Sony 42 megapixel sensor, and you have to have highly accurate focusing and no movement of the lens for a good, sharp photo. DxO also measured the Sony 90mm macro and the Sony 55mm f/1.8 lens on the Sony A7rII; they reached a sharpness of 42 megapixels and 40 megapixels. Yup, they’re sharper than the Sony 70-200 lens, but they are prime lenses, so it’s not an entirely fair comparison. Personally I still like the Sony 55 f/1.8 lens for sharpness and ease of shooting.

The Sony 70-200 lens will be going back on the A6300, but I’ll use it for a few shots before then, like this shot of the fall asters.

Whew, that took a lot of work, so a good nap in the sun was just the right thing for a tired out Porter basset.

As is typical for Castle Rock, we had to have an early evening thunderstorm. But, I did enjoy my dad (did I woof how much hamburger I’m getting:-)

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September 12, 2016

I’m back on Porter’s Perch under a fine sky this morning.


Dad will tell you that I was quite bouncy this morning, feeling pretty good despite my illness.

You know, it helps to have friends in high places. For example, once again I have Edgemont number one license tag.

Yup, Rheta has made sure that I’m always number one.

That’s pretty cool of her.

Barking of pretty cool, that would be the temperature in the afternoon as the clouds rolled in. Dad was kind enough to keep me warm as I snoozed on my pad outside.

I like being outside to see what’s going on in the world. Makes me feel better.

I’ll woof you that I sure need more hamburger with these cooler temperatures.

Good thing, dad and mom are right on that, spoiling me all the way! This evening I had a Five Guys hamburger. Yum!

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September 11, 2016

Last morning at the Edgemont airport…sigh.

We’re heading for Castle Rock today.

Don’t tell mom that I did run some on this fine morning. I couldn’t help it as dad and I headed on the south path of the airport. Amazing how the path still shows even though it hasn’t been used much in the last two years.

There’s a lot of history on this path. For example, it is at this spot…

where the iconic Sheriff George photo was snapped on October 02, 2006.

The path has seen a lot of paw prints by George and Porter. It’s kinda cool that sometimes you can see the path from Google earth.

Lulu and the Jeep are packed for the ride to Castle Rock. Goodbye Edgemont house.

I hope to see you again.

We got to Castle Rock about 4:30. I rode in the front passenger seat of Lulu while dad drove. You can bet that I was at my treat begging best! Mom took us to Wendy’s for hamburgers, and yup, I got my very own hamburger again.
Come the evening I was ready for some serious snoozing.

Don’t worry, I’ll be updating my blog for my days in Edgemont, but for now, I wanted to give you the scoop on the latest Porter basset days.

And bark about cool! You can vote to have my photos on a calendar. Go to:
Vote for Porter basset!
Let’s show those Colorado dogs that they are no match for a Porter basset from Edgemont, South Dakota. Look for the two Porter basset pics and vote for them 1 and 2.
I thank you very much!

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September 10, 2016

My last full day in Edgemont, and what a day it was!
After dad and I went to the airport so I could do my usual sniffing there, mom took me to the Mickelson Trail. Yup, it was time to see once again my plaque on mile post nine. Mom is so good to me, she got me a breakfast sandwich so as to help me keep up my strength.

Porter basset ready to go!!!!

You can bet that I was checking out the rabbits as we went along.

Ah, mile post nine! This is the best mile post on the Mickelson Trail!

Don’t you think?

Mom gave me more of that breakfast sandwich.

Then it was time for a good drink of water.

Porter’s off again! (Someone asked me what I wanted for lunch!)

Dog oh dog, did I ever have good time!

The morning had started out with a temperature of 34 degrees, but come the afternoon the temperature got into the 80’s. Yup, that means motorcycle riding time! Mom followed in the Lulu with the video cameras rolling. (I hope dad gets around to putting them into a nice video.) I woofed to dad that we should stop by and get Agnes and Gene for a photo of them and Porter basset. Ta-da!

You got to admit that we’re a good looking bunch.

Home sweet home in Edgemont for one last night of snoozing on my chair.

We had some hamburger for me thanks to Agnes and Gene, while mom and dad had three cheese omelets (yes, I got some of those too).

Dad was pretty sad tonight, thinking that it might really be my last night in Edgemont. But, I sure had a great day!!!!!!

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September 09, 2016

Good thing we had a bit of a decent sunrise.


Cuz, the day was pretty cloudy with rain. It wasn’t until evening that things cleared out with some darn cold air moving in.

The best part of the day for me was having pizza with Agnes and Gene. Dog oh dog, that’s darn great! Thank you mom for getting the pizza.
Do you remember Duke? Well, his brother, Cooper, was visiting Agnes and Gene for a couple of days. He’s a shy one, but I like that, since he doesn’t pester me. After the pizza fest we went out in the backyard for some treats courtesy of mom.

I thought that I should try the Nikon 7200 at the Edgemont football game since the field is just outside of Agnes and Gene’s backyard. I had high hopes for this camera with the Nikon 70-200mm lens.

It was kinda disappointing. It did do okay, but I expected better. Of course, I’m not used to using the Nikon 7200, so maybe it could be tweaked to do a much better job.
BTW: Edgemont won!

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September 08, 2016

Dog oh dog! I’m feeling pretty good this morning.

And I should feel pretty good, cuz I got a run out to Circle Viewpoint.

I love this spot!

Yippee!!!!

The day started out with numerous clouds, but it didn’t take long for them to move out. Dad figured it would be a good morning for taking a hike to Howling Rock.
Dog oh dog, it’s been a while since I’ve been here. How many ways can I pose?

Howling Rock will never be the same in my lifetime. The White Draw burned so many of the Ponderosa pines.

It’s too bad, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the stupendous view looking west into Wyoming.

Later in the day, the Jeep needed a tire repaired and dad had to take photos of the Edgemont football team for the yearly poster. We did get to catch some BNSF train action as we ran around.


That’s what I love about Edgemont, lots and lots of stuff to photograph.

Barking of stuff to photograph, well, it doesn’t get much better than Grand View for photographic views.

George was appreciating Grand View in 2008. It’s a great spot!

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September 03, 2016

Sorry, sorry, that I haven’t updated my blog. I’ve been darn busy in Edgemont, you know, like riding on my motorcycle!!!!

I’ll get back to you soon!

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August 25, 2016

Dad drove me over to Tower Road for my early morning walk. I was feeling pretty spunky.

And I got a Ponderosa Sky shot.

Look at this Porter paw.

My goodness, I sure have the miles on my paws. Dad and I have done so much running and walking and hiking. We’re quite the team that way. I have over 20,000 miles on my paws since I’ve been with dad. As dad says, “Quite the Porter!”

Good thing dad lets me take it easy now days. And since the sun was out, this was the right spot to be.

The above photo was taken with the Sony NEX-7. When was the last time that I had it out?

It’s been awhile that’s for sure.

It’s because of the Sony NEX-7 that I changed over to Sony cameras.

Back in 2009, it was still a lot of Canon camera usage.

I still woof that the Canon cameras do darn well with their flash packs.
Gotta love George in this photo too.

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August 24, 2016

George started out his day in 2009 with more examples of flash power.

It sure was a lot of gear to haul around on Red Canyon Rim Trail.

I didn’t have the nice morning for flash power outside, since it rained for most of the day. I did get plenty of snoozing in. Now, I do like to change spots when I’m snoozing during the day. If mom and dad are working (in other woofs, nothing is happening in the kitchen), I’ll spend time with mom, snoozing in the bed in her office.

Then I’ll switch places and check up on dad and snooze on the Porter rug near him.

And then other times, I’ll snooze on the landing of the stairway. That way I can kinda keep track of both of them.

Dad cooked Angus burgers on the grill; I got my own hamburger! Things are pretty good around here 🙂

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August 23, 2016

Darn nice morning to be out on Tower Road.

Dad drove me to Tower Road so I didn’t have to run to that spot. I spent a lot of time walking and sniffing and generally doing my bassety thing.

I was using my flash this morning in memory of the master of the flash, Sheriff George.

This photo was from 2009 with the Canon 50D.

So here’s flash.

And here’s not flash.

The nice thing about flash is that it really emphasizes the basset in the photo.

And that’s a good thing!

Besides plenty of hamburger and yogurt today, mom bought us dinner from Maggianos. Bark about tasty stuff.

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August 22, 2016

Hey, hey, a sunrise to capture on this morning.

Kinda reminds me of Edgemont, which I think is up that way.

I never did show you my new Sturgis Rally patch.

See there it is, 2016. I’m a motorcycle riding basset, no doubt about that!
In the afternoon, mom took me to meet Cindy. You know, I like meeting the people mom likes, um, especially when I get a Five Guys hamburger for the trip!

Barking of Edgemont sunrises, well, we sure know how much time George spent with those Edgemont sunrises, like this one in 2009.

And barking of Edgemont, the temperature hit 104 degrees there today. And there was that big temperature swing too, 49 degrees in the morning to 104 degrees in the afternoon. Have I woofed before that Edgemont weather is never boring?

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August 21, 2016

It’s always nice to have a clear morning with the moon yet to set.

It’s particularly nice when you know you’re going to Miyo for breakfast.

Yippee! Miyo! As you can probably guess, I did my best to pig out for breakfast. This is after having some hamburger earlier in the morning for a rise and shine snack. Did I get more as the day progressed. You’d better believe it!

It was darn nice around here. Up in Edgemont the temperature seesawed from a low of 41 degrees to a high of 97 degrees. Dog oh dog, that’s a 56 degree difference from morning to afternoon.
Gotta love Edgemont!
That’s what George was doing in 2009, loving Edgemont.

What do you suppose he was studying so intently on his early morning hike on Red Canyon Rim Trail?

How about that, a walking stick in the rising sun.

Pretty cool for ya George.

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August 20, 2016

Wow oh wow, a 42 megapixel Porter basset!

And it’s sharp too. You know at 300dpi it would print at 26.5 by 17.7 inches. That’s what 7953 by 5034 pixels will get you.

Of course, with that many pixels ya got to be darn accurate on the focusing when you get to f/4.5 or wider aperture.

We had pizza for an early dinner with mom’s parents. You know how much I LOVE pizza. Dog oh dog, I was a bouncing, jubilant Porter basset after that pizza.
Dad took my hedge, and you can bet I came rushing out that door after it (with mom giggling at the door).

I was off to the races with my hedge!

Dog oh dog, you wouldn’t want to meet an angry Porter basset, now would you?

Mom tried to get my hedge away from me.

But, I left her in my dust, heh, heh.

After showing that hedge who is boss, I got mom to give me a belly rub.

That’s good, darn good.

Then I rolled in the grass which led to the usual Porter basset funny antics.


I hoped you got some giggles out of all my fun!

You can bet George was putting on smile on dad’s face as he came down the runway in 2009.

We bassets are an entertaining lot!

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August 19, 2016

I got the multiple flash packs out this morning.

I haven’t done that in awhile.

I should do it more often. The only problem is that the remote flashes won’t go off if there is too much light. In this case I got in the shadow of a tree, so the sun didn’t overwhelm the light signal to the remote flash.

Since there was some sun, I stopped down the lens and took one of those mellow shots of me, Porter basset, in front of the tall grass.

Early afternoon, my, my, it sure felt good snoozing on my pad while soaking in that sun.

It did cloud up in the late afternoon with a hint of rain. I was hoping to go to Duke’s for dinner, but no go because of the weather. However, we did get some Smash Burgers for dinner. I give a big paws up to mom for getting me a Smash Burger.

Barking of burgers, you can see the idea coming to George that a burger from the Victory one be a darn nice treat for lunch.

That’s what happened too. Lucky bassets, huh?
August 19, 2009

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August 18, 2016

No food or treats this morning since I’m headed to the vet…yuck.

Cancer sucks, no doubt about that.

Dad tells me that three of his basset hounds, his first wife, and a good friend died of cancer. What’s with that?

Whoever came up with cancer, why, why, I’d like to rip’em to shreds; yes, I would!

So here’s me headed off of Porter’s Perch to go through more of what I don’t want to go through at all.


You gotta admit, I do look good no matter my fate for this day!

And so I did go to the vet for more bad news. I won’t woof the details, since from here on out it’s my decision to make everyday as excellent as possible. Pass the burgers please!
(And mom and dad did…even stopped at Burger King for a burger just for me…aren’t they nice to me?)

Don’t woof to me that it was another motorcycle riding day for George in 2009?

Hey, maybe I’ve still got some motorcycle riding days ahead of me. Wouldn’t that be great?!!!!!

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August 17, 2016

I was up early again hoping to catch a sunrise.

Too bad it didn’t amount to much.

I did get up close to the Gayfeather about an hour later. Nice to see the sun was coming out.

I had quite the evening of burgers, burgers, burgers. We stopped at Freddy’s where I got my own double steak burger. Then dad grilled some more burgers just for me! I didn’t get to eat them all at once, but I did get to sink my teeth into one of the warm, juicy grilled hamburger patties. Mom and dad figured that I should pig out since I won’t get any breakfast tomorrow, darn vets!

It would be a whole lot better if I got to ride my motorcycle tomorrow instead of going to the vet. I’m envious of George’s riding on this day in 2009.

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August 16, 2016

How many hamburgers can a Porter basset eat? You can bet that was my main question as I awoke to the rising sun.

You can also bet that I can eat a lot more hamburgers than mom and dad are giving me. But I’ll woof you now that I’m pretty pleased with how much hamburger is coming my way these days.

It makes for a darn happy Porter basset! And do you know that the Piroxicam has helped my nose considerably?
Sad to say that I have to go to another vet on Thursday for more tests…poor me!

Howling Rock and George early in the morning! The perfect way to start the day.

August 16, 2009

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August 15, 2016

Not a bad morning to be out and about.

Monday, so Mom’s back at work, so dad and I did our morning routines, though I don’t have to do the running anymore.
I’m still up for Prairie Dog hunting despite my illness!

The best thing of all is how much mom and dad are pampering me.

I think that I deserve the pampering:-) Who cares if a gain too much weight? I sure don’t.

George was putting the Canon 50D through its paces back in August of 2009.

The 50D was much maligned in reviews, but it really wasn’t all that bad of a camera. It’s pretty much retired now; I should take it out for the good memories.

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August 14, 2016

I hung out on Porter’s Perch for some sun warmth early in the morning.

Feels good.

I didn’t stay too long since mom wanted to take me to Miyo for breakfast. I couldn’t turn that down!
Barking of food, dad grilled me my own hamburgers this evening. Yup, just for me! Mom and dad had chicken while I feasted on grilled hamburger. Oh, and I did get some of the chicken too:-)

Canon equipment, early morning, and George, a perfect combination.

August 14, 2009

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